Last updated: 31 March 2022
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boat registrations and renewals can be done online.
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:
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.
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.
We all have a part to play in keeping the countryside special. Please leave no trace by taking litter home.
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.
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.
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.
Find out how and when we are holding meetings on the meetings page on our website.
You can find update of the current status of our planning services, and details of how to contact us on our planning page.