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Car parks: Thirlmere

Station Coppice, Thirlmere

Grid reference: NY 315 170
Nearest postcode: CA12 4TN
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A lay by on the western side of the A591 between Grasmere and Keswick, overlooking Thirlmere. It is possible to walk from here round the lakeshore or to start the ascent of Helvellyn.

There is often an icecream van at this car park but no other facilities.

Coach parking?

There is no parking for coaches.

Pay and display prices:

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

  • Up to 2 hours: £2.50
  • Up to 4 hours: £4.50
  • Up to 9 hours: £7.00

Where does the money go?

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

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Cottage near Coniston - copyright Charlie Hedley

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