Safer Lakes.

Please help protect our communities, observe social distancing and stay safe.

When the time is right, we look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Lake District. We are working with our local partners to put measures in place that will help keep people safe.

Check car parks and toilets across the Lake District National Park

Our page lakedistrict.gov.uk/coronavirus has a message from our Chief Executive, how the latest coronavirus rules apply across the National Park, updates on our attractions and services, and how you can contact us.

Stay Safe

Car Park Status

If you are coming to the Lake District by car, please help us create a safer Lake District for our communities and other visitors.

  1. Go somewhere new, have a few ideas of different places to visit in case you arrive somewhere and it's busy.
  2. Don't park anywhere outside a car park place, emergency vehicles may need to travel at speed down a road, and roadside parking creates problems for them. Don't park across a gate, our farmers are busy and need to get to their animals at all times.
  3. Keep to social distancing. When you park at a car park, try to pay online if possible, or wait in your car until the pay machine is free. Maintain distance from other people.
  4. Return home each evening. Overnight stays are not permitted. Don't risk a fine and make sure you return to your home each night.

Patrol teams from the Lake District National Park Authority, the National Trust and Forestry England are patrolling car parks across the Lake District National Park throughout the day, and will update the status on each visit. If a car park is red, please do not travel to this area, choose somewhere less busy, you might discover a great new place to enjoy!

Patrols resume at 09:00 Saturday πŸ›‘

Please note the below requests if you plan to travel to the Lake District on Saturday:

  1. Please take your litter home.
  2. Remember some toilets are closed. Act respectfully.
  3. Do not stay overnight.

Please check below for the status of each car park. If it's red, please head elsewhere.


    Around Windermere and Ambleside

    • Updated: 5 June 2020 4:37pm

    Waterhead, Ambleside

    Not very busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->πŸš™ 🌳
    🚾 The toilets are open in this car park ➑️ This is a pay and display car park πŸ’³ Please pay using contactless payment

    King Street, Ambleside

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯

    Lake Road, Ambleside

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯

    Low Fold, Ambleside

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯

    Miller Bridge, Ambleside

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯

    Rydal Road, Ambleside

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯
    🚾 The toilets are open in this car park.

    Broad Street, Windermere

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays or Camping ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯

    Rayrigg Meadow, Windermere

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays or Camping ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯

    Hammarbank, Windermere

    Fairly busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays or Camping ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯
    ➑️ This is a pay and display car park πŸ’³ Please pay using contactless payment. Remember public toilets are closed in this area.

    Ferry Nab, Windermere

    Not very busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->πŸš™ 🌳

    Beech Hill, Windermere

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays or Camping ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯
    ➑️ This is a pay and display car park πŸ’³ Please pay using contactless payment. Public toilets here are currently closed.

    Fell Foot, Windemere

    Closed

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️

    Laybys on West shore of Windermere, near Harrowslack

    Not very busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->πŸš™ 🌳

    High Dam, near Finsthwaite

    Fairly busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->πŸš™ 🌳
    πŸš’πŸšœFarmer and Emergency Access Required 24/7 - do not block narrow access roads➑️ This is a pay and display car park πŸ’³ Please pay using contactless payment.

    Stott Park Bobbin Mill

    Not very busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->πŸš™ 🌳

    Glebe Road, Bowness on Windermere

    Fairly busy

    Remember. Bad parking may cost lives. Don’t block or narrow roads.

    Quarry Mount, Bowness on Windermere

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays or Camping ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯

    Rayrigg Road, Bowness on Windermere

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays or Camping ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯

    Silverthwaite, Skelwith Bridge

    Not very busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️

    South Walney, Barrow

    Closed

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires

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    Around Grasmere and Rydal

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. β›ΊοΈβŒ

    • Updated: 5 June 2020 5:11pm

    Red Bank Road

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. β›ΊοΈβŒπŸŒ³πŸŒ³

    Allan Bank

    Closed

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️

    Stock Lane

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. β›ΊοΈβŒ
    ➑️ This is a pay and display car park πŸ’³ Please pay using contactless payment

    Broadgate Meadow

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. β›ΊοΈβŒ
    ➑️ This is a pay and display car park πŸ’³ Please pay using contactless payment.

    Pelter Bridge, Rydal

    Not very busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->πŸš™ 🌳
    ➑️ This is a pay and display car park πŸ’³ Please pay using contactless payment.

    White Moss Upper, Rydal

    Not very busy

    Remember. Bad parking may cost lives. Don’t block or narrow roads.

    White Moss Lower, Rydal

    Not very busy

    This car park is now full, please park responsibly with room for other traffic and emergency vehicles.

