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Peter Rabbit on Location in Ambleside

By |2017-04-03T19:15:42+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Ambleside, Blog, News|

There's been lots of activity in Ambleside today with the first Lake District on location filming of the new adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic, Peter Rabbit. It's a big feature film from Columbia Pictures with James Corden as Peter Rabbit and Sam Neil as Mr McGregor. Ambleside Toy Shop, just up from  'Swim [...]

Festival of the Fells Ambleside

By |2018-01-31T10:53:52+00:00August 16th, 2016|Ambleside, Lake District, Wild Swimming|

The Festival of the Fells Ambleside is celebration of mountain, outdoor and cultural activities all in the glorious surroundings of the Lake District national park. Centred upon the pretty town of Ambleside and its surrounding area, the festival will appeal to fell lovers, outdoor folk and those who love the Lake District.   The Festival of [...]

All Together Now for Ambleside

By |2017-11-07T12:56:00+00:00March 9th, 2016|Ambleside, Blog, Lake District, News|

A new group has been formed bringing together the businesses and supporters of Ambleside to promote the town, its attractions and events. Ambleside Together has been created by a group of local business people as a response to the winter storms and the impact on tourism and visitor numbers. The first challenge for the [...]

Waterhead Improvement Scheme Started

By |2017-11-07T12:44:25+00:00March 2nd, 2016|Ambleside, Blog, Lake District, News|

The redevelopment of Waterhead, Ambleside is in full swing. The improvement to Waterhead  promenade will include resurfacing walkways, repairing walls and installing a ‘panorama’ board, to identify key Lakeland landmarks that can be seen from the shore.   Theres also new benches and seating, better landscaping and railings and litter bins all designed to [...]

Ambleside to Host First Festival of the Fells

By |2017-11-07T12:48:18+00:00February 23rd, 2016|Ambleside, Blog, News|

Ambleside is to host the country’s first Festival of the Fells, offering a feast of walking, swimming, scrambling and talks in the town. The event, in September, will celebrate the landscape, culture, history and outdoor activity in the heart of the Lake District. Organised by Ambleside Together, the festival will be staged over four [...]

South Lakes Wild Swims – The Elterwater Trilogy

By |2017-10-26T14:39:31+00:00February 5th, 2016|Ambleside, Articles, Great Days Out, Lake District Days Out, Wild Swimming|

My top tip for this week is a lovely area of the South Lakes to swim as it has multiple swimming options, and a good café and pubs nearby too if the weather gets really miserable and you need to put your escape route option into play. I have also seen the otters and the lovely goldeneye ducks fishing and playing around here over the past two weeks which is always a lovely sight.

Offers on New Robies Range for Winter Swimmers

By |2017-10-30T12:02:33+00:00January 29th, 2016|Ambleside, News, Open Water Swimming|

Swim the Lakes has teamed up with everyone's favourite changing robe brand, Robies to offer winter swimmers a great introductory deal on their new range of swimming changing robes. Welcome to the Team Robies:) The highlight of the range is the new Event Jacket from Robies which will appeal to Ice Swimming enthusiasts competing in The [...]

Head to the Hills becomes Swim the Lakes

By |2017-11-23T14:39:25+00:00December 29th, 2015|Ambleside, Blog, Media Hounds, News|

The iconic Lake District adventure firm Head to the Hills has re-branded as Swim the Lakes. “This reflects more accurately what we do and who we are, the Lake District’s open water swimming specialists,” says co-owner Pete Kelly. He and his wife Andrea have been inviting enthusiasts to join the adventure since 2005 when [...]

Ambleside Climbing Wall

By |2017-11-23T14:51:06+00:00November 15th, 2015|Ambleside, Blog|

Ambleside Climbing Wall Visitors to Ambleside are about to be 'stone-walled' with the opening of a new indoor climbing wall. Ambleside-based Adventure Peaks company is building a new indoor climbing centre within what was the old 'Young’s Furnishing' building on Lake Road. The wall is said to be 10.5 meter’s high and will be [...]

Ambleside Christmas Lights

By |2018-10-24T14:11:08+00:00November 2nd, 2015|Ambleside, News|

The 3rd Saturday in November marks the official start of Christmas every year in Ambleside and in 2018 that's Saturday 17th November and its the day of the big Christmas lights switch on.  Alongside the annual Rush-bearing procession and the famous Ambleside sports this is one of those days in the year where locals [...]

On-Street Parking Meters in Ambleside, Have Your Say.

By |2017-11-23T15:18:03+00:00April 25th, 2014|Ambleside, Blog|

The Westmorland Gazette continued their report this week (25-4/14) on the proposed on street parking charges in Ambleside, where hundreds of people have signed petitions opposing the plans. An online petition created by Lakes county councillor Heidi Halliday, attracted more than 500 signatures in one week, The Spar has also gathered hundreds on a [...]

Amblesides Green Light to Sainsbury’s

By |2017-11-23T15:36:44+00:00April 4th, 2014|Ambleside, Blog|

The Lake District National Park Authority planners have given the green light to Sainsbury's to build a supermarket in Ambleside on the site alongside Hayes Garden centre. The plans involve a 14,000sq ft site. The supermarket giant’s application was passed even though a reduction in town centre trading of 5% has been predicted. A [...]

Ambleside Tourist Information

By |2018-01-11T14:35:53+00:00January 1st, 2014|Ambleside, Blog, Lake District Days Out|

The picturesque village of Ambleside is centrally located in the Lake District national park at the northern tip of Lake Windermere. This spectacular location is a year round attraction and has everything you need for a brilliant holiday, with a variety of shops and attractions including galleries, gifts, bars, restaurants, grocers, cinema, mini-golf, tennis, river [...]

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