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A short summary of some of the key local services and local food producers


The Royal Hotel, Dockray

The Royal at Dockray is a family run traditional country hotel offering the best of Cumbrian hospitality.  The hotel nestles peacefully amongst the Lake District fells and is situated about one mile from the shores of Ullswater and Aira Force. The renowned restaurant proudly serves local pruduce and the friendly Cumbrian bar boasts a fine selection of real ale, malts and wines.


Recycling Cumbria

In Matterdale we are very focused on reducing the amount of waste we produce and that the waste we do generate is handled correctly. We advocate the avoidance of single use plastic - bring reusable water bottles/coffee cups and when visiting please follow your accommodation's recycling guidelines. For larger items you will find Flusco just off the A66 towards Penrith.


Matterdale Church

Matterdale church dates from the reign of  Queen Elizabeth I. Sunday service Click "view more" for service schedule.


Health Centre and Local Doctors

Matterdale's local health centre is based in Glenridding. Click more for surgery times and contact details.


Matterdale Parish Council

By clicking VIEW MORE you will be taken to the Matterdale Parish Council website. There you will find more information about the Matterdale Neighbourhood Plan, the Matterdale Schools Foundation, a map of the Parish and much more.


Matterdale Bus Timetable and Information

With this link you will find up to date information on local transport facilities.

73 - Keswick to Patterdale via Matterdale End (Saturdays peak season)

X4 /X5 Workington to Penrith via Keswick

508 - Penrith to Patterdale & Windermere

Ullswater Hopper Buses UB1 / UB2 / UB3 - seasonal


Matterdale Mobile Post Office

Please click the link below to find out the day and time the mobile post office visits your area. Just enter your postcode in the box once through to the Post Office websitesite. For example, currently the mobile post office visits Dockray on a Friday between 10.50am and 11.00am. 


Another Weigh - Zero Waste Shop - Penrith

The concept is simple. Bring your own containers, fill them and pay by weight. When they are empty, bring them back and refill them. No packaging waste.


Basecamp Farm Shop, Cafe and more

A variety of local produce - meat, vegetables, groceries - and cafe.



Purveyors of fine foods and meats


Deer & Dexter

Based on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park in Cumbria Dexter produces some of the finest beef and deer in the area.


Glenridding Food Shops

In Glenridding there are two food shops - R & R Corner Shop and Glenridding Mini Market.
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