Nelson Pit Visitor Centre car park charges

Parking charges suspended

Parking charges in Cheshire East-run car parks have been temporarily suspended as part of a number of service changes made in response to Covid-19, this only applies to car parks operated by Cheshire East Council

We are taking all possible steps in the fight against Covid-19 and have taken this decision to support keyworkers and to help prevent the risk of spreading the disease through contact.

People who use Ringo to pay parking charges by mobile phone need not pay either and should be alerted to this by the app on their phone. We have contacted Ringo to inform them of this decision.

Annual car parking permit applications for Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, Tegg’s Nose Country Park and Nelson Pit are not being processed because car park charges have been suspended. Please do not submit an application form until car park charging recommences.

Height restricted entrance - Maximum headroom 2.0m.

Nelson Pit Visitor Centre operates a Pay and Display car parking system for all visitors. 

Controlled hours 09:00 to 21:00 Monday to Sunday.

Please ensure that you have the correct change for the ticket machine as the machine does not give change. You can also pay for parking using card, contactless or via the Ringo app (RingGo code 5797).

RingGo allows you to pay for your parking without having to visit a parking meter - you just need a mobile phone and a payment card.

The current charges are detailed below.

Nelson Pit carpark charges
Car parking ticket type Charges 

Annual permit which allows the holder to park a vehicle in this car park and at the car parks at Nelson Pit Visitor Centre, Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve and Tegg's Nose Country Park

Please note the new charge from April 1 2020



Casual tickets under 1 hour  £0.80
Casual visit 1 to 3 hours £2.00
Casual visit 3 hours to 10 hours £3.00
Blue badge holders No charge

How to apply for a Nelson Pit Visitor Centre car park annual permit

There is no individual application form for the Nelson Pit car park, download and return the multi site parking application form  (PDF, 279KB)

Please note that existing permit holders also need to complete and return the above form if they wish to renew their permit.

Individual annual permits are available for Tegg’s Nose Country Park and Brereton Heath Local Nature reserve car parks.

What to do if you change one (or both) of the vehicles shown on your Annual Parking Permit

Please send your existing parking permit, together with a covering letter giving details of the new registration number(s) and the one(s) which has/have been replaced, to:

Technical Support Officer
Cheshire East Borough Council
Countryside Ranger Service
Floor 2
Old Building
Municipal Buildings
Earle Street

There is no charge for this and the new (replacement) permit which will have the same expiry date as your existing one.

Please also remember to enclose a stamped