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Discovery Pass

Terms and Conditions

A Discovery Pass is the whole pack, including Parking Permit, Membership Card and vouchers.

  • A Parking Permit is the car sticker which gives site entry/car parking.
  • The Membership Card is the card which gives a range of benefits
  • A Temporary Discovery Pass is the pass you may have been sent by email if purchasing online or by phone. This enables you to enjoy visiting the forest, until your pack arrives by post.
  • Vouchers are offers and discounts that we may offer from time to time for services and goods from the Forestry Commission or our Partners.

Terms and conditions:

  1. Discovery Passes will be valid for the advertised period, from date of issue.
  2. The Discovery Pass is only valid at the forest(s) named on the Temporary Pass, Parking Permit and Membership Card.
  3. The FC reserves the right to refuse applications.
  4. Parking Permits and Temporary Discovery Passes are for use with registered cars only and can only be used with one car at any one time.
  5. Parking Permits or Temporary Discovery Passes cannot be used with minibuses or vehicles carrying more than 7 people. Please ask site managers for details of minibus arrangements.
  6. Parking Permits and Temporary Discovery Passes must be displayed prominently and will not guarantee a parking space.
  7. Where a customer fails to present their Parking Permit or Temporary Discovery Pass upon a visit to the site, the customer shall be required to make the full payment for entering the site on that visit, without refund.
  8. The Membership Card cannot be used instead of the Parking Permit or Temporary Pass.
  9. The Discovery Pass cannot be used in connection with any business or commercial activity.
  10. The Forestry Commission reserves the right to close any site without prior notice and holding a Discovery Pass does not guarantee the customer access.
  11. The Forestry Commission reserves the right to change or stop promotions/ discounts at any time.
  12. The Discovery Pass remains the property of the Forestry Commission. The Forestry Commission reserves the right to cancel it for any reason, in particular where the permission given has been abused.
  13. Lost or stolen passes and cards will not be replaced.
  14. The Discovery Pass does not permit overnight parking for any vehicle (including campervans).
  15. Forestry Commission may vary or change these terms and conditions from time to time and up to date conditions will be available on the Forestry Commission’s website.


A number of counterfeit Discovery Passes have been found. Any passes, including Temporary Discovery Passes that have been tampered with or counterfeited will be confiscated and details reported to the police.

If you are concerned about your pass, please take it to the visitor centre to be checked.

Last updated: 12th December 2017

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