From last night’s Keswick Reminder:
‘…Whinlatter Traffic Management Measures.
In order to address problems arising from visitors parking on roadside verges, the Forestry Commission team at Whinlatter has been working closely with local Parish Councils, police, and the County Council over a number of months.
A spokesperson told the Keswick Reminder: ‘The Forestry Commission has been granted planning permission to build an overflow car park, which will increase the parking capacity at Whinlatter Visitor Centre by 70 spaces. The car park is currently being built below the existing car park, with trees along the roadside screening cars from the pass and ensuring there is limited landscape impact.
‘In addition to the extra car parking for peak times, the LNDPA has also granted planning permission, on the basis that a traffic regulation order was in place, for the Forestry Commission to operate the car park.
‘This has been arranged by Cumbria County Council and double yellow lines will be painted along the Pass to ensure that potentially dangerous verge parking is eradicated. This work will be carried out in the next few weeks’.
Car parking charges at Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre and Revelin Moss car park have remained at 2011 levels and are in line with the National Park and National Trust. All the money raised from car parking goes back into maintaining the forest and visitor facilities. There is also the option to park at one of the outlying car parks in the forest and walk or cycle up to the main visitor centre. An annual Discovery Pass for Whinlatter gives visitors free parking all year round and costs just £40. The pass can be bought from the visitor centre or online at http://www.foresty.gov.uk/discoverypass...’.