The Lake District National Park head office (and main visitor center) is at Brockhole, north of Windermere. It's closed November through mid-February. Helpful regional national-park information centers sell books and maps, book accommodations, and provide walking advice.
Bowness Bay Information Centre (Glebe Rd., Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3HJ. 015394/42895. www.lakedistrict.gov.uk.)
Keswick Information Centre (Moot Hall, Main St., Keswick, CA12 5JR. 017687/72645. www.keswick.org.)
Lake District Visitor Centre (Brockhole, Ambleside Rd., Windermere, LA23 1LJ. 015394/46601. www.brockhole.co.uk.)
Ullswater Information Centre (Beckside Car Park, off Greenside Rd., Glenridding, CA11 0PD. 017684/82414. www.lakedistrict.gov.uk.)
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