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The English Lake District, which has Ambleside at its centre, cannot be seen in just one day.
There are so many facets to it and so many exciting and interesting things to see and do in this most
beautiful part of England that it is well worth a longer stay. Go Ape, Zip Wires, Indoor climbing and caveing, all types of water sport, running, climbing, cycling, mountain biking .....the list goes on...

Hot air baloon over lake
Ambleside is a great centre for walking and cycling, with access to easy, strenuous, difficult and darn right dangerous routes which are great ways to see the landscape, get excercise and have fun. Tourist Information Centres carry walks and cycle route leaflets to get you on your way. So do we.
And WALKING IS FREE!! bring some good strong shoes or walking gear, Flip flops and stilettoes are not reccomended for high peaks!!
You can tour the Lake District by bus (get a day or 2,3,4 day bus ticket for economy). Grasmere and Hawkshead are but a short step away -well a good few steps actually -say 4 - 5 miles.

In addition there are many more organised outdoor activities and tours:

MOUNTAIN BIKING - All over the Lake district - & in Grizedale Forest on The North Face Trail

Mountain Goat minibusPANORAMIC TOURS - Mountain Goat bus tours www.mountain-goat.com


vase of flowersIndoor CLIMBING - Adventure Peaks Climbing Wall,-
Just 200m from Ambleside Backpackers hostel!www.adventurepeaks.com/AmblesideClimbingWall

people on climbing wallIndoor CLIMBING - Kendal Climbing Wall, for beginners up - www.kendalwall.co.uk

rural scene AmblesideGUIDED WALKS -Lake District Walker - www.thelakedistrictwalker.co.uk
Dinghy sailing on WindermereACTIVITIES -River Deep Mountain High - www.riverdeepmountainhigh.co.uk
The edge of StridingACTIVITIES -Mountain Journeys - www.mountain-journeys.co.uk
Walk this if you dareACTIVITIES -Kendal Mountaineering services - www.kendalmountaineeringservices.co.uk
Eastern approach to HelvellynACTIVITIES -Ascent training - www.ascenttraining.co.uk
Striding EdgeACTIVITIES -Mountain Leader training - www.mountainleadercourses.co.uk
two Horses and ridersHORSE RIDING, QUAD BIKES - Riding & Trecking - www.biglandhall.com

Girl on Go Ape courseGO APE! High wire forest adventure www.goape.co.uk

Windermere steamerSTEAMER & BOAT TRIPS - Windermere sailings www.windermere- lakecruises.co.uk

Ambleside Backpackers Hostel, Iveing Cottage, Old Lake rd. Ambleside, LA22 0DJ.
+44(0)15394 32340

'A great place to stay'