Stay home. Stay safe.

Guidance is to exercise locally.

Getting outside for exercise is of course important, but please don't take any unnecessary risks, especially in the cold and icy weather.

By staying safe and staying local you can help reduce the pressure on our emergency services.

Help keep our emergency staff and hospital beds free for those that need them most.

Check how the coronavirus rules affect the Lake District National Park

Road from Dockray towards Ullswater copyright Paul Reynolds

Car parks

Our car parks

Update: 12 Jan 2020

Most car parks are open.

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.

Please park responsibly, within marked bays if they exist, keeping away from verges and leaving enough room for manoeuvre.


Car park locations and charges

Charges are displayed at the car parks and on this website. Just click on the location for more details:

Car Parking Annual Permit

Annual permits are available. You can find out more details on our Car Parking Annual Permit page

Blue badge holder spaces for disabled users

All 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 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.

Need holiday accommodation?

Cottage near Coniston - copyright Charlie Hedley

Booking here, supports here

We've cosy holiday cottages, quirky boutique hotels, friendly bed and breakfasts and luxury hotels.

Our commission helps keep the National Park special: Browse and book Lake District accommodation online