Alpkit Ambleside

100 Lake Road
LA22 0DB

Tel:015394 54954

"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

Opening Times


Making a Visit to Alpkit Ambleside a Safe One

To ensure the safety of all our staff and customers, we're implementing new measures across our stores:

  1. A limit on the number of customers in store at once to allow for ample space for social distancing
  2. Screens where appropriate (such as at the tills and repair stations)
  3. Handwash and sanitising stations on entrance and around each store
  4. A separate entrance and exit where possible
  5. Re-configured layout to help open up floor space (where possible) and make social distancing easier
  6. One-way systems in place where appropriate
  7. Signs and notices to help keep everyone informed

We are cram packed full of Alpkit gear goodness!

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.

Services available at Alpkit Ambleside

Continuum Project

Give your retired gear a second life by donating it to our Continuum project to be adopted by someone who really needs it. 

Bike Workshop

Treat your bike to an appointment with Joe our Sonder bike mechanic.

Tent Display Room

Head upstairs and you’ll find yourself in Hathersage’s finest indoor campsite where you can try out our tents for size.

Meet the store team

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.

See all events at Alpkit Ambleside