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Ambleside

Where to meet: The Bridge House, Ambleside
Postcode:  LA22 9AN
Grid Reference: NY 376 046


Directions

The Bridge House is easily found in Ambleside Village, on the A591 Rydal Road, just north of the centre of the village towards the Rydal Road Car Park and the mini roundabout. The  Bridge House will be found on the left of the road, opposite the SR Cunninghams / Jack Wolfskin shop.

The Bridge House, a small house built on a bridge over the beck is now a National Trust gift shop, we will meet outside the shop.


Bus Services

Ambleside is well served by buses, the main bus stop in Ambleside is 5 minutes walk away from the meet point.

  • The 555 bus runs between Kendal and Keswick, passing through Windermere and Grasmere
  • The 599 runs regularly through the summer months from Bowness, Windermere and Grasmere
  • The 516 runs between Ambleside and the Langdale Valley
  • The 505 runs between Coniston and Ambleside, via Hawkshead

Stagecoach bus timetables can be viewed here


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  1. Descending from Scafell Pike

    24 Peak Challenge

    £175.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A very long walk over rough ground, a great very hard challenge event

    Distance: 50km / 32 miles
    Ascent: 4000m / 13000ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Ambleside Walking Weekend

    Regular Price: £44.00

    Special Price £40.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Two days of great walking on the high fells above Ambleside, including The Fairfield Horseshoe,a classic Lakeland mountain day

    Distance: Up to 17km / 11 miles per day
    Ascent: 1110m / 3400ft per day
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. GPS Training Course

    GPS Training Course

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    If you are looking to get the most out of a GPS unit you own or are looking to buy a GPS unit then this is the course for you

    Distance: 10km / 6 miles per day
    Ascent: 500m / 1500 ft per day
    Duration: 6-7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 4:1
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  4. On the High Street Roman Road

    High Street Roman Road

    £35.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk, similar in difficulty to the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, on good paths throughout

    Distance: 37km / 23 miles
    Ascent: 900m / 3000ft
    Duration: 12 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  5. The Langdale Pikes from Loughrigg Tarn

    Langdale Valley Walk

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A low level walk on good paths amid the wonderful scenery of the Langdale Valley

    Distance: 11km / 7 miles
    Ascent: 100m / 300ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 12:1
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  6. Lilly Tarn: Loughrigg

    Loughrigg Evening Walk

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    One of the most rewarding lower fells in the Lake District, a rambling fell with stunning views throughout

    Distance: 9km / 5.5 miles
    Ascent: 425m / 1000ft
    Duration: 4 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 12:1
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  7. Lilly Tarn: Loughrigg

    Loughrigg from Ambleside

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    One of the most rewarding lower fells in the Lake District, a rambling fell with stunning views throughout

    Distance: 9km / 5.5 miles
    Ascent: 425m / 1000ft
    Duration: 4 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 12:1
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  8. Descending from Little Hart Crag towards High Hartsop Dodd

    Red Screes from Ambleside

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long steady climb up to Red Screes on good paths with stunning views over south Lakeland and Brothers Water

    Distance: 16.5km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1000m / 3300ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  9. High Raise in sunshine

    The Cross Lakeland Challenge

    £125.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk, crossing the Lake District from East to West, from Wasdale Head to Wasdale Head

    Distance: 50km / 31 miles
    Ascent: 2300m / 7500ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  10. The Fairfield Horseshoe from Heron Pike

    The Fairfield Horseshoe

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    On of the classic Lake District horseshoe walks, a long walk with little exposure, easy underfoot

    Distance: 17km / 11 miles
    Ascent: 1110m / 3400ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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