Rohan Ambleside In The Heart Of The Lakes

Welcome to Rohan Ambleside from Paul (Manager), Amy, Tom, Gavin, 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 10:00-17:00
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!


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  1. 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.

  2. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Looks like a glorious day in the Lakes today.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Beautiful sunshine in Ambleside this morning.

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

  10. 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 ….

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

  18. 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!

  19. Paul@Ambleside says:

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

  20. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Merry Christmas to all Rohantime visitors. Don’t forget Rohan in Ambleside and Keswick are exclusively open on Boxing Day :0)

  21. Tom @ Ambleside says:

    Mulled wine and mince pies in Ambleside- what better place to have them. Pop into Rohan and we will give you some tips. Merry Christmas to all!!

  22. Tom @ Ambleside says:

    1.43pm it must almost be Rohan-time!

    Pop into Rohan Ambleside an see us for those last minute X-mas gifts.

    Best wishes,


  23. Wow! New summer lines now arriving in store! Brilliant new colours in long and short sleeves.

  24. Tom @ Ambleside says:

    Prepare to batten down the hatches and wrap up warm! TC

  25. Tom @ Ambleside says:

    Rohan X-mas present philosophy “don`t step off the map, but stay well clear of the postcard”!! TC

  26. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Was great to see the team in from Keswick today… Even got a team photo…

  27. Tom @ Ambleside says:

    You`re absolutely right guys- time spent in wild and beautiful places with people that matter most is what counts! Cheers to that TC

  28. Nathan @ Ambleside says:

    Being young, for me adventure is about scaring myself and chasing the next “buzz”. The durabilty of my rohan clothing allows me to do this time after time.

  29. The team had to fight their way into work today, but as it says in our catalogue; good planning, careful preparation and the right gear made it possible- of course Rohan Gear!!!

  30. Nathan@ Ambleside says:

    Went up Wansfell last night with my dog patch!

  31. Update: Rohan sales team members were on Red Screes reaching the summit at 11.30pm in a white-out on Tuesday 19th Nov., having walked from Ambleside. Great night out, returning to base camp at 1.45am. Watch this space for further excursions! TC

  32. The Lake District is looking particularly stunning at the moment, with snow capped fells and clear reflections on the lake. If you are planning a trip to Ambleside, why not call into our store. You are assured a warm welcome, and you never know, you might even find that perfect Christmas gift!

  33. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Enjoy 20% off winter warmer essentials. I love my ‘Icepack Jacket’ for a cold day on the hills with a merino hat and Striders im sorted for a quick jaunt!

  34. With that cold nip biting at your ankles, why not pop in and check out our fantastic offers on a range of selected winter lines. But hurry – its for a limited time only!

  35. Yesterday I road tested the Dry Roamers on the high fells in the pouring rain – and they are brilliant!. Teamed up with a stria top and microgrid fleece underneath my waterproof, I was WARM and DRY! Call in to see our full range.

  36. Our Team has come up with this:


    Not bad hey!

  37. Terry Myer says:

    Congratulations to Sarah Howcroft. Gift Your Gear has won the TGO (The Great Outdoors) magazine special judges award.

    Gift Your Gear is a nationwide initiative that provides outdoor clothing and equipment to UK community organisations, youth groups and charities working with young people in the outdoors. Founded by Sarah Howcroft, Gift Your Gear aims to encourage people to donate unwanted outdoor gear they no longer want or need.

    Well done!

  38. Guys this weekend sees the return of the Kendal Mountain Film Festival. Some excellent speakers including Eric Boomer- tickets running out fast- get over here. Gavin from our store going on Saturday, look out for his pictures on facebook -whitewateraptitude!

  39. Why not combine a trip to Ambleside for the Christmas Light switch on, on 16th November, with a visit to our store. We’re always happy to meet new people, and to chat with our regulars and look forward to seeing you,

  40. With Christmas just around the corner, why not pop in and take a look at our new range of accessories – just the thing for that last minute gift – or a perfect stocking filler!.

  41. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Ambleside Christmas lights switch on is just around the corner. The magic starts on Saturday 16th November so if your about it’s well worth a look:

    Pop in anytime :0)

  42. With a sprinkling of snow over Fairfield, now is the time to call in and kit yourself out with one of our warm jackets and at the same time, why not check out the rest of our fantastic winter range of clothing and accessories.

  43. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    For great local knowledge, friendly and helpful staff… pop into Ambleside for all your Rohan needs.

  44. Paul @ Ambleside Store says:

    I am delighted to welcome Amy (our new assistant manager) on board to the Ambleside team:

    Amy has worked in retail for over a decade and has moved up from Hereford and settled herself in the Lake District. A well travelled individual with experience including a motorcycle trip across India, trekking in Nepal and travels around Sri Lanka and closer to home around France.

    Amy is also our ‘Superfeet’ expert and has fitted countless walking boots to happy feet!

    All the best in your new role!

    The Ambleside team

  45. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    A sad goodbye to Shaun who has worked for Rohan for nearly 4 years. Good luck Shaun from the whole team at Ambleside!

  46. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Its a definate soup and technical fleece day…did we mention it’s 20% off selected fleec until Monday.

  47. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Well that’s the end of another very successful Gift Your Gear. A massive thanks to all our customers for their kind donations…watch this space to see some of your gear in action…thank you!

  48. Paul @ Ambleside Store says:

    Only a few days left to Gift Your Gear…please don’t miss this great opportunity to make a difference!

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