Attention Climbers!

The roadside at Seathwaite is a really popular place to park if you plan to visit the central fells including Scafell Pike and Great Gable.

Road narrows - keep clear for emergency vehicles
Unfortunately, at busy times, this can cause access problems for people who live locally, including farmers and potentially emergency vehicles.

If you turn up and find that you can’t easily park at Seathwaite without being confident a fire engine or tractor and trailer could easily pass, please consider one of these three alternatives. 

The Parish Council, National Trust, Cumbria Highways and the Lake District National Park authority are working together to find a long term solution for those of you who like to park at Seathwaite, but it will take time.


Year round the 78 goes from Keswick to Seatoller: Timetable

In summer months the 77/77A Honister Rambler comes from Keswick via the foot of Catbells to Grange and Seatoller, then goes on to Honister, Buttermere, Lorton and Whinlatter and eventually to Keswick : Timetable


The Keswick launch runs all year round to Ashness Gate and Lodore.  Timetable


These mini-electric 2 seaters can be hired by the day at various points in Keswick. Details

For general transport information please visit

Your own car

There are eight National Trust car parks in Borrowdale.

Fuel: petrol and diesel in Keswick High Hill and Penrith Road. Electric vehicles: Central Car Park.

Cycle hire (electric and mountain bikes)