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Marko

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Marko says:

Keswick area overnight parking

Advice please. I need to park my car in the Kesick area and leave it for two days so that it will be as secure as possibble but also so that MRT do not start looking for me. I'm planning on doing a 3 day trek between hostels starting on a Sunday Morning and finishing on a Tuesday evening.

whats the best course of actions? best car parks? should I notify the police/ MRT etc?

advice please

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t0m..

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t0m.. says:

Re: Keswick area overnight parking

if you are a member of the yha they sometimes let you leave a car if you arrange it with the warden,

you could try some of the bigger campsites, for a charge they may let you park, afterall you could pay to camp for 3 nights and just leave your car.

dont park in Keswick town center the traffic wardens are fascist pigs issuing about 22000 tickets a year, not friendly at all for a tourist town!!

only other alternative is a bigger town, ie penrith whitehaven kendal then public transport. Then make sure you leave a route with someone at home just in case.

 

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storm7

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Marko

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Marko says:

Re: Keswick area overnight parking

Youth Hostel is an option i suppose, I wonder how much a nearby farmer would charge, I'd be happy paying something like a fiver a day for example but could do with knowing what i was doing before my trip. oh well, I'll sort something out.

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julesandmissyg

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Re: Keswick area overnight parking

We also have this problem when doing 2 or 3 dayers especially as most official car parks don't even allow overnight parking!. What we have done, quite successfully, is find some unrestricted parking on-street in a busy residential area to try to "blend in" with the locals, and hide any obviously desirable items out of sight. This way, you perhaps don't identify yourself quite so obviously as a tourist, particularly with an unremakable car such as a Focus! And it's free!

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storm7

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storm7 says:

Re: Keswick area overnight parking

julesandmissyg said:

What we have done, quite successfully, is find some unrestricted parking on-street in a busy residential area to try to "blend in" with the locals,


 

Like I said, Stanger Street...

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Glyn

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Glyn says:

Re: Keswick area overnight parking

Keswick YHA has no parking facilities btw

cheers2u

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cheers2u says:

Re: Keswick area overnight parking

Finding free parking is probably the best but not secure option. You could, as has been suggested, fall on the benevolence of a campsite owner and park your car in a corner  of their site. (for a small fee!) Why not try Castlerigg farm campsite - acres of room - and they may accommodate you. Other than that. I have walked 50 mile sections of the SW coast path in 3/4 day bites. I phoned the local town garages ( say, Bude) to see if they had secure lock ups. Surprisingly I was successful each time. Drive into the garage ( I'm talking repair+mot type garage - not petrol!) deposit car, safe until your return.

I mean you could try the Fiat garage which is opposite the Georgr fisher shop in Keswick. Dunno, but don't ask don't get.

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Bungee

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Bungee says:

Re: Keswick area overnight parking

to say times have changed is an understatement, when I was a kid my dad used to park on the road up to Seathwaite and leave a note on the dashboard saying where we had gone and when we would be back.  So off we would go him and my brothers for camping trips up Scafell to come back to an untouched car!!!!

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