Road from Dockray towards Ullswater copyright Paul Reynolds

Car Parking annual permit

If you regularly use car parks in the Lake District, our Annual Permit may be cheaper for you than daily tickets.

Please allow at least 10 working days for your application to be processed.

Choose your option below, pay online, and our parking team will post your permit to you.

1 car in 1 car park

Amount - 1 year:

1 car in all car parks

(Excluding United Utilities Car Parks)
Amount - 1 year:

Any car in one car park

Amount - 1 year:

Any car/all car parks permit

(Excluding United Utilities car parks)
Amount - 1 year:

United Utilities Thirlmere Permit

This permit is valid for all the United Utilities car parks around Thirlmere Reservoir. This permit is valid for car parks: Legburthwaite, Swirls, Wythburn, Steel End, Dob Gill, Dam Triangle and Armboth

Amount - 1 year:

New Flexible Permit for 2023

As seen above, we have introduced a new flexible permit at a cost of £600, which is comparable with local Councils offering a similar permit. We’re confident this will support local businesses as this permit is transferable between cars, so if you pay for your staff to park, this permit can be shared between vehicles. Or, if you have a business in multiple locations, this will allow for parking in any of our National Park Authority car parks (excluding United Utilities).

If you have any problems or queries, email us

You can pay over the phone by calling 01539 724555

  • Any misuse of a permit, including amending, copying or duplicating will lead to a parking penalty being issued.
  • Please note that lost or stolen permits can only be replaced upon written request from the permit owner and must state the permit number.
  • A fee of £ 25.00 will be chargeable for a replacement permit for a specific vehicle.
  • Any replacement permits for non-specified vehicles will be charged the cost of the time remaining on the lost or stolen permit.
  • Allow sufficient time prior to the expiry date to renew your permit and prevent any parking penalties being incurred.

Off Peak Local Parking Permit

Our Local Off Peak Parking Permits are for local residents who live within the Lake District National Park.

For a free off peak local car parking permit visit our Off Peak Permit Application Form.

These local permits exclude United Utilities car parks.

Where does the money go?

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