We are acutely aware of how difficult the following weeks will be for small independent businesses & retailers etc…
Missing out on passing high street trade during what would usually be busy shopping weeks in the lead up to (dare we say it…) Christmas.
Below we have collated a list of independent businesses, retailers and artists who you can access online and support over the coming months.
Have a scroll & click the name of those that take your fancy!
Art & Photography
Fine art, original oil paintings and lino prints based on landscape and surrealism.
Print & textile design and illustration inspired by nature,Lake District themed collages & textile homewares and Handcrafted prints, collages and textiles.
Fine art prints.
Fine Artist, painting and drawing life, love and people exploring beauty, femininity, love, passion and a sense of self.
Event photography and web development – also 1:1 photography and tuition in November.
Exploring the weather and landscape of the Lake District through art.
Metal sculpture and garden art.
Artist based in Wyre, Lancashire. Janets paintings and sculptures focus mainly on nature, wildlife and the landscapes of North West England and Scotland, but Janet also paint portraits of animals and people.
Paintings and drawings about landscapes and the nature that inhabits them.
Screen prints focusing on conceptual ideas, symbolism and metaphors. The innovative juxtaposition of elements often result in a surreal, humorous or thought-provoking image.
A corner shop of hand printed products and lots of colourful vintage styled delights!
Freelance illustrator based in The Lake District with work that is strongly influenced by nature.
Through Sam’s love of the countryside and walking, she sees the landscape in blocks of colour and this is reflected in her paintings.
Images with a strong connection to the outdoors, where Eric finds time to play, appreciate, think, look & listen.
Fine Art Painter based in Keswick
Clothing, Jewellery & Gifts
Crafter based in Kendal Cumbria on the edge of the Lake District. Using maps & scrabble letters to create personalised stationery & souvenirs.
Unique art, craft and design from the Dales and beyond…gifts, accessories, homewares, jewellery, kids’ clothes, artworks, furniture and so much more.
Freelance furniture designer, specialising in Upholstery & soft furnishings.
Artisan perfumes, natural skincare and home fragrance made in Cumbria England.
Gifts for people who love outdoor swimming.
A combination of vintage style modern dresses and true vintage finds, quirky alternative styles alongside ethical fair-trade designs from India you will find something that fits your vibe in WERK.
Health, Fitness & Wellbeing
Range of yoga classes, workshops & training – online and in the studio. Gift cards available. Based in Kendal.
A range of Pilates classes, stretch classes & Nordic walking.
APPI Fully Certified Pilates Instructor, HIP Pilates, TRX Trainer, Therapeutic Yoga, Reformer on the Mat Matwork, Experienced Chartered Physiotherapist/Clinical Director at Kendal Physio & Well-being Centre.
Reflexology & Indian Head Massage in the Kendal / South Lakes. Gift Vouchers available.
Sports Massage, Soft Tissue Therapy, Acupuncture, Rehab, Myofascial Release, Podiatry and Beauty therapy.
Specialist in Deep tissue & soft tissue massage, Trigger point therapy, Muscle energy techniques, Myofascial release, Pre and post event massage. Gift Vouchers available.
Nes delivers a range of wellbeing workshops and sessions to explore a deeper sense of belonging and connection with ourselves, nature and each other.
Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist providing mobile treatments throughout Braithwaite & Keswick, Cumbria. Katie uses a range of techniques to create a personalised treatment. She is passionate about helping people and the benefits of massage.
RC Therapies in Kendal & Garstang offers TCM Acupuncture & a range of Massage treatments to bring your body back into balance for a better healthier you.
Food & Drink
A range of all natural energy bars with compostable wrappers and flavours inspired by UK national parks. Each one is vegan, contains no refined sugar and delivers a balanced energy release – dependable, portable and tasty.
Specialty Coffee roasters, guided by three core principles – Quality, Traceability and Sustainability. Based in the heart of the Lake District.
Specialty Coffee from the heart of the Cumbrian Lake District.
Wholesome Home Cooked Goodness. Ambleside. The Lake District National Park. Cafe closed until further notice. Deli open 7 days a week.
Artisan Coffee Roaster & Fine Tea Merchant.
An off-grid farm in Staveley and one of the only organic growers of herbal tea in the UK!
Outdoors / Sport Specific
Guided Lake District walks for all ages and abilities! Bespoke walks to glorious tarns, secret waterfalls, cake stops or pubs, highlands or lowlands. Currently offering 1:1 & gift vouchers.
Recycled climbing and outdoor gear.
Fell running and walking, climbing, scrambling, hill skills and navigation coaching and guided experiences. Bespoke experiences in the Lake District fells. Currently offering 1:1 & gift vouchers.
An independent grass root navigation training academy based in Lancashire and South Cumbria offering NNAS* accredited navigation courses by qualified Mountain Leaders.
Experienced outdoor instructors specialising in bespoke outdoor adventures, mountain challenge events, adventure treks, tours and experiences.
Personal Training & Fitness Classes, Penrith and North Cumbria
Guided walking, from the mountains to the sea.
Trail running events, Races, Running holidays and short breaks.
NAV4 is about adventure in the mountains whether on foot, bike or water. Being self-reliant in the hills, makes you safe and enhances your performance
Whether you’re an individual looking for support developing your outdoor skills to tackling that dream challenge, or a business looking to develop your staff leadership skills and team building, Tinkadventures can support you.
A range of technical women’s cycle clothing.
Her on a Hill is a women’s walking company offering a range of walking holidays, day walks, navigation courses and outdoor creative workshops.
Independent publisher with fair share policy for authors.
Book: Salt on my Skin – “Sarah’s reflective journey will make you laugh and cry, as she discovers a truth she has always known: that healing comes in waves.”
Guide books with dog friendly Lake District walks.
Children & Babies
Continue your research
Becky The Traveller : 10 Budget Gifts For Walkers (From UK Small Businesses)
Alice Phillips : Shop local – Your Online Lake District Christmas Gift Guide 2020