WE shared the news that car parking fees in the Lake District are set to increase – with prices at one car park set to go up by 67 per cent for a two-hour stay.

Members of the resources committee for the Lake District National Park Authority are recommended to review and endorse the proposed car parking fee increases across the Lake District.

According to the draft medium term financial strategy 2024/25 report prepared for Thursday's meeting, the cost of parking at Brockhole, the authority’s visitor centre, could increase by 67 per cent to £5 for a two hour stay.

Here's what readers thought.

Alan Roddick Currie said: "Forget the Lake District, Scotland is welcoming, free parking, some wonderful walks, good shopping, mainly deserted hills."

Janet Morgan said: "This is the same reason nobody goes into town centres and just pulls up at the supermarket instead."

David Jarman said: "Then they wonder why people park on country lanes and streets."

Graham Lewis commented: "Think I will be going to Northumberland or Yorkshire, give the Lakes a miss in a car. Go to Alnwick, car parks are either free or you buy a £1 reusable disc which gives up to three hours "free" parking. Maybe that's why it's so busy and popular."

Denise Lindsay said: "Becoming too expensive to visit."

Lynn Ellison added: "People will just bypass the Lakes and go up to Scotland where most of their parking is free."

Paul Murdock said: "As a Cumbrian, I find the Lake District overrated and would much rather visit somewhere else anyway."