Following a public consultation and meetings with local communities the Board of Conservators made the decision to introduce the paid parking scheme in January 2022. The scheme was launched on 21st November 2022.

Following the first full year of operation, a financial breakdown is now available.

We would like to thank everyone who has visited the Forest and contributed by paying to park. Although the decision to implement the scheme was not one made lightly, revenue from the scheme has made a significant contribution to the ongoing maintenance of the Forest’s infrastructure allowing continued improved access to the public. We look forward to continuing repairs and improvements throughout 2024 and beyond as part of a rolling schedule of works.

Download the full report below:

Paid Parking: A Report On The First Calendar Year Of The Paid Parking Scheme.


For more information about the parking scheme, visit