Rohan Ambleside Outdoor and Travel Clothing

Welcome to Rohan Ambleside from Paul (Manager), Amy, Mandy, Tom, Jackie,  Robin, Alex, Nathan and Margaret are always on hand to provide expert help and advice for all your ‘Rohan’ needs. Why not pop in or call us.

Shop Address: 1 Market Cross, Ambleside LA22 9BT

Shop Phone Number: 015394 31630

Shop Opening Times:

Monday  10:00-18:00
Tuesday 10:00-18:00
Wednesday 10:00-18:00
Thursday 10:00-18:00
Friday 10:00-18:00
Saturday 10:00-18:00
Sunday 10:00-17:00

Welcome to Ambleside, undoubtedly one of the most picturesque small towns in the country. We have been in the village over two decades, on this site since the late nineties. Built on the site of the old bus station. With perhaps the best view of the Fairfield Horseshoe other than walking it!

Directions to our shop - Situated in the heart of Ambleside, on the main artery of the Lake District the A591. The major bus route into Ambleside is the 555, but for those more adventurous the 599 open top bus in the summer runs through the village. Car parks are situated in the centre of the village opposite the library or on the outside by the fire station. Day parking ranges from £5, disk parking is widely available for one hour – you can pick one up in most stores… including ours.

Staff RecommendationsZefferellis is great for a veggie bite and is our local art cinema, with jazz bands and music on many nights of the year (look out for the cinema meal deals – booking essential). Dodd’s Restaurant is well worth a visit too!

Local Knowledge - Situated in the heart of  The Lake District National Park the world really is your lobster, Grasmere, Easedale, Langdale, Coniston Old Man, Lake cruises, gentle meanders to epic walks. Ambleside and the South lakes have something for everyone, whether you’re here for a weekend or a week. The only problem is once you’ve visited you won’t want to leave!


Gift Your Gear


  1. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Gift You Gear ends on Tuesday 31st March so its your last chance to donate and save 15% on all full price/new season gear. If your in the area this weekend…..pop in and see us.

  2. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Hi all,

    Just one week left to hand your old kit in. Gift Your Gear must end on 31st March. We already have over 250 items….

  3. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Gift Your Gear is in full swing. Don’t forget your old kit if your coming to Ambleside. Remember you save 15% off new gear with your unwanted outdoor items. Less than two weeks remaining!

  4. Hello, well the news is the very successful Gift Your Gear is here once again, running through the month of March. Donations we had last year were fantastic! So we hope to see maybe vintage Rohan or items Jackets, Fleeces, that will be put to great use, to one of the many charities it is donated too. Get sorting through that wardrobe and we hope to see you soon as you get the 15% off full price new gear, you may have an idea already from our new catalogue that has hopefully arrived on your doorstep.

  5. Robin @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    So the sun is shining in Ambleside today, which means there’s an extra spring in the teams step! Our new season catalogue is out next week……. the breath taking photography of Morocco is a fantastic back drop for our new lines. Why not pop in and see the ‘just landed’ stock in store now!.

  6. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Winters end promotion now on…….. wiih 40% off selected winter lines….you won’t want to miss out….

  7. Nathan @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    So we are fast approaching the annual Low Wood No Wood boat race, Once again I have been named captain for Team Rohan.
    If you’re in the area why not come on in and give your ideas for what our boat theme should be this year.

    Captain Nathan

  8. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    New lines arriving now! New Serenity Dress and Serenity T with cooling fabric and a flattering silhouette a real winner for the new season… if you are in the area why not pop into Ambleside and try on our new range… See you soon!

    All the team at Rohan Ambleside.

  9. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Final reductions now on ….must end Sunday 25th!

  10. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Don’t forget ….temporary reductions in our sale end this Wednesday…see you soon.


  11. Robin @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Well Ambleside definitely looks as if drawn by Walt Disney him self. But come see all of are wonderful new arrivals like the Union Henley top or are warm French Blue Microgrid jackets, and well sing ‘THE COLD NEVER BOTHERS ME IN ROHAN!

  12. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Beat the January blues…….with further reductions now on in our sale….and new season lines arriving daily there is always a reason to visit us. Call in advance to check availability on 01539431630.


  13. Happy New Year to all our customers!

  14. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    We are open throughout New Year…. Pop in for a bargain if your in the Lake District….

  15. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    The Rohan Sale comes early exclusively to the Lakes only…..

    We are open 9-6pm on Boxing Day….See you then!

  16. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    We would like to wish all customers and colleagues a very Merry Christmas.

  17. robin @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Well it maybe a bit wet today but are sprits are high with Christmas cheer, as we are stuffed with plenty to keep everyone warm and dry. So come see are little helpers in store and avoid a red nose!

  18. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    We will be open as usual through out the festive period (including Boxing Day) please check our opening hours as above.

    Merry Christmas from all the Team at Ambleside!

  19. Tom@ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Answer: Sixpence

  20. Tom@ Rohan Ambleside says:

    A little riddle:

    Small and round, yet no where to be found
    Not used any more, but you`d pick it up from the floor
    Christmas would not be the same without it

  21. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Only 9 days until Christmas….If you are unsure about size or fit of anything….. give us a call on 01539431630.

