Despite there only being spaces for about 5 cars next to the phone box this is somewhere I've only failed to get to get parked on one occasion. Found in the middle of Stonethwaite, this about as good as it gets for sheer variety of walks.
There is also a small parking area just before the main village. It is more of a lay-by than anything else but there is room for about a dozen cars.
Parking is free and for those wishing to eat or drink after a walk the hotel / pub is less than a minutes walk further into the village.