Safer Lakes.

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

We are 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.

Welcome Back - Please Visit Safely

Car Park Status and Visitor Attractions

We can't wait to welcome you to the Lake District. If you are traveling here by car, please help us create a safer Lake District for our communities and other visitors.

  1. Find somewhere fantastic to visit. Lots of exciting attractions are open. VisitLakeDistrict have lots of suggestions for a great day out.
  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 - farmers are busy and need to get to their animals at all times.
  3. Please always take your litter home. Light no fires or BBQ's. 🔥
  4. Keep to social distancing. When you park at a car park with charges, try to pay online while in your car, or wait in your car until the pay machine is free. Maintain distance from other people.
  5. Outdoor activities and sports: Don't take risks. Now is not the time for pushing your limits. Don't put rescue teams and emergency services at risk.
  6. Don't use car parks for your overnight accommodation. Wild camping is prohibited, and camping is not allowed at any car parks in the Lake District. Don't risk a fine.

Patrols update this page from 09:00 - 17:00 ✅

The area around Rydal and Pelter Bridge is extremely busy at weekends and in high season. Please only park in designated car parks. If car parks around Rydal are full, consider parking in Grasmere or Ambleside, which are very handy for walks and activities in the Rydal area.

The road along the East Shore of Coniston (the C5018) has been closed by Cumbria County Council due to excessive and inconsiderate parking, which has prevented emergency service vehicles accessing the area. This road is only open for residents, emergency vehicles, cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians.

The weather: Check detailed local weather forecasts on Weatherline, and plan your trip and activities accordingly. Weather conditions in the Lake District can vary enormously over just a few kilometres, and can change considerably throughout the day. Whilst it might be fine in a valley, conditions can be extremely challenging at higher levels. The mountains will still be here on a better day so, if in doubt, reschedule.

Water activities on the Lake District's lakes, rivers and tarns: Some shores get very busy. Check which activities you can do on each lake. Don't take risks in the water, which can be very cold and with hidden hazards below the surface. There are no lifeguards to help if things go wrong.

Avoid Red Areas - go to Green Areas


    Around Windermere and Ambleside

    • Updated: 14 August 2020 12:51pm

    Waterhead, Ambleside

    Fairly busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->🚙 🌳
    🚾 Toilets. Pay and display parking 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.

    Location: ///possible.snooping.region

    King Street, Ambleside

    Busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->🚙 🌳
    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires 🔥

    Location: ///gentlemen.declares.indeed

    Lake Road, Ambleside

    Busy

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

    Location: ///chicken.steady.bombard

    Low Fold, Lake Road Ambleside

    Fairly busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires 🔥
    500 metres south of the town centre

    Location: ///romantics.warrior.incorrect

    Miller Bridge, Ambleside

    Fairly busy

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

    Location: ///nicer.cobbles.cello

    Rydal Road, Ambleside

    Busy

    Take Your Litter Home. No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires 🔥
    🚾 Toilets

    Location: ///breezy.inert.tooth

    University of Cumbria, Ambleside (Rydal Road)

    Fairly busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->🚙 🌳
    ➡️ Pay and display parking 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.

    Location: ///statement.vague.mock

    Townend House and gardens, Troutbeck

    Fairly busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays or Camping ⛔️. No Fires 🔥
    Open Friday - Monday, 10am to 5pm. Free for NT members, non-members please make a donation.

    Location: ///years.waddle.aquatics

    Brockhole on Windermere

    Busy

    Between Windermere and Ambleside on the A591
    Pay and display parking: please use contactless payment. 🚾 Toilets

    One of the Lake District's most visited sites. Children's adventure playground, beautiful gardens, cafe and take away food, souvenir shop, lakeshore. Boat hire, archery, laser clay and crazi bugz are all available to pre-book online at www.brockhole.co.uk

    The Gaddum Restaurant opens 3 August, offering its 5 star reviewed Afternoon Tea at just £15 per person, as part of Eat Out to Help Out.


