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The Epicentre is an independent outdoor clothing and equipment store based in Ambleside, the heart of the English Lake District. Established in 2006, we continually leave our mark by stocking some of the most exclusive brands available on the market. Our experienced team has a passion for the industry, with many embracing the very adventure that we aim to promote. Technical equipment is taken very seriously, devoting ourselves to provide the best guidance and latest technical knowledge for our customers.

We offer an incredible selection of essential outdoor clothing, footwear, equipment, and accessories plus tailor to more niche activities including both rock and winter ice climbing. The Epicentre has worked hard to build exceptional relationships with some of the most well-trusted brands within the industry, stocking ranges from Arc’teryx, Mountain Equipment, Sherpa, Patagonia, Scarpa, Osprey and much more.

Whilst enjoying the beautiful Lake District National Park, we invite you to pop in during your visit. Our dog (and human) friendly store consists of 4 floors which have been beautifully designed and always remains well stocked to provide the best possible experience for the customer. We are located on Compston Road, Ambleside on the old site of the former Epicure Café where the building has been lovingly restored and extended by local craftsmen. The new design has won us both the Leslie Johnston Trophy for Craftsmanship and the North West regional winner for building restoration in England. 

If you physically can’t make it in, our online shop is always available at your convenience. We take pride in providing a transparent service with prices on our website never differentiating from those seen in the store. Deliveries are handled quickly and consistently with Free UK Standard Delivery available on all orders over £30. Next Day UK Express services and international shipping is also available to all customers. Our professional customer service is shared across all platforms so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

We look forward to being part of your adventure.