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Before you visit 

  • Open at all times
  • Free entry
  • No toilets or catering
  • Registered assistance dogs and other dogs on leads welcome at all times
  • Events and activities programme. Please check ahead for suitability for your access needs.

How to get here

  • Nearest railway station is at Penrith, 16 miles (25 km) away
  • Occasional bus service to car park
  • Access by unclassified road from Shap, 5 miles (8 km) away, or Penrith.

Car parking

  • Small car park (managed by United Utilities) at south end of Haweswater reservoir
  • Tarmac surface
  • No lighting
  • No height restrictions

Nature trails

  • Network of rights of way and open countryside
  • No seating, except on natural boulders

Toilets and baby changing facilities

  • Nearest toilets, including accessible and baby changing facilities, at Penrith


  • Nearest refreshments at Haweswater Hotel, 2.5 miles (4 km) away,  Bampton Grange, 6 miles (10 km), or Bampton, 10 miles (19 km).

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