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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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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

Machine does not take card payments and will only accept payments by coins

  • 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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