Car Parks and Charges


We provide car parks to help handle the numbers of visitors to the National Park and reduce congestion. Many of the roads in the Peak District are narrow and winding, which is part of their charm but can make them unsuitable for parking. Please use the car parks provided and help to keep the roads safer and clear for farm vehicles. All of the money collected in parking charges goes back into helping us look after the Park.

The National Park Authority owns 45 car parks and parking areas, 18 of which are pay-and-display car parks.

Your car park fee is used to:

  • maintain the car parks
  • pay for litter removal
  • improve toilet facilities
  • provide visitor information
  • help conserve the special qualities of the national park
  • install CCTV cameras in collaboration with Derbyshire Police to reduce crime.

Read the Byelaws for Car Parks  for further information. Please note new byelaws are in effect from Saturday 27 October 2018.

Byelaws for Car Parks (to Friday 26 Oct 2018)
Byelaws for Car Parks (from Saturday 27 Oct 2018)

Our car parks usually have brown or grey entrance signs.

For other car parks in the Peak District please visit the relevant website:


Charges apply between 10am and 6pm. Please note new parking charges apply from Saturday 27 October 2018.

Cars and minibuses up to 1 hour £1.50
  up to 4 hours £3.50
  all day £4.50
Coaches (where permitted) any 2-hour period £4.00
Horse boxes /lorries up to 2 hours £3.50
  all day £7.00
Motorcycles all day £1.50
Blue badge holders (display badge)   free
Cycles   free

Annual parking permits

You can apply for an annual permit that entitles you to park at all the chargeable car parks owned and managed by the National Park Authority.

If you wish to apply for a residents' permit, your address must be within the boundary of the national park. If you are not sure, please contact our customer service team on 01629 816 200 or email with your full address and postcode.

Residents (people living within the national park boundary)
Visitors (people living outside the national park boundary)
Senior citizen visitors (people age 60 years and above)
Single horse box/trailer
Large horse box/trailer (phone 01629 816397 for a price)

How to apply for an annual permit

Please make cheques payable to PDNPA (Peak District National Park Authority)

Send your completed application form and the appropriate fee to:

Customer Service Team
Peak District National Park Authority
Aldern House
Baslow Road
Bakewell DE45 1AE

Telephone: 01629 816200
Minicom: 01629 816319

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