  22. So the weather has definitely taken a colder turn, and now its raining, typical.
    On the hand its a glorious day to be wearing my merino base layers.

  23. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Certainly feeling more festive in Ambleside….Christmas lights are up in the town…a little bit cooler…still stunningly picturesque. An excellent time to visit the lakes….if you ever needed a reason?

  24. robin @ Ambleside says:

    We are getting all festive in the store this weekend , thanks to the hohoho cold weather. Why not join us for some mulled wine and mince pies on Saturday (before we eat them), and if that doesnt warm you through we have great winter warm layers in store and the Ambleside christmas lights!!!

  25. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Ambleside Christmas Light switch on is happening on Saturday 15th November. Well worth a look…..with a Lantern Parade at sunset and lots of activities in the area….why not come to Ambleside to soak up some of the great atmosphere……

  26. robin@ Ambleside says:

    Well its the 1st of the month , why not come ‘pinch’ a deal on great sale items ready for the ‘punch ‘ of cold weather and christmas!

  27. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Phew…. what a busy weekend for the Rohan Ambleside team last weekend….Gift Your Gear activities @ Brathay Exploration and The Wainwright Memorial Lecture…very rewarding to know we are all making a difference by recycling outdoor gear.

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  29. Nathan @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Sale ends on Sunday, Some great offers with upto 60% off on selected lines

    Come in and see!


  30. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Rohan Ambleside teams up with Gift Your Gear and the Wainwright Society…

  31. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Thanks to all for your donations for Gift Your Gear your kit will be put to great use!

  32. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    There is still time to donate and save……give us a call on 01539431630 for any help or advice. Gift Your Gear ends on 5th October!

  33. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Great news ‘Gift Your Gear’ has been extended to 5th October. So why not beat the cold temperatures – ‘Get Your Gear’ now. Call us for any help on 01539431630.

  34. Nathan @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    12 days left to donate your unwanted outdoor clothing to Gift your Gear left, Why not come through and take advantage of it while it lasts!

    Gift Your Gear – Donate your unwanted outdoor gear

  35. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Please excuse our appearance…We are having some painting done on the outside of our shop this week. We will be open as normal. Pop in and see whats new….

  36. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Gift Your Gear donations so far include…..

    Korrie Pullovers from 1985

    Goa Pullovers from 1998


    Gift Your Gear – Donate your unwanted outdoor gear

  37. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Rohan has partnered with Gift Your Gear. Take your unwanted outdoor clothing to any Rohan shop during the month of September, that’s all outdoor clothing, rucksacks and includes children’s clothing regardless of brand and receive 15% off any full price purchase made on the same day. Offer ends 30th September 2014.

    Gift Your Gear – Donate your unwanted outdoor gear

  38. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Best Autumn/Winter Range yet arriving in store now. Probably best if you pop in and see the amazing new colours and styles for yourself….We are always here (364 days a year) to offer help and advice. See you soon. The team at Rohan Ambleside.

  39. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Our new ‘Countrywide’ jackets arrived today. You may notice they have a ‘waxed’ look this season. Don’t panic! They are still easy care they just look even more ‘Countrywide’. Pop in and see us or call us on 01539431630 for more info or help with our range.

  40. Tom @ Ambleside says:

    Rohan clothing once again proved itself in my adjoining Lakeland garden, withstanding the brambles, bushes and shrubs, as I cut back a years worth of growth. Now once again access is possible to the river Brathay and promply we were swimming in it! A great days work and enjoyment at the end of the day.

  41. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    We have just had our first new season delivery of Ecco shoes including a new men’s waterproof Goretex shoe and some beautiful soft shoes and boots in women’s Ecco. Pop in and see us soon.

  42. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Uplanders – one of the most ‘asked for’ styles since I joined Rohan. Great news….they arrive in store today. Pop in and see us and the amazing new range which starts arriving in store today.

    See you soon,


  43. amy r @ Ambleside says:

    The sky may be grey today, but its all smiles and sunshine in store with are great range of sun and insect protection clothing ready for your hot hoildays.

  44. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Don’t forget we also stock Eagle Creek/Pacsafe/Brasher and Buff.

  45. Jackie @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Looking like a busy Saturday shopping day in sunny Ambleside, plenty to see and do. Lovely walks by the lake or up by our pretty river. Why not pop in see our friendly team at Rohan to help you pick something nice to wear or something you might need for a up and coming trip, or maybe choose a gift for Fathers day this Sunday 15th June, have a good day.

  46. Amy @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    So summers here and its time for Rohan Ambleside to take to the water again…. After having such a ball the boat race I have decided to go for another dip only this time in the form of THE GREAT NORTH SWIM.

    I will be swimming the 1 mile course on saturday having no preparation time and zero training this should be a good challange!

    This great event will mean Ambleside will be a bustling little town this weekend… why not escape the crowds and come and browse the summer range in store.

