Safer Lakes.

Please help protect our communities, observe social distancing and stay safe.

Check car parks and toilets across the Lake District National Park

See for latest coronavirus rules across the National Park and our services.

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Plan your visit

Map of the UK showing where the Lake District National Park is located

The Lake District National Park is in the northwest corner of England, in the county of Cumbria. We've mountains, valleys, villages, towns, coastline and of course lakes! Check out our Maps page for more details.

More than 19 million people visit the the National Park each year. If you've never been, here's a guide to the main areas:

Guides to areas of the Lake District

Beginners taster map of the Lake District

1. Explore Coniston Water - surrounded by mountains and woodland

2. Explore Derwentwater and Keswick - the nearest lake to the town of Keswick

3. Explore Grasmere and Rydal - and Rydal Water

4. Explore Langdale Valley - running west of Ambleside

5. Explore Northern Lakes - peaceful and beautiful

6. Explore Ullswater and Glenridding - dramatic views and great walking

7. Explore Wastwater and the West coast - See England's deepest lake and explore the western coastline

8. Explore Windermere and Ambleside - England's largest lake with bustling tourist towns Bowness and Ambleside

Safer Lakes:

Check how busy car parks are across the National Park

Remember, cafes and businesses are still closed and many public toilets are not open yet.

Things to do and places to visit

Walking in the Lake District

Get on the water

Things to do

Where to stay in the Lake District

Travel and transport

Find out about getting here and transport, driving and facilities once you've arrived in the Lake District.

Featured places to visit

Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre

Brockhole gardens

Have a great day out at Brockhole! Explore 30 acres of stunning gardens, hire bikes for the family, enjoy lake Windermere by canoe, kayak or rowing boat and let the children blow off some steam on the adventure playground or Treetop Nets!

Visit the Brockhole website

Coniston Boating Centre

Brockhole gardens

Pre-book boats and bikes from Coniston Boating Centre and go on a mini adventure with friends and family! Explore Coniston Water by canoe, kayak, paddle board, rowing or or motor boat!

Visit Coniston Boating Centre

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