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Lake District Shopping Guide

The great thing about the Lake District is that it offers just about any kind of shopping experience you care to mention, from small local artisan shops to the big shopping village experience.

See also our Lakes Craft pages, full of all kinds of fantastic, characterful shops for you to enjoy!


We highly recommend these shops!

Art Shops Shingler's Creative Leisure, Compston Road, Ambleside, LA22 9DR
Phone: 015394 33433
Baby Gear The Lakeland Baby Company
Phone: 015394 31899
Bakers and Confectioners Apple Pie Eating House and Bakery, Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9AN
Phone: 015394 33679
Peggy's, Compston Road, Ambleside, LA22 9DJ
Phone: 015394 32303
Bikes Biketreks, Rydal Road, Ambleside
Phone: 015394 31245
Ghyllside Cylces, The Slack, Ambleside, LA22 9DQ
Phone: 015394 33592
Boat Chandlers Waterhead Marine Ltd, Waterhead, Ambleside, LA22 0EX
Phone: 015394 32424
Books Fred Holdsworth, Central Buildings, Ambleside, LA22 9BS
Phone: 015394 33388
Wearing's Bookshop, Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0AD
Phone: 015394 32312
The Good Book Place, Kelsick Road, Ambleside, LA22 0BZ
Phone: 015394 33598
Butchers F Garside, North Road, Ambleside, LA22 9DT
Phone: 015394 32211
Climbing and Outdoor gear Lakes Runner Lakes Climber
3-4 Cheapside, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0AB, Phone: 015394 33660
Climbers' Shop, Compston Road, Ambleside, LA22 9DS
Phone: 015394 32297
Outdoor Clothes and Equipment Head to the Hills, Compston Road, Ambleside, LA22 9DJ
Phone: 015394 33826
S R Cunningham, Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9AN
Phone: 015394 32636
Gaynor Sports, Market Cross, Ambleside, LA22 9BT
Phone: 015394 33305
Field and Trek, Market Cross, Ambleside, LA22 9BT
Phone: 015394 34350
The Climber's Shop, Central Buildings, Ambleside, LA22 9BS
Phone: 015394 32235
Rohan, Market Cross, Ambleside, LA22 9BT
The Mountain Factor, Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0AD
Phone: 015394 32752

Summitreks Activities

www.summitreks.co.uk

Summitreks Stores and Summitreks Activities are owned and managed by Ron Rutland and Hilary Mills, who are keen walkers, climbers and skiers with a life-long passion for the outdoors.

Ron is a fully qualified outdoor education teacher and holds the MLTB Summer and Winter Certificates, as well as the Mountain Instructors Certificate - the top instructors’ award.

Ron has participated in several notable mountain climbing expeditions over the years, including Everest and Shishapangma in south central Tibet, both in 2007. In October 2008 he completed an expedition to climb Manaslu summit, the world’s eighth highest mountain. The owners write:

There are three Summitreks outdoor shops in the Lake District, in Coniston, Ambleside and Hawkshead. All the shops stock leading brands of outdoor clothing, sportswear and equipment.

Some of the best-selling brands include Falke, Odlo, Sprayway, and Columbia. We also stock camping equipment, mountaineering equipment, navigational aids. Other popular lines are our Vaude and Deuter rucksacks and Grivel crampons.

Many of our great-value products are now available in our online shop, which is regularly updated with new products, discounts and special offers, and is well worth a visit. You can also find up-to-date news and information and maps and directions to find our retail shops.

Our shops are located at:

Coniston
14 Yewdale Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8DU Phone: 015394 41822

Hawkshead
The Square, Hawkshead, Cumbria LA22 0NZ Phone: 01539436655

Ambleside
Compston Road, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9DJ Phone: 015394 32946

Trespass, Market Cross, Ambleside, LA22 9BT
Tog 24, Market Cross, Ambleside, LA22 9BT
Phone: 015394 33913
Blacks, 42 Compston Road, Ambleside, LA22 9BT
Phone: 015394 33197
Millets, Market Cross, Ambleside, LA22 9BT
Phone: 015394 33956
Edge of the World, Compston Road, Ambleside, LA22 9BS
Phone: 015394 33033

