Commonly referred to as the crossroads of the Lake District, Ambleside is the most central town of the Lake District National Park. Mountain Goat tours from Ambleside, give you the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation, explore some of the most stunning landscapes in the UK without the hassle of driving. Our wide range of half or full day guided tours are available throughout both the summer and winter months, giving you the best opportunities to explore Lake District National Park.
Mountain Goat in Ambleside
We believe that your trip should be one that you will never forget, that’s why our tours are designed with you in mind. We offer our customers value for money, comfort and friendly drivers. Ambleside is conveniently available as a pick-up location on all of our Lake District day tours. We also offer a number of hotel pickups which are available for those who book direct.
Ambleside really is a lovely, quaint, small town. It has a rich and interesting history which your knowledgeable tour guide will tell you all about during your time with us. With so much to learn and see, one trip will never be enough!
Ambleside is widely regarded as the outdoor activity capital of England, pulling tourists in from all over the world to conquer the fells which encompass the town. Lying a mile north of England’s largest lake, Windermere, Ambleside is a hub for water sports enthusiasts. Activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking and swimming are all widely available on Waterhead’s beaches.
However, if land activities are more your thing, a wide variety of walks can be completed from this town. Skelwith Force offers a short walk lasting an hour or so, and Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain is situated only a few miles away for the keener adventurer.
During peak season, up to 20,000 cars can pass through the town centre, and even on the quietest days, the visitors can outnumber the locals. Despite its popularity, there is still a village feel to Ambleside, it’s strong community vibe and local events make this town a place to relax and enjoy both its beautiful architecture and picturesque views.