With over 40 years of experience, Cunningham's is still a proudly run, independent outdoor specialist with stores in some of the most beautiful locations in the UK. Bringing you great brands whilst offering good, honest customer service from our experienced and passionate team. (read more)

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1-3 Rydal Road Ambleside LA22 9AN

Cunninghams Outdoors

Cunningham's was established in 1971 by Stewart Cunningham, an Ambleside lad who spent his early years on the fells in the Lake District.  He opened the Ambleside store to meet the needs of the many walkers drawn to the Lakes.  He has watched the technology evolve over the years from Ventile jackets and canvas rucksacks to the advent of Gore-tex and other fabric technologies.

Cunningham's now has four stores across England, Scotland and Wales. 

Cunningham's is still a family run independent outdoor specialist with over forty years of knowledge and expertise.  Driven passionately now by Stewart's children, Ross and Wendy, the next generation, Cunningham's offer a wide selection of outdoor clothing, equipment and footwear to suit all needs and pockets.  Ranging great brands such as Rab, Paramo, Meindl, Sprayway and Scarpa to name but a few.  Cunningham's is known for pioneering iconic brands such as Bergan's and Norrona.  Our long history with the German brand Jack Wolfskin continues with the Jack Wolfskin Store in Ambleside and a wide range stocked in all our other stores.

We can draw upon our wealth of knowledge and experience to offer customers high levels of product knowledge, given honestly, so that you leave the store with peace of mind that you have made the right choices from our uniquely styled stores, situated in some of the most beautiful areas in the UK.

We look forward to seeing you!

Latest News and updates from Cunninghams Outdoors

  • Cunningham’s Web store is open & dispatching orders Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Things may take a little longer at this time & we appreciate your patience and kindness to our small team at this challenging time for us all. Please email: webstore@stewartrcunningham.co.uk With any general enquiries. Web returns please follow.... More

    Cunningham’s Web Store Open

    coAdmin | 14/01/2021 17:32:26

  • In line with government guidelines Cunningham’s Ambleside store will be closed until further notice. Cunningham’s have taken the decision to also close our Hawes, Yorkshire Dales store for now.  Our Betws y coed store and Newton Stewart stores remain closed in line with Welsh and Scottish guidelines. Our website remains open for all your outdoor needs..... More

    Cunningham’s Ambleside store will be closed until further notice.

    coAdmin | 31/12/2020 15:17:30

  • We have extended our Christmas return & exchange policy to 5th February 2021 Please follow this link for details on returning an item: https://www.srcunningham.co.uk/returns.aspx Or contact us with any other enquiries at:   webstore@stewartrcunningham.co.uk Things may take a little longer at this time & we appreciate your patience and kindness to our.... More

    Return & Exchange Policy Extended to 5th of February 2021

    coAdmin | 21/12/2020 08:58:40

  • All stores closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day Ambleside store Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday 10am to 4pm (Hours may vary Christmas Eve ,New Year’s Eve & New Years day) Hawes Monday.... More

    Christmas Opening Hours

    coAdmin | 17/12/2020 17:50:56

  • Monday 21st December  (11.30am cut off) is our last day for guaranteed delivery before Christmas.  Using Royal Mail 1st class & 1st class signed for service. We will be dispatching 22nd 23rd but can’t guaranteed it will arrive for Christmas.   Orders between 27th December & 4th January will be getting dispatched daily on 1st class service.

    Christmas Postal Dates 2020

    coAdmin | 09/12/2020 15:05:32

  • Good news! All Cunningham’s stores are now back open! Please call to check opening hours: Ambleside: 01539432636 Hawes: 01969667595 Betws-y-coed: 01690710454 Newton Stewart: 01671401115

    All Cunningham’s Stores Now Open!

    coAdmin | 02/12/2020 09:02:50

  • If you don’t see what you want online please get in touch as we have stock coming in all the time currently from all our brands. webstore@stewartrcunningham.co.uk Ambleside store 015394 32636 Betws y coed store 01690 710454 Newton stewart store 01671 401115

    New Stock Arriving Now!

    coAdmin | 19/11/2020 11:47:01

  • Well folks with a National Lockdown for England announced we will be closing our Ambleside and Hawes stores at 5pm on Wednesday 4th November and re-opening on Thursday 2nd December in-line with government guidelines. We will still be open: ❇️ online at https://www.srcunningham.co.uk/ ❇️ at our Newton Stewart Store (Scotland) ❇️ accepting returns &.... More

    National Lockdown: Store Closing Details–We Will Still be Open Online and at Newton Stewart

    coAdmin | 02/11/2020 10:12:13

  • Unfortunately our Betws-y-coed store closed today in line with the Welsh Government Covid 19 guidelines and won’t re open until 9th November. You can still shop with us online at www.srcunningham.co.uk or contact the Ambleside store: 015394 32636 Stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back soon #proudlyindependent #betwsycoed #supportsmallbusiness

    Betws-y-Coed Store Now Closed Until 9th November

    coAdmin | 23/10/2020 22:35:46

  • The new Autumn/Winter ranges from Rab, Montane, Jack Wolfskin and Sprayway have started to arrive in Cunningham’s stores, and we are working to make them available online as soon as we can. Click on the logos below to see the latest products available online!  

    Autumn/Winter Ranges Now Arriving In Store and Online

    coAdmin | 25/09/2020 18:22:08

  • Ambleside Opening Hours Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday 10am to 4pm (Hours may vary) 015394 32636 Hawes Opening Hours Open 7 Days 10am to 5pm  (Hours may vary) .... More

    All Four Cunningham’s Stores Now Open!

    coAdmin | 15/07/2020 11:16:22

  • Our Ambleside, Hawes and Newton Stewart stores will be open by the end of THIS week. Please note these will be on reduced hours and will vary for each store. Please contact the individual store for more details. Unfortunately, due to the current travel guidelines for wales our Betws-y-Coed store remains closed. You can still shop.... More


    coAdmin | 30/06/2020 08:33:56

Our Stores

  • Situated in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park our experienced team in Betws Y Coed will help you with all your outdoor needs whether your planning a gentle walk or the ascent of Snowdon.  Stocking brands such as Rab, Paramo, Bergan’s Of Norway, Jack Wolfskin, Scarpa, Deuter, Meindl. Store Closed Until 9th November Unfortunately our Betws y.... More

    Betws Y Coed Store

    coAdmin | 06/09/2014 12:49:00

  • Situated on the Market Place our Hawes Store is in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  Hawes is a traditional Yorkshire village with a good variety of independent shops.  Popular with walkers and those taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge (Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough).  Stocking brands such as Rab, Jack Wolfskin, Weird Fish and Deuter to name but.... More

    Hawes Store

    coAdmin | 05/09/2014 12:39:00

  • Our store in the heart of Newton Stewart is close to the Galloway Forest Park.  Popular with mountain bikers taking on the 7stanes at Kirroughtree or with walkers bagging the highest hill in the area, ‘Merrick’ – 843m.  We stock a good range of clothing, footwear and equipment, not to mention a good supply of products to keep.... More

    Newton Stewart Store

    coAdmin | 04/09/2014 12:40:00

  •   Our flagship store in the heart of the Lake District offers a huge range of outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment to suit all needs.  At Ambleside we stock a good range of Rab, Paramo, Bergan’s of Norway, Scarpa, Meindl, Deuter to name but a few.  Our Jack Wolfskin Store, on site, stocks one of the largest ranges of Jack.... More

    Ambleside Store

    coAdmin | 27/03/2014 10:57:00

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