The first night will be spent at Ambleside and the second Ullswater.
On the way to Ambleside, I was planning to hike Orrest Head.
I wonder whether it is necessary to stop by the Visitor Centre as it would incur a 3 pound fee for parking when I probably would be in there for under 1 hour.
I also understand that there is a Free Parking disc that can be acquired at shops? Is this true? If so how does it work?
If not where should I park for Orrest Head? We are okay with paying for parking if we will leave the car at a convenient parking lot that has access to several attractions/ hikes. Can anyone recommend such a parking lot?
After that we plan to check into the hotel at Ambleside and then drive to Grasmere. Again parking is a concern.
Option 3 would be just to drive through Windermere and wander only at Ambleside.
It seems like parking is a huge consideration when shortlisting places to visit which gets me frustrated. Hope to hear some inputs.