I prefer this side rather than Windermere, which I think needs to be cleaned up a little. Feels friendly and plenty of space to walk around. Very easy to get ferry's from here... read more
Lake Windermere ends around one mile short of Ambleside at Waterhead, and...
Lake Windermere ends around one mile short of Ambleside at Waterhead, and can come as a shock to boat passengers expecting to be in the town.
But don't worry!
There is an Electric Bus that take you into the centre of Ambleside. It is well worth the trip.
The bus stops next to the world famous; Ambleside Sheepskins. If you decide to pop in to Ambleside Sheepskins, you might be lucky and bump into the odd celebrity or two shopping. Anything Sheepskin can be found in there 2 high street shops, boasting the best selection of sheepskin slippers, sheepskin rugs, cowhide rugs, reindeer skins in the UK. As well as the Local Herdwick Sheepskin rugs. They also offer to post your goods if you can not carry them back home with you.
If you walk a further 300 yards up the road you will come across the best deli in the village, Stockghyll Fine Foods, takeaway pies, sandwiches & sweets - highly recommended!
For walking and outdoor gear visit Cunninghams around the corner.
Cunningham's was established in 1971 by Stewart Cunningham, an Ambleside lad who spent his early years on the fells in the Lake District. He opened the Ambleside store to meet the needs of the many walkers drawn to the Lakes. He has watched the technology evolve over the years from Ventile jackets and canvas rucksacks to the advent of Gore-tex and other fabric technologies.
Cunningham's now has six stores across England, Scotland and Wales.