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Wild camping is not permitted anywhere in the Lake District without prior permission from the landowner. As the National Park Authority we do not have the power to allow camping on private land and we do not permit camping on the small amount of land that we own. Camping in car parks or on roadside verges is not allowed at any time.
Instead choose from one of the many campsites in the Lake District, from quiet sites to glamping, there is something for everyone.
Parking in campervans and motorhomes is not considered wild camping. Read our advice for campervans and motorhomes and where you can park in the Lake District.
If you do have express permission for the landowner and choose to wild camp, you should always:
Wherever you pitch, please remember that the landowners or their representatives have the legal right to order you to break camp and move on.
There are lots of fairly 'wild' campsites across the Lake District, with views of lakes and mountains... but with a real toilet and fresh water on tap!
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