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Glenridding is a village located at the southern end of Ullswater, in the English Lake District. The village is popular with mountain walkers who can scale England's third highest mountain, Helvellyn, and many other challenging peaks from here. The village has accommodation including two Youth Hostels and camping sites. There is also a tourist information centre, Ullswater Information Centre.Glenridding is in the civil parish of Patterdale.Each year, on Easter Monday, a duck race is organised by the local mountain rescue team to raise funds.Greenside MineAbove the village is the site of the former Greenside Mine, which was once the largest lead mine in the Lake District. Lead ore was discovered in the 1700s and the site was mined from the second half of the 1700s until the mine closed in 1962. Without the mine, the houses and economy of Glenridding and the surrounding area would not have existed.Ullswater SteamersGlenridding is home to the Ullswater 'Steamers', a leisure boat trip company which operates five vessels from the pier at Glenridding. The company was originally founded to provide a transport link for goods from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge and onwards to Penrith.Glenridding in popular cultureThe village and surrounding area was used to film the TV series The Lakes.
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