Parking Information on Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire, England

There are a number of car parks throughout the Charnwood Forest area and most of them are Pay & Display.

A number of these car parks including Broombriggs Hill and Beacon Hill are run by Leicestershire County Council and appear to have a daily charge of £2.50 (The machines do not give change so you need the exact money). Map showing car parks for Beacon Hill and Broombriggs Hill.

There are other places to park, for example, such as at the road side in Woodhouse Eaves where there are a number of roads where parking is free and unrestricted.


Bradgate Park is a bit different and unlike the other country parks is run by a charitable trust and car park fees go toward the maintenance of the park. When we visited in 2011 the charges were £2.50 for less than 3 hours or £3.00 for a day. There is a car park at the top end of the park near the 'Old John' folly and another car park at the lower end of the park in Newtown Linford.

You may notice this friendly greeting if you use either of the car parks at Bradgate Park.

Bradgate Park Notice

The Bradgate Park Trust also run the car parks in Swithland Wood nearby and, at the time of writing, a ticket bought on one site will cover you for use on the other site on the same day.