    Dunmail Raise

    Fairly busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. β›ΊοΈβŒ
    Exercise within your capabilities. Now is not the time for taking risks. πŸš‘πŸ†˜

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    Around Coniston, Hawkshead and Grizedale

    • Updated: 5 June 2020 5:11pm

    Laybys on East shore of Coniston

    Not very busy

    This area gets very busy, please park responsibly with room for other traffic and emergency vehicles.
    The nearest toilet facilties are at Brown Howe. Please be respectful of this beautiful area.

    Brown Howe

    Fairly busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->πŸš™ 🌳
    ➑️ This is a pay and display car park πŸ’³ Please pay using contactless payment. The toilets are closed

    Coniston Village

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. β›ΊοΈβŒ
    🚾The toilets are open at this location ➑️ This is a pay and display car park πŸ’³ Please pay using contactless payment 🏘 This is a rural community - please behave with respect to our residents.

    Coniston Old Station

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. β›ΊοΈβŒ
    ➑️ This is a pay and display car park πŸ’³ Please pay using contactless payment.

    Monk Coniston

    Not very busy

    This car park is now full, please park responsibly with room for other traffic and emergency vehicles.
    ➑️ This is a pay and display car park πŸ’³ Please pay using contactless payment.

    Coniston Boating Centre

    Not very busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->πŸš™ 🌳
    ➑️ This is a pay and display car park πŸ’³ Please pay using contactless payment. Public toilets here are currently closed.

    Machells Coppice Car Park

    Not very busy

    This car park is now full, please park responsibly with room for other traffic and emergency vehicles.

    Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. β›ΊοΈβŒ

    Bogle Crag, Grizedale

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. β›ΊοΈβŒ

    Moor Top, Grizedale

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. β›ΊοΈβŒ

    The Kennels for GoApe, Grizedale

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. β›ΊοΈβŒ

    High Cross, Near Hawkshead

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. β›ΊοΈβŒ

    Hawkshead

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. β›ΊοΈβŒ
    This car park is in a rural community. Please respect our local community. Always maintain social distancing and take your litter home. Thank you

    Tarn Hows, Coniston

    Fairly busy

    Remember. Bad parking may cost lives. Don’t block or narrow roads.
    🚾 The accessible toilet is open for use ➑️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. πŸ’³ You can pay by contactlessly using the Pay to Park app. NT members park for free.

    Glen Mary, Coniston

    Not very busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    ➑️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. πŸ’³ You can pay by contactlessly using the Pay to Park app. NT members park for free.

    Ash Landing, Hawkshead

    Not very busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    ➑️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. πŸ’³ You can pay by contactlessly using the Pay to Park app. NT members park for free.

    Harrowslack, Hawkshead

    Not very busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->πŸš™ 🌳
    ➑️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. πŸ’³ You can pay by contactlessly using the Pay to Park app. NT members park for free.

    Red Nab, Hawkshead

    Not very busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️.

    Wray Castle, Hawkshead

    Not very busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    🚾 The accessible toilet is open for use ➑️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. πŸ’³ You can pay by contactlessly using the Pay to Park app. NT members park for free.

    Dodgson Wood, Coniston

    Not very busy

    This car park is now full, please park responsibly with room for other traffic and emergency vehicles.

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    Around Ullswater and Glenridding

    • Updated: 5 June 2020 5:24pm

    Eusmere Pooley Bridge

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays or Camping ⛔️. No FiresπŸ”₯
    ➑️ This is a pay and display car park πŸ’³ Please pay using contactless payment.

    Glenridding

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays or Camping ⛔️. No FiresπŸ”₯🌳🌳
    🚾 The Toilets are open in this car park ➑️ This is a pay and display car park πŸ’³ Please pay using contactless payment. Please respect this small rural community.

    Laybys along Ullswater West shore

    Not very busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->πŸš™ 🌳
    ❌No Camping or Overnight Stays ❌.

    Glencoyne

    Not very busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->πŸš™ 🌳
    ➑️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. πŸ’³ You can pay by contactlessly using the Pay to Park app. NT members park for free.

    Park Brow

    Not very busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    ➑️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. NT members park for free.

    High Cascades

    Not very busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    ➑️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. NT members park for free.

    Aira Force

    Not very busy

    To guarantee a space at Aira Force you can now prebook by visiting the Aira Force Web pages and heading to "what's on" Any spaces not booked will be available on a first come basis.

    Cowbridge, near Brothers Water

    Not very busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->πŸš™ 🌳

    Wet Sleddale, Shap

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Eycott Hill, Mungrisdale

    Closed

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires

    Kirkstone Pass

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays or Camping ⛔️. No FiresπŸ”₯

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    Around Keswick, Borrowdale, Buttermere, Bassenthwaite and Whinlatter

    Stay safe and stay local if you can.

    • Updated: 5 June 2020 5:10pm

    Bell Close, Keswick

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. Strictly No Fires.

