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.

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. Overflow car park in operation at weekends and during school holidays. Nearest toilets open are at Stickle Ghyll car park. No overnight parking. PayByPhone available. We recommend downloading the app before travelling www.paybyphone.co.uk

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. PayByPhone available. We recommend downloading the app before travelling www.paybyphone.co.uk. Toilets available. Sat Nav: LA22 9JU, OS: NY294065. If full, use overflow car park at the New Dungeon Ghyll (Not NT) or carry on up the road to the Old Dungeon Ghyll where we have an overflow carpark in operation at weekends and school holidays.

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. Car park can get very busy, use car parks further down the valley for access to Great Langdale. This is a pay-and-display car park, located 4 miles west of Ambleside. PayByPhone available. We recommend downloading the app before travelling www.paybyphone.co.uk. No overnight parking. Sat Nav: LA22 9HP, OS: NY328047

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. PayByPhone available. We recommend downloading the app before travelling www.paybyphone.co.uk. 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

Follow the Countryside Code 

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.