Whinlatter MTB parking overnight
Thinking of heading down to the Lake District and fancy a Whinlatter visit. Have a Campervan and was wondering if parking overnight is available at the trails?Posted 1 week ago
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Thinking of an overnight with my 83yr old mum and her dog. (Or could be Grisedale)Posted 1 week ago
A lot of the carparks nearby have signs saying no overnight parking but I was on holiday in Braithwaite last week and there were plenty parked in the laybys on the A66 nearby.Posted 1 week ago
Park rangers are very hot in the lakes at the moment on overnight parking anywhere it’s no permitted, apparently nightly patrols etc so choose your spot wisely.Posted 1 week ago
why not pay for a campsite? plenty around Keswick. Not like you’re trying to access a wilderness with no campsites around for hundreds of miles. A great one in Keswick centre so have access to the pubs and facilities and only 10 mins drive to Winlatter. Hardly expensive even if they are expensive as far as campsites go. Struggle to see the appeal of ‘wild’ camping in a lay-by or something. Appeals if you’re at the end of some trail into the wilderness with great views on hand, but in England at the mo with an apparent clampdown on wild camping seems a good time to maybe just use a campsite right now. Especially in the Lakes where there are more campsites around that you can throw a stick at.Posted 1 week ago
Went walking from Patterdale on Saturday. Was over there early, every lay-by had a camper in it. The gravel carpark halfway down kirkstone pass had 5 in.Posted 1 week ago
There is a campsite in Braithwaite, even closer to Whinlatter.Posted 1 week ago
I looked at a few and they were booked up. Not sure I looked at the one in Braithwaite though, will check.
Normally happy to pay to pitch up, especially if an electric hook up available. Just couldnt find any for the weekend I want to come down. Would also have happily paid for extra parking at Whinlatter if overnight was available.Posted 1 week ago
You’ll be struggling to get a pitch at a weekend in the Lakes for a good while now!
Our ‘weekend’ is Sunday-Tuesday and we struggle without booking about a month in advance.Posted 1 week ago
You could try here Dropped pinPosted 1 week ago
https://maps.app.goo.gl/agboCAhhQnWwo3PX7 although more desperate than idyllic
apps you could try if you don’t have themPosted 1 week ago
Pub stops something or other
I looked at a few and they were booked up.
I’d prefer a proper campsite (that allows dogs) but my patience ran out doing them all individually.Posted 1 week ago
I guess worst case I can pay min nights stay and just use one… they can’t exactly stop you leaving and not returning.
Try this place.
It’s one of my favourite places, about 2 miles East if Keswick (you could cycle to Whinlatter along cycle routes if feeling fit / keen / desperate to save on parking.
Showing availability most weekends unless you need electric when it is more limited. Minimum of 1 night stay sounds reasonable to me.Posted 1 week ago
Definitely no overnight at the trailhead – it gets locked.Posted 1 week ago
We parked up here last summer with no bother: 54.602277,-3.181174
We put a couple of £ in the voluntary honesty box
Camper van space in campsite behind the wheatsheaf pub in lorton, lovely spot and can ride up boon beck then into a fireroad climb to pick up the trailsPosted 1 week ago
Great, thanks for all the feedbackPosted 1 week ago
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