Lake District car parks
Whether you’re venturing on to the high fells, exploring the area by boat, going for an amble by a lakeshore, or mountain biking on off road trails, here’s a handy guide to our car parks in the Lake District to help you plan your day. Check capacity before you set off with the Safer Lakes car parking tool.
At peak times, some of the valley car parks are often full, and with very limited informal parking available, it's important to plan ahead and be prepared to find alternatives. We ask all visitors to be aware of access needs for emergency services, farmers and local residents when parking up for the day. You don't need to book any of the car parks listed below.
NT Members park for free
Members park for free at our car parks in the Lake District, you can simply scan your membership card to ensure a contribution is given to the property you are visiting - this will ensure our local Rangers have much needed funds to support our important ongoing conservation projects. Not a member? You can join online, or pay for your parking on the day.