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  • Location: “Greendale”, Kendal, Lake District

Postman Pat: We Love Greendale!

Postman Pat: We Love Greendale!

Why a Booktrail?

A board book about Greendale!

  • ISBN: 978-1405213806
  • Genre: Childrens

What you need to know before your trail

A short board book which details what it’s like to live in Greendale. There’s a shop, a post office, a train station and lots of little houses where the residents live!

It’s a village surrounded by fields filled with sheep and cows.

And the local postman is called Pat. He delivers all the letter and parcels with the help of his black and white cat, 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: We Love Greendale!

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

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