The Conservators have announced that payment for parking on Ashdown Forest will begin on Monday 21st November 2022 after they were granted planning permission to put signs in the car parks and install two parking machines at the Forest Centre in Wych Cross.
Chief Executive James Adler said:
Introducing parking charges was a difficult decision. We hope that people will understand that without this income we cannot protect this unique landscape now or for the future. We want our visitors to enjoy everything the Forest has to offer and, by making their parking payment, they will make a really valuable contribution to maintaining this beautiful place.James Adler, Chief Executive
The charges will apply to car parks across the Forest. Visitors will be able to pay by mobile phone, by card at the machines at the Forest Centre, via Apps, by cash at the Forest Centre during office hours or purchase a longer pass online.
Horizon Parking have been appointed to manage the scheme. The Conservators have said details about applying for annual and winter passes, access for lower income groups and more detail on how to make a payment will be available ahead of the introduction of payments on the Ashdown Forest website. For further information see their Frequently Asked Questions document.
See the previous articles about the introduction of parking charges on the Ashdown Forest.