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.

How busy are the car parks? Updating 🛑

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!

Summary Update:  Sunday 24th May 17:00

  1. Updates will resume at 09:00 Monday 25th of May
  2. If you're out for an evening drive, please only stop in designated car parks.
  3. All agencies would like to remind everyone that overnight stays, including camping are not permitted.  Please make sure you return home each evening.

You can view the status of each car park below:


    Around Windermere and Ambleside

    Waterhead, Ambleside

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳.
    🚾 The toilets are open in this car park ➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment
    Updated: 24 May 2020 10:13pm

    King Street, Ambleside

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 10:13pm

    Lake Road, Ambleside

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 10:13pm

    Low Fold, Ambleside

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 10:13pm

    Miller Bridge, Ambleside

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 10:13pm

    Rydal Road, Ambleside

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳.
    🚾 The toilets are open in this car park.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 10:13pm

    Broad Street, Windermere

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:11pm

    Rayrigg Meadow, Windermere

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:11pm

    Hammarbank, Windermere

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment. Remember public toilets are closed in this area.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:11pm

    Ferry Nab, Windermere

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:11pm

    Beech Hill, Windermere

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment. Public toilets here are currently closed.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:11pm

    Fell Foot, Windemere

    Closed

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

    High Dam, near Finsthwaite

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    🚒🚜Farmer and Emergency Access Required 24/7 - do not narrow access roads➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment. No camping ⛺️ No fires 🔥
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:38pm

    Glebe Road, Bowness on Windermere

    Fairly busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🚗Take your litter home 🌳🚗 Toilets are not open in this area ⛔️
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:38pm

    Quarry Mount, Bowness on Windermere

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:11pm

    Rayrigg Road, Bowness on Windermere

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:11pm

    Silverthwaite, Skelwith Bridge

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:44pm

    South Walney, Barrow

    Closed

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳🦡
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:43pm

    Kirkstone Pass

    Closed

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->🚙 🌳
    Updated: 22 May 2020 8:38am

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    Around Grasmere and Rydal

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳

    Red Bank Road

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:13pm

    Allan Bank

    Closed

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:30pm

    Stock Lane

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:13pm

    Broadgate Meadow

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:13pm

    Pelter Bridge, Rydal

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:39pm

    White Moss Upper, Rydal

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:44pm

    White Moss Lower, Rydal

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:44pm

    Dunmail Raise

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Exercise within your capabilities. Now is not the time for taking risks. 🚑🆘
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:13pm

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    Around Coniston, Hawkshead and Grizedale

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳

    Brown Howe

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment. The toilets are closed
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:22pm

    Coniston Village

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment 🏘 This is a rural community - please behave with respect to our residents.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:22pm

    Coniston Old Station

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:40pm

    Monk Coniston

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:22pm

    Coniston Boating Centre

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment. Public toilets here are currently closed.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:22pm

    Machells Coppice Car Park

    Closed

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:29pm

    Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:29pm

    Bogle Crag, Grizedale

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 8:31pm

    Moor Top, Grizedale

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:29pm

    The Kennels for GoApe, Grizedale

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:29pm

    High Cross, Near Hawkshead

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 8:32pm

    Hawkshead

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    This car park is in a rural community. Please respect our local community. Always maintain social distancing and take your litter home. Thank you
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:22pm

    Tarn Hows, Coniston

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. 💳 You can pay by contactlessly using the Pay to Park app. NT members park for free.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

    Glen Mary, Coniston

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. 💳 You can pay by contactlessly using the Pay to Park app. NT members park for free.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

    Ash Landing, Hawkshead

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. 💳 You can pay by contactlessly using the Pay to Park app. NT members park for free.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

    Harrowslack, Hawkshead

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. 💳 You can pay by contactlessly using the Pay to Park app. NT members park for free.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

    Red Nab, Hawkshead

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 8:33pm

    Wray Castle, Hawkshead

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. NT members park for free.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

    Dodgson Wood, Coniston

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

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    Around Ullswater and Glenridding

    Strong winds and rain are affecting the Lake District today. Stay Safe and Don't Take Risks. Respect Social Distancing at all times. 🌧🌳

    Eusmere Pooley Bridge

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe. Respect the Risks. Act Responsibly. Respect Social Distancing. Thank you. 🚙🌳🌳🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 3:50pm

