Find out all you need to know about traveling to our Ambleside campus, whether you're cycling, driving or taking the bus

Pay and display parking

Pay and Display parking is available on this campus, the university operates a cashless parking system. It is possible to pay for you parking, by Pay by Phone, App or Connect Cashless Parking website. Please see the table below for prices.

Pay-and-display parking charges
Length of timePrice
0-1 hours £1.40
1-2 hours £2.70
2-4 hours £4.60
4-8 hours £5.80
8-10 hours £7.00

Connect Cashless Parking Guidelines

Parking permits

Visitors (including open days, course interviews and conferences)

Open day attendees, course interview candidates, conference delegates and other visitors should be provided with parking information and permits by their hosts.

This will involve either a dedicated visitors parking area, supply of a visitors' parking permit, or use of pay-and-display. Visitors' parking permits might be provided in advance or arrangements made for their collection on arrival.

Unless a dedicated visitors' parking area has been provided, visitors' parking permits are valid in any non-allocated parking space.

Where an area is designated for visitors parking, staff and students with a parking permit or pay and display ticket must not park there.

For the avoidance of doubt, the following definitions are used in deciding eligibility:

  • ‘Bona fide’ visitors are people who have been invited to the university and are not being paid. This includes people who are paying to attend an event but who are not students. This would include open days, conference delegates and registration events.

  • Contractors and consultants are regarded as permanent employees for parking purposes. This means that they would need to use pay and display parking or purchase a twelve week or annual parking permit.

Staff

LocationPermit typePrices
All campuses Salary Band 1 – Up to £10,500 £50.50
All campuses Salary Band 2 – £10,500 - £15,000 £107.40
All campuses Salary Band 3 - £15,000 - £25,000 £132.40
All campuses Salary Band 4 - £25,000 - £35,000 £154.20
All campuses Salary Band 5 - £35,000 - £42,000 £197.90
All campuses Salary Band 6 – Over £42,000 £232.10
All campuses Car Share £41.00
All campuses 12-week permits £43.70
All campuses Zero VED permit 50% discount on any of the above permit prices

Apply for a staff parking permit

On-street parking

Staff and students are asked not to park on neighbouring residential streets and to respect all Residents Parking areas.

Off-campus parking

For off-campus parking, long-term parking permits for South Lakeland District Council car parks are available online.  Drivers of “A” rated vehicles (CO2 emissions under 100g/km) are eligible for a discount.

Students

Student parking permit charges
Permit typePrices
12 months £64.00
Car share £33.00
12-week permit £25.50
Zero VED permit 50% discount on any of the above permit prices

Apply for a parking permit

On-campus parking

Parking permits are available for all students, these are restricted for students living in halls. 

Off-campus parking

For off-campus parking, long-term parking permits for South Lakeland District Council car parks are available online. Drivers of “A” rated vehicles (CO2 emissions under 100g/km) are eligible for a discount. 

On-street parking

Staff and students are asked not to park on neighbouring residential streets and to respect all Residents Parking areas.

Bicycle parking

Bicycle parking is available on campus - please see the Ambleside campus map for details.

Anyone using the bicycle parking must ensure that they lock their bicycle securely to the racks. The University does not accept liability for any property that is lost, stolen or damaged on campus.

The town of Ambleside is small enough that you can get most everywhere on foot.

Train travel

Windermere is the nearest train station to our Ambleside campus. There is a bus to Windermere every hour.

Rent a moped

If your usual home address is in Cumbria and you face difficulties getting to our University, it might be possible to loan you a moped at a heavily discounted rate. The moped could be used to get to one of our campuses or to get you to a bus stop or train station.

The moped loan scheme called Wheels 2 Work (W2W) is operated by Inspira and all arrangements would be made with their W2W Co-ordinator.

To be eligible for a loan:

If a loan is agreed:

Your journey would be assessed by Inspira.

For more details please phone Deborah Naylor on 01900 604674 or email Deborah.Naylor@inspira.org.uk.

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