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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Paul @ Rohan Ambleside says:

    Looks like a glorious day in the Lakes today.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. Paul @ Ambleside says:

    Beautiful sunshine in Ambleside this morning.

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

  11. 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 ….

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

  18. 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!

  19. 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!

  20. Paul@Ambleside says:

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