Immediately past the park reception and visitor car park, look for a small waymark signpost on the left and descend down a few steps, through a squeeze stile and across the field. This brings you back to the usually very busy A590. Cross straight over.
Note: If you do end up at the garage, I strongly advise that you retrace your steps back into the campsite and follow the correct route out rather than try and walk along the A590. The traffic runs very fast here and the verges are narrow.
This very flat area at the foot of the lake was once part of the lake bed and the outflow originally flowed out to the sea from roughly this point down towards Cartmel. The current river Leven being more recent when the water broke through to force a new route, probably at the end of one of the ice ages. Once across the plain, the path skirts around to the right of Chapel House, before joining the minor road that goes through Staveley village.