Car parking at the top of the Greenside Road is strictly for members only. If you do not have a car parking sticker and have not filed your vehicle registration number on our database you are committing a criminal offence if you drive on the Greenside bridleway.
You must park ONLY in the marked areas on the map above – other areas are set aside for other users. The Lake District National Park Authority is starting a database of vehicles which appear to be illegally parked and they may take action.
You must also observe the 5mph speed restriction to minimise damage to the road surface and ensure safety for walkers and other users.
Non-members can park for free in winter on the ‘D’ (the loop from and back to the A592 at Glenridding) and hitch a lift up to the mines with passing members. Put a post up on our Facebook page to tell folks you’ll be there.
Only members who pay by direct debit before 1st October preceding the season will have their passes posted to them, so others must park on the ‘D’ until they have picked up their pass.
Please car share wherever possible and also consider the alternative of parking at Stanah by Thirlmere. There are public spaces there and cheap parking at the village hall. The walk up is little further but it is a better slide down if the snow is good.
Ownership of our car main park has been transferred from the Lake District National Park to the Chance for Change hostel (the one right by the car park) and they are now our landlords under a new licensing arrangement.
It is vital that we all adhere to these rules to ensure good relations with our neighbours and our continued use of these valuable facilities. We pay an annual rent for car parking from your membership fee and we also organise work parties during the summer months to maintain the track up to the mines.