Road from Dockray towards Ullswater copyright Paul Reynolds

Car parks

Our car parks

We manage car parks around the National Park, as do the National Trust and local councils. There are also free smaller car parks in more remote areas.

Check details and locations on all main car parks around the Lake District

The map below shows the car parks run by the Lake District National Park Authority.


Car Parking Annual Permit

Car Parking Annual Permits can be bought online for our car parks.

Blue badge holder spaces for disabled users

All our car parks have blue badge holder spaces - please display your blue badge. Our charges apply to all vehicles, including blue badge holders. However we do allow an extra hour for blue badge holders. In order to qualify, please fill in the form below:

Blue Badge Parking Exemption Permit (Word document)

How to pay a parking penalty

Please pay your parking fine at

How to appeal against a parking penalty

To appeal to the Lake District National Park Authority, please email

Where does the money go?

All car park charges go towards keeping the National Park special for the future.