East side of Coniston Water

Emergency road closure of the C5018

Cumbria County Council has been working with the Police, Lake District National Park and National Trust in response to the large number of vehicles travelling to and parking on the East side of Lake Coniston.

There have been multiple reports of inconsiderate parking, anti-social behaviour and littering over the last few weeks on the C5018, East of Coniston Water. This has presented a danger to the travelling public, especially as obstructive parking has prevented emergency services vehicles from being able to pass.

Therefore, a decision has been made to close the C5018 from Nibthwaite, South of Coniston Water to Monk House at the North end near to Coniston village. The closure will come into effect on Friday 19 June 2020.


Access will be maintained for all properties on this road. The C5018 will not be accessible as a through route or for parking, however emergency, cycling and pedestrian access will be maintained.