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25 January 2011

Lake District car parks to lose free status

People staying at country house hotels in the Lake District will find that four of the region's car parks are no longer free of charge.

Windermere, Thirlmere and Ravenglass have all been affected by the changes, which officers in the region insist are necessary.

"We understand that these new parking charges will not be popular, but we do have a duty to manage our property portfolio in a way that brings in the best commercial return," commented car parks operations manager David Coxen.

However, visitors to the area will be safe in the knowledge that their change will go towards conservation and preservation works all over the Lake District.

Rangers believe that the charges are fair, with a two-hour stay priced at just £1.80 and four hours at only £2.80.

Last month, it was revealed that residents of Windermere had been asked whether some parts of the town should be designated as conservation areas.

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