    Location: ///bleak.dries.cooked

    Broad Street, Windermere town centre

    Busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays or Camping ⛔️. No Fires 🔥

    Location: ///indulgent.stiff.contracts

    Rayrigg Meadow, Windermere

    Fairly busy

    On the A592 1.5Km north of Bowness on Windermere town centre. Handy for the lakeshore.

    Location: ///gratuity.jobs.spindles

    Hammarbank, Windermere viewpoint 600 metres NW of town

    Fairly busy

    On the A592, 200metres south of A592 / A591 mini roundabout

    Location: ///airstrip.skews.lyrics

    Ferry Nab, Windermere lakeshore

    Busy

    ...

    Location: ///tasteful.belief.deeply

    Beech Hill, Windermere east lakeshore

    Fairly busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays or Camping ⛔️. No Fires 🔥
    ➡️ Pay and display parking 💳 Please pay using contactless payment. Public toilets are closed.

    Location: ///ultra.bloom.warms

    Gummers How, 170 metres above SE tip of lake

    Fairly busy

    The closest parking for an ascent of Gummer's How, a viewpoint near the south east tip of Windermere.

    Location: ///crystal.barefoot.arranges

    Fell Foot, Windemere

    Pre-book only

    Advance booking required by 3pm the day before visiting
    ➡️To book your tickets click here.

    Location: ///butchers.televise.vocal

    Ash Landing, Windermere western lakeshore

    Full

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    ➡️ Pay and display parking: Machine takes cash only. Or pay using the "Pay to Park" app. NT members park for free.

    Location: ///nozzles.bitter.biked

    Harrowslack, Windermere western lakeshore

    Full

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->🚙 🌳
    ➡️ Pay and display parking: Machine takes cash only. Or pay using the "Pay to Park" app. NT members park for free.

    Location: ///bother.mermaids.nearly

    Red Nab, Windermere western lakeshore

    Busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️⛔️
    Receiving high volumes of cars today, advisable to park elsewhere.

    Location: ///populate.dice.questions

    Wray Castle, Windermere north western lakeshore

    Fairly busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️.
    🚾 Toilets ➡️ Pay and display parking. Machine takes cash only. Or pay using the "Pay to Park" app. NT members park for free. Car park is 150 metres from the lake.

    Location: ///snacking.dizziness.buzzards

    Lay-bys, Harrowslack, Windermere western lakeshore, north of ferry landing

    Busy

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

    Location: ///lend.piglets.stuck

    High Dam, near Finsthwaite

    Full

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->🚙 🌳
    Farmer and Emergency Access Required 24/7. ➡️ Pay and display parking 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.

    Location: ///broadens.unstable.says

    Stott Park Bobbin Mill

    Not very busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->🚙 🌳
    English Heritage. Near Finsthwaite. Toilets

    Location: ///table.winners.cocoons

    Brathay lay-by, Clappersgate near Ambleside

    Busy

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

    Location: ///solutions.note.trifle

    Glebe Road, Bowness on Windermere

    Busy

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

    Location: ///thrashing.marine.person

    Braithwaite Fold, Bowness on Windermere

    Fairly busy

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

    Location: ///oatmeal.punctuate.months

    Quarry Mount, Bowness on Windermere

    Busy

    Called Quarry Rigg Car Park on some maps.

    Location: ///suddenly.informed.defensive

    Rayrigg Road, Bowness on Windermere

    Busy

    ↘️Take Your Litter Home.♻️♻️ No Overnight Stays or Camping ⛔️. No Fires 🔥

    Location: ///shorthand.push.vague

    Rectory Road, Bowness on Windermere

    Busy

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

    Location: ///rebounder.supply.riding

    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. ⛺️⛺️❌

    • Updated: 14 August 2020 11:48am

    Red Bank Road, Grasmere village

    Busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. ⛺️❌🌳🌳

    Location: ///recently.cubes.heightens

    Stock Lane, Grasmere village

    Busy

    This car park normally fills up quickly. There is a second car park, two minutes away on Broadgate.
    🚾Toilets. Pay and display parking 💳 Please pay using contactless payment

    Location: ///spite.zaps.camera

    Broadgate Meadow, Grasmere village

    Fairly busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. ⛺️⛺️❌❌
    ➡️ Pay and display parking 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.

