48 Main Street
Tel: 01768 721287
|Monday||10:30 am - 5:30 pm|
|Tuesday||9:30 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 AK Keswick! Fancy a cuppa? Feel free to take a look around the store, take out a demo bike, sit in a tent, read a magazine, or just have a natter – it’s always good to hear what you’ve been up to. With the Lakeland mountains just out the front door and Derwent just down the road, you couldn’t really ask for a better basecamp than this!"
Mark, Alpkit Retail Manager
Our base in the North Lake District, we stock 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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Treat your bike to an appointment with Dan our Sonder bike mechanic. Dan 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!
A true country bumpkin with a passion for the outdoors, Abby grew up in the Lake District. She loves cycling Cumbrian roads (normally to Sykes Farm for ice cream), swimming in lakes, running, rowing, climbing and having adventures with Bowder the dog. When she manages to sit still, she loves to draw.
Ali dabbles in most outdoor and mountain sports: climbing, trail running, hiking, paddling and more, all over the UK and beyond. She even takes her passion for dance and yoga to the fells! Pop in to the shop to dream about your next adventure with her.
Having competed in cross country, triathlon and athletics whilst in the military, Lee’s passion for fitness and outdoors has taken him all over the world including the Sahara desert and the Costa Rican jungle. He can often be found running around the tops of Blencathra.
Fell walker, trail runner, nature lover and cafe enthusiast, Paul has been lucky enough to live in Keswick for the last 14 years, mostly running a B&B. He’s now looking forward to more big days in the fells and further camping adventures.
Having swapped cross country skiing in the south of Italy (where she grew up) for roaming the Lake District fells, Viri takes every opportunity to get outside. She’s been running a B&B for over a decade, and in her free time she’s often found running up a hill, walking or wild swimming.
A keen climber, Tom has a wild optimism that lets him haul himself up routes he probably has no right to be on. When not in the shop or instructing, Tom is usually questioning his sanity from the face of a large foreign cliff. Otherwise, he’s a fan cosy sofas and food (mainly other people’s).
Coralie enjoys playing out in the mountains and is always up for having an adventure whatever the weather. She has a passion for climbing and mountain biking, dabbling in fell running on her rest days. When not at the Keswick store she’s out leading guided walks and delivering DofE course.
A Mancunian mountaineer, Rowan really enjoys being in the mountains and developing her skills bit by bit. She aspires to climb harder, better, faster, stronger – though is partial to a good view or chat too. Her periphery pursuits are numerous, and she’s quite used to that.
Jane is usually found out horseriding on the fells with a smile on her face. You might also see her out fell-running, where she’s a self-proclaimed tortoise (rather than a hare). She’s also been her dad’s climbing buddy since she could crawl.
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.
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.
Apply in-store. We offer a range of finance options from 0% to 9.9% on orders over £500
Treat your loved ones to an Alpkit Gift Card, redeemable online or instore.