Welcome to The Epicentre

The Lake District, one of the most beautiful places in the UK and our home. For over 10 years, our shop in the heart of fells has been helping our customers to explore and discover the national park. Crafted with local materials and by expert builders, our store features four floors with everything you need, whether exploring the local villages or tackling some of the highest Peaks in England, just a stone's throw away from us here in Ambleside. It doesn't just stop there, our expert team can help when looking for kit for trail running, wild swimming, and camping.

Spanning over 4 floors

Starting in the basement, we have a great selection of footwear and backpacks which you can book a 1-2-1 fitting appointment with our expert team to ensure you get the perfect fit, we also have a range of camping accessories including sleeping bags, sleeping mats, cooking accessories, and hydration.

The ground floor includes some of our favourite brands such as Patagonia, Mountain Equipment, Salewa and On Running. At the back of the store, you'll find our designated Ruffwear section with maybe a dog treat or two for your four-legged friend.

The first floor features tentree, Sherpa, Icebreaker and Rumpl for all your lifestyle and sustainable needs.

Our second floor has recently been refurbished and is now a dedicated Arc'teryx floor with the latest gear, whilst up there why not have a lookout on our balcony where you can see Loughrigg Fell and the full panoramic view of the Fairfield Horseshoe.

Dog Friendly

Make sure to bring your four-legged friend into the store where they can be fitted into their new Ruffwear accessories. If they're on their best behaviour they might even get a treat!

Bespoke Boot Fitting

A good fitting pair of walking boots are one of the most important things when out on the hill, our team are available to help you with a personalised fitting appointment to help you find the best boots for your needs. Book an appointment here.

Personal Shopping

Not sure what you need for your next adventure, speak to our team who can help pick out exactly what you need and make recommendations for your upcoming trip.

Sustainability at The Epicentre

Now more than ever, sustainability is at the forefront of our business. We are taking steps as a company to reduce our impact through the products we sell and how we operate as a shop. Find out more here.