Car parking at Surrey Hills countryside sites

Car park

Surrey Hills is a great place to come and visit but have you ever stopped to consider the impact of parking your car in the countryside?

Why we ask you to pay to park

Visitors often ask us why they should have to pay to park in the countryside. The answer is almost the same as anywhere else - upkeep and maintenance. However we must also take into account the conservation of our special natural areas.

Looking after these special places and undertaking mundane tasks such as litter clearance costs us thousands per year, so the income from our pay and display machines goes towards these costs, with anything left over being used towards conservation projects and improvements for the benefit of wildlife.

New parking tariffs

We've also listened to visitors who have asked why we only offer an all-day parking rate. From late November 2016 we've introduced a new range of tariffs at several of our car parks:

  • £1.50 per hour for the first 2 hours
  • £4.00 for 4 hours
  • £6.00 all day

Please remember the National Trust's charitable purpose when making your payment - we are here for the benefit of the public, not for profit and if you're a member it's free to park at all of our Surrey Hills car parks.

Park for free 

Did you know it costs from as little as £5 per month to join the National Trust and this will give you free parking at almost all National Trust site car parks along with free entry into a wide variety of properties and gardens? On the Surrey Hills you'll find staff at Box Hill and the Devil's Punch Bowl who will be able to help you with membership, and what's more if you join with one of our onsite recruiters your subscription money goes straight towards that particular location and helps us even more.  

Alternatively if you want to join from home, please click here.

Thank You for helping us to keep our places special for ever, for everyone.