Patterdale Local Services


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Founded in 1964, the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team are all trained volunteers. They have responded to over 1000 search and rescue calls.

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Between December and April every year, the Lake District National Park’s three specialist fell top assessors will, on a daily basis, climb to the summit of Helvellyn, a 950m high mountain, to assess snow and ground conditions and compile a daily report for outdoor enthusiasts.

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Glenridding and Patterdale First Responders was one of the first teams to be set up by the Ambulance Service in Cumbria in 2002. We pride ourselves on responding to every incident whatever the time of day or night and providing potentially life saving assistance or TLC to local residents and visitors.

An extract from Chronicles of Patterdale by Miss Elizabeth A. Little


With thanks to Patterdale WI

An extract from Chronicles of Patterdale tells the story of policing in Patterdale from 1857-1957.

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Patterdale Fire Service

Photo with thanks to James Sowerby

An Extract from the Chronicles of Patterdale by Miss Elizabeth A. Little tells how the postal service worked from the 1860s to 1957.

Gillian Beggs brings the story up to date.

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