Shopping in Ambleside

Outdoor shops abound at this walker’s paradise – try Head to the Hills or Gaynor Sports for the latest outdoor gear. For a taste of the Lakes, check out Lucy’s Specialist Grocers (Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ; +44 1539 432288; It’s an Aladdin’s Cave of breads, pastries, chutneys, cheeses and meals to go.

For more information, see my Shopping in Lake District page.