"Welcome to our Ambleside homepage. We think we have the most exciting university campus in the world, right in the middle of the iconic Lake District World Heritage Site and National Park. Whether you are a conservationist, a forester, a geographer, an outdoor specialist, interested in our literary heritage and culture, or our visitor economy, there is something here for you in this very special place."
- Professor Lois Mansfield, Director of Campus
Staff, student and visitor permit holders can use any car parking space within the University campus at Ambleside (including, for avoidance of doubt, the Pay and Display areas) but not spaces that are specifically allocated and signed for any other purpose.
Pay and Display parking is available on this campus, the university operate a cashless parking system. It is possible to pay for you parking, by Pay by Phone, App or Connect Cashless Parking website.
Do not attempt to drive large vehicles (anything larger than a standard wheelbase van) up Nook Lane - if you are at all unsure, it is recommended to walk the route first before committing in a vehicle. If you require a large vehicle to attend, for example due to emergency or breakdown, please contact University staff in the Barn who will advise whether access can be provided via the North Entrance. Despite this, it is unlikely that large vehicles would be to access the front of CMB (visitor and disabled parking).
Disabled parking spaces are available immediately outside the main entrance to the Charlotte Mason Building.
Car share priority spaces are available in two locations on campus: adjacent to Borrowdale and Scale How.
Unloading and contractors parking permits are available from Ambleside Reception at The Barn.
Download the Traffic Regulations and Car Parking Policy 2020-21
The issue of permits, management of University car parks and issue of Parking Charge Notices is currently managed by Excel Parking Services Ltd. Excel have a dedicated email address for University of Cumbria enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can use their general enquiry phone number: 0114 261 7111.
Any correspondence relating to the issue of a PCN must be directed to Excel Parking Services Ltd. This is not dealt with by the University. If you are dissatisfied with the issuing of a PCN you can appeal to Excel Parking Services Ltd. If you are not satisfied with the response from Excel Parking Services Ltd, you can appeal to the national Independent Appeals Service. Details of this will be provided with the PCN.
If you believe that there is a problem with a University Car Park (eg, you cannot make a payment), please report this to the site reception.
If you have any other queries about this policy please contact FM Administration in the first instance. They can be contacted at: 01524 590831 / email: email@example.com
There is so much to do and get involved in at Ambleside. Whether that be joining one of our clubs and societies, challenging yourself on our campus climbing wall, relaxing in our green spaces or hanging out with friends at our new on-campus bar, there really is something for everyone.