    Location: ///sprouting.inventors.shielding

    Pelter Bridge, Rydal

    Full

    ➡️ Pay and display parking

    This car park is often very busy 🌳.

    Alternative public parking nearby:
    (i) White Moss Common (1.5Km north west towards Grasmere on the A591)
    (ii) Grasmere village (3Km to the north west along the A591)
    (iii) Ambleside Cricket Club car park is sometimes open to the public (700 metres south on the A591 towards Ambleside).

    Location: ///optimists.comfort.blushes

    White Moss Upper, Rydal

    Full

    Consider parking in Grasmere village at Stock Lane car park, which has good capacity. Remember. Bad parking may cost lives. Don’t block or narrow roads.

    Location: ///grandest.plans.worker

    White Moss Lower, Rydal

    Full

    Location: ///trips.limiting.handover

    Dunmail Raise, pass between Grasmere and Thirlmere

    Fairly busy

    ↘️Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. ⛺️❌
    Exercise within your capabilities. Now is not the time for taking risks. 🚑🆘

    Location: ///acclaimed.teaspoons.rare

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    Around Coniston, Hawkshead and Grizedale

    The road along the East shore of Coniston is now closed. Access is permitted to Brantwood gardens and café, which are now open to visitors 10.30am – 5pm. Parking enforcement teams are working in the area. If you can't park in a space, don't park

    • Updated: 14 August 2020 11:49am

    Lay-bys east lakeshore Coniston Water

    Closed

    Closed from 19th June. Please consider parking elsewhere - try Coniston village or Coniston Boating Centre
    The road along the East shore of Coniston (the C5018) has been closed by Cumbria County Council due to unsafe parking blocking emergency access. Access is for residents, emergency vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians only.

    Brown Howe, Coniston Water south west lakeshore

    Full

    Along the shores of Coniston water is very busy. Please avoid if you can and park responsibly❗️
    🚾Toilets. Pay and display parking 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.

    Location: ///encodes.dented.obtain

    Ruskin Avenue, Coniston village

    Fairly busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. ⛺️❌🌳
    Car park in the centre of Coniston village. This is currently our quietest car park in Coniston🚾 Toilets ➡️ Pay and display parking 💳 Please pay using contactless payment 🏘 This is a rural community - please behave with respect to our residents.

    Location: ///stirs.loud.penny

    Old Station, Coniston village

    Busy

    ➡️Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. ⛺️⛺️❌🌳
    Located on Old Furness Road 200 metres south west of the village centre➡️ Pay and display parking 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.

    Location: ///caravan.selects.breathing

    Monk Coniston, lakeshore northern tip

    Busy

    Please park responsibly. Alternative car parking in the centre of Coniston village, or at Coniston Boating Centre.
    🚾Toilets. ➡️ Pay and display parking 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.

    Location: ///angry.magical.banana

    Coniston Boating Centre, lakeshore at Coniston village

    Busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->🚙 🌳
    Cafe 🚾Toilets ➡️ Pay and display parking 💳 Please pay using contactless payment

    Coniston Boating Centre has motor and rowing boats, canoes, kayaks and paddleboards for hire. More info and to pre-book www.conistonboatingcentre.co.uk 🛥🚣🏻‍♀️🛶


    Location: ///pushed.meanders.really

    Brantwood

    Fairly busy

    Brantwood gardens and café are now open to visitors 10.30am - 5pm.

