Car parks for Langdale and Elterwater

Whether you’re venturing on to the high fells, exploring the area by bike, or going for an amble by the lakeshore, here’s a handy guide to our car parks in Langdale and Elterwater to help you plan your day.

Two people cycling through the countryside

Elterwater car park

A great parking spot for a riverside amble or bike ride to Skelwith Force with choice of moderate walks over Loughrigg to High Close and Grasmere. This is a pay-and-display or pay-by-phone car park, located 4 miles west of Ambleside. No overnight parking. Sat Nav: LA22 9HP, OS: NY328047

Stickle Ghyll walk

Stickle Ghyll car park

For Sticklebarn pub, steep footpaths to the Langdale Pikes, Stickle Ghyll or bike and walk routes on valley tracks. This pay-and-display car park is located approximately 7 miles west of Ambleside. You can pay by phone if preferred. Toilets available (closed for cleaning 3 times a day). Sat Nav: LA22 9JU, OS: NY294065. If full, carry on up the road to the Old Dungeon Ghyll. No overnight parking.

Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

Old Dungeon Ghyll car park

Ideal for accessing the high fells, Mickleden, the Pikes and long routes to Scafell Pike. This pay-and-display car park is located a further 400m along from Stickle Ghyll, just beyond the campsite. Nearest toilets open are at Stickle Ghyll car park. No overnight parking.

Blea Tarn, Little Langdale

Blea Tarn car park

A gentle stroll leads from this car park to Blea Tarn, offering picnic spots with brilliant views of the Langdale fells. This is a pay-and-display car park, located in Little Langdale. OS: NY295043. No overnight parking.

A man prepares to go Mountain Biking in a car park at Ennerdale

Check car parking availability in the Lake District 

We're working with our partners in the Lake District to safely manage our car parks. You can find the most up to date information and a guide to how busy car parks are today using the Safer Lakes car park tool.

Car park sign and four walkers, Seatoller, Cumbria

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.

Two women walk their dog on a lead at Tarn Hows

Help us look after the Lake District  

Please follow the Countryside Code when you visit the Lake District. By taking your litter home with you, keeping your dog under control, keeping gates, driveways and roads clear and sticking to designated footpaths, you can help us care for the Lake District and the wildlife and people who call it home.