Open every day except Christmas Day.
From Ashby Road take Willesley Woodside. The carpark for Hicks Lodge will be on the right.
There is no public transport to this site.
Parking charges apply at Hicks Lodge.
All our Pay & Display machines accept coin and card payments.
Disabled parking available – normal parking charges apply.
You can now use RingGo* at Hicks Lodge which allows you to pay for parking online or via an app. Please download the Ringo App before travelling if you can.
Pay for parking on your phone in 5 easy steps:
1. Open the RingGo app, or download for free if you haven’t already got it, using the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android).
2. Log in with your RingGo details, or register as a new user.
3. Select your location by entering the 3–6 digit number shown on the parking signs.
4. Enter your number plate and choose how long you’d like to park for. Remember, you can extend this later.
5. Choose to add any handy parking reminders you need, then just tap to pay.
And you’re good to go! Your details are saved so next time, you can park even faster.
If you’re not a smartphone user, you can still use RingGo to pay for your parking by calling 0203 046 0063. You can also register and book parking with RingGo online. You can also pay by credit or debit cards at the machine.
*There is a small convenience charge for using this service. See RingGo online for full terms and conditions and VAT receipts.
We have a small dedicated area for horsebox parking located opposite our main car park. The charge is £6 and on arrival you will need to collect a key from the Café to unlock the barrier.
Thank you for paying to park. We use the money you spend on parking to look after the nation’s forests. We don’t make a profit and rely on the support of our visitors and members, so every penny you spend is invested by Forestry England back into the management of our woodlands and is needed to make Hicks Lodge a great place for a day out.
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