The village grew both as a farming village and to serve local copper and slate mines, made famous by John Ruskin the poet who bought Brantwood House.


One of the major centres for climbing and walking in the Lake District, known as the out door clothing shop capital of the Lakes.


This breathtakingly beautiful valley runs west of Ambleside, popular with hikers, climbers, fell runners and other outdoor enthusiasts.


The largest natural lake in England. Popular for sailing and made famous by Arthur Ransomes Swallows and Amazons based on the lake and surrounding area.