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Dalby Forest parking payment system

Dalby Forest is introducing a new parking payment system. The new system uses automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), which means that it will use your vehicle registration number to allow you to enter and exit.

The new system will be introduced with a number of test days later in June and will be fully live soon after. Don’t worry: as a Discovery Pass holder, valued supporter and regular visitor you will already be registered with the details that you provided to us when you joined. The barrier will lift automatically when you exit, as long as you visit in the vehicle(s) we have registered to you.

To ensure that you don’t encounter any issues, please ensure that your vehicle registration details are up to date by logging in to your Discovery Pass account.

We recommend that you do this by 25th June 2017.

What to do if your vehicle registration has changed:

Please login to your account to your account to update your details.

What then?

As usual, you can continue to enjoy visiting Dalby Forest with either of your registered vehicles however; as is currently the case, you will still only get free parking with one vehicle at any one time. If you happen to visit with both vehicles at the same time, the barrier system will recognise the first vehicle you drive in with and the barrier will lift automatically upon exit for that vehicle. If you have another registered vehicle parked at the same time, you will need to pay for the second vehicle before you leave.

Why are we making the change?

We have introduced the new parking payment system to make it fairer and easier for everyone to access the forest. Providing we have your up to date details we are sure that you will not encounter any issues. If in the unlikely event that you do, please go along to the Information Point on site.

Any Questions?
Email us at
Call us on 03000 680400

Last updated: 17th November 2017

What's of interest

  1. Login to your account here
  2. Check your number plate/vehicle registration details
  3. Update if necessary
  4. Enjoy the forest!

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.