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Ambleside contacts

Contact details
The Barn
Rydal Road
LA22 9BB

Telephone: 015394 30274 (internal 5274)
Fax: 015394 30371

Gateway Managers: Marie Wright and Glenys Taylor

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Campus directions

By road

From M6 junction 36, take A684 heading towards Windermere

Passing Kendal, take the A591 to Windermere

On reaching Windermere, remain on A591 a follow signs for Ambleside

On reaching the town, continue on the A591 (one way)

Cross the mini-roundabout on Rydal Road and the campus is immediately on your right. 

By rail

There are no direct train services to Ambleside, but there is an hourly service to Windermere train station (6 km) and a regular bus service connecting the two towns.

Situated in the heart of the Lake District, Ambleside has everything you would expect from a campus set in this great national park, England’s most beautiful landscape.

You will find a range of study facilities, accommodation, e-resources available 24/7, and a climbing wall. The Barn provides a flexible learning space with social and study areas and it also houses the campus library. The Barn café is available for snacks and beverages.

The town is very pretty and is a vibrant, buzzing environment. It’s served by regular bus services and arriving by car is also straightforward, with Ambleside about 30 minutes’ drive from J36 of the M6.


View the full list of courses that we currently offer at our Ambleside campus.

Course Enquiry Centre

If you would like further information before applying to your course please contact the Course Enquiry Centre. 

Email: enquirycentre@cumbria.ac.uk
Telephone: 0845 606 1144

Ambleside - Proposed Landscape Plan 1

Ambleside campus renewal

We are currently redeveloping our Ambleside campus. This exciting new development will see approximately 370 undergraduate and post graduate students returning to the site over the next two years.

Student life

Find out more about the University of Cumbria in Ambleside, the Lake District.  


HEFCE Admissions (Forestry, Conservation, Science and Outdoor programmes)
Email: hefceadmissions@cumbria.ac.uk
Phone: 01228 616 236

Library and learning facilities

Opening times and facilities available can be found on the Library and learning site.