In 1959 Frank Davies opened The Climber's Shop - the first outdoor shop in Ambleside! For over half a century The Climbers Shop remains in the centre of Ambleside and is a focal point for many climbers, walkers and holiday makers wanting to kit themselves out for the outdoor lifestyle.

Our ranges are constantly changing to meet the needs of the modern outdoor enthusiast and include clothing from Rab, Salomon, Patagonia and Mountain Equipment and Mammut and equipment from the likes of Black Diamond, Petzl, Osprey, Edelrid, and Wild Country. Our footwear comes from companies such as Salomon, Scarpa, Meindl and Zamberlan, while our tent range is possibly the largest range of Hilleberg tents in the country.
If we don't stock what you want, we can also order it in, normally in just a few days.

Our highly experienced staff have the in depth knowledge to help you with any enquiry. We have experts in every type of mountain activity and for all seasons on our staff, from mountaineering to rock climbing, fell running to backpacking and every variant in between. Our team are on hand to provide you with the right advice and the right gear to suit your individual needs and circumstances.

As an independent store we are able to offer a far wider range of clothing, equipment and accessories than you will find in any of the bigger chain stores.

Although our roots are in the Lake District we have the stock and the expertise to equip you for any type of adventure in any type of wild environment around the world. If you don’t find the advice or the item you need on this website, please don’t hesitate to call us up for a chat.

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Walking in the Bavarian Alps

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The Ridges of Snowdonia

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Lake District: Mountain Landscape - Alastair Lee

Alastair Lee is a world renowned climbing and mountain photographer. With his collection of lakeland images, he presents some of the most atmospheric, inspirational and moving shots of this unique landscape

Trekking In The Stubai Alps

A great guidebook for anyone planning a trekking holiday in Austria's stunning Stubai Alps. It features the Stubai Rucksack Route and the more challenging Stubai Glacier route.

Walking in the North Pennines

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Walking in the Valais

A comprehensive guide to walking in the Valais region of Switzerland from guidebook guru's Cicerone.

Trekking in Austrias Hohe Tauern

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Trekking in the Zillertal Alps

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The Ceredigion and Snowdonia Coastal Path

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The Mountains of Montenegro

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Walking in Croatia

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Walking in Slovenia: The Karavanke

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The High Mountains of Crete

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Walking in Malta

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Walking in the Auvergne

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The Way of St James - France

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Walking in Menorca

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Not The West Highland Way

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Walking Highland Perthshire

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Walking in the Angus Glens

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Walking in Rum and the Small Isles

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Walks and Treks in the Maritime Alps

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The End to End Trail

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Trekking in the Himalaya

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Short Walks in Lake District

This inexpensive little guidebook is perfect for getting out and about in the Lake District. It features a selection of short (and some a little longer) walks both at low and high level, all with stunning views and beautiful scenery. 

The John Muir Trail

The John Muir Trail (JMT) is one of the world’s most spectacular treks and is North America’s best known mid-distance walking trail. 

Across the Eastern Alps: E5 - A Walkers Guide

The E5 Long Distance Trail travels between Lake Constance, Germany to Verona, Italy, and runs for 600km through a remarkable kaleidoscope of landscapes and culture in Switzerland, Austria and Italy.

Backpackers Britain - Vol 2 - Wales

Featuring 25 multi day walks around Wales, this guide takes you on mini adventures through the wildest and most scenic parts of Wales.

Everest - A Trekkers Guide

A Cicerone guidebook to treks in the Everest and Khumbu region of the Himalayas in Nepal

The Yorkshire Dales - North and East

42 circular day walks, ranging from gentle three-mile strolls to more strenuous day-long rambles,  across the the north and east Yorkshire Dales. It explores the dales, hills and moors between Kirkby Stephen and Pateley Bridge.

Yorkshire Dales Walks - South and West

The Yorkshire Dales offer some of the best walking in the country.This Cicerone walking guide contains 44 day walks, including the famous Three Peaks circuit over Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

Short Walks in Lakeland North

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Scrambles in the Dark Peak

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Kilimanjaro: A Complete Trekkers Guide

Kilimanjaro: the snow-capped dormant volcano that towers almost 5km above Tanzania’s savannah yet it is possible to reach the 5895m summit without any technical climbing ability. 

100 Hut Walks in the Alps

100 Hut Walks in the Alps by Kev Reynolds includes route descriptions for 100 day walks to suit alpine walkers of all abilities.

British Columbia

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Trailblazer Guide - The Walkers Haute Route

Possibly the best way of enjoying the full majesty of the Alps without the need for mountaineering skills. The Walkers Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt traverses some of the most spectacular scenery in the French and Swiss Alps.

Wainwrights Pictorial Guide - Book 6: North Western Fells

Alfred Wainwrights hugely successful guidebook aimed at giving the occasional walker a clear and detailed understanding of the fells to the west of Keswick including popular fells such as Catbells and Causey Pike.

The Pennine Way

The original Long Distance Path, the Pennine Way is arguably the toughest too. 265 miles from Edale to Kirk Yetholm along the spine of Northern Britain, and across some of the most inhospitable and majestic landscapes in the UK

The Top 500 Summits: A Lifetime of Hillwalking - Brian K Smith

This reference work lists the top 500 highest summits in the British Isles, with a 500ft height drop on all sides. Author, Brian K Smith, has spent a lifetime climbing these peaks and this book is also a personal journey

National 3 Peaks Walks - Brian Smailes

The challenge to walk the 3 highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales is one of the ultimate goals of many people. Breathtaking scenery, fresh clean air and a sense of freedom are what you get when you reach the summit.

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