    Otley Road, Keswick

    Not very busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->πŸš™ 🌳

    Lakeside, Keswick

    Fairly busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->πŸš™ 🌳

    Central, Keswick

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. Strictly No Fires

    Whinlatter Forest Centre

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. β›ΊοΈβŒ
    🚾 Toilets are available at this location. 🍴Cafe open for take away only. Cyclewise Bike Shop open for repair and sales only, no bike hire.

    Revelin Moss, Whinlatter Pass

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. β›ΊοΈβŒ

    Hobcarton Car Park, Whinlatter Pass

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. β›ΊοΈβŒ

    Noble Knott Car Park, Whinlatter Pass

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. β›ΊοΈβŒ

    Spout Force car park, Whinlatter Pass

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. β›ΊοΈβŒ

    Dodd Wood, near Bassenthwaite

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. β›ΊοΈβŒ
    🚾 Toilets open at this site. 🍴 Café open for Take away only (Thursday to Sunday).

    Great Wood, Derwentwater

    Not very busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    ➑️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. NT members park for free.

    Kettlewell, Derwentwater

    Not very busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    ➑️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. NT members park for free.

    Ashness Bridge and Surprise View

    Not very busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️

    Watendlath, Borrowdale

    Not very busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    🚾The toilets are open at this location.

    Bowderstone, Borrowdale

    Fairly busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️.
    ➑️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. NT members park for free.

    Rosthwaite Borrowdale

    Not very busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    🚾 The Toilets are open at this location

    Seatoller, Borrowdale

    Not very busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    🚾 The Toilets are open at this location

    Honister Pass

    Not very busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️

    Buttermere

    Fairly busy

    This area gets very busy. Please avoid and find alternative locations for your exercise today. Stay Safe. Respect the Risks. Act Responsibly. Respect Social Distancing. Thank you. πŸš™πŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸŒ³
    ➑️ This is a pay and display car park πŸ’³ Please pay using contactless payment.

    Buttermere Village

    Not very busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->πŸš™ 🌳
    ➑️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. ➑️ NT members Park For Free. 🎣 Fishing and boating permits now available to buy from this car park machine.

    Lanthwaite Wood, Crummock Water

    Fairly busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->πŸš™ 🌳
    ➑️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. NT members park for free.

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    Around Wasdale, Eskdale and Ennerdale

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯.

    • Updated: 5 June 2020 5:34pm

    Lake Head, Wasdale

    Not very busy

    Avoid this area if you can. It's gets very busy. 🌳🌳
    ➑️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. πŸ’³

    Overbeck, Wasdale

    Not very busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->πŸš™ 🌳

    Ravenglass

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯.
    ➑️ This is a pay and display car park πŸ’³ Please pay using contactless payment.

    Bleach Green, Ennerdale

    Not very busy

    Avoid this area if you can. It's gets very busy.

    Bowness Knott, Ennerdale

    Fairly busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯🌳
    No vehicles to enter the valley beyond the car park ⛔️

    Duddon

    Closed

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯.

    Muncaster Castle

    Closed

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯.

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    Around Langdale and Elterwater

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯.

    • Updated: 5 June 2020 5:21pm

    Elterwater

    Not very busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️ 🌳🌳🌳🌳
    Hoping to open Friday 22 May.

    Stickle Ghyll

    Not very busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    🚾 The Toilets are now open here. Please maintain social distancing. They will be closed at times for cleaning. Please be patient.

    Old Dungeon Ghyll, Langdale

    Closed

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️

    New Dungeon Ghyll, Langdale

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯.
    ➑️ This is a pay and display car park πŸ’³ Please pay using contactless payment.

    Blea Tarn, Little Langdale

    Not very busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️

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    Around Thirlmere

    Please take your litter home. No Overnight Stays

    • Updated: 5 June 2020 5:22pm

    Armboth, Thirlmere

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯πŸ”₯🌳🌳🌳

    Dob Gill, Thirlmere

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Swirls, Thirlmere

    Fairly busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->πŸš™ 🌳

    Legburthwaite, Thirlmere

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Wythurn, Thirlmere

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Steel End, Thirlmere

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    Station Coppice Thirlmere

    Not very busy

    Please take your litter home. No Overnight Stays
    ➑️ This is a pay and display car park πŸ’³ Please pay using contactless payment.

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    Around Kendal

    • Updated: 5 June 2020 5:23pm

    Scout Scar, near Kendal

    Fairly busy

    Please take your litter home. No Overnight Stays.🌳🌳🌳🌳

    Cunswick Scar, near Kendal

    Fairly busy

    Please take your litter home. No Overnight Stays.

    Sizergh, near Kendal

    Closed

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️

    Plumgarths near Kendal

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires

    Foulshaw, near Levens

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires

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Working together to keep the Lake District National Park safe for everyone

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Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Forestry England

Lake District National Park

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National Trust

South Lakeland District Council

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