    Glenridding

    Not very busy

    🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳
    🚾 The Toilets are open in this car park ➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment. Please respect this small rural community.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 4:25pm

    Laybys along Ullswater West shore

    Not very busy

    🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳
    ❌No Camping or Overnight Stays ❌
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:47pm

    Glencoyne

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳.
    ➡️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. 💳 You can pay by contactlessly using the Pay to Park app. NT members park for free.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:49pm

    Park Brow

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. NT members park for free.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:47pm

    High Cascades

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. NT members park for free.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

    Aira Force

    Closed

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Hoping to open on 26 May. Will be pre-book only via National Trust.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

    Cowbridge, near Brothers Water

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:45pm

    Wet Sleddale, Shap

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:50pm

    Eycott Hill, Mungrisdale

    Closed

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳🦡
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:43pm

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    Around Keswick, Borrowdale, Buttermere, Bassenthwaite and Whinlatter

    Stay safe and stay local if you can.

    Bell Close, Keswick

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:10pm

    Otley Road, Keswick

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:10pm

    Lakeside, Keswick

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:10pm

    Central, Keswick

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:10pm

    Whinlatter Forest Centre

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 6:05pm

    Revelin Moss, Whinlatter Pass

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:28pm

    Hobcarton Car Park, Whinlatter Pass

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:29pm

    Noble Knott Car Park, Whinlatter Pass

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:29pm

    Spout Force car park, Whinlatter Pass

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:29pm

    Dodd Wood, near Bassenthwaite

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:29pm

    Great Wood, Derwentwater

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. NT members park for free.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:30pm

    Kettlewell, Derwentwater

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. NT members park for free.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:30pm

    Ashness Bridge and Surprise View

    Closed

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:30pm

    Watendlath, Borrowdale

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:30pm

    Bowderstone, Borrowdale

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. NT members park for free.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:30pm

    Rosthwaite Borrowdale

    Closed

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:30pm

    Seatoller, Borrowdale

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Toilets are now open here.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

    Honister Pass

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

    Buttermere

    Not very busy

    This area is very busy. Please avoid and find alternative locations for your exercise today. Stay Safe. Respect the Risks. Act Responsibly. Respect Social Distancing. Thank you. 🚙🌳🌳🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 6:16pm

    Buttermere Village

    Closed

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

    Lanthwaite Wood, Crummock Water

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a cash only pay and display car park. NT members park for free.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 6:17pm

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    Around Wasdale, Eskdale and Ennerdale

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳

    Lake Head, Wasdale

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    It attempting the high peaks, make sure you're fully prepared. Now is not the time to push your limits.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

    Overbeck, Wasdale

    Closed

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

    Peagill, Wasdale

    Fairly busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

    Ravenglass

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:16pm

    Bleach Green, Ennerdale

    Busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:35pm

    Bowness Knott, Ennerdale

    Closed

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:16pm

    Duddon

    Closed

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:16pm

    Muncaster Castle

    Closed

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:16pm

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    Around Langdale and Elterwater

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳

    Elterwater

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Hoping to open Friday 22 May.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

    Stickle Ghyll

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    🚾 The Toilets are now open here. Please maintain social distancing. They will be closed at times for cleaning. Please be patient.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

    Old Dungeon Ghyll, Langdale

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

    New Dungeon Ghyll, Langdale

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:18pm

    Blea Tarn, Little Langdale

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

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    Around Thirlmere

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳

    Armboth, Thirlmere

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:41pm

    Dob Gill, Thirlmere

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:41pm

    Swirls, Thirlmere

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:41pm

    Legburthwaite, Thirlmere

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:41pm

    Wythurn, Thirlmere

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:41pm

    Steel End, Thirlmere

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:41pm

    Station Coppice Thirlmere

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    ➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.
    Updated: 24 May 2020 6:03pm

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    Around Kendal

    Scout Scar, near Kendal

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:27pm

    Cunswick Scar, near Kendal

    Fairly busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:27pm

    Sizergh, near Kendal

    Closed

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:31pm

    Plumgarths near Kendal

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳🦡
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:43pm

    Foulshaw, near Levens

    Not very busy

    🌳🌳Maintain Social Distancing 🌳🌳🦡
    Updated: 24 May 2020 5:43pm

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

Allerdale borough Council

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Forestry England

Lake District National Park

Lowther Estates

National Trust

South Lakeland District Council

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