2016 daily forest charges
Charges should be paid on entry to forests. Chip and pin payment facilities are available at some forest parks and main forest offices.
* Contact the National Trust for charges at Florencecourt Forest.
In general, pedestrians will not be charged for access to forests, unless there are compelling reasons to do so.
If charges apply, it will be £1.00 to £2.00 for adults and £0.50 for children.
Charges for particular activities in forests, including annual permits for cars, minibuses and 'Touring in the Trees'.
|Permit / activity||Full rate||Concession fro over 60s|
|Car permit (annual)||£50.00||£25.00|
|Minibus permit (annual)||£90.00||£45.00|
|Motorcycle permit (annual)||£24.00||£12.00|
|Touring in the Trees (annual)||£170.00||-|
The fee is normally set to recover the cost of the service provided. Contact your local forest office to discuss requirements.
** For events booked at the one time, a £205 fee will apply per forest charge regardless of the number of forest areas used.
Concessions for charities and community groups
|Number of visits||Charge|
|One to two visits***||Nil|
|More than two visits||50% of the normal charge|
*** Where the cost to the Forest Service is less than £50.00 per occasion and the activity is consistent with the management of the forest.
Caravan and camping charges
High season (Good Friday until 30 September)
|Forest||Individual units per pitch per night||Caravan club events per pitch per night|
Low season (1 October until the Thursday before Easter)
per pitch per night
|Caravan club events
per pitch per night
Electricity points are available for £1.60 for each 24 hour period, or part thereof.
Basic camping sites for organised youth groups
The following charges apply for groups using youth sites.
|Number of people||Rate|
|One to 16 people||£3.00 per person|
|17 people or more||£2.50 per person|
A non-refundable deposit of £20.00 is required per group booking.
|Location||Half day||Full day|
|Other locations||Contact the local Forest Office||Contact the local Forest Office|
Permits for vehicles and activities
You can download forms to apply for permits for vehicles and activities in forests on the following page: