The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority owns and manages a number of car parks around the National Park, as do local councils and other independent providers.
The list of car parks currently managed by the Authority is as follows:
Hawes (Dales Countryside Musuem)
Please park responsibly, within marked bays if they exist, keeping away from verges and leaving enough room for manoeuvre.
Car parking charges
All car parks are pay & display - charges apply to all users including blue badge holders.
Daily charges are currently as follows and are valid between 6am and midnight:
Cars/Minibus (up to 16 passengers)
£2.50 for up to two hours
£4.00 for over two hours
Vehicles requiring more than one space (caravans, vehicles with trailers etc)
£5.00 for up to two hours
£8.00 for over two hours
Coach parking (over 16 passengers)
No coach parking facilities at Horton-in Ribblesdale and Aysgath Falls National Park Car Parks (alternative coach parking for Aysgarth Falls at The Falls, Church Bank, 50m from the Palmer Flatts Public House - charges apply )
10 minute parking
Free - parking in the marked bays
Long stay tickets
(non transferable between car parks - permits overnight parking for unoccupied vehicles)
24 hour ticket - £5.00
48 hour ticket - £7.50
Weekly tickets can also be purchased from National Park Centres and ticket machines at a cost of £14.00. Valid for all YDNPA car parks and Richmondshire District Council car parks. See map for details of car parks included.
Parking for blue badge holders
Please note that parking charges apply to all users including blue badge holders
Camping and overnight occupation of vehicles
Overnight occupation of vehicles is prohibited in all National Park Authority-owned car parks.
Camping and overnight occupation of motorhomes is also prohibited.
Annual passes for residents and regular visitors
If you are a resident of the National Park (or a regular visitor) you may wish to purchase an annual permit. The following charges will be made:
Residents - £30 per annum
Visitors / non-residents - £70 per annum (it may also be possible to purchase a permit for a shorter period)
Business Pass (for businesses that don't have on-site parking) and an Accommodation Pass (for accomodation providers that don't have enough parking spaces) - £70 per annum
Revised April 2011
The YDNPA is responsible for the management of ten public car parks in the National Park.
The Authority provides public car parks to assist the public to enjoy the National Park. It manages and maintains the car parks in a manner that enables, as far as possible, and within the resources available, the safe movement of vehicles and pedestrians.
The car parks will remain open throughout icy and winter conditions, however they will not be gritted or cleared of snow. The decision on whether to use the car park rests with the public. In order to assist the public assess the situation at any given time, each car park will display a standard ‘ice hazard’ highways warning sign together with the following information within the car park threshold sign:
‘Car Park Not Gritted, Please Take Additional Care’.
The Authority reserves the right to close a car park as a result of extreme events.
Revised January 2010
Give your car a break
Why not help the enviroment and have a carefree day out without your car? Much of the National Park is easily explored by bus, train, bike or boot.