Car Parking in the Park

Car parks are plentiful in and around the National Park. Please park responsibly, within marked bays if they exist. Keep away from verges and leave enough room for other cars to manoeuvre.

An annual Hadrian’s Wall Car Parks Pass is available for £30 from The Sill, allowing unlimited car parking year-round in all of our Hadrian’s Wall car parks.

Types

There are several types of car parks in the National Park.

Automatic Number Plate Recognition Car Parking Charges

As of 2017 the Authority is rolling out Automatic Number Plate Recognition Systems  (ANPR) to a number of our larger sites. This will enable users to pay for just the time they stay at each car park. This is operational is The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre and Housesteads.

The Sill (ANPR)

1st 15 mins.                 Free

Up to 1 hour                £1.00

Additional time £1.00 per hour thereafter up to a maximum of £5.00 but no overnight parking.

 

Housesteads (ANPR)

1st 15 mins.                 Free

Up to 3 hours              £3.00

Additional time £2.00 per hour thereafter but no overnight parking.

Visitors wishing to pay for parking after their visit to the Sill or Housesteads can visit the Park with Ease website, click ‘Make a Payment’ and follow the instructions online.

Pay and Display Car Park Charges

Brocolitia – 40 spaces. Short grid reference: NY 860 713

£1.00 per hour up to £5.00 all day

No overnight parking

 

Cawfields Quarry – 40 spaces. Picnic tables. Toilets. Short grid reference: NY 712 665

£1.00 per hour up to £5.00 all day

£10.00 overnight

 

Steel Rigg  – 32 spaces. Short grid reference: NY 751 677

£2.00 per hour

No overnight parking

 

Walltown Quarry – 55 spaces. Toilets. Picnic tables. Short grid reference: NY 669 659

£1.00 per hour up to £5.00 all day

£10.00 overnight

You can also buy an annual Hadrian’s Wall Car Parks Annual Pass for £30 from reception at The Sill. This provides unlimited car parking in all of our car parks along Hadrian’s Wall including The Sill and Housesteads.

 

Alwinton – 18 spaces. Toilets. Short grid reference: NT 919 064

Free Council Parking

Some short stay parking is now free is places like Hexham and Morpeth. All you have to display is a disc in the window. These are available from local businesses, libraries and information centres. Pick one up and keep it in the car just in case.

Larger Free Car Parks

  • Billsmoor Foot – 10 spaces. Short grid reference: NY 943 968
  • Buckhams Bridge – 15 spaces. Short grid reference: NT 824 107
  • Bulby’s Wood – 18 spaces. Toilets. Short grid reference: NT 007 164
  • College Valley Hillforts – 20 spaces. Short grid reference: NT 894 281
  • Harehaugh Picnic Site – 20 spaces. Picnic tables. Short grid reference: NY 970 995
  • Hareshaw Linn – 12 spaces. Picnic tables. Short grid reference: NY 839 834
  • Ingram Bridge – 20 spaces. Short grid reference: NU 018 163
  • Ingram Visitor Centre – 12 spaces. Toilets. Picnic tables. Short grid reference: NU 020 163
  • Lordenshaws Hillfort – 30 spaces. Short grid reference: NZ 03 988
  • Wedder Leap – 20 spaces. Picnic tables. Short grid reference: NT 866 104

Smaller Free Car Parks

  • Chew Green Roman Fort – 5 spaces. Short grid reference: NT 788 085
  • Crindledykes Lime Kiln – 3 spaces. Short grid reference: NY 781 670
  • Dally Castle – 2 spaces. Short grid reference: NY 775 844
  • Dardon Layby – 5 spaces. Short grid reference: NY 958981
  • Falstone Tea Rooms – 7 spaces. Short grid reference: NY 724 875
  • Greystead Car Park – 8 spaces. Short grid reference: NY 770 858
  • Harbottle Castle – 5 spaces. Short grid reference: NT 930 047
  • Low Cleughs Bastle – 8 spaces. Short grid reference: NY 881 864
  • Sharpeton Layby – 5 spaces. Short grid reference: NT 956 033
  • Thirlwall View – 5 spaces. Short grid reference: NY 658 659
  • Tosson Lime Kiln – 5 spaces. Short grid reference: NU 027 009
  • Tosson Tower – 4 spaces. Short grid reference: NU 029 005
  • Woodhouses Bastle – 5 spaces. Short grid reference: NT 967 002

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where does the money go?

A. All our car park charges go towards keeping the National Park special for future generations.

Q. How can I pay for my parking?

A. You can pay online, using your mobile or using cash or credit card.

Q. How long do I have to pay for my parking?

A. You have up to 48 hours after your visit to pay for your parking.

Q. Do I have to pay on the day of my parking?

A. No, you can pay up to 48 hours after your visit.

Q. Can I pay online?

A. Yes, simply visit www.parkwithease.co.uk and follow the simple instructions.

Q. What happens if I do not pay?

A. If you do not pay within 48 hours for your parking then Northumberland National Park Authority reserves the right to issue a Parking Charge Notice, currently £60 to be paid in 28 days of being issued but reducing to £35 if paid within 14 days of being issued.

Q. Do I need to display a ticket?

A. No, Park with Ease do not produce tickets to display.

Q. Do I get a receipt when I pay my parking tariff?

A. Yes, you get the option to request a receipt after paying your tariff.

Q. Is overnight parking or camping allowed?.

A. Overnight parking is permitted both our Walltown and Cawfields Car Parks.