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
1 car in all car parks
(Excluding United Utilities Car Parks)
Any car in one car park
Any car/all car parks permit
(Excluding United Utilities car parks)
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
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).
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.
The Lake District National Park Authority looks after this unique corner of England, encouraging people to enjoy and understand its beauty and helping those who live and work here. Our staff include rangers and field workers, advisers at our visitor centres, planners and ecologists.