We apologise, but due to the history of COVID-19 uncertainties and last minute changes in Tier/lockdown levels etc, with all the inconvenience and disappointments etc for everyone affected, we have decided not to take any bookings for 2021 until the situation becomes more definitely stable.  If you would like us to inform you when we are taking bookings again, please e-mail us. 

With love and best wishes to you all. 

Morris and Judith.

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Glenridding and Patterdale
Enjoying the view on Striding Edge
Ullswater to Helvellyn in Autumn
Place Fell
Yaght on Ullswater
On the hire boats
Watching wildlife
Look at that view!
On top of Helvellyn
Summit of Helvellyn
View towards Helvellyn
Aira Force
Gate above Seldom Seen
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We have taken great steps to go above and beyond in relation to complying with HM Government's 'Coronavirus Secure' principles.

We are currently offering one large super-king-size room (can be converted to twin beds) with private, virtually en-suite shower room.  We can also accept a 'family Bubble' using the other 2 rooms but using the same shower room. 

You (and any members of your 'bubble') will be the ONLY guests in the property, making it safer for you. 

We have purchased an expensive and professional grade 'fogger' with non-toxic (to humans!) disinfectant. 


Enhancing your experience
of the Lake District!

Morris (M) and Judith (J) - hence 'MJ'! run a Bed and Breakfast in Patterdale in a gorgeous part of the the Lake District,

along with guided mountain walks, especially the famous Striding Edge of Helvellyn.   

We can offer bespoke arrangements which can include any or all of:   

Bed and Breakfast in Patterdale, at the foot of Ullswater in the Lake District

We have 3 rooms available in one of the most beautiful parts of the Lake District.  The route up the famous Striding Edge on Helvellyn is accessible straight from our front door.  The Coast to Coast path also goes past our front door, as does the famous Howtown walk down the side of Ullswater. 

There are loads of other local attractions too (Ullswater Steamers, hiring motor boats, Aira Force etc). 

Guided Mountain Walks, Lake District (especially Helvellyn)

Morris is a fully qualified and insured Mountain Leader with over 30 years of mountain walking experience throughout the UK, including climbing all 284 Scottish Munros, in all weathers.  He has over 20 years of winter walking experience, including completing log-book and course for the Winter Mountain Leader Award (an injury sadly prevented him from taking the assessment).  He is a keen ice-climber, member of the Mountain Training Association, a probationary member of the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team and a Community First Responder.  He is available to guide you safely up Helvellyn (including Striding and Swirral Edge), or any mountain or Grade 1 scramble in the Lake District (weather dependent). 

Map and Compass/Navigation Training, Lake District

Morris has spent 30 years walking in every mountain area in the UK, in all possible weather conditions, and in the most remote areas of the UK.  He has plenty of experience of needing to know exactly where he is!  In this world of GPS, it is still essential to know how to read a map and compass properly!  Morris enjoys passing on tips and knowledge that come from 30 years of experience, and which you won't find in a book!  Morris tailors his navigation instruction to the needs and expectations of clients, offering bespoke packages which can include climbing your favourite mountain(s) whilst learning to navigate at the same time.  He can also teach night navigation - again essential for any serious mountain walker in the UK.

Bespoke Packages combining accommodation and guiding etc

Contact us and discuss any ideas you have for yourself or small group, and we can work out a bespoke package price especially for you.


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Morris and Judith
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Rectory Double Bedroom
Looking out to Brothers Water
Learning to navigate, up to Helvellyn
Navigation training on Place Fell
Near Seldom Seen looking towards Ullswater
On the Howtown to Patterdale walk
Enjoying Striding Edge!
Aira Force
Ullswater in Autumn
The Famous Striding Edge on Helvellyn
Patterdale and Glenridding.  Our house is near the bottom of the picture.
Striding Edge again ( is brilliant!)
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07774 296652

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