Skelghyll Woods in Ambleside Cumbria

Family fun and adventure in the heart of the English Lake District


Things to see and do

Waterhead, Ambleside from above

Explore Ambleside 

Visit the charmingly small Bridge House, take a walk in Stagshaw Garden or Skelghyll Woods, and picnic on the shores of Lake Windermere.

Spring gardens


Our work

Four National Trust Rangers in the Lake District

How we're taking care of this special place 

See how our team of rangers work hard to look after vast amounts of diverse Lake District landscape.

Volunteers at Ambleside Roman Fort

Romans by the Rivers 

Built on the shores of Lake Windermere when Cumbria was a land of mountainous warfare, today it's a beautiful spot, steeped in history and perfect for a picnic by the lakeshore.