Ambleside and Grasmere parks

Last Updated: 3 April 2024

Borrans Park

Borrans Park has magnificent views of Windermere lake and is easily accessed from the A591.

There are the remains of a Roman road leading to the ruin of a Roman fort with historical interpretation information in the adjacent field.

The large grassed recreation area has picnic tables and ample seating.

Broadgate Meadow

Broadgate Meadow is at the northern end of the picturesque village of Grasmere, with stunning views of the surrounding fells.

The park has a play area,  football pitch and outdoor gym equipment.

Rothay Park

Rothay Park is a popular park situated in the centre of Ambleside, it is surrounded by a dramatic landscape and offers a gateway to some of the most beautiful fells in the Lake District.

The park provides lots of opportunities for play and relaxation for both residents and visitors of all ages and abilities, from a full size football pitch and children's play area to picnic benches, large grassed areas and natural rock outcrops.

Stock Ghyll

Stock Ghyll features a famous waterfall once written about by the poet John Keats. 

The ghyll once powered the bobbin mills for the Lancashire cotton trade.

There is a circular walk beginning at the southern entrance which takes you via a signposted path up to the viewing platforms and over the top of the falls, before descending again.  

There is a disabled access point to the top viewing platform. Stock Ghyll is also a gateway to Wansfell Pike and Troutbeck.