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Introducing Ambleside

Standing at the northern end of Lake Windermere and backed by an impressive panorama of grey-green fells, the small town of Ambleside is a bustling hub for the region’s hikers and trekkers, with more outdoors shops per square foot than almost anywhere else in the Lakes. Victorian villas and slate-fronted houses line the main street all the way to the central square, where you can stock up with new boots, emergency raingear or that all-important industrial-strength sleeping bag before setting out for one of the many walking trails nearby.