News & Reviews

Currently we are adding Covid-19 information as we receive it. Please note dates on documents to determine their current relevance.

Patterdale Parish Financial Support Information

4th March 2021 - New financial information

Ullswater Heritage Knowledge Bank and Website:

Seeking your personal contributions

Please click MORE for information to find out how you can contribute to capturing the history of the amazing Ullsater valley. 

Food deliveries and other services during coronavirus/Covid-19

Please click MORE for information about food deliveries, gardening, entertainment and other services that could be useful to you during the coronavirus lockdown period

Eden District Council

Eden DC Policy for December Discretionary Grants 

See below

Ulcat Row - History and Environment Walk

This walk starts at the Royal Hotel and is mainly on quiet roads for wet winter days.  It is about 7km and starts along the footpath to Ulcat Row and returns via Jenny Hill then along the "Enclosure Road" past Moorend Farm and Matterdale Church.

Click "Details" below for a map and guide to the walk which gives more information on what you will see on the way.

 Lucy's Wood Tree Trail

The Tree Trail was launched on the 18th October, following on from the recent Matterdale History Trail.  Leaflets will be available at The Royal in Dockray for you to explore the Nature Trail at your own pace.

Details of the trail, together with a downloadable trail map  and guide are available in the link below. 

Oak, beech, willow.......I took the Matterdale Tree Trail

Nick Ratcliffe gives a quick review of the Matterdale Tree Trail, the self guided wander around Lucy's Wood on the way to Dowthwaite Head. 

Matterdale History Trail

On Sunday August 23rd 2020 Matterdale launched its history trail, the first in a series of guided local walks. Click more for further information.

MCA Annual Report and Financial Statement 

Click below to access the Annual Report and Financial Statement for year ending 31/12/2019 for Matterdale Community Association A.G.M. 26/11/2020 at 18:30

Royal Riders Cycling Group

Cycling the Matterdale Valley......and sometimes beyond.

When Covid restrictions allow.  Keep looking back for updates.

Film Club Proposal

Calling all film buffs and aspiring critics

We are hoping to start a film club in the Autumn, possibly October, as the nights are drawing in.  The plan would be to run it in a similar way to a book group: choosing a different film each month to watch in our own time and then meet to discuss (either on zoom or in person)Films could be from any genre and accessible  via streaming eg Netflix or DVD

Contact or who look forward to hearing from you

Jump in - Matterdale goes wild swimming!

Come and join us on Monday mornings at 8am Glencoyne Bay on Ullswater. It's lovely in there! 

Covid-19 Business Support Special - Eden Community Resilience Newsletter

Provided by Cumbria County Council and Eden District Council this information aims to provide advice and guidance for business during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Eden Community Support Directory during Covid-19

During the Covid-19 pandemic this directory includes shops that are able to open, community support groups and support available from local charities in Cumbria.

Eden Community Support Directory - Alzheimers & Dementia

Eden Community information for those living with Dementia or their carers during the Coronavirus

Coronavirus support for those affected

Contacts and information for Matterdale and Watermillock during coronavirus/Covid-19.

A proper Christmassy carol service

A superb turnout for 2019's Matterdale Church carol service............

Christmas pine, mistletoe and twine........

Gina Farncombe leads her disciples

to beautiful wreath making

Matterdale's own Advent Spiral

Victoria Blease and Veronica Gore share details of the 2019 Matterdale Advent Spiral.

1,700 trees planted in Matterdale by Another Way, Ullswater Catchment Management CIC and The Tree Council

Click more to find out about the tree planting project that has just been completed in Matterdale.

New Another Way Patron appointed

World leading deep-sea biology scientist Dr Alan Jamieson appointed patron of Matterdale teenager Amy Bray's environment charity Another Way

Launch of teenager Amy Bray's environment charity 'Another Way' demonstrates people's commitment to the planet

Another Waynwright Day sees 121 Lakeland fells covered, 600+ participants, support from 50 environment organisations and schools, 70 fell activities. Amy Bray recognised by UN Youth Envoy campaign.

Protecting the Ullswater community and environment

Danny Teasdale, director of Ullswater Catchment Management Community Interest Company, provides an overview of the aims and work going on to protect the Ullswater area through combining farming and land management with conservation and natural flood management.

16 year old environmentalist Amy Bray addresses Tree Council Forum for Trees 2019

In July 2019 Amy Bray was invited to address 60 Tree Sector organisations at The Tree Council's Forum for Trees alongside Sara Lom, Chief Executive ,The Tree Council and Sir William Worlsey, England's Tree Champion.

Ullswater Breakfast Review - The importance of Ullswater heritage - Tim Clarke

Glenridding resident Tim Clarke discusses the importance of capturing Ullswater heritage

Amy Bray's environment charity Another Way awarded Tree Council grant to plant 1700 trees in Matterdale Valley

In July 2019 16 year old Amy Bray's environment charity Another Way, in collaboration with Ullswater Catchment Management CIC, was awarded a Tree Futures Grant from The Tree Council to plant over 1700 trees in Matterdale valley, Cumbria, during National Tree Week 2019.

Ullswater Breakfast Review - Who do you think you are - John Sharpe

The speaker at the June 2019 meeting of Ullswater Breakfast Group was group member John Sharpe. A Cumbrian by birth and a resident of Clifton near Penrith, John has lived in the Penrith area since the 1960s. His main interest is Biography, especially prominent Cumbrians whose life stories – benevolent or otherwise - hitherto have not been well known.

Wild Painting - Gina Farncombe

Gina Farncombe loves to paint in the great outdoors around Matterdale...

Wire Passions - Michelle Castles

Michelle Castles is a local sculptor with some stunning work. She tells us about her background.

Ullswater Breakfast Review - Death on the High Street

Nick Ratcliffe gave a fascinating talk at a recent Breakfast meeting about a topical subject - who is to blame for the death of the high street.

Ullswater Breakfast Review - Sustainability

Tim Clarke gave an interesting talk at a recent Breakfast meeting about his role in sustaining the planet

Ullswater Breakfast Review - Food

Jim Langridge gave a recent presentation about Food Authenticity at the Ullswater Breakfast

Ullswater Breakfast - Sustainability

Mike Parsons gave us an insight into sustainability at a recent Ullswater Breakfast

Ullswater Breakfast - Longest Ride

David Harrison delivered an inspiring talk about his longest journey last summer 

Matterdale Dog Day

A review of  the annual Matterdale Dog Show

Feeding Frank

Paul Goodman describes his week of feeding Frank, a local prized sheep!

Golf Croquet

Golf with a difference...

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