Welcome to Ambleside Allotments Association (AAA)
All the hard work has now paid off and the Ambleside Allotments Association is proud to say there are now allotment sites in both Ambleside and Grasmere. For news on whether any are currently available go to our getting an allotment page.
Our first local allotments were established on a site in Grasmere in 2011, generously given for rent (in a great show of community spirit) by the Wordsworth Hotel there.
Ambleside too now has its own site with the arrival of our Kelsick allotments site, on land rented from the Kelsick Trust. It opened its doors (or is that gate?) in March 2012 and the hard work has started to change oblongs marked out by tape in a field into productive allotment plots.
Generous help from funders and a lot of hard work from committee members got us to this point and thanks to everyone involved with both sites. We had a formal 'opening' of the Kelsick site on Saturday 30th June (see a video about it on our News page). In the meantime here's a video about what the site means to some of the plotholders...
The Association - what it's about
The drive to create allotment sites in Ambleside has come from local residents and the Ambleside Allotments Association is the group they have set up to help make them happen.
Latest news - what's happening
With plot holders getting busy at Kelsick site every week sees it look more and more like a 'proper' allotment site. The progess in a short time is remarkable.
See our News page for photos and the Association's most recent Newsletter.
Getting in touch with the AAA
Individual members from the AAA steering committee are available to answer your questions, it will be easier if you contact us by e-mail in the first instance, to do this go to our Contact Us page and fill in the form.
Being a member of the AAA
Membership of the association is open to those wishing to have an allotment and to anyone who wants to support us in this important community initiative (a small annual membership fee is payable). You can learn more about being a member and plotholder. If you could help on the committee that would be great, it meets once a month to discuss matters arising and to help run the sites.
Ambleside Climate Change Forum (CCF)
The Allotments Association was born out of the Ambleside Climate Change Forum ( it no longer updates its information on line.)
This site was last updated Wednesday January 22, 2014