Covid-19 notice - Car park closures

Tonight, we have made the decision to close our car parks on the Malvern Hills in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

The closures will be effective from midnight tonight (Friday 27th March 2020).

We've made the decision in line with the Government guidance against any unnecessary travel and following consultation with West Mercia Police as the force work to prevent the public congregating at tourist hotspots.

Similar closures have already been put in place by organisations including the National Parks, National Trust and the RSPB as the Government has instructed people to 'Stay at home, protect the NHS, and save lives'.

Spokesperson for the Trust said “Please take heed of the closure notices at our car parks and follow the Government’s advice. These measures have been put in place for your safety as well as the safety of our staff, other visitors and the wider community.”

The Trust urges people to follow the Government’s advice to ‘stay home, protect the NHS, save lives.’

Further updates relating to how the COVID-19 virus is affecting the Malvern Hills and Commons can be found here Any announcements relating to the car park closures will be posted on the website.

Read the latest updates here.

The Malvern Hills Trust car parks provide a starting point for many walks, cycles and adventures over the Hills and Commons. Monies received from car parking fees go directly towards nature conservation and management of the Hills to protect this special place for people and for wildlife.  


Use the interactive map to find our car parks.

Please note that Tank Quarry car park is closed for the foreseeable future following a rock fall.


Pay and display parking

  • Car parking on the Hills is available 7 days a week between the hours of 6am and 11pm* **, please note that overnight parking is prohibited.
  • The cost of pay and display parking is £4.40 per day valid on the day of issue and can be used in any of the MHT car parks throughout the purchase date.
  • Please ensure your ticket is clearly displayed on the front windscreen of your vehicle.
  • Please note that tickets are not transferable.
  • Disabled badge holders can park free of charge.

The car park machines accept cash, card and contactless paymentsPlease ensure you have the correct coins if paying by cash as change cannot be given at the meters.

*Black Hill car park is open from 6am to 9pm.
**Tank Quarry car park is open from 6am to 6pm.

Residents' parking passes

We have suspended the sale of all Residents' Car Park Passes for 2020/21 due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Anyone who has been unable to purchase the new 2020/21 car park pass will have their existing (orange) pass extended to the 31st May 2020.

Annual Parking Passes

We have suspended the sale of all Annual Car Park Passes until further notice due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Annual passes that are due to expire will now be valid until the 31st May 2020.

Parking Charges

Please be aware that failure to pay and display a valid ticket could result in a parking charge.  The standard parking charge is £40.00 (reduced to £20.00 if paid within 7 days of receipt).  Our car parks are regularly patrolled by our wardens every day except Christmas Day.


Designated Coach Parking can be found at British Camp only.  The coach parking bays are subject to pay and display and coach drivers need to purchase three tickets (£13.20 per day) from the meter opposite.


The Malvern Hills Trust accepts no responsibility for the loss or damage to vehicles parked in their car parks or the contents thereof.  Visitors are urged to ensure their vehicles are left secure and that no valuables are left in their vehicles.