MORE electric charging points are to be rolled out across the Lake District in a bid to further cut carbon emissions.

The Lake District National Park Authority is making them available in Coniston at the TIC boating centre and at the car park at the independently-run tourist information centre.

An electric charging point will also be placed at the Stock Lane car park in Grasmere and on the Glenridding car park close to Ullswater.

The national park authority said the new points would service eight spaces. They will be installed and working by June 19.

An electric charging point has also been installed at the LDNPA's northern office at Threlkeld, near Keswick.

Simon Hill, the LDNPA’s car parks manager, said across the park, there are 30 charge points and the target for the year 2040 is to have 60 in place.

The park has a “transport vision for 2040” that as a minimum, the percentage of visitors arriving by car will decrease from 83 percent in 2015 to 64 percent.

It would also like to see car use more than halved as the main mode of travel for visitors around the Lake District within the next 21 years.