The Lake District National Park Authority and partners are gearing up for the Easter holidays and, through partnership working, are ‘hopping’ that visitors, communities and businesses are supported to help people get the most out of their time in the Lake District.
A joint Visitor Management Group, chaired by Cumbria Police, and consisting of multiple agencies, including the National Park Authority, Cumbria Tourism, National Trust, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, local councils, Lake District Mountain Rescue, and other partners and landowners, are prepared for the holiday period.
The Lake District National Park Authority’s Stephen Ratcliffe is Deputy Chair of this partnership group. He says: “We are as prepared as we can be for a busy time over the school holidays and Easter weekend period. Building on the experiences of the past couple of years we and our partners now have a dedicated team to patrol key areas of the park and offer support wherever necessary. We’re hopeful that this joint approach will be effective for the Easter visitor season ahead.”
“The weather is set to be very changeable so please come prepared. It’s still wintery on the high fell tops and the lakes and tarns may look inviting, but are still very cold. Please be Adventure Smart when heading out - make sure you have the right equipment and skills you need and keep an eye on the weather.”
We update our website each day to give an indication of what areas of the park are likely to be busy and offer alternative car parking options wherever possible. Please make sure that you park only within marked bays to ensure that emergency service vehicles can access our narrow roads, if required. Parking information can be found here: https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/car-park-status
Or use one of the many types of sustainable transport available in the Lake District, including the new park and sail initiative in Keswick if visitors are planning to visit Catbells.
Our visitor welcome volunteers are back for 2022 and will be in key areas throughout the Lake District to give help and advice to visitors. You’ll find them in
They can help with parking information, what route to take, what form of transport is best to get you where you want to go, or even just advise where to go for a cup of tea.
At various points throughout the Lake District, there are new two minute litter pick stations and we’re encouraging people to get involved to keep the landscape they came to enjoy looking good. We continue to ask everyone to visit the Lake District kindly and more information on how to do that is here: www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/kind. If you can’t take part in a litter pick please make sure you take all of your litter home with you and leave no trace of your visit.
Our photo shows one of the Lake District National Park Authority’s team of visitor welcome volunteers who will be on hand over Easter to offer help and advice.