Bowness Bay Information Centre
Walk: My First Fell - Bowness Family Walk
Bowness Knott car park
Walk: Wild Ennerdale
Britannia Inn, Elterwater
The Britannia Inn, Elterwater, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9HP
Location: Elterwater, near Ambleside
Walks: Elterwater's Slate Heritage, Loughrigg Fell and Elterwater, Over Lingmoor into Little Langdale, Waterfalls, Quarries and Lakeland Slate.
Brockhole on Windermere
Location: Between Ambleside and Windermere
Walks: Brockhole Family Ramble, Heritage Trail to Troutbeck, guided bike rides
Coniston Tourist Information Centre
The car park is located on the B5285 (Coniston to Hawkshead road) close to the village centre; the B5285 joins the A593 on the east side of the bridge in the centre of the village, close to the Yewdale hotel, Black Bull hotel and the parish church.
Walks: Coniston Copper Trail, Copper Mills and Miners, Coniston Old Man, Coppermines Valley and Levers Water, Family Walk – Coppermines Valley, Monk Coniston Tree Walk, Woods, Tarns and Gills, Yew Beauty!
Dalegarth Station, Boot
Grid ref: NY 174 007
The station can be reached by train on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway from Ravenglass. By road navigate to the Eskdale Valley (several routes) and follow the valley road to Hardknott Pass from the King George Inn at grid reference SD149998.
By Ravenglass & Eskdale railway, take train from Ravenglass (or any intermediate station) and travel to Dalegarth; at Dalegarth leave platform and walk down to station car park.
By road from Eskdale Green, follow the road south east out of the village for about 0.6 ml (1km) to reach the King George Inn (at GR SD 1490 9982). Turn left, signed Hardknott, and follow the main valley road in a general north easterly direction for 1.7 mls (2.75 km) to reach Dalegarth (for Boot) station on the left. Turn into car park.
Walk: Eskdale Family Wander
Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum
Eskdale Green village car park
Grid ref: NY 142 002
Navigate to Eskdale Green from the A595 from either Holmrook if coming from north and west or via the Duddon Valley (over Birker Fell) if coming from the south.
Walk: Miterdale Meander
Eycott Hill Nature Reserve
Fell Gate car park - 0.8 km up Walna Scar Road, from Coniston
Grid ref: SD 289 970
Access the village from the north on the A593; just after passing the Black Bull hotel on the right, bear right over the bridge to pass a fuel filling station on the left. In about 50m turn right at a crossroads and follow the road (Walna Scar road) upwards – after an initial steep section continue upwards round several bends to reach a gate. Pass through the gate and onto a rough car park.
Walk: Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag (not in 2019)
Glen Mary Bridge / Tom Gill National Trust car park
Location: Near Coniston
Grid ref: SD 322 999
The car park is located about 2 miles (3.4km) north east of Coniston on the right hand side of the A593 (Coniston to Ambleside road) just past Yew Tree farm (on left)
Walks: Black Crag and Yewdale, Hills, Gills and Falls
Grasmere, Stock Lane car park
Walks: Greenburn Valley and Helm Crag, Navigation Skills for Beginners (Grasmere), Silver How and Easedale Tarn, Wordsworth's Grasmere.
Great Wood National Trust car park
Location: Near Keswick
Walk: Autumn Walk Above Derwent Water
Hawkshead LDNP car park
Walks: Historic Hawkshead, Over Latterbarrow to Wray Castle, Wordsworth's Hawkshead
Honister National Trust car park, behind the youth hostel
Location: Honister pass.
Walks: Glorious Green Gable, Haystacks – Wainwright’s Favourite Fell
Keswick Information Centre (The Moot Hall)
Address: 12-14 Main St, Keswick CA12 5JR
Walks: Castlerigg Stone Circle, Delightful Derwent Water, Latrigg Summit, The Hidden Valley of Watendlath, Walla Crag by Ashness Bridge
Layby Central Braithwaite
Legburthwaite car park
Location: The Green, Thirlmere, off the B5322
From the A591, coming from Ambleside, turn right onto the B5322, signposted St-Johns-In-The-Vale. The car park is almost immediately on the left as you turn onto the road.
Walk: High Rigg – A Mountain in Miniature
Market Cross, Pooley Bridge
Monk Coniston LDNP car park
Mungrisdale village hall
Photo: Graham Wood
From the M6, leave at junction 40, take the A66 towards Keswick. Approx. 9 miles turn right to Mungrisdale village and Caldbeck.
Walks – Blencathra Summit
Old Dungeon Ghyll NT car park
outside tea room, Dodd Wood car park, near Bassenthwaite, off the A591
Pelter Bridge car park, Rydal
Ravenglass 'Ratty' Railway Station
Photo: John Dennis
The village is reached via a side road off the A595; the turning is well signed and is about 0.8 miles (1.3km) from the main entrance to Muncaster Castle if approaching from the east or about 2.5 miles (3.9km) from Holmrook if approaching from the north. Follow the side road into the village car park, passing under a bridge, taking care not to turn into either the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway car park or the British Rail station car park. After parking, cross the footbridge at the southern end of the car park to access the station platforms.
Walk – Steam to the Hills
Ravenglass village car park
Photo: John Dennis
Grid ref: SD085965
The village is reached via a side road off the A595; the turning is well signed and is about 0.8 miles (1.3km) from the main entrance to Muncaster Castle if approaching from the east or about 2.5 miles (3.9km) from Holmrook if approaching from the north. Follow the side road into the village car park, passing under a bridge, taking care not to turn into either the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway car park or the British Rail station car park.
Walk – Esk Estuary Escapade
Swirls car park
Photo: Graham Wood
the Fish Hotel, Buttermere. Park in LDNP or NT car park
Tilberthwaite Quarry car park, near Coniston
Torver Parish Room
Tourist information point and P.O, Market Cross, Ambleside
Ullswater Information Centre, Glenridding
Wasdale Head Green
Photo: John Dennis
Grid reference: NY187085
Navigate to Wasdale from the A595 either from Gosforth or Santon Bridge. Follow the valley road, which runs beside the lake for most of its length, for several miles to reach Wasdale Head Green car park.
Walk - Family Wasdale Wander