We are 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.
Our page lakedistrict.gov.uk/coronavirus has a message from our Chief Executive, how the latest coronavirus rules apply across the National Park, updates on our attractions and services, and how you can contact us.
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.
We are pleased that we will be able to start to welcome visitors back to the Lake District for overnight stays from Saturday 4 July. Many of our campsites will be reopening in a socially distanced way and there really is something to suit everyone in all areas of the National Park. We would encourage you to explore what facilities are available before you visit, as not all businesses will be opening fully. Please keep up-to-date with current government social distancing guidelines and respect our local communities and our landscape.
Camping away from an organised campsite is called wild camping. Legally wherever you camp you must have the prior permission of a landowner to camp on their land.
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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