Access to Lakes
This advice is bought to you from the Lake District Local Access Forum, a statutory independent body that champions the improvement and management of public access.
Shoreline Access - Please don’t assume access on the lake for your activity equals access to the shoreline. Many lake shorelines are private land and can be sensitive habitats. There are special access arrangements for Ennerdale Water here.
The National Park provides maps online for Bassenthwaite, Ullswater, Coniston, Derwent Water and Windermere that provide detail on access points and where there is private shoreline. Links to these documents are shown below.
Contact details for the bodies in the access document:
Invasive Non-Native Species
Protecting the freshwaters in the Lake District from invasive non-native species is something that we must all address and take responsibility for.
Across the world similar environments are suffering from invasive non-native species taking over the local habitats.
To avoid this, please play your part by ditching these hitch-hiking species before you arrive.