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Zach Lawlor
· January 3, 2018
Expert service and advice. High end kit.

Great for experienced mountaineers/climbers as you can talk to people who know their stuff. Friendly staff who are active in the sport using the products they... sell.

But I would recommend them most to people starting climbing outdoors as you can actually trust them to sell you what you need and not to push a lot of crap on you that you don't. The NeedleSports website is also a wealth of advice on kit/knots etc better than most books.
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Callum Anderson
· October 2, 2017
I have had the pleasure of dealing with Needle Sports for some years now, and have always found them to be professional, friendly, understanding and extremely human, with an excellent approach to cust...omer care and ongoing relationships. I have no hesitation in recommending them to others and truly look forward to each purchase or enquiry. Something rare these days. Many thanks again for your help this weekend, the Happy Couple were thrilled. :) See More
Colin Liptrot
· January 19, 2018
I always like supporting independent retailers like Needle Sports, they offer very friendly, knowlegable service and experience. Lots of good items in stock also.
Ian Ball
· January 9, 2018
Phoned with a query about a sale fantastic advice and arranged to collect in store. Illness meant we couldn't travel, so after a quick phone call alternative arrangements were made. Great service.
Chris Manlow
· March 2, 2017
Really excellent customer service from Trevor at Needle Sports. Had a problem with an item I bought a while ago (not their fault, a manufacturing issue), and the customer service to resolve the issue ...was absolutely top notch every step of the way. Will happily recommend you and will definitely be buying from you again in the future. See More
Gina Moore
· January 5, 2018
Excellent service and friendly staff. Great website.
Oliver Smaje
· December 8, 2017
Really great customer service. Very helpful and decent staff.
Susan E Lowry
· March 5, 2017
Great advice given. I bought a pair of trail shoes which were a bit more off road than I thought I needed but I trusted the advice given and they are fantastic!!!! Submerged in couple of inches of mud... on their first outing yesterday and they were just a dream. Innov8 See More
Steve Morrison
· April 12, 2015
Fantastic shop, great prices, brilliant advice pages and wonderful links to Russian dolls and Cuckoo Clocks lol. Seriously though this is the best rock orientated shop in the Universe - period :) If m...y family don't shop here for my Christmas they're in trouble. if I get a Cuckoo clock for crimbo Needle sports is in trouble :) See More
Jackie Lawson
· January 12, 2016
Friendly staff, more than happy to chat and answer questions about products. Good range of stock. Ended up spending a small fortune but got a bit of a discount for spending a fair bit. Will definitely... return when I've saved up a bit See More
John Arkley
· July 5, 2016
Love this shop. Great service and selection of top brands, excellent knowledge base no pressure to up sell and a great website which I have recently discovered and ordered from!
Dan Gullock
· November 19, 2015
Disappointed by the attitude of a certain member of staff. Went in on a Saturday afternoon, the member of staff was clock watching so I knew things weren't going to be easy... I went in for 2 specific... items, however to this particular member that translated into trying to sell me any old kit he could put his hands on... repeatedly it was embarrassing! The prices weren't exactly competitive so I asked small 6% discount (was spending over £200) and the member of staff came out with torrent of abuse and nasty comments... If you need running kit go to Peter Bland in Kendal, better range, better prices and the bonus of extremely knowledgeable polite staff! See More
Fiona Pratt
· December 22, 2015
I live in Scotland and I called the shop on two occasions looking for a specific beanie hat and although first time around I was out of luck they were very helpful and polite and on my second call to ...purchase same hat different colour they were very helpful.. Just about to close due to bad weather and possible flooding they took time to help me and get my hat to a hopeful very happy partner.. Great shop.. Thanks again x See More
Matt Cook
· April 30, 2014
best outdoor shop in the lakes,great products,great staff,going shopping at needle sports is fun.trevor gave me some good advice on how to lighten my camping is full of good info,thank you
David Mosley
· February 13, 2016
Outstanding products, service and advice.
On the occasion I was let down by the product, the service sorted the problem straight out.
I never give five starts because there's always room for improvem...ent. But there was no 4 3/4 option. See More
Lucy Emery
· July 19, 2015
Favourite shop in the world. Friendly, patient, knowledgeable staff and what has got to be the best selection of goodies. :-)
Shaun Sears
· February 4, 2016
Ordered from Needle after realizing nobody in the US had what I needed. Needle had it and shipped it to me. Thanks again I would recommend Them to anyone.
Matthew Hodgson
· March 18, 2017
First time buying Great shop vast range of things & had what I wanted in stock.. Great friendly customer service & would recommend highly.. will be returning in future
Chloe Wood
· November 30, 2016
Great service over an order that I had a problem with. Corrected quickly and even included a little sorry note and a small sorry gift !! Amazing, will definatley be getting gear from here again ! :) T...hank you x See More
Ben Cooper
· June 21, 2013
Unbeatable on price, extremely fast delivery and advice pages are excellent!! Not a bad word to say about this place. Get shopping people!!
Needle Sports updated their cover photo.
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From the FRCC: Castle Rock North Crag

The cracks that appeared around the top left-hand side of the North Crag in 2011-12 have widened dramatically in the past weeks, possibly as a result of the recent (6/3/18) "earthquake" at Grasmere, earth movement being felt at Thirlspot. Normally the movement is greatest in October and November and there is little activity at this time of the year.

You have been warned!!!!

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Needle Sports staff commute this morning.

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Join Julie Carter, veteran fellrunning champion, doctor and psychologist as she shares stories and insights from her new book.
Tickets £5 on sale at Needle Sports. 017687 72227

Through her portrayal of running on the fells she puts the ideas of modern psychology to the test distilling what is of value. Funny tragic and brave – powerful tales of meeting life’s challenges and approaching the red line of maximum effort to be rewarded with maximum satisfaction.

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All new Tupilak Packs from Mountain Equipment. 30, 37 and 45 litre versions

New - Mountain Equipment Tupilak packs have just landed in the shop. Pop in to have a look.
Three sizes 30+, 37+ and 42+ litres
They will be on our website shortly....

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Check out these mega deals plus new books and gear -

Needle Sports updated their cover photo.
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Craignaw and the Round Loch of the Dungeon in the Galloway Hills. In a good freeze a fantastic icefall (Dow Spout II/III) forms towards the far end of this hill, but not at the moment!

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We have two tickets to give away (kindly donated by Rab) for the BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour - showing at Theatre By The Lake, Keswick.

Date Friday 9th February, 7.30pm - tomorrow/today (depending on when you see this)


All you have to do, to be in the chance of winning these free tickets, is visit Needle Sports tomorrow where there will be a lucky dip, of some sort, for anyone making a purchase.

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February Deals - Winter Gear & Winter Clothing 😃 -

Limited stock - the new Mammut BarryvoxS avalanche transceiver has just landed. We only have two of these and Mammut have sold out 😕

Top of the range Avalanche Transceiver with a higher performance, a much simpler user interface, and new background programming that makes searching easier and faster for all users.

Our local mountain Skiddaw was in fine Winter condition yesterday. Lots of snow high up and amazing views 😀

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Half Price 😮
Mountain Equipment - Tour Pants for ski-touring, ski-mountaineering and skiing!
These sold out in 30 minutes last week, so we have got some more in 😀

Soft Shell trousers designed for alpine ski tours off piste skiing made with Exolite 210 stretch double weave fabric.

It was a bit wild in the Lake District today but Friday was a corker.