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Yorkshire Dales National Park car parks and toilets

We own and manage a number of car parks around the Yorkshire Dales National Park, as do local councils and other independent providers. Income from our car parks goes directly towards our work to keep the Yorkshire Dales a special place, including maintaining footpaths and conserving our wildlife.

Our car parks

You can use the links below to navigate to our car parks using Google Maps or what3words


Toilets are open, and remain open 24-hours a day.

All our car parks have toilets including a toilet with RADAR facilities with the exception of Linton Falls. Purchase RADAR keys from the Disability Rights UK website. Please park responsibly, within marked bays if they exist, keeping away from verges and leaving enough room for manoeuvre.

If you need to report any problems or issues in relation to the above list of car parks or toilet facilities managed by the Authority, please contact us.

Car parking charges

We increased our prices in April 2023. This modest increase will help us to continue maintaining public rights of way and ensuring our national park remains a special place.

Parking charges apply to all users, but the two-hour ticket is valid for 3 hours if a Blue Badge is displayed.

If you need to make a late payment for one of our car parks, you can do that here.

We even have electric vehicle charging points at all of our car parks!

Cars/Minibus (up to 16 passengers)

  • £3.50 for up to two hours
  • £5.50 for over two hours

Long stay tickets

Permit overnight parking of an unoccupied vehicle

  • Up to 24 hours £6.50
  • Up to 48 hours £8.00

7 day ticket

£17.50 – Valid in all National Park Authority car parks.

Car parking machines

All YDNPA car park machines have options for cash or contactless card transactions.

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:

The price for the annual pass for 2024/25 (valid from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025) year is now £55.  An annual pass can be purchased for £30 after 1 October 2024.  

  • Annual Pass (Residents / Visitors/non-residents) – £55 (valid 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025)
  • Business Pass (for local businesses that don’t have enough parking spaces) – £85 (valid 1 April to 31 March) up to a maximum of 5 passes (not transferable between different car parks)

After 1 October an annual pass can be purchased for £30 and this will be valid for up to six months until 31 March.  A business pass can be purchased at a reduced rate of £40 and this will be valid until 31 March. There are no further reductions or discounts based on when the pass is purchased, or on the availability of spaces in the car parks.

Annual passes are available online, here, or from our National Park Centres at Grassington, Aysgarth, Hawes and Malham and from our offices at Grassington and Bainbridge.

Business Passes are also available online here.

A replacement business pass can be supplied for £5 to cover administration costs.

Please note that there is an extra £2 charge for online purchases of your parking pass to cover postage and packing.


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.

Gritting Statement

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 and paths not gritted, please take additional care’

The Authority reserves the right to close a car park as a result of extreme events.

Revised: March 2022

Give your car a break

Why not help the environment and have a carefree day out without your car? Much of the National Park is easily explored by bus, train, bike or boot. Take a look at our Travel information page.

Dark Sky Discovery

The car parks at Buckden, Malham and Hawes are designated as Dark Sky Discovery sites, car parking charges at these sites do not apply between the hours of 7pm and 6am if you are using the car park for stargazing purposes.

Car Park Byelaws

Byelaws relating to Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority car parks can be viewed here.