Waterfoot Park


Helping to protect the Lake District National Park

Help us look after the landscape you love. Use public transport, sit back, and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Remember, every sustainable choice contributes to preserving the natural beauty of the Lake District and Cumbria.


We are committed to sustainable practices that minimize our impact on the environment. From reducing waste to conserving resources, sustainability is at the core of our mission.

Car-Free Days Out

Join us in exploring the beauty of our region without relying on cars. We’ve partnered with Visit Lake District Car Free Days Out which encourages visitors to leave their cars behind and enjoy attractions by foot, bike, boat or public transport. By promoting car-free days out, we contribute to a greener future and wider access to leisure, culture, and nature.

Experience a car-free day out in the Ullswater Valley on board the 'Ullswater Hopper Bus'.

Green Energy Tariff

Our commitment extends to energy choices. We offer a green energy tariff that supports renewable energy sources. By opting for this tariff, you contribute to a cleaner planet while enjoying reliable energy services.

Visitor Donation Scheme for Local Conservation Projects

We believe in giving back to our community and protecting the natural beauty around us. Our visitor donation scheme supports local conservation projects, including repairing footpaths and safeguarding wildlife habitats. When you book, please consider donating to the Lake District Foundation to help preserve our environment.

EV Charging

As part of our eco-friendly initiatives, we provide electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities. Whether you’re a visitor or a local, you can charge your EV conveniently at our locations.

Helping Local Communities and Charities

We actively engage with local communities and support charitable organisations. From volunteering efforts to fundraising events, we strive to make a positive impact where we operate.

Learn about our Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.

 Our Pathway to Carbon Net Zero by 2037

We’ve set an ambitious goal: achieving carbon net zero by 2037. Through continuous improvements, innovation, and collaboration, we’re working towards a sustainable future for generations to come.

Carbon Footprint

We regularly assess our carbon footprint and implement strategies to reduce it. Transparency and accountability drive our efforts.

 Future Plans

Looking ahead, we’re committed to staying at the forefront of sustainability. Our future plans include expanding renewable energy adoption, enhancing community partnerships, and advocating for responsible practices.

Join us on this journey toward a greener, more resilient world!

(Top image courtesy of Steven Barber)

Our contribution

Waterfoot Park is nestled amongst ancient woodland in the Ullswater Valley, which provides the perfect habitat for all sorts of wildlife, including red squirrels and barnacle geese. Every year since 2000, we've taken part in the David Bellamy Award scheme for our work on conservation and, in 2017, we were awarded our first ‘Honey Bee and Wildflower Award’.

Over the years, we've also contributed to various fundraising schemes, including the restoration of the Ullswater Way footpaths. We also work in partnership with the Lake District Foundation — a charity committed to sustaining the area's spectacular landscape, native wildlife and cultural heritage. To date, we've raised over £3,000 for the charity, which has helped to fund projects such as Red Squirrel Conservation and Fix the Fells.

The Countryside Code is a fantastic guide to help us respect, protect and enjoy this beautiful landscape. You can view the full code here.

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