Peak Parking Permits

Did you know that you can buy a parking permit for pay and display car parks in the Peak District? Neither did I until I spoke to a warden last week. Telephone the Park Offices on 01629816219 and give your name and address for an application pack to be sent to you. For those living in the Park an annual pass costs just £7, and for those outside, £20. The car parks covered by the permit are: Hartington Station, HartingtonMapleton Lane, AshbourneTissington Station, TissongtonParsley Hay, A515Millers DaleMam Nick, CastletonAlsop Station, A515Hollin Bank, Hathersage PlantationHulme EndCurbar Gap, CurbarWhite Lodge, A6Surprise View, HathersageBowden Bridge, HayfieldTideswell Dale, TideswellWye Dale, Topley PikeWaterhousesBakewell StationMoor Lane, Youlgreave Current charges for these car parks are: 70p up to 1 hour £1.50 up tp 4 hours £2.70 all day If you would like to obtain a permit, please fill in the downloadable form and send it, with the appropriate remitance (no cash), to: Peak District National Park authority Aldern House Baslow Road Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1AE Did you know? 38,000 people live in the Park. A third of England´s population (15.7 million people) live within one hour´s drive of the Park. 60% of visitors come for the day. Traffic volume on cross Park routes increased by 101% between 1980 and 1999. 87% of visitors come by car. In 1999 4,658,000 tonnes of limestone were extracted from the Park. There are 23,706,000 tonnes of limestone reserves. For those who´d prefer not to drive, check out the bus timetables for much of the Peak just : here