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May Day Madness!

By Talyn Williams
25, Apr, 2018

We're gearing up for adventure again this Bank Holiday with lots of activities on offer.

Over this coming Bank Holiday, pop over to Alpkit Hathersage or Ambleside to make the most of the long weekend. We’ll have games to play, nibbles to munch on and plenty of tea and coffee to go round.

What's on offer?

Not only will there be plenty of activities going on that you’ll be able to take part in, but if you just want to get out there and explore the surrounding area for yourselves who better to talk to than local experts!?

Whether you climb, ride, ramble, swim or paddle, our store heroes have all the local knowledge needed to point you in the right direction for an action packed adventure. They know the Peak District and Lake District like the back of their hands and no matter what you’re looking for over the weekend, they can offer you some great tips and advice on where to go and what to do.

We've also now paired up with Gift Your Gear! This means that GYG will join our existing Continuum Project charity recipients and allows us to expand what donations we can accept. So bring along your outdoor clothing, rucksacks, footwear, tents, cookers, maps and guides, sleeping bags and mats, pan-sets, climbing equipment, sunglasses, walking poles. If you have anything else that you want to donate then please get in touch.

However, if you’d like to get stuck in to some good old fashioned organised fun, we have plenty of activities to join in with. Have a look below at what’s on offer, but get booked on quickly as places are limited and tend to sell out rather fast!

What's on at Alpkit Hathersage

ALL WEEKEND

Free gear repairs - Free Bike Demos (call the store to book) - Continuum & Foundation Donation Point - Free and personally tailored advice from local experts - Free tea, coffee and nibbley bits for all.

SATURDAY

  • 09:00-12:00 - Kinder edition social run with Aleks Kashefi - (SOLD OUT)

  • 09:30-10:30 - Morning social run from store with local fell running expert Lola (Free - BOOK HERE)

  • 16:00-17:00 - An introduction to all things trad climbing with local climbing expert Ben (Free - BOOK HERE)

  • 18:30-20:30 - An after hours ‘long distance running’ special! Join Alpkiteer Aleks Kashefi as he re-visits his trans-continental run from the North of Norway to the South of Spain. Following this inspirational talk, we’re keeping the theme of long distance running with an adventure film chosen by Aleks himself. Definitely not an evening to be missed! (Free - BOOK HERE)

 

SUNDAY

  • 09:30-16:30 - SofA Paddling Toddbrook/Combs Reservoir (CALL TO BOOK - 01433 730930)

 

MONDAY

  • 10:00-13:00 - Learn how to switch your camera off automatic mode in an adventure photography workshop with local photography expert Joe (Free - BOOK HERE)

For more info on any of the activities above, feel free to give the friendly folks in store a call on 01433 730930 - Or if you’re in the area, simply drop by and ask away.

What's on at Alpkit Ambleside

ALL WEEKEND

Free gear repairs - Free Bike Demos (call the store to book) - Continuum & Foundation Donation Point - Free and personally tailored advice from local experts - Free tea, coffee and nibbley bits for all.

SATURDAY

  • 09:30-13:30 - Learn how to switch your camera off automatic mode in an adventure photography workshop with local photography expert Eric (£10 per person - BOOK HERE)

SUNDAY

  • 10:00-11:00 - Join Jogging Pals for a 3-4 mile social run, you'll head off up to the Troutbeck Hundreds on trails which take in England's tallest tree and arguably the most amazing view of Lake Windermere! (£3 per person - BOOK HERE)

  • 10:00-14:00 - Punk Rock Run Club Tour D'Ambleside - Alpkiteer Aleks Kashefi will be leading a guided 13-15 mile run leaving from store, heading out for some glorious views over Windermere, then finishing off with a well deserved beer and a burger once you're back, all abilities welcome! (£25 per person (including a burger and drink of your choice) - BOOK HERE)

MONDAY

  • 10:00-11:00 - Get wet with Suzanna Swims - Head off for a social wild swim down in the lake (Free session - BOOK HERE - £10 wetsuit hire PLEASE CALL 015394 54954 to confirm size)

Places fill up really quickly, so if you want to guarantee your place on any of the activities above, we highly recommend you give the store a ring to let us know you’re coming! Give the team a call on - 015394 54954. Or if you’re in the area, simply drop by and ask away. See you there! After all, you'd be mad to miss out!

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