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  • Location: “Greendale”, Kendal, Lake District

Postman Pat and the Ice Cream Machine

Postman Pat and the Ice Cream Machine

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What’s icecream like in Greendale?

  • ISBN: 978-0689872471
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What you need to know before your trail

It’s the day of the children’s picnic in Greendale and Ted Glen has built an ice cream machine for the occasion. When the power cuts out, the ever-inventive Ted tries all kinds of ways to get his machine back in action – even connecting it up to Pat’s van! He finally hits on a solution and there are plenty of delicious flavours in time for the picnic, including a special surprise flavour that’s not very popular with Pat but is just the thing for Jess!

Travel Guide


Greendale and the nearby town of Pencaster are both fictional but clearly inspired by the area on the border of Cumbria and the Lake District where the creator of Postman Pat lived. Greendale took inspiration from Kendal and Longsleddale. Pencaster is said to be modelled on Lancaster.

The Post Office

Greendale is a large, busy village situated in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside. There’s a High Street which has a postoffice run by the lovely Mrs Goggins who also lives there. Many of the residents seem to come here and use it as their second home. It’s amazing what you hear and find out when you’re standing in the post office!

The Train station

There’s a station on the edge of the village and this is where the Greendale Rocket ‘lives’ . Ajay runs a regular service from here to the nearby town of Pencaster.

To imagine you’re on “The Greendale Rocket” , the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway has a nice steam train.

Winding roads

Many of the roads in and around the village are narrow and wind round corners with hedgerows and fields on both sides. In the winter Pat often has a problem driving his van.


Pencaster is a large, bustling, modern town not far from Greendale.  It has a market square and many shops.  It’s inspired by Lancaster and this is indeed a short ride from Longsleddale aka Greendale.


Streetview Maps

A) England - Cumbria/Lake District - Mrs Goggins post office?
A) England - Cumbria/Lake District - Mrs Goggins post office?

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  Postman Pat and the Ice Cream Machine

Destination : “Greendale”, Kendal, Lake District  Author/Guide: John Cunliffe  Departure Time: Just when day is dawning

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