National Trust Borrowdale and Buttermere Valleys

Keswick lakeside shop, CA12 5DJ

Open daily 10am - 5pm

Located on the bustling Derwent Water foreshore, pop in for drinks, ice cream and those perfect gifts with the added satisfaction of knowing that every purchase you make helps us to look after the landscape you love.

Our friendly team have lots of great advice on where to go and what to do in Borrowdale and you don't even need to take your eyes off the stunning view right outside the door!

Take a stroll down to Friar's Crag, let the kids run wild though the woods or hold your own stone-skimming competition on the beach at Strandshag Bay - it's all right on the doorstep.

Rare opportunities to experience our hidden gems:

Paddle one of our canoes out to Derwent Island House or hitch a ride in our 4x4 up the stunning Coledale Valley to Force Crag Mine - we open these intriguing hidden gems for just 5 days in the year, check our Borrowdale website for this year's dates.

Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/borrowdale and www.nationaltrust.org.uk/buttermere-valley for more information about how we care for this landscape, the waymarked walks you can follow and the events we'd love to see you at.

Location

Where to leave the car

  • Great Wood Car Park (CA12 5UP) - for a moderate way-marked walk
     
  • Ashness Bridge Car Park (CA12 5UN) - for one of the most sought after photo opportunities in the Lake District.
     
  • Surprise View Car Park (CA12 5UU) - for jaw dropping views across Derwent Water
     
  • Watendlath Car Park (CA12 5UW) - a scenic drive for the brave to discover a hidden hamlet
     
  • Kettlewell Car Park (CA12 5UN) - right on the lakeshore popular with water sports enthusiasts
     
  • Bowder Stone Car Park (CA12 5XA) - for a wheelchair accessible stroll to a boulder as big as your house 
     
  • Rosthwaite Car Park (CA12 5XB) - for walks from the heart of lakeland
     
  • Seatoller Car Park (CA12 5XN) - our biggest car park, down in the valley below the mighty Honister Pass
     
  • Honister Pass Car Park (CA12 5XJ) - our highest car park!
     
  • Buttermere Car Park (CA13 9UZ) - from here you can walk the 4½ mile (7km)lakeshore path that encircles Buttermere.

Every car park ticket sold helps to support our conservation work to care for the paths, gates, stiles and wildlife of the Lake District. You can support our work for 24 hours by buying a day ticket. If you're planning lots of short stops that's a good option, as you can transfer your ticket between our car parks until it expires.
If you're a member, scan your card to claim your free parking, we get £1 to fund our work every time you do.

 

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Keswick lakeside shop, CA12 5DJ

Open daily 10am - 5pm

Located on the bustling Derwent Water foreshore, pop in for drinks, ice cream and those perfect gifts with the added satisfaction of knowing that every purchase you make helps us to look after the landscape you love.

Our friendly team have lots of great advice on where to go and what to do in Borrowdale and you don't even need to take your eyes off the stunning view right outside the door!

Take a stroll down to Friar's Crag, let the kids run wild though the woods or hold your own stone-skimming competition on the beach at Strandshag Bay - it's all right on the doorstep.

Rare opportunities to experience our hidden gems:

Paddle one of our canoes out to Derwent Island House or hitch a ride in our 4x4 up the stunning Coledale Valley to Force Crag Mine - we open these intriguing hidden gems for just 5 days in the year, check our Borrowdale website for this year's dates.

Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/borrowdale and www.nationaltrust.org.uk/buttermere-valley for more information about how we care for this landscape, the waymarked walks you can follow and the events we'd love to see you at.

Location

Where to leave the car

  • Great Wood Car Park (CA12 5UP) - for a moderate way-marked walk
     
  • Ashness Bridge Car Park (CA12 5UN) - for one of the most sought after photo opportunities in the Lake District.
     
  • Surprise View Car Park (CA12 5UU) - for jaw dropping views across Derwent Water
     
  • Watendlath Car Park (CA12 5UW) - a scenic drive for the brave to discover a hidden hamlet
     
  • Kettlewell Car Park (CA12 5UN) - right on the lakeshore popular with water sports enthusiasts
     
  • Bowder Stone Car Park (CA12 5XA) - for a wheelchair accessible stroll to a boulder as big as your house 
     
  • Rosthwaite Car Park (CA12 5XB) - for walks from the heart of lakeland
     
  • Seatoller Car Park (CA12 5XN) - our biggest car park, down in the valley below the mighty Honister Pass
     
  • Honister Pass Car Park (CA12 5XJ) - our highest car park!
     
  • Buttermere Car Park (CA13 9UZ) - from here you can walk the 4½ mile (7km)lakeshore path that encircles Buttermere.

Every car park ticket sold helps to support our conservation work to care for the paths, gates, stiles and wildlife of the Lake District. You can support our work for 24 hours by buying a day ticket. If you're planning lots of short stops that's a good option, as you can transfer your ticket between our car parks until it expires.
If you're a member, scan your card to claim your free parking, we get £1 to fund our work every time you do.

 

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