    Location: ///vanished.pulsing.storming

    Dodgson Wood, Coniston Water eastern lakeshore

    Closed

    Closed from 19th June. Please consider parking elsewhere - try Coniston village or Coniston Boating Centre

    Location: ///prospers.meal.finishing

    Tilberthwaite, 3Km north of Coniston

    Fairly busy

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

    Location: ///taxed.goofy.styled

    Machells Coppice Car Park

    Closed

    Closed from 19th June. Please consider parking elsewhere - try Coniston village or Coniston Boating Centre

    Location: ///bathtubs.builds.them

    Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre

    Fairly busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. ⛺️⛺️❌⛺️

    Location: ///atlas.stored.trainers

    Bogle Crag, Grizedale

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. ⛺️⛺️❌🌳🌳

    Location: ///adapt.frame.tugging

    Moor Top, Grizedale

    Fairly busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. ⛺️❌

    Location: ///flopping.chairs.rents

    The Kennels for GoApe, Grizedale

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. ⛺️❌

    Location: ///impulse.craftsmen.greeting

    High Cross, hill top between Hawkshead and Coniston

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. ⛺️❌

    Location: ///station.sweetener.zooms

    Hawkshead

    Fairly busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. ⛺️❌
    🚾Toilets. ↔️This car park is in a rural community. Please respect our local community. Always maintain social distancing and take your litter home. Thank you

    Location: ///eyelashes.called.mimed

    Tarn Hows, between Coniston and Hawkshead

    Busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->🚙 🌳
    🚾 Toilets ➡️ Pay and display parking: Machine takes cash only. Or pay using the "Pay to Park" app. NT members park for free.

    Location: ///thickens.habit.passion

    Glen Mary Bridge, 600 metres west of Tarn Hows

    Fairly busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️.
    ➡️ Pay and display parking: Machine takes cash only. Or pay using the "Pay to Park" app. NT members park for free.

    Location: ///croutons.doted.trim

    Hodge Close, Little Langdale

    Fairly busy

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

    Location: ///fells.national.flopping

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    Around Ullswater and Glenridding

    • Updated: 14 August 2020 12:50pm

    Eusmere, Pooley Bridge

    Busy

    Eusemere carpark (in the Pooley Bridge village on the East side of the river), is only accessible from the East (i.e. Eamont Bridge / Shap direction). This is because during Summer 2020 the vehicle bridge at Pooley Bridge is closed. There is a footbridge across the river, so pedestrians can walk from Eusemere carpark to the Ullswater Steamers jetty (5 minutes' walk). Take Your Litter Home.♻️♻️♻️ No Overnight Stays or Camping ⛔️. No Fires🔥
    ➡️ Pay and display parking 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.

    Location: ///sleepless.workbench.file

    Dunmallard Hill, Pooley Bridge

    Full

    This temporary Dunmallard Hill car park is situated at the junction of the A592 and B5320; a 10 minute walk from Pooley Bridge village. During Summer 2020, the road and bridge between this carpark and Pooley Bridge village are closed to vehicles. There is still access for pedestrians and bicycles. Drivers needing to access Pooley Bridge village etc, on the East side of the river, will need to travel there from the East (i.e. Eamont Bridge / Shap directions). Please respect social distancing and take litter home with you.

    Location: ///impose.forgotten.contrived

    Glenridding

    Busy

    As with all communities please respect the locality and respect the residents. Please park considerately at all times.
    🚾 Toilets ➡️ Pay and display parking 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.

    Location: ///octopus.lollipop.glades

    Laybys Ullswater west lakeshore

    Busy

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

    Glencoyne, Ullswater lakeshore

    Busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->🚙 🌳
    ➡️ Pay and display parking: Machine takes cash only. Or pay using the "Pay to Park" app. NT members park for free. Tearoom at Aira Force (1Km north)

    Location: ///slang.kingpin.exclusive

    Park Brow, near Aira Force

    Busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    ➡️ Pay and display parking: Machine takes cash only. NT members park for free. ☕️ Tearoom at Aira Force car park 500 metres downhill.

    Location: ///quicker.crypt.home

    High Cascades, near Aira Force

    Full

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️⛔️
    ➡️ Pay and display parking: Machine takes cash only. NT members park for free. ☕️ Tearoom at Aira Force (approximately 2Km downhill).

