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 six 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

  • Saturday 7th July View our latest collections, get advice and access to special event deals! 1-2 Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9AN

    Sprayway & Oboz Brand Event

    coAdmin | 04/07/2018 10:45:48

  • Newton Stewart Walking Festival 11th - 17th May 2018 Cunningham’s are once again proud to contribute to the Newton Stewart Walking Festival. Walkfest offers around 30 routes over 7 days, with transport and guides included, as well as a programme of evening social events. Often described as Scotland's best kept secret, Galloway is a wonderfully.... More

    Newton Stewart Walking Festival: 11th - 17th May 2018

    coAdmin | 13/04/2018 17:34:04

  • SALES ADVISOR TO WORK VARIOUS HOURS Full staff training given Staff Discount after qualifying period For this position we need applicants who: •    are highly-motivated and enthusiastic •    have good communication skills •    may already have some retail experience.... More

    Sales Advisor Job Vacancy at Cunningham’s Hawes and Ambleside Stores

    coAdmin | 01/03/2018 13:40:14

  • Saturday 24th March 1pm-3.30pm Come and join Max and Paddy for a great Spring time family friendly walk around Ambleside, celebrating the launch of the Jack Wolfskin Spring/Summer collection. All proceeds raised from the dog walk go to Fix the Fells. Meet Max and Paddy and the Fix the Fells Team at.... More

    Fix the Fells Fundraising Dog Walk: Saturday March 24th

    coAdmin | 23/02/2018 16:44:24

  • The new Rab Spring/Summer 2018 collection is now available online and in store at Cunningham’s. Featuring  several new items, including the Mantra jacket – a stretch waterproof jacket in highly breathable Pertex Shield Pro. Also new is the Nexus jacket and pull-on – a lightweight mid-layer in a stretch fleece for superb mobility and comfort.

    Rab Spring/Summer 2018 Now Online and In Store

    coAdmin | 07/02/2018 12:00:30

  • The NEW Jack Wolfskin Spring 2018 range is now available at the Ambleside store, and will be available online shortly! #JackWolfskin #GreatColours #Ambleside

    Jack Wolfskin Spring/Summer 2018 Now Available in Cunningham’s Ambleside

    coAdmin | 30/01/2018 11:31:40

  • Sale of Jack Wolfskin Autumn/Winter 2017/18 Clothing Now Online and In store All Jack Wolfskin winter clothing from the Autumn/Winter 2017/18 range is now on sale at 30% off both online and in store at Cunningham’s. Offer applies only to AW1718 stock and not the SS2018 range. While stocks last.

    Sale on Jack Wolfskin AW1718 Winter Clothing

    coAdmin | 24/01/2018 13:50:17

  •   Vacancy in our Betws-y-Coed Store PART TIME SALES ADVISORS     To work variable hours INCLUDING WEEKENDS  Full staff training given Staff Discount (after qualifying period) For this position we need someone who  . . . . Is highly-motivated and enthusiastic Has.... More

    Job Vacancies at Cunningham’s

    coAdmin | 19/01/2018 16:43:18

  • Please note that the last days for orders for guaranteed Christmas delivery are: Wednesday 20th December for the UK.   Premium Shipping (Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed) - Friday 22nd December

    Christmas Postal Dates 2017

    coAdmin | 24/11/2017 13:03:49

  • Visit one of our 5 stores this winter for all your outdoor needs: Ambleside Hawes Betws Y Coed Grasmere Newton Stewart #proudlyinderpedent #Shoplocal #christmasshopping

    Visit one of our 5 stores this winter for all your outdoor needs

    coAdmin | 24/11/2017 12:59:16

  • Cunningham’s stock a wide range of Páramo in the Ambleside (Lake District), Hawes (Yorkshire Dales), Betws y Coed (Snowdonia) and Newton Stewart (Galloway Hills) stores. However, we do not currently sell Páramo clothing online. Páramo is an award winning, British company who specialise in manufacturing outdoor clothing designed for the worst weather. Páramo combines ingenious, rigorously.... More

    Páramo: Available In Store Only at Cunningham’s

    coAdmin | 24/11/2017 10:01:26

  • We are delighted to be nominated for The Great Outdoors Magazine Independent retailer of the year and would love your vote. We are a proudly independent family business that opened in Ambleside over 40 years ago. Please click here to vote for us. Thank you!

    Cunningham’s Nominated for Independent Retailer of the Year Award

    coAdmin | 23/10/2017 07:32:00

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 Opening Hours Monday – Sunday 09.00 –17.30 .... 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

  • Situated in the picture perfect village of Grasmere in the heart of the Lake District, our Grasmere Store may be our smallest but it is still full of outdoor waterproofs and equipment to keep you warm, dry and prepared whatever the weather. Store Opening Hours Monday – Saturday 09.00 – 17.30 Sunday 10.00 – 17.00.... More

    Grasmere Store

    coAdmin | 03/09/2014 16:59:00

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