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Alpkit Ambleside

100 Lake Road
LA22 0DB

Tel: 015394 54954

Email: ambleside@alpkit.com

Opening times

Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 6 pm
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

“Welcome to Alpkit Ambleside! Well, our online base anyway... Come in and make yourself comfy, grab a cuppa, read a magazine, refill your water bottle, and take a look round the store. This is our home when we’re not off exploring the Lake District and ‘testing’ the gear. Whether you need a little guidance, want to take out a bike, try on a wetsuit, or just fancy a chat – there’s nothing we love more than hearing about your adventures.""

Chris, Ambleside Store Manager

We are cram packed full of Alpkit Goodies!!

Think of it as our Lake District base camp, a really well-equipped base camp with the entire Alpkit product range inside, from the teeniest Kraku stove to our fully featured Definition waterproof: you can jump around on the bouldering pads, try on a wetsuit, fit our bikepacking luggage on your bike or snuggle up in a expedition sleeping bag.

Want even more? You've got it, we also offer a few extra in-store services... well you did come all this way!

Lake District Bike Hire
Sonder Bike Hire - £39/day

Our majestic fleet of Sonder bikes are raring to be taken for a ride. Got a two-wheeled excursion planned and in need of a noble steed? Give us a call and hire a Sonder bike for £39 per day.

Lake District Bouldering Mat Hire
Bouldering Mat Hire - £10/day

Got a highball in mind and need a Project or just haven't got enough space in the car? Call the store and arrange to hire a mat for £10 / day and enjoy the best of Lakes bouldering.

Swimming Wetsuits Try before you Buy
Wetsuit - Try before You Buy

Fit is everything with swimming wetsuits. Demo a wetsuit from the store and we will give you 7 days to try it out in your local water. Ask in store for more details.

Repair Station

Gear needing a little pick-me-up? Drop it off at the store to be patched up by our repair team. There may be a small charge for the repair, check out the price list for more information. If you’re gear’s really in a pickle, we may send it to our experienced factory team to take a look at.

Tent Range

The whole tent range is available in-store. Want to see how they look, test out the space, or see how easy they are to pitch? Give us a holler and we’ll put one up for you!

Bike Workshop

Treat your bike to an appointment with Joe our Sonder bike mechanic. Joe can carry out a full service - and it doesn't even have to be a Sonder!


Everyone loves a bargain; dive into our perpetual Yard Sale for special offers, end of lines, clearance, seconds, ex-demo, slightly scuffed, pre-loved almost too good to be true kit!

Repair Station Drop Off

Gear needing a little pick-me-up? Drop it off at the store to be patched up by our repair team. There may be a small charge for the repair, check out the price list for more information. If you’re gear’s really in a pickle, we may send it to our experienced factory team to take a look at.

Store Team

Living on the doorstep of one of the greatest landscapes in the UK, how could he not have fallen in love with the mountains? When he’s not in the shop, you’ll find Chris somewhere far from tarmac, exploring, and always with his dogs.

Rebecca loves exploring the local fells (and those further afield), running, and climbing. Find her in the Ambleside store to chat about gear and adventures past and planned.

Wayne loves running, particularly on the trails and fells and has recently discovered that he loves a bit of lake swimming too. It’s not rare to see him doing some triathlon when he’s not in our outdoor shop, even though he’s not so keen on the cycling bit!

A mountain bike instructor by trade; if it’s steep, chances are Mark’s been down it faster than he probably should. Sometimes you might spot him hanging from a rock somewhere, otherwise he’ll be in the shop looking after the Alpkit range.


Ben is currently studying at uni in Ambleside and spends his free time either walking, climbing or biking. Come winter, he’s mountaineering in the Lakes and Scotland. Originally from Yorkshire but these days he can’t tear himself away from the Lakeland fells.

After completing an Outdoor Adventure course at Kendal college; Georgia enjoys expanding her knowledge about outdoor kit old and new by fell running, mountain biking, climbing and skiing. Her evenings are spent up on the Lake District fells, watching the sun set after a hard climb or run.

Eric likes playing outside. He walks a bit, runs a bit, cycles a bit, canoes a bit, and bikepacks a bit. He also takes photographs - he does that a lot. He can often be found pottering around the quieter corners of the Lake District with a camera or two.

When riding from Barcelona to Dieppe in the summer 2017 Joey became intimately acquainted with the joys (and saddle) of long-distance cycle touring. Now a training forest manager, he has become enamoured with fell running - Saunders Mountain Marathon has given him the perfect excuse to procrastinate his dissertation in the name of training.

Store Events

We're constantly looking for an excuse to get out and about in the Lake District! You too huh? We run courses, events and lectures throughout the year to fulfil our cravings for adventure and inspiration, and meet a few new people whilst we're at it. If that sounds like it might be your jam, drop us a line by phone or email for more information or bookings.

Old Salty Dogs welcome!

Seriously friendly, please bring in your dog to meet us - it will make us very very happy!

Free tea, coffee or tap water!

Just ask the staff, they will be more than happy to keep your glass topped up.

Local news

Check out the in-store notice board for all the local gossip.

Cycle to Work

You can purchase any of our Sonder bikes through Cycle to Work. We accept most schemes.

Finance available

Apply in-store. We offer a range of finance options from 0% to 9.9% on orders over £500

Gift Cards

Treat your loved ones to an Alpkit Gift Card, redeemable online or instore.

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