A walk through our Ambleside campus
Fantastic facilities at the foot of the fells
The Ambleside campus is a place of inspiration, our teaching buildings are named after the people and places that have shaped what we do best.
Ambleside has a fantastic flexible learning space based in the Barn Library with additional study space in the nearby Charlotte Mason Building.Find out more
The Rigg Cottage SU
The Ambleside Students' Union is at the heart of our campus, organising a range of events that help you meet new people, develop your interests, and make the most of your student life. From Freshers' week right through to Graduation, they're here to support your growth as you explore the natural beauty and community here in the Lake District.Find out more
Named 'The Struggle' after the iconic Kirkstone Pass, a short stretch from campus famously known for its steepness, reaching this bar is the perfect end-of-day challenge for adventurers. Race your friends to the top and then relax in a space dedicated to student socials and affordable drinks.
Located at the centre of our campus, The Barn is the perfect place to warm yourself up after a fun adventure. Serving a range of hot and cold drinks, snacks, and meals, The Barn's light, peaceful atmosphere is ideal for studying or relaxing.
Looking for an indoor workout? Our very own on-campus gym is an affordable price for all students with all the equipment you'll need to get fit for the Fells.Find out more
For more indoor adventures, our campus benefits from having its very own rock climbing wall. Fitted with crash mats, you will find staff and students demonstrating their skills, practicing new climbing techniques, and teaching each other the ways of the wall. Societies and students are welcome to book the Bouldering Wall to use in their leisure time.
The Ambleside Campus Nature Reserve sits behind our halls of residence on Rydal Road. It comes from a collaboration between the student-led Biodiversity on Campus Group and the Ambleside Campus Management team.
Together, they have crafted a management plan to aid in the development of the Nature Reserve. There are plans for interpretation, habitat creation, and improved accessibility so that the space may serve as a wonderful resource for our Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies students and an oasis for all to enjoy.
Three reasons why we love our Ambleside campus
We are the largest provider of outdoor study degrees in the whole of the UK. The choice of courses we have, backed by outdoor expertise and partners who all share our passion to live, love, and protect the great outdoors provides a fantastic platform for so many careers.
The outdoors might be spectacular but indoors our student accommodation is the perfect place to unwind, with modern open-plan living spaces next door to our campus. We have invested millions of pounds into building accommodation students can call home.
The Lake District National Park is a place where the world stops to take a breath. Beautiful scenery, fresh air, the deepest lakes, highest mountains, and longest coastlines. We are so lucky to call it our home.
THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES: Rhiannon Pritchard
The location of the course I was interested in was a big draw, studying in the beautiful Lake District National Park allowed me access to my hobbies such as climbing, walking, kayaking etc, thus allowing me to gain valuable experience for qualifications such as mountain leader award, single pitch award and local cave leader. All of this whilst achieving a degree…what more could you want?
Rhiannon Pritchard, Outdoor Leadership Graduate
Rhiannon, from South Wales, worked as an activity instructor around the UK and France before coming to university.