A woman sitting at Orrest Head during the sunset

Important notice -

Bridge House remains closed.

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

More about this place

A woman sitting at Orrest Head during the sunset

Great Walks around Ambleside and Windermere 

Choose one of our gentle rambles through a Lake District woodland or challenge yourself to a hike taking in the dramatic Cumbria countryside.

A viewing bench at Stagshaw Gardens

Escape to Stagshaw Garden 

Just a short walk from Ambleside you’ll find Stagshaw Garden, an informal woodland garden offering a quiet haven of tranquillity. Explore the rambling paths that give the gardens an enchanted feel, with a different delight around each corner.


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.