Best Borrowdale car parks

Visiting Borrowdale and Derwent Water couldn't be simpler - there are many National Trust car parks in the valley. Each one is a starting point for an amazing day out.

Centenary Stone on the shores of Derwent Water, Lake District

Great Wood car park 

CA12 5UP (Grid ref: NY271222) An ideal starting point for walking the circular route around Derwent Water.

Couple enjoy a picnic at Ashenss Bridge, Lake District

Ashness Bridge 

CA12 5UN (Grid ref: NY269196) Definitely one for your sightseeing tick list, but driving across the bridge is not for the faint-hearted

Walker sits at Surprise View, Borrowdale

Surprise View car park 

CA12 5UU (Grid ref: NY268189) On the scenic drive between Ashness Bridge and Watendlath hamlet, a pause at Surprise View brings huge rewards

The hamlet of Watendlath, Borrowdale, Lake District

Watendlath car park 

CA12 5UW (Grid ref: NY275163) A scenic drive terminates at the quiet hamlet of Watendlath, offering tranquility, tarn, tea and toilets.