    Location: ///trace.stick.collapsed

    Aira Force

    Full

    Maintain social distancing at all times. Capacity at this carpark is reduced, if a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    ➡️ Pay and display parking: Machine takes cash only. NT members park for free. 🚾 Toilets are open 10am – 3pm, accessible toilet 24hrs. 🍽 The team room is open from 11am serving hot, cold drinks and snacks.

    https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/aira-force-and-ullswater


    Location: ///under.ripen.hotel

    Cowbridge, Brothers Water north end

    Full

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

    Location: ///pelt.kennels.racing

    Wet Sleddale, Shap

    Not very busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires 🔥🔥
    Please park else where

    Location: ///hockey.belly.bonkers

    Eycott Hill, Mungrisdale

    Not very busy

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

    Kirkstone Pass

    Full

    A large car park opposite the legendary Kirkstone Pass Inn. This road is a stunning drive, but can be challenging. Please watch your speed and take your time.
    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays or Camping ⛔️. No Fires🔥🔥

    Location: ///trains.garden.turntable

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    Around Keswick, Borrowdale, Buttermere, Bassenthwaite and Whinlatter

    Stay safe and stay local if you can.

    • Updated: 14 August 2020 12:23pm

    Town centre car parks, Keswick

    Busy

    Allerdale Borough Council operates several pay and display car parks close to Keswick town centre:

    Bell Close
    Otley Road
    Central (on Heads Road)
    Rawnsley Centre (Main Street)
    Booths Supermarket

    🚾 Public toilets in Bell Close car park. Includes accessible toilet.

    Overnight parking available (check signs), but no overnight staying in vehicles, and no camping ⛔️.

    ♻️ Otley Road car park has recycling facilities for paper & card, glass, cans and plastic bottles.

    Lakeside, and Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

    Busy

    Five hundred metres south of Keswick town centre. Adjacent to The Theatre By The Lake and boat landing stages. 🚾Toilets

    Location: ///alienated.ranked.they

    Crosthwaite Road, Keswick town

    Busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->🚙 🌳
    Fitz Park Trust pay and display and Keswick Football Club parking. 600 metres walk from the town centre (via Fitz Park and surfaced riverbank path)

    Location: ///user.overlaid.departure

    Whinlatter Forest Centre

    Fairly busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. ⛺ ❌
    🚾 Toilets. 🍴 Cafe. Cyclewise Bike Shop.

    Location: ///denote.motion.proposals

    Revelin Moss, Whinlatter Pass

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. ⛺️❌

    Location: ///danger.lines.community

    Hobcarton, 1.5 Km west of Whinlatter vistitor centre

    Fairly busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. ⛺️❌

    Location: ///examples.crowds.promoting

    Noble Knott, Whinlatter Pass east side

    Not very busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. ⛺️❌

    Location: ///alcove.socialite.toffee

    Spout Force, Whinlatter Pass west side

    Busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. ⛺️❌

    Location: ///risk.careful.recruiter

    Powter Howe, SW tip of Bassenthwaite Lake

    Not very busy

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

    You can buy fishing and boating permits for Bassenthwaite online


    Location: ///unfocused.pastime.sharpens

    Wood End, Bassenthwaite western lakeshore

    Not very busy

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

    You can buy fishing and boating permits for Bassenthwaite online


    Location: ///sober.juicy.relief

    Peel Wyke, Bassenthwaite lakeshore north west tip

    Fairly busy

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

    You can buy fishing and boating permits for Bassenthwaite online


    Location: ///shots.lizards.frown

    Ouse Bridge (Banks Point) Bassenthwaite lakeshore northern end

    Busy

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

    You can buy fishing and boating permits for Bassenthwaite online


    Location: ///available.altering.outdoors

    Dodd Wood, Bassenthwaite (SE)

    Busy

    Stay Safe | Strictly No Camping or Overnight Stays. ⛺️❌
    🚾 Toilets. 🍴 Café - The Old Sawmill Tearoom

    You can buy fishing and boating permits for Bassenthwaite online


    Location: ///feathers.outwit.detergent

    Great Wood, Derwentwater (NE)

    Busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    ➡️ Pay and display parking: Machine takes cash payments only. 📞 Pay By Phone available. NT members park for free.

