To support social distancing we’ve introduced a traffic light system to help visitors identify how busy National Park Authority car parks are at weekends. We will update this page regularly between 10am and 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays through August.
Experience indicates that car parks in the south of the National Park – especially Malham and Horton-in-Ribblesdale – fill up early and quickly, while our car park in Hawes has good availability most weekends. We would recommend – in addition to regularly checking this page – that people consider using car parks and walks in other parts of the National Park. We’ve gathered a list of 60 walks here.
Finally, it’s more important than ever to respect the land and NOT to use BBQs in the countryside. Please leave BBQs at home and remember to take your litter away with you to reduce instances of fire.
Red – Indicates our car park is full. Please head to one of the Authority car parks indicated green or find an alternate public car park that is open. Please do not park in villages or on verges.
Orange – Indicates the car park is filling up.
Green – Indicates there are plenty of spaces available.
If the status is ‘clear’ then the system is not yet operational.
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Car parking information
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. Please note that there is a charge of 20p for use of our public toilets in Grassington car park, the toilet with RADAR facilities is free of charge.
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 2020 for the first time in five years. This modest increase will help us to continue maintaining public rights of way and ensuring our national park remains a special place.
- £2.70 for up to two hours
- £4.80 for over two hours
All YDNPA car park machines have options for cash, card or contactless transactions. However, we are experiencing some issues at Aysgarth car park with card and contactless transactions at present so advise cash should also be carried when visiting car parks.
No Camping and overnight occupation of vehicles
Camping and overnight occupation of vehicles in our car parks is against our car park bye-laws and is not allowed. You can search for accommodation providers in the ‘where to stay section’.
Toilets at National Park car parks are open, and remain open 24-hours a day.