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We look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Lake District. We are working with our local partners to put measures in place that will help keep people safe.

Check car parks and toilets across the Lake District National Park

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Cottage in Hawkshead copyright Paul Reynolds

Car parks: Hawkshead

Enjoy the freedom to explore the Lake District by bus with new inclusive bus and parking tickets. Discount Park and Explore tickets are available from the parking ticket machines at this car park.


Grid reference: SD 353 980
Postcode: LA22 0NT

This car park lies close to the heart of this popular village. There are shops, hotels and cafes within easy walking distance. Beatrix Potter lived near here and the Gallery dedicated to her work is close by.

You can go on many walks from here, including Tarn Hows, Latterbarrow and Claife heights. Grizedale Forest is also nearby.


Ladies, gents and disabled toilets. Next to Hawkshead Tourist Information Centre.

Coach parking?

Coach parking spaces are available in this car park.

Pay and display

Payable every day 9am to 6pm including Sundays and Bank Holidays

  • Up to 2 hours: £3.00
  • 3 hours: £4.20
  • 4 hours: £5.40
  • 5 hours: £6.60
  • 9 hours: £8.00

Charges apply to all vehicles, including coaches, trailers and vehicles displaying a blue badge.

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

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