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Tariff Type: Multi Tariff. Pay by mobile phone reference: 7262.
Waterhead car park is at the northern end of Windermere lake, close to the steamer pier. It is a mile from the centre of Ambleside. There are several hotels and cafes within the immediate area. This is an ideal place to park if you wish to take a cruise on Windermere.
Walks from this location include Loughrigg; Jenkin Crag and Wansfell.
Please consider alternative modes of transport and check out public transport. The area offers some of the best scenery and walking terrain in the Country and provides an opportunity to give your car a rest.

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Charging times 8am to 8pm including Bank Holidays


Parking charges:
Up to 1 hour £1.80, Up to 2 hours £3.00, Up to 4 hours £5.00, All day £7.00, Week £28.00


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Plan route to Waterhead Car Park using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 376032  Lat: 54.42126 Long: -2.96215

To the east of the road which links the A591 to Coniston and Hawkshead and passes the head of Windermere, opposite the steamer pier and a mile south of the village of Ambleside.

Sat Nav co-ordinates 54.420840N 2.961980W


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