    Location: ///tastings.tapers.gearing

    Kettlewell, Derwentwater eastern lakeshore

    Full

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    ➡️ Pay and display parking. You can pay with cash or by phone 📱. NT members park for free.

    Location: ///towel.carbon.fatigued

    Cat Bells and Hawse End

    Busy

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

    Location: ///saturate.costs.choirs

    Ashness Bridge and Surprise View

    Fairly busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    ➡️ Pay and display parking: You can pay with cash or by phone 📱. NT members park for free.

    Location: ///revisits.scary.objective

    Watendlath, Borrowdale

    Fairly busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    🚾Toilets. Pay and display parking. Watendlath is three miles from Derwentwater along a steep and winding single track road.

    Location: ///fitter.custard.brilliant

    Bowder Stone, Borrowdale

    Fairly busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️.
    ➡️ Pay and display parking: Machine takes cash only. NT members park for free.

    Location: ///prawn.care.stirs

    Rosthwaite, Borrowdale

    Busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    🚾 Toilets. Pay and display parking: Machine takes cash only. NT members park for free.

    Location: ///slogged.informer.chilled

    Seatoller, Borrowdale

    Fairly busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️
    🚾 Toilets. Pay and display parking: Machine takes cash only. NT members park for free.

    Location: ///cushy.soulful.nests

    Honister Pass

    Busy

    Maintain social distancing at all times. If a car park is full, go elsewhere. Do not block roads. ⛔️.
    Pay and display parking: Machine takes cash only. NT members park for free.

    Location: ///digress.lads.purses

    Buttermere, village LDNP

    Full

    This area gets extremely busy. Please only park in the designated car parks. If you can't find a space, please don't block nearby roads.
    ➡️ Pay and display parking 💳 Please pay using contactless payment. 🚾 Toilets

    Location: ///attend.bikers.swims

    Buttermere, village NT

    Full

    This area gets extremely busy. Please only park in the designated car parks. If you can't find a space, please don't block nearby roads.
    ➡️ Pay and display parking: Machine takes cash only. NT members park for free. 🎣 Fishing and boating permits now available to buy from this car park machine.

    Location: ///wolves.towers.blurts

    Lanthwaite Wood, Crummock Water north end

    Full

    This area gets extremely busy. Please only park in the designated car parks. If you can't find a space, please don't block nearby roads.
    ➡️ Pay and display parking: Machine takes cash only. NT members park for free.

    Location: ///vivid.mealtime.broad

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    Around Wasdale, Eskdale and Ennerdale

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

    • Updated: 14 August 2020 12:14pm

    Lake Head, Wasdale Head

    Busy

    Avoid this area if you can. It gets very busy. 🌳
    This is a cash only pay and display car park. 💳

    Location: ///diplomas.estuaries.stapled

    Overbeck Bridge, Wasdale

    Busy

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

    Location: ///tags.hence.overheat

    Silecroft

    Not very busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->🚙 🌳
    The toilets and cafe at this car park are closed!!

    Ravenglass

    Fairly busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires 🔥🔥
    🚾Toilets open. ➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.

    Location: ///diverts.pictures.eyeliner

    Bleach Green, Ennerdale Water west end

    Busy

    If this car park is full, please try Bowness Knott car park.

    Location: ///fishnet.tweezers.costs

    Bowness Knott, Ennerdale Water NE side

    Fairly busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires 🔥🌳🌳
    The final 4Km of road to Bowness Knott car park is narrow and bendy, with few passing places, making vehicle travel difficult at busy times. No vehicles to enter the valley beyond the car park ⛔️

    Location: ///feathers.strikers.focus

    Wha House, Eskdale

    Busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires 🔥.
    If attempting the high peaks, make sure you're fully prepared. Now is not the time to push your limits.

