Windermere

Beech Hill

Beech Hill car park is closed until 31 March 2017 due to roadwork's.

Short grid reference: SD 388 920 Postcode: LA23 3LR

Beech Hill car park is situated on the A592, midway between Bowness and Newby Bridge on the east side of Windermere. Beech Hill Hotel is next door.

Facilities:

Ladies; gents and disabled toilets. Baby-changing facilities. Access to lakeshore down some steep steps. Picnic area.

You can walk to the lake shore below the car park. However please be aware this path has steep steps and is not accessible for the less mobile.

Coach parking?

There is no coach parking at this car park.

Pay and display prices:

Payable every day 8am - 8pm including Bank Holidays

  • Up to 1 hour: £1.30
  • Up to 2 hours: £2.20
  • Up to 4 hours: £4.00
  • All day: £5.50
  • Weekly for this car park: £28

Waterhead

Short grid reference: NY 376 032. Postcode: LA22 0ES

Waterhead car park is at the northern end of Windermere lake, close to the steamer pier. It is a mile from the centre of Ambleside. There are several hotels and cafes within the immediate area.

This is an ideal place to park if you wish to take a cruise on Windermere.

Walks from this location include Loughrigg; Jenkin Crag and Wansfell.

Facilities:

Ladies, Gents and Disabled toilets. Baby-changing facilities. 20p fee.

Coach parking?

There is coach parking available at this car park.

Pay on exit parking system:

Payable every day 8am - 6pm including Bank Holidays

  • First 2 hours: £3
  • Then 40p for every 20 minutes
  • Up to a maximum of £8 for the day 

Signs explain the system. You can also pay online up to 48 hours after you've parked at www.parkwithease.co.uk (opens in new window)

Signs explain the system. You can also pay online up to 48 hours after you've parked at www.parkwithease.co.uk (opens in new window)

Hammarbank

Short grid reference: SD 405 990 Postcode: LA23 1JF

This small car park forms a viewpoint overlooking Windermere. It is on the A592 between Bowness and the junction with the A591.

There's usually an icecream van here, but there are no toilet facilities.

Vehicles can stay for up to an hour free of charge. After this time, parking charges apply.

Coach parking?

There is no parking for coaches.

Pay and display prices:

  • Payable every day 8am - 8pm including Bank Holidays
  • First hour free
  • Up to 2 hours: £2.20
  • Up to 4 hours: £4.00
  • All day: £5.50
  • Weekly for this car park: £28

Top tip: The expiry time shown on the ticket includes the first free hour.