  47. Team @ Ambleside says:

    Shhh have you heard the latest…there’s a heat wave coming…and with 20% off selected summer essentials this is the best time to catch them…before they float away into the sunset!

  48. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Dogs are welcome in many of our shops including Ambleside – you don’t need to ask…just pop in…

  49. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    We are open Bank Holiday Monday 26th 10am – 5pm.

  50. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Well the ‘Low Wood No Wood’ cardboard boat race on Windermere on Saturday 17th May went exceptionally well! The weather was brilliant and the team had a ‘whale’ of a time. The boat made it all the way to the Destruction Derby were all the competitors were sprayed with water canons. All in all a very enjoyable day for the team members lucky enough to attend. Well done to Amy,Nathan and Mandy for their boat building skills and skipper Natahn for keeping all his ship mates ‘moat’ ivated.

    Paul @ Ambleside

  51. Nathan @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Well it looks like we are back to our usual Lake District weather, Very damp and wet. Its the perfect day to go shopping.
    Why not come on in and meet the team?


  52. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Well it’s only a week until the ‘Low Wood No Wood’ boat race… Without giving too much away it has a head and a brick wall… but no wood or bricks?

  53. Nathan @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Wonderful weather up here in the Lake District, Perfect weather for building a boat!
    That’s right tonights another night for the cardboard boat, it’s a shame that the boat is now too big to be carried outside into the sun.

  54. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    We currently have a vacancy for a Full Time member of staff. Apply by calling 01539431630 and ask for the manager.

  55. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Looks like a glorious day in the Lakes today.

  56. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    We are currently supporting Langdale Primary in their ‘Easter picture hunt in and around Ambleside. Look out for the paintings if your in the area.

  57. Nathan @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    So the Low Wood No Wood boat race is just around the corner. Cardboard collections are high, and team rohan is ready to take the gold. All we need now is to build a boat!
    Why not drop in and give us your thoughts or designs.
    Or simply keep following for weekly updates

    Captain Nathan

  58. A massive thank you for everyone who has donated to Gift Your Gear. There is still time – today is the final day for donations and to save!

  59. As a part-time college teacher and part-time Rohan sales assistant, I can only recommend Rohan items for bridging that gap between smart and functional clothing….most of my students would never guess that I had been walking the dog over Loughrigg in the morning, but could then be standing in front of them in the same clothes- “office” clothes to be worn on the hills, which are comfortable all day long.

  60. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Don’t forget your old kit this weekend if your heading to Ambleside. Our 15% off when you Gift Your Gear ends this Monday!

  61. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Beautiful sunshine in Ambleside this morning.

  62. Thanks to everyone who has gifted their gear so far!

  63. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Remember with Gift Your Gear it doesn’t have to be ‘Rohan’ items they don’t even have to be pristine ….

  64. A customer brought in a full suitcase of goodies yesterday for Gift Your Gear …. Thanks to eveyone who has donated so far in Rohan Ambleside!

  65. I have just spent the past 3 days up in Glencoe not walking or skiing but whitewater kayaking! For kayaking the area is a classic UK whitewater destination. A step up in difficutly compaired to that of the Lake District but with my team it was a real adventure navigating the intence feautres of the rivers, including going over waterfalls and through tight shoots.

    Of course off of the river I gave my Rohan Trailblazers and Spark Top a true test. The comfy trousers were used all the time for loading and unloading kit from the car as well as relaxing in the evening at the boozer, I love my trailblazers. The Spark Top I couldnt have done without too, allthough we had superb weather, I needed that extra layer when not kayaking to reduce the effects of the chilly breeze and to stay comfortable when relaxing at the side of the rivers and the fact that the top packs away so small left plenty off space for extra lunch. For myself the Spark Top is such as smart investment and will definatelly be taking it on my future adventures.

    For photos of my trip search for my blog whitewater aptitude on google.

  66. A nice article about #GiftYourGear and #Rohan Co-founder Sarah Howcroft in this months ‘Lakeland Walker’ magazine.

  67. Tom@Ambleside says:

    Great walking weather today- the tops still have some snow on them! The team are planning another night walk for a date in the near future -possibly down the screes at the back of the sugar loaf (Langdale Pikes). Should be good!TC

  68. Gavin @ Ambleside says:

    All this wet weather customers keep mentioning is going to be awesome for my next whitwater kayaking adventure on my day off. I cant wait to test out my spark top underneath my dry-cag to see if it will ease the shock of the chilly water!

  69. The ‘Spark Top’ is proving very popular with staff and customers alike. Why not pop in and try some of the new range arriving now!

  70. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Well spring is just around the corner (hopefully!). Lots of reasons to visit Ambleside… not to mention our great new range. Check out the ‘Spark’ range for light weight insulation on the go!

  71. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Saw lots of fab new lines for this season and a few peaks at Autumn Winter 2014 @ the Rohan managers conference. Look out for new lines arriving all the time!

  72. Paul@Ambleside says:

    It’s a beautiful day in the lakes. Why not beat those winter blues with some retail therapy?

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