The parking system at our country parks

We operate an easy to pay system, no tickets are issued

Pay and leave
Drive in

No ticket needed. Your registration number is noted automatically.

Pay and leave

Pay at the machines using your car registration, return to your car and drive out.

Payment options

  • Card - all of our machines take card payments (contactless and chip’n’pin).
  • Cash - most of our machines only take card payments. At some parks a cash machine may be available (no change given), see signs on site for details.
  • Annual Pass - Save money and time with a great value for money annual parking pass. The system will recognise your car and open the barriers (no need to visit a pay station). The more you visit us, the more you save.

Coming soon - GLIDE App’. The benefits of using our parking app are:

  • you don't have to queue at the pay station at busy times
  • you don't need to carry any cash
Drive out

Our system matches the payment and the registration number and the exit barrier opens.

What happens to your parking money

Every single penny spent on car parking goes back into the running of our Countryside Service, this includes:

  • paying for staff
  • management of the countryside
  • improvements and repairs
  • educational programmes
  • management of footpaths
Privacy notice and Code of Practice

Privacy Notice – Parking at Hampshire County Council Country Parks

Hampshire County Council collects information about you in order to provide you with car parking at our Country Parks.

We will use the information to process your parking session and if necessary, we may apply to the DVLA for your details. We will also use the information to monitor anonymised data on the number of visits, frequency of visits and dwell times.

The legal basis for our use of this information is Performance of a Public Task. The legislation applicable is the Countryside Act 1968, the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and the Traffic Management Act 2004.

We may share your information with Newpark Security Ltd as the supplier of the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system. We will not share your data with any other third parties.

We will keep personal data captured by the ANPR camera system for 12 months, allowing repeat non-payment to be monitored and to provide anonymised data on the number of visits, frequency of visits and dwell times.  Where Penalty Charges are made against vehicle owners for non-payment or other breaches of car park conditions, data will be kept until the penalty is paid or otherwise resolved. 

You have some legal rights in respect of the personal information we collect from you.  Please see our website Data Protection page for further details. You can contact the County Council’s Data Protection Officer at If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Code of Practice for the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) parking system