Planning your visit to the Lake District

Two men in blue tshirts laughing as they walk through the green countryside of the Lake District

Get the best out of your visit by planning ahead. From finding a car park and checking capacity, to following the countryside code and preparing for your outdoor adventure safely, we've pulled together the tools, tips and guidance to help you make the most out of your trip and help us look after the Lake District.

Finding a car park and staying overnight

Keeping the Lake District safe and special

Campers relax at one of the National Trust's camping pods Great Langdale, Lake District

Places to stay 

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, there's so much to explore on a holiday in the Lake District. Discover craggy fells, wildflower-rich meadows, traditional sheep farms and crystal-clear lakes. We have a wide range of accommodation across the Lake District, from lakeside cottages to rustic bothies and campsites for you to browse and plan your stay.