Spectator Parking Information & Permissions

Stage 1 Hobcarton
Stage 2 Comb
Stage 3 Wythop
Stage 4 Greystoke1
Stage 5 Grizedale North
Stage 6 Grizedale South
Stage 7 Greystoke 2
Forest Car Parking Notes
Hobcarton Use Whinlatter Visitor Centre Car park and walk across to Spectator Areas. Siskins café in Visitor Centre is open for bacon or sausage butties and coffee including take aways. Do not park on verges as general traffic needs to use the Pass.
Comb Use Whinlatter Visitor Centre Car park and walk to Spectator Areas. Good hairpins to watch from. Siskins café in Visitor Centre is open for bacon or sausage butties and coffee including take aways. Do not park on verges as general traffic needs to use the Pass.
Wythop Limited parking and a steep climb to Spectator Area. Could be very busy – recommend other forests due to bad access.
Greystoke 1 & 2 Approach forest from West. Care! shared access to car park with competing vehicles. We have made more parking this year and a butty wagon is at the end of the  car park. Please do not park on verges – they are full of rare wild flowers and you may damage them.
Only use official car park – farmer will be unimpressed if you use his land without permission.
Grizedale North Access at High Cross has parking right up to the stage. Moor Top car park is on the other side of the road and you will have a short walk. Spectator points are all accessed from the car park .
Grizedale South Access at Bowkersteads between Satterthwaite and Force Mills. Parking leads right up to the stage. Satterthwaite is VERY PR sensitive. Be extremely careful and slow through the village.

NB. Your car parking fee is shared between the volunteer clubs who are helping you to park and the Forestry Commission or landowners. It will include a programme which will contain an entry list and maps of the stages, showing the locations of the spectator areas.

However , why not volunteer and marshal?  There is online training at www.msauk.org which needs to be done to register with the MSA, but if you haven’t done this we can operate a buddy system to give you guidance with a trained marshal. Please ring Chief Marshals Mike Dunning  0790 058635 or Martin Dentice on 07793 555986 who will be delighted to point you in the right direction.