Accommodation in and around Ambleside.

For the navigation courses that we base in Ambleside there are various options. We haven't checked them all out personally but we've had navigation students stay at all of places below and they have said good things about them

 

Camping

If you are camping the closest place is Rydale Hall http://www.rydalhall.org/


There is also the national trust campsite in Langdale http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-global/w-localtoyou/w-northwest/w-lakedistrict-feature/w-northwest-lakedistrict_camping/w-northwest-lakedistrict_camping-langdale.htm

Hostel Accommodation

The closest hostel to where we meet is an independent hostel called Ambleside Backpackers http://www.englishlakesbackpackers.co.uk/

There is also a YHA Youth Hostel in Ambleside http://www.yha.org.uk/find-accommodation/the-lake-district/hostels/Ambleside/index.aspx
There are also Youth Hostels fairly close by in Langdale, Elterwater and Grassmere.

Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

We've only just started asking for recommendations of B&B's so we only have one at the moment.

Chapel House - www.chapelhouse-ambleside.co.uk - 015394 33143

As far as other  B&B's are concerned you could try this site. http://www.amblesideonline.co.uk/newguesthse.shtml

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"I am amazed at the way that the instructors are able to tailor their work to the needs of a group or person.  I have seen Dave work both with adults and young people and his technical skills and group management skills are just superb.  He adjusts his approach to the group/ person with ease and is such a consummate professional, but yet a lot of fun to work with."

Catherine Cole. ML Candidate and Teacher

 

"I just wanted to say what a fantastic course you put on in the Lakes the other weekend. It was extremely useful and extremely well delivered. I'll definitely recommend it far and wide...

I've since managed to navigate myself successfully around the Tour of Pendle fell race route, a real achievement for me given that I was completely lost on that race last year... The Rab MM is this weekend in Snowdonia, so now hopefully at least I won't come last in my class!"

Matt of North Leeds Fell Runners

 

"I got much more from it than I expected and really enjoyed doing it.  I learned so much and my confidence is now much higher than it was.

I’ll be taking bearings and looking at contours and features wherever I go now, even the places that I am familiar with!

Ben put things across in a very easy to understand way and make it fun as well."

 Dave Kay

 

"Jen was extremely knowledgeable, and could put across the navigation principles very well. Her keen-ness and enthusiasm for the subject were well in evidence, and this made the course very enjoyable for me.

I had 100% confidence in her ability right from the start, and trusted her implicitly. Not only did I learn a lot of navigation skills, I had a great couple of days on the fells in very good company. Thanks to Jen for a really enjoyable experience. 10/10."

Charles Uppington

 

"Andy was very friendly and easy-going.He kept the course on track, and was able to present the information clearly.If it wasn’t understood first, second or third time, he was very patient at explaining and clarifying wherever necessary."

Marian Silvester

 

"I’m not sure how the course could be improved, it was excellent, and I am very pleased. Particular good points were the instructor’s patience and willingness to wait while I worked things out. Patience with questions, and general approachability. I always felt as though I could ask if I didn’t understand something.

Andy was helpful and friendly at all times, whilst being very professional in his teaching. I would recommend Lupine to anyone interested in learning navigation skills.

Thanks for a great weekend"

 

Jane Topping
 

 

Andy is a great leader for a course like this - he seems quite laid back but very knowledgeable too! I liked the fact that he didn’t mind keep having to go over quite simple things. I also like the fact that the groups are small and even though I am slightly on the unfit side it wasn’t too strenuous! I had a great weekend doing this course.

 
Martin Stanier

 

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