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Ambleside Climbing Wall

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Address: 101 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0DB, England
Phone Number:
+44 15394 33794
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Indoor Climbing Venue, suitable for all ages in the heart of The Lake...

Indoor Climbing Venue, suitable for all ages in the heart of The Lake District. Offering Taster sessions, Private Lessons and Kids Clubs throughout the week, and open late for experienced climbers.Our parent company also offer a wide range of outdoor activities; from kayaking and rock climbing, to gorge scrambling and hiking.

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Our first time....

I couldn't recommend this more, we've always wanted to try this out. So while on a visit to the lakes and had a bit of bad weather we decided to give a go instead of a cold damp... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Southport, United Kingdom
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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I couldn't recommend this more, we've always wanted to try this out. So while on a visit to the lakes and had a bit of bad weather we decided to give a go instead of a cold damp walk... it was so good, we had a session with our own tutor for a hour just the two of us.. well... More 

Thank Shieldcm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a taster session with Ben. First time trying it and absolutely loved it. Great instruction and Ben made me feel comfortable and gave me such a good session that I'm going back for more! A must do if you want to mix up your days out in the fells.

Thank steph-86-g
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We took our 2 kids, aged 10 and 12 for a taster climbing session. They has a fantastic time and the instructor who's name I can't remember (the one with dreadlocks) was really good with the kids. It was very safe and he made the whole session fun. I watched the whole time and as an ex rock climber myself... More 

Thank Justin P
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We spent three excellent sessions at Ambleside Climbing Gym taking part in the Learn the Ropes course. The instructors, Ben and George, were fantastic and they definitely deserve cake!

Thank SimoneLo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyable hour or so with young George covering all the basics, then quickly onto some competitive bouldering and climbing up larger walls/overhangs. Naturally outclassed by my younger, fitter offspring. All planning to go to follow up session at Little Langdale with George later this week. Highly recommended for unique, fun, active experience.

Thank Graeme S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We booked a taster session for our 15 and 10 year old sons. The session lasts 1.5 hours and is great fun, especially on a rainy day. The instructor was very good. He was able to tailor the session to cater for the wide range of abilities and ages. Definitely recommended.

Thank Cyrus B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Great staff and great instructors. Note to the owner: get Ben and George a raise or maybe some cake! They truly were brilliant.

Thank Max O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Chose to go here on a spare of the moment. Although not a big place it is fantastic fun for everyone. Really enthusiastic instructors who make you feel at ease. Both my wife and 11 year old daughter absolutely loved it, as did I. Shall definitely return!!

Thank RobbieW1978
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This was our first time climbing and so we booked on the introductory session which was £18 pp for 1hr 30 mins. This was a mixture of both bouldering and wall climbing. It was all very challenging but very fun and has left us wanting to do more climbing again very soon! The instructor was great, very chilled and up... More 

Thank LuuceB
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Very good fun for the kids and very family friendly. Good fun for adults and kids alike. Very nice cafe for adults not into climbing. Particularly enjoyed the outdoor clothing store and got few essentials. A must experience for all.

Thank Modupe M

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