Great Wood car park
Great Wood is a nice relaxed car park, not far from Keswick, with approximately 45 spaces.
Please note: if you're approaching from Keswick, as you head down the Borrowdale Road you will be tempted to turn into the first National Trust entrance you see on the left, however if you park here you may find yourself locked in! Just keep going for about another 100m and you'll reach Great Wood car park.
Parking at Great Wood is just the beginning...
It's one of the most popular photo opportunities to be had on the shores of Derwent Water, just across the road from the entrance to Great Wood, you'll find some steps down to a path that leads to the lakeshore at Calfclose Bay, where you can see the well known Centenary Stone sculpture.
Step straight from car to rainforest
Park up and boost conservation work in Borrowdale
Whether you are a member who scans your card (we get £1 from central funds every time you do) or a non-member who pays for a ticket, every penny you generate in this car park goes to help us take care of this special place, so thank you.
Read about one of the issues we're tackling just a stone's throw away from Great Wood car park: