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.
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.
The charge for the dedicated horse box parking area is £6. You will need a key for parking here. Please collect this on arrival from the café.
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.
From 29 March, outdoor gatherings of either 6 people (the rule of 6) or 2 households will be allowed. Many other restrictions will remain in place, so please follow government guidance and check our guide for what to expect if you are planning to visit.
You must stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms or are self-isolating.
Keeping you safe
Consider these important points before you visit:
Currently we have limited services available, please keep checking this page for updates. Please support us as we are doing our best for you, be kind to our staff and your fellow visitors.
Some toilet facilities have been made available at Hicks Lodge, but these are limited and not our usual toilets. You may experience a wait to use these facilities. Please bear this in mind and thank you for your patience.
When you visit the nation’s forests, remember it is your responsibility to follow the guidance on staying safe outside your home. We are cleaning our car parking machines throughout the day but for your own safety please bring hand sanitiser with you to use after touching the machines.
If you are uncomfortable with the idea of touching the car park payment machines, you may want to consider becoming a member. As well as supporting the forest you will receive a 12 month car park pass. Find out more.
The children’s play area is open. Help to keep everyone safe by following these rules:
Protect the NHS by avoiding high risk activities. Ride within your abilities and play it safe. We have adapted our first aid response to take account of Covid-19 and we may not be able to provide our usual level of help.