We are Catstycam.
We are a small, independent - family business. Trading in the outdoors since 1985.
Selling a wide range of clothing and equipment from our two shops and here online.
Our shops are located in the Ullswater Valley, In a secluded (but well trodden) corner of the English Lake District. Being the only outdoor shops in the valley, at either end of the lake, we'll see all and sundry that potter through this beautiful area - whether it be their first visit, or their 50th.
By the very nature of the villages that each shop is respectivley snuggled, we stock slightly differently for each one. Glenridding sees far more of the walkery types, looking for technical - or at least extremely functional - outdoor clothing and equipment. Whereas Pooley Bridge might see a far larger proportion of Campers and Families out for some first time adventures.
Why come to us? -
We don't mind saying, but we are quite unique. Not just our location (Being on the ascent of Helvellyn means our customers use our kit as soon as they step out the shop) but our style of service. We rely on a small team of well trained staff, who take great pleasure in a job well done - from boot modification for that special fit, to finding the best kit for you (and the environment you want to use it in).
Opening Hours -
We are open every day all year round except the 25th and 26th of December for Christmas.
March - October we open 09:30 - 17:00
November - February we open 10:00 - 16:00
We stay open longer on an evening in the summer holidays when the shop is busier.
Pooley on the other hand, does open slightly less come the winter, opening weekends only from mid November until Christmas, fully open over the Festive period (except the 25th & 26th), then weekends only again until February 1/2 term.
March - October 09:30 - 17:00
November - February 10:00 - 16:00