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Coronavirus (Covid-19) news

Last updated: 31 March 2022

Stay safe.

Please follow current Government guidance.

Around the National Park:

Information for visitors

We’ve been working with organisations such as Cumbria Police, the county and district councils, Highways England and major landowners such as the National Trust and Forestry England, to create a Tactical Visitor Management Group. This approach ensured we can continue to best support local communities, visitors, and businesses.

Car parking

Exploring the Lake District by bus, boat or bike is a fantastic way to take in the views and help protect our world by reducing your carbon. If you do visit by car, plan ahead.


We know how important the National Park is to people’s health and wellbeing and activities such as camping are the perfect way to recharge and connect with nature.

Get ready to book your Lake District stay here.

Campervans and motorhomes

If you’re planning to visit by campervan or motorhome, please plan your journey and book your site in advance as staying overnight on roadside or car parks is not permitted.

Take a look at Cumbria Tourism's guide to VanLife for ideas and locations for your campervan adventure in the Lake District.

On the water

Check which activities are allowed on which lakes across the Lake District

Please know your own capabilities on the water and do not place yourself or others at risk.

Our lake rangers are patrolling to support people’s safe enjoyment of the water and will enforce as necessary where there are clear breaches of the byelaws that impact on safety or have negative environmental impacts.

Please be aware of the byelaws and report any breaches to our lake ranger team

Boat registrations and renewals can be done online.

On the fells

We ask everyone to please be prepared when exploring the Lake District fells and plan ahead. Be adventure smart and ask yourself three questions before you set off:

Find out how to stay safe on the fells

Where to go?

Plan ahead

There is plenty of space and  places to explore in the Lake District. We know everyone has their favourites, but why not try somewhere new?

Please plan ahead, check out Cumbria Tourism's recommendations for places to visit, food and drink, adventure activities and more.

Brockhole on Windermere - the Lake District Visitor Centre

Visit the Brockhole on Windermere website for opening details.

Coniston Boating Centre

Visit Coniston Boating Centre website for opening details.

Visitor Information Centres

Our information centres are open - pop into Bowness, Keswick or Ullswater to get top tips, great walking routes and ideas for your Lake District adventure.

Leave no trace

We all have a part to play in keeping the countryside special. Please leave no trace by taking litter home.

For our communities and farmers

Supporting our communities

In 2020 we formed the Safer Lakes initiative. This is a combination of dedicated National Park Authority officers and more than 100 volunteers who report issues and provide assistance to communities across the National Park, together with a range of local partner agencies.

Help is on hand

Say hello to our visitor welcome volunteers at popular locations to benefit from their local knowledge and top tips. If you are interested find out more about volunteering and get in touch.

elcome enjoy your visit please respect socail distancing

Posters for businesses

Generate a QR code for NHS Track and Trace for your business venue

Welcome your visitors with a reminder to keep 2 herdy sheep apart for social distancing. A2, A3, A4 and 6ft banner sizes available to download.

Download business welcome to visitors posters

Our Services:

Committee Meetings

Find out how and when we are holding meetings on the meetings page on our website.

Planning Service

You can find update of the current status of our planning services, and details of how to contact us on our planning page.

Contact Centre at our HQ in Kendal

There is lots of general information on our FAQ page or you can get in touch with our contact centre team by email  hq@lakedistrict.gov.uk or call 01539 724555