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' and Annual car parking passes

We are grateful to the numerous people who buy parking passes for our car parks, which supports the conservation of the Hills and commons. Sales of all car park passes have been suspended and to try to assist with stopping the spread of Covid-19, all of the Trust’s car parks were closed on Friday 27th March 2020.  At this stage we don’t not know how long the closure will last.

New residents’ passes for the year ending 31st March 2021 have been on sale since 1st March 2020 and a large number had been sold prior to the closure.  Due to the low price of these passes and the high number issued, we are unable to issue a refund for the period the car parks are shut. However, we are extending the life of all 2020/21 residents’ passes by 2 months to 31st May 2021.

Similarly, any annual passes valid as at 27th March 2020 will be offered a 2-month extension to its current expiry date. 

Please note that these arrangements and extension periods will be reviewed in 1 month’s time in light of any changes or further extensions to the duration of our car park closures.

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.