Telephone box in the snow copyright Steve Reeve

Contact us

We answer thousands of enquiries every year, so you might find the answer in our frequently asked questions.

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Update on impact of coronavirus on our services and contacts

Our offices are now all closed and we are not holding any face-to-face meetings. However, our services are still running and you can contact us by email or phone. Our coronavirus page has all the latest updates on our services and new ways of working.

Contact our team:

Our support team is available to answer your questions. Drop us a message, and we’ll respond as soon as we can. We're here Monday to Thursday - 9am to 5pm and Friday - 9am to 4.45pm.


Call us: 01539 724555

How to reach the Head Office:

We’re a friendly bunch here and we welcome visitors. You can find our Head Office just outside Kendal:

Lake District National Park Authority
Murley Moss
Oxenholme Road

Map of our head office location (pdf)


Tel: 01539 724555

Our head office is fully accessible and has plenty of convenient parking.

Please be warned, our car park is also home to a group of friendly rabbits. Please proceed with great care.

We encourage people to travel sustainably. Our nearest railway station is Oxenholme which is only a 15 minute walk away or only 3 minutes by taxi.

How to reach the Northern Office...

Old Station Yard
CA12 4TT

Map to Northern Office location (pdf)


01768 779633

How to Reach the Southern Office...

Saunderpot Depot
Land Ends
LA12 8AB

Map to Southern Office location (PDF)


How to Reach the Ambleside Depot...

Rothay Holme Trading Estate
Rothay Holme
LA22 0HQ

Map to Ambleside depot (pdf)


Who do I contact for media enquiries?

Please contact the PR and Communications Manager, Sarah Calderbank at For more information please visit the media enquiries page.

Nearest lake?

Our LA9 7RL offices are in a business park in Kendal. The nearest lake is Windermere - please use the postcode LA23 1LJ or for a longer list including other lakes please look at: Postcodes for Sat Nav.

Planning enquiries

Duty planner

A duty planner is available to talk to. Please phone 01539 724555 between 0930 and 1230, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

In person visits to our duty planners in Kendal, and planning surgeries in Gosforth and Keswick are suspended.

See our Coronavirus page for all updates on changes to our services and contacts due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Contact Centre file retrieval and photocopying timing guide

  • Files required from our server – same day
  • Paper files from the Planning Department – 3 working days
  • Microfische retrieval – 3 working days
  • Printing or photocopying – up to 20 copies – 4 working days / above 20 copies – 7 working days.

Development Management Document Retrieval

We can provide copies of documents from microfiche for planning applications from 1949 to 2011. From 2011 to present date the documents are available on our website.

The copy documents can be provided by email or paper.

If you do not know the application reference, you can request us to carry out a planning history search. We will require a location plan with the area to be searched on clearly marked in red. Or you can use our online search facility.


Planning application documents: £5 each (per document) or £25 (per hour, or part thereof) for all the microfiche.
Planning History Search: £20
Land Charge Search (Con29): £24

How to make your request


Tel: 01539 724555

We will advise on the cost of the documents and payment methods available.

Complaints, comments and compliments

We want to provide high quality services at all times - please see What can you expect from us?. If you feel any aspect of our service has been at fault we want to know about it and investigate. A complaint can be any dissatisfaction you, or other members of the public, experience about the standard of a service we provide.

There are more details of our complaints policy and a complaints form in Complaints, comments and feedback.

Accommodation booking technical enquiries

If you have a technical problem with the online accommodation booking process please email or call 0844 209 25555 (calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company's access charge). Open 9am to 5.30pm Mon - Fri, 10am to 5pm Sat and Sun.

Other addresses, contact details and maps

Postcodes for Sat Nav

Brockhole on Windermere

LA23 1LJ


015394 46601

Directions and map to Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre (PDF)

Coniston Boating Centre

Lake Road
LA21 8EW


015394 41366

Information Centres

We run three information centres:


For contact details and area maps, please look at our Rangers page.

Illegal off-roading

Please contact Cumbria Constabulary

Windermere Lake Rangers

For reporting byelaw issues or asking advice call 0844 225 2922 (calls cost 3p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)

If they are busy, please leave your message and a contact number and they will call you back.

For more general information, please take a look at our Windermere section or contact our Information Centres

Filming in the Lake District

Anyone can film on public land. More details in filming and filming permissions page.

Permission to use photographs on this website

We have a selection of royalty-free photographs in free photos. You may have to buy others directly from the photographer - please look at photography copyright.

Additional Needs

You can contact us using minicom on 01539 792690