Motorhome Parking in Cumbria.
The information is presented by local authority area.
Cumbria County Council; Parking Page. Statement 25 November 2013: "With regard to on street parking, we do not have orders that specifically restrict motorhomes but due to the number of different parking restrictions throughout Cumbria, we currently have no plans
to publish motorhome parking information on our website. We will of course review this if we believe this information is required in the future. Should your readers wish to park on street I would advise them to contact our Traffic Manager, Rob Lewis, here at the County Council, whose contact details are Tel: 01228 221773, email Rob.Lewis@cumbria.gov.uk."
Allerdale Borough Council; Parking Page. Check with the council before parking.
Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council; Parking Page. The Council has no plans to publish motorhome parking information in the future so it is best to make a specific enquiry before parking.
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway , Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SW; Home Page. The following response to an enquiry was received on 29 February 2016: "If you know the station sites at Ravenglass and Dalegarth you will appreciate there is little space, with over 100,000 visitors per year parking space is of a premium. Our general policy is to let customers in large vehicles park, we would ask that if taking up two spaces, they paid for both. We are not in a position to actively encourage the parking of motorhomes but have customers arriving in them throughout the duration of the entire season. Provided they make use of our facilities and travel on the trains, motorhome owners are welcome.".
Carlisle City Council; Parking Page. Motorhomes are accepted in all of Carlisle City Councilís off street car parks but tickets must be purchased for all bays used. Advice is that vehicles of this length and width park in the Devonshire Walk car park where the bays marked for cars and caravans can comfortably accommodate a wider vehicle. Update 10 November 2015: "Our website has moved to a new platform but the content has remained the same. We are currently working on a new and improved parking portal which we expect to go live early next year. Information related to motorhome parking will be included on the portal. Devonshire walk car park has designated coach, caravan and motorhome bays. This is the only car park we manage that has designated bays."
Update 1 March 2016 - the portal is now working, see the Car Parks Page.
Carlisle Racecourse. An enquiry regarding motorhome parking was sent on 28 January 2014.
Copeland Borough Council; Parking Page. The council doesn't provide specific bays for motorhomes and suggest that anyone considering parking a motorhome in one of the Council's car parks should check with the Council before parking.
South Lakes Safari Zoo, Melton Terrace, Lindal, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0LU allows parking for motorhomes by prior arrangement see the Plan Visit page. Take care to follow direction instructions on the web site.
Eden District Council; Parking Page; Motorhome Parking Information.
South Lakeland District Council; Parking Page. (Statement made 26 September 2013). The council is currently preparing information about motorhome parking and expects to publish it on the web site before 1st April 2014. Until information is published it is best to check before parking.
Cartmel Racecourse, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6QF. Statement 28 January 2014: "On a daily basis (non race days) motorhomes are allowed to use our pay and display car park located on the southern tip of the course, accessed through the village square. If the motor home can park in a normal bay then the normal pay and display charges will apply. If the motorhome need to make use of a coach bay then the coach fee will apply. Please note that we do not permit overnight stays in the racecourse car park. On race weekends we do allow motor homes to come and camp along with caravans and tents. For more details please call the racecourse office on 14th February when the camping tickets go on sale. We will then be able to provide you with all the details as they have not yet been finalised. If any of your readers would like to use the racecourse as a venue for a rally they we would be more than happy to discuss your requirements and come to an agreement on pitch fees for the individual party.".
K Village, 1 Riverside Place, Lound Road, Kendal, LA9 7FH; Parking Information, 2m height barrier - see note about phoning ahead for motorhome parking.
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Last updated: 1 March 2016
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