We have bases in Ambleside and Lancaster. Join our active LinkedIn group, or follow IFLASJem Bendell our Professor of Sustainable Leadership, and David Murphy our Deputy Director on Twitter. You can also email iflas@cumbria.ac.uk for more information.

By Train

The nearest main line railway station is at Oxenholme, about 15 miles from Ambleside. There is also a branch line station at Windermere, which is only 6 miles away from our campus. Both stations normally have taxis available for hire. Trains leave from London Euston, and take about 3 hours.

National rail information

By Road

Ambleside is about 22 miles from Junction 36 of the M6 motorway. Approximate journey times are 6 hours from London or 2 hours from Manchester. The campus has its own car park – please let us know if you will be bringing a car as we may be able to issue you with a car park permit on the first day.

Ambleside Taxi

By Plane

The nearest airport is Manchester. Trains go from the airport to Windermere station, taking about 2 hours. Liverpool John Lennon airport is also about 2 hours by train, after a 10 minute shuttle bus. Both airports have a range of international and budget carriers.

By Foot

The campus is about a five minute walk from Ambleside town centre; follow the signs/directions to the Charlotte Mason Building.

View campus map

By Bus

Buses run to Ambleside from Windermere and other towns throughout Cumbria. More information on transport to Ambleside is on Ambleside Online or Stage Coach Buses

The Town and Accommodation

Ambleside is a small town with plenty of places to eat in the evenings. It has three banks with 24 hour ATM cash machines. During office hours the banks and post office offer bureau de change facilities.

The University can provide accommodation outside term dates, so find out more if that applies for your visit to IFLAS.

The Lake District has plenty to see and do, so make sure to set some time aside for exploring, hiking, sightseeing or cycling this beloved national park.

Tourist information office

See the latest photographs of our local environment on Flickr.