Nearest Petrol Stations

From the South – there is a Texaco garage on the A590 just before the turning for Newby Bridge

From the North – there is a petrol station in Ambleside

Nearest Cash machine

We advise you to bring cash with you as there are no cash facilities on site. The Co-op in Hawkshead can provide cash back and are open 07:00-19:00 every day.


You can pay for parking on this website if you have used the car park and forgotten to pay

Where to eat

There are some great restaurants and pubs near to the festival site, the Eagles Head in Grizedale Forest, which is a 20 minute walk south of the Visitors Centre, which serves food from 12:00 – 15:00 and 17:30 – 21:00 on Friday and 12:00 – 21:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

Hawkshead has a range of small cafe’s, pubs and restaurants which usually serve food daily until 21:00. The closest supermarket is in Windermere, a 40 minute drive way.

On site there is a café & gift shop open 10:00 – 16:30.

There will be food and drinks stalls on site in the evenings from 17:00 – 22:00, selling a range of soft drinks, hot drinks and alcoholic drinks as well as hot a cold food.

Nearest convenience stores

Hawkshead Co-op Local (10 mins drive – park in Hawkshead Visitor Carpark, pay on departure)

Ambleside Co-op and Tesco Express (30 mins drive)

Kendal ASDA, Morrissons, Lidl & Booths  supermarkets (45 mins drive)

Ulverston Booths supermarket & Tesco express (30mins drive)

Windermere Booths supermarket, Co-op, Morrissons (40 mins drive)