    Location: ///nobody.glass.surprises

    Duddon Furnace, 150 metres NW of Duddon Bridge

    Fairly busy

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

    Location: ///recording.crows.allergy

    Muncaster Castle

    Not very busy

    Please park responsibly. Please respect social distancing <- 2 metres ->🚙 🌳
    The car park is free for Muncaster Ticket Holders. A cash donation of £5 per car is requested for the use of the facilities for those not entering the Castle and Gardens. Please take your litter home. No fires. No overnight camping.

    Location: ///twitchy.sunshine.reflected

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    Around Langdale and Elterwater

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

    • Updated: 14 August 2020 12:27pm

    Elterwater

    Busy

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

    Location: ///hiding.lived.reverted

    Silverthwaite between Elterwater and Skelwith Bridge

    Not very busy

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

    Location: ///evening.valued.cracker

    Stickle Ghyll

    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. 🚐 There are limited spaces for campervans to overnight in this carpark for £10 from 7pm – 8am, Please park responsibly and be considerate of neighbours, no tents or awnings. Show ticket at Langdale campsite for use of elsan point. If staying for the day you will need to get a daytime ticket at 8am.

    Location: ///verb.many.moved

    Old Dungeon Ghyll, Langdale

    Busy

    Please respect the footpath diversion: When leaving (or returning to) the car park to access Mickleden, Raven Crag or Dungeon Ghyll, please use the permissive path between the hotel and Middle Fell Farm. Avoid the rear of the hotel. Please follow the signs / maps on site. 🗺️

    Location: ///testy.flagged.hurry

    New Dungeon Ghyll, Langdale

    Busy

    Take Your Litter Home.♻️ No Overnight Stays ⛔️. No Fires 🔥🔥
    ➡️ Pay and Display parking: 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.

    Location: ///unafraid.tailwind.honestly

    Blea Tarn, Little Langdale

    Fairly busy

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

    Location: ///otherwise.mole.lions

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    Around Thirlmere

    Please take your litter home. No Overnight Stays

    • Updated: 14 August 2020 12:25pm

    Armboth, Thirlmere western lakeshore

    Not very busy

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

    Location: ///magically.whizzed.panel

    Dob Gill, Thirlmere south west

    Fairly busy

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

    Location: ///venturing.snows.cats

    Swirls, Thirlmere east side

    Busy

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

    Location: ///childcare.delay.richest

    Legburthwaite, Thirlmere, 600 metres north east of lake

    Fairly busy

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

    Location: ///nobody.desiring.twinge

    Wythburn, Thirlmere SE tip

    Busy

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

    Location: ///blunders.blacken.clincher

    Steel End, Thirlmere SW tip

    Fairly busy

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

    Location: ///advances.eased.buns

    Station Coppice, Thirlmere east side

    Busy

    Please take your litter home. No Overnight Stays 🌳
    ➡️ ➡️ This is a pay and display car park 💳 Please pay using contactless payment.

    Location: ///burden.strutting.stealing

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    Around Kendal

    • Updated: 14 August 2020 12:23pm

    Scout Scar, near Kendal

    Fairly busy

    A small car park that is a great place for walks on Scout Scar. Overnight stays are not permitted.

    Location: ///inch.probe.flames

    Cunswick Scar, near Kendal

    Fairly busy

    A medium sized car park that is great for walks on Scout Scar and the surrounding countryside. Please drive carefully as the surface is rough in places. No overnight stays are permitted.

    Location: ///river.daisy.shots

    Sizergh, near Kendal

    Pre-book only

    To open safely, the National Trust is limiting visitor numbers and you’ll need to book your visit in advance. Sadly, if you don't book, you’ll be turned away, even if you're a National Trust member.
    Book your tickets here.

    Location: ///bashed.extension.apple

    Plumgarths near Kendal

    Not very busy

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

    Location: ///report.activates.pass

    Foulshaw, near Levens

    Fairly busy

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

    Location: ///oppose.prevents.curly

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Allerdale borough Council

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Forestry England

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National Trust

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