The Rohan Shops are a very important part of Rohan Heritage. The Rohan Heritage category on Rohantime called Rohan Flashback has many stories about the history of Rohan Shops. On 20th May we are celebrating a special day…Read More
Rohan Ambleside met up with Brathay Exploration Trust at Shackleton Lodge to hand over the Gift Your Gear donation boxes full of outdoor gear and rucksacks. Thank you to all who donated to Gift Your Gear at Rohan Ambleside.Read More
“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 difficulty compared to that of my local Lake District Rivers.Read More
Stage Two of The Tour of Britain from Carlisle to Kendal passed through Ambleside today. Paul Rohan Ambleside got out with his camera and shared the day with us.Read More
“Rushbearing – This is a festival celebration associated with the ancient custom of annually replacing the rushes on the earth floors of churches, rushes being a general term for rushes, reeds and sweet smelling grasses. Once widespread, very few places now continue this tradition. Although the church plays a leading role, today Rushbearing is a community event. The bearings vary from large ornate devices such as hoops, staves and crosses to simple sheafs carried by children. Composed mainly of rushes cut from nearby lake shores, they are highly decorated with mosses, flowers and greenery.”
The sun shone over Ambleside for the annual Ambleside Rushbearing 2012. The sound of brass playing and applause filled the air as local people and children alike paraded through the town with their brightly decorated rushes.Even the local mountain rescue team got involved marshalling the event. Vanessa who works in Rohan Ambleside explained a bit more: “We all took part as children. Following the parade we used to end up at the hall and got some gingerbread, crisps and a drink followed by a sports day at the park” …sounds like fun, especially the gingerbread part!
Paul – Rohan Ambleside