China and Glassware Hannah Robinson China, Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0AD
Phone: 015394 33380
Clothing
Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Market Place Ambleside, LA22 9BX
Phone: 015394 32793
Lakeland, Market Cross, Ambleside, LA22 9BT
Phone: 015394 32364
Lakeland Sweaters, Fisherbeck, Old Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0DL
Phone: 015394 32445
Rush, Market Place, Ambleside,
Phone: 015394 32497
The Old Mill, North Road, Ambleside, LA22 9DT
Phone: 015394 33370
Fat Face, 6 Market Cross, Ambleside, LA22 9BT
Phone: 015394 33376
Crafts People Hide and Horn, The Slack, Ambleside,
Phone: 015394 33052
Stoneage, Church Street, Ambleside, LA22 0BU
Phone: 015394 32198
Electrical Goods J R Fuller, Church Street, Ambleside, LA22 0BU
Phone: 015394 32164
Flowers The Flower Shop, The Slack, Ambleside, LA22 9DQ
Phone: 015394 34372
Footwear Pavers, Market Place, Ambleside, LA22 9BU
Phone: 015394 33531
F W Tyson, Market Place, Ambleside, LA22 9BU
Phone: 015394 33329
Furnishings Rowena Lee, Loughrigg Villa, Kelsick Rd, Ambleside, LA22 0BZ
Phone: 015394 34434
Youngs Furnsihings, Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0DB
Phone: 015394 32336
Gardens Hayes Gardenworld, Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0DW
Phone: 015394 33434
Gifts
Cartmel Gifts and Crafts, Market Place, Ambleside, LA22 9BU
Phone: 015394 32731
Etcetera, Market Place, Ambleside, LA22 9BU
Phone: 015394 32267
Jesters, Old Hall, Church Street, Ambleside, LA22
Phone: 015394 33982
The Silk Road, Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0AD
Phone: 015394 32030
Shell Shop, Waterhead, Ambleside, LA22 0EY
Touchstone Galleries, Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside, LA22 9NN
Phone: 015394 34002
Waterwhell Shop, North Road, Ambleside, LA22 9DT
Phone: 015394 33327
Silver Moon, North Road, Ambleside, LA22
Signature, Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22
Phone: 015394 32030
Greengrocers Granny Smith, Market Place, Ambleside, LA22 9BU
Phone: 015394 33145
Food Stores
The Co-operative, Compston Road, Ambleside, LA22 9DR
Phone: 015394 33124
Lucy's, Church Street, Ambleside, LA22 0BU
Phone: 015394 32223
Spar, Compston Road, Ambleside, LA22 9DJ
Phone: 015394 33127
Julian Graves, Market Place, Ambleside, LA22
Phone: 015394 34132
Household Home and Body, Kelsick Road, Ambleside, LA22
Phone: 015394 34222
Ironmongers J F Martin Ltd, Compston Road, Ambleside, LA22 9DR
Phone: 015394 32138
Jewellery Ambleside Jewellers, Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0AD
Phone: 015394 32281
Kitchenware Below Stairs, Church Street, Ambleside, LA22 0BU
Phone: 015394 34370
Minerals and Rocks Rock Shop, North Road, Ambleside, LA22 9DT
Phone: 015394 31923
Music Plum Piano Music, The Old Mill, North Road, Ambleside, LA22 9DT
Phone: 015394 31166
Newsagents Ambleside Newsagents, Church Street, Ambleside, LA22 0BT
Phone: 015394 31047
J & P M Stobbard, Church Street, Ambleside, LA22 0BT
Phone: 015394 32656
Whitakers, Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9BS
Pharmacy Thomas Bell, Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0AD
Phone: 015394 33345
Boots, Market Cross, Ambleside, LA22 9DR
Phone: 015394 33355
Pottery 5+ Contemporray Ceramics, 100 Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0DB
Phone: 015394 33821
Sheepskin
Ambleside Sheepskin Products, Bark Mill, Bridge St, Ambleside, LA22 9DU
Phone: 015394 32060
Sweets Old Bridge House Fudge Shop, Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0AD
Phone: 015394 31496
Old Bank House Chocolates, Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0AD
Phone: 015394 32422
Sports Equipment KD's Sports, Central Buildings, Ambleside, LA22 9BS
Phone: 015394 31543
Toys The Rocking Horse, a family run traditional toy shop in Bowness offers traditional wooden toys for 0 – 6 year olds, and well-loved brands for older children, including everything from spinning tops to rocking horses.

Older children are catered for with arts and crafts activities such as colouring and sticker pads, ‘on the go’ craft activities and a range of ‘decorate your own’ craft sets, with everything you need to complete a craft project from scratch.

For babies there is a range of comforters, soft toys and rattles which make ideal Christening gifts!


The Rocking Horse
63 Quarry Rigg Shopping Centre
Bowness-on-Windermere
LA23 3DU

Phone: 015394 48282
www.rockinghorsebowness.co.uk


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