Watendlath car park
There's plenty of space to park at Watendlath (approximately 45 spaces) if you're brave enough to tackle the very narrow but extremely scenic approach road.
The quiet Watendlath hamlet nestles high above Borrowdale (263m) and is reached by a winding road with many passing places. However, the stunning views of the picturesque hanging valley as you carefully drive along, following Watendlath Beck to Watendlath Farm, makes it all worthwhile.
Once at the car park you will be rewarded as the valley opens up before you with its rocky outcrops, woodlands, and medieval farmed landscape. Just behind the farm you will find an attractive tarn with views of the fell.
Fancy a walk?
Explore the packhorse trails that climb up the valley slopes, or use Watendlath as the starting point on this moderate downloadable trail (instead of Rosthwaite):
Stay the night?
For more detailed information about Watendlath car park, please take a look at the access statement (PDF / 3MB) download
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.