Ambleside by munki-boy


Ambleside is a market town in Cumbria, situated at the head of Lake Windermere, England’s largest water. The town is within the Lake District National Park. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, Ambleside is rich with heritage and history. Bridge House, built in the 17th century over Stock Gyhll, is one of the smallest houses in Britain and is one of the most photographed scenes in Lakeland. A short walk from the town leads to Stock Ghyll Force, a spectacular 70 foot waterfall. To the south of the town is the Roman Fort of Galava. Ambleside is an ideal base for a walking holiday and has easy access to the surrounding fells and mountains. There are an abundance of shops catering for walkers and climbers, many cafes and restaurants as well as galleries, museums and craft shops.

Created: 27  November  2016  Edited: 6  December  2018

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Wildlife in and Around Ambleside

Mammals found in Ambleside

There have been 31 species of mammals recorded in the ambleside area.

45 Khz Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)
American Mink (Neovison vison)
Bank Vole (Myodes glareolus)
Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus)
Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus)
55 Khz Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus)
Badger (Meles meles)
Black Rat (Rattus rattus)
Brown Long-Eared Bat (Plecotus auritus)
Common Shrew (Sorex araneus)

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Birds found in Ambleside

There have been 157 species of birds recorded in the ambleside area.

(Erithacus rubecula subsp. melophilus)
(Strix aluco subsp. sylvatica)
Bar-Headed Goose (Anser indicus)
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)
Blackbird (Turdus merula)
(Parus major subsp. newtoni)
(Tetrao tetrix subsp. britannicus)
Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
Black-Headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)

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