The county town of Cumbria is Carlisle and the only other major urban area is Barrow-in-Furness. The Lake District National Park is in the county and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cumbria County Council

There is no information on this website for motorhomes. It directs you to the websites below for car parking information.

Grange Over Sands
OS Landranger 97
Berners Close car park LA11 7DQ has no height barrier but does have some width marks although when we were there, there was fresh tarmac covering a good deal of the surface which also covered the width marks.
Walk down to the prom, over the railway and about half a mile into the town.

OS Landranger 97
Opp the Olde Fighting Cocks the road is wide and MH park here. There is a medium sized car park but would fill up quite quickly in busy periods. When we were there (January) it was very wet and rough.
There is an excellent chip shop here and a good bakers.

OS Landranger 97
Parking available at the Kendal Cricket Club ground. This is on Shap Road and is easy to find. The board on entrance says Private Parking and then gives a price for parking per day. We took this to mean that parking was available. However there is nowhere to pay the daily rate. What we did is post the price in an envelope with a note explaining what it was for. We even tried to contact someone on the phone but with no luck.

Barrow in Furness - Emlyn Street and Market Street are long stay. There is no size or height information. P & D.

Dalton in Furness - Tudor Square on Broughton Road, Nelson Street and Lime Street. All are free but there is no size or height information.

Allerdale Borough Council covers Aspatria, Cockermouth, Crosby, Keswick, Maryport, Silloth, Wigton and Workington.

Some large car parks include:-

Cockermouth - Sullart Street CA13 0DY - 62 spaces. No height information.
Cockermouth - Fairfield CA13 9RU - 182 spaces. No height information.
Cockermouth - Bitterbeck CA13 9NW - 69 spaces. No height information.
Cockermouth - Wakefield Road CA13 0HR - 115 spaces. No height information.
Keswick - Lakeside CA12 5DJ - 253 spaces. No height information.
Keswick - Central CA12 5DP - 334 spaces. No height information.
Keswick - Bell Close CA12 5JY - 121 spaces. No height information.
Keswick - Otley Road CA12 5LE - 87 spaces. No height information.
Maryport - Mill Street CA15 6DD - 71 spaces. No height information.
Silloth - Pines CA7 4DU - 52 spaces. No height information. FREE.
Wigton - Water Street CA7 9AA - 203 spaces. No height information.
Workington - Brow Top CA14 3AB - 231 spaces. No height information.
Workington - Central CA14 3BU - 303 spaces. No height information.

Eden District Council covers Alston, Appleby, Kirkby Stephen and Penrith.

In Penrith Sandgate and Bluebell Lane car parks allow MH to stay 24 hours. No overnight sleeping or camping. Buy tickets for each bay used. Less than 3500 kg.

Kirkby Stephen
- Christian Head - 77 spaces no height information. Free but only for 1 hour. Stoneshot is long stay but has only 12 spaces.

Alston - Front Street and Fairhill are free but no size or height information.

Appleby - Broad Close has 62 spaces but no height information. You can stay for 10 hours.

Copeland Borough Council - Bigrigg, Bootle, Cleator, Distington, Egremont, Ennerdale, Eskdale Green, Frizington, Gosforth, Haverigg, Hensingham, Keekle, Millom, Pica, Seascale, St Bees, Wath Brow and Whitehaven.

There is a list of car parks. The above link takes you to it but there is no height or size information.

Carlisle City Council

City of Carlisle - Castle Car Park only - by the side of the castle. 321 spaces. Coach and caravan spaces 16 but motorhomes now have some spaces available which are free. All day £2.60. Caravans £4.50.

South Lakeland District Council covers Ambleside, Bowness, Grange-over-Sands, Grasmere, Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale, Milnthorpe, Sedbergh, Ulverston, Windermere and Westmorland.

Sedbergh - Farfield Mill LA10 5LW - contact 01539 621 958 before arrival and the Mill will set aside a parking place for you. There is parking for coaches and minibuses so the cp must be of a reasonable size. DO NOT USE SAT NAV. AFTER SEDBERGH FOLLOW BROWN SIGNS. NO OVERNIGHT PARKING.


Lake District National Park website.

Car park page.

Park MH in our car parks. However if it takes up more than one vehicle space, you must pay for the additional space or spaces.
You can leave a vehicle in one of our car parks overnight. However you cannot stay in the vehicle. This is supported by our byelaws.

This page is a list of villages and towns and their postcode. Click here for list.

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OS Landranger 90
From Windermere go along the A591 to Ambleside. At Wateread bear left and 100 yards there is a large car park without height barriers but does have width markers.
There are some lanes that are wider than others and one particular one is next the coach bays.
This is a pay AFTER stay car park i.e. you pay on leaving the park. As you enter a camera takes your vehicle number. 5 hours is £5.40. We went in January and the camera didn't take our number correctly so we could have parked for a minimal amount but worked out how long we stayed and paid accordingly. Whether the camera wasn't working in winter is difficult to say.
It is a mile into Ambleside. On the left as you walk in there is a small car park at the rugby club without height or width barriers at £4 per day. But it is quite small and I would suggest you need to get there early to park.
Daisy's Cafe is excellent for a meal.

Brockhole on Windermere LA23 1LJ - no size information.

Buttermere CA13 9XA - no size information.

Coniston Boating Centre LA21 8EW - no size information.

Around Coniston Water. Click here for car parks no size information.

Grasmere. Click here for car parks no size information.

Hawkshead LA22 0NT - no size information. Campsite, The Croft, opposite.

Langdale LA22 9JX - no size information.

Rydal - Pelter Bridge LA22 9LW (nearest available postcode) just south of Rydal no size information.

Ravenglass CA18 1SQ - large cp in centre of village.

Ullswater - Eusemere CA10 2NE nearest cp to Pooley bridge village — Glenridding - car park CA11 0PD large cp in centre of village.

High Dam near Windermere - LA12 8BJ (nearest available). Short walk to High Dam.

Windermere - click here for car parks. No size available.

OS Landranger 90
There are 2 car parks in between the lakes on either side of the road. Both have no height or width marks but are a bit rough underfoot. Both are pay AFTER stay and the same camera problems occurred the same as Ambleside.
The one on the south side of the road is larger but busier. Both are OK for larger vehicles.