Car parks for Wasdale

Home to towering mountains and the deepest lake in England, Wasdale is a great place for an adventure. Whether you want to climb a fell, take your dog for a walk in Low Wood or explore the shores of Wastwater, here’s a handy guide to our car parks in Wasdale to help you plan your day. There's only one narrow road in and out of the valley - if the car parks are full, you may need to make alternative plans. August 2021 - the route up to Scafell Pike is extremely busy.- There are many other equally challenging and beautiful routes from the valley or outlying areas.

Walkers at Wasdale, Cumbria, with the vast expanse of Wastwater in the distance

Lake Head car park

This is a popular pay-and-display car park for accessing the route to Scafell Pike and surrounding fells. Located at the head of Wastwater, Sat Nav: CA20 1EX, OS: NY 182075. Non members, please note the machine takes cash only. Portaloos available - please bear with us whilst facilities are being updated.

The road to Wast Water

Nether Wasdale car park

A pretty riverside spot to start gentler walks or cycle routes into Wasdale, close to the tiny village of Nether Wasdale (OS: NY 127038) or park at Overbeck nearby (OS: NY 168068)

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.

A campervan at Wasdale, in the Lake District

Lake District National Park information for campervanners 

Campervans that are used for transport are welcome in our car parks but not permitted to stay overnight. Find out more about overnight parking for campervans in the Lake District and find a touring campsite on the Lake District National Park website.

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.