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About Us & Opening Times

Welcome to The Epicentre. We are based in Ambleside, the heart of the English Lake District.


The Epicentre, Compston Road, Ambleside, LA22 9DR

Formerly the Epicure Cafe, the building has been lovingly restored and extended by local craftsmen, winning us both the Leslie Johnston Trophy for Craftsmanship and the North West regional winner for building restoration in England.

The team here at The Epicentre all have a passion for the outdoors, we can regularly be found wandering the fells, hanging from rocks, swinging axes into ice, floating on lakes, tearing down single-track, running up and over and round and about and generally making the most of what we have on offer in our back garden, at home in the Lake District. Collectively, we have been on trips and expeditions that have taken us around the world and look forward to using our experience to help kit you out for adventure, whatever the location, whatever the weather. Our store will offer you a relaxed environment, with no pressure to buy and as much help as you need.

Please do call in while you enjoy your time in our beautiful National Park.

T: 01539 528528 | E:

Monday 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 17:30
Friday 09:00 - 17:30
Saturday 09:00 - 17:30
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


The store is closed on Christmas Day and we have reduced opening hours on Boxing Day and New Years Day.