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Welcome to Ambleside Allotments Association (AAA)

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getting an allotment
the association
contact us
Thanks to the organisations shown below who have provided funding to the group
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via the Central Lakes Neighbourhood Forum
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Sustainable Development Fund

Lakes Parish Council

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Windermere and Ambleside Lions

NEWS - latest news from AAA

Vacant Plots

If you fancy having a go at growing your own then you don't have to wait... We currently have plot vacancies at both our Kelsick and Grasmere sites.

If you are interested in becoming a plotholder please get in touch by email or give us a ring on 015394 33858.

We've won an award!

It's nice to be appreciated and very nice to win an award and we're delighted to say that Ambleside Allotment Association was awarded a Community Endeavour Award by Ambleside Civic Trust in November 2013 to recognise the success in setting up 17 plots at  the Kelsick site.  Thank you!


The Ambleside Allotments association AGM was last held in October 2013. Here's chairman Pete explaining what it's about ...

'It's an important date in the Association calendar as we take stock of and celebrate what we've done, discuss and plan what we're going to do in the future, and deal with the boring ( but essential) stuff about money and who is going to run the Association. We have come a very long way in a relatively short time, and the more members who can make it on the evening the better it will be.'

If you'd like to have information from the meeting please get in touch though our Contact Us page.

At the AGM, a few new people came forward for the committee; a big thanks to those standing down for their efforts in the past and thanks go to all those who have given their time and efforts in any way to support us over the last year.

How was it for you?!

If you'd like to know more about how things have been progressing with our allotments site chairman Pete has put together a report documenting the growing results over the first two years, the first very bad weather-wise and the second rather good after a slow start. You can read it here.

Where some of our funding & support came from

Funding has been obtained from The Lakes Parish Council, the Lake District National Park's Sustainable Development Fund, the Cumbria County Council Neighbourhood Forum and the Cumbria Community Foundation. This financial support to our organisation is helping us turn our Ambleside hillside into an allotment site we can be proud of. In addition the Woodland Trust as part of their Diamond Jubilee tree planting project donated over 400 free trees for us to plant as a hedge around the perimeter of the Ambleside allotments site (inside the deer fence). It will take a few years but they will grow into a proud new native-species hedgerow, helping to mark the Diamond jubilee this year. We've also had a donation from the Windermere and Ambleside Lions.

To read more of our news check out our latest Newsletter, click here - Newsletter pdf will open in a new window.

Here's our photo gallery of images from the site

July 2013 and the site looks like it's been around for years longer than its just over one year history!

A great image from summer on the allotment 2013.

One proud plotholder with his productive plot from opening day 2012.

This is a short video of the official opening we had in June 2012; in a very wet summer this day was rather nice but we did plan for bad weather with Charlie's custom-build 'awning' at the gate!


The following photos from Pete Martin, recorded the first steps on the way to it being a proper 'allotments' site.

photo below from Linda Doran showing how things started to change.


This site was last updated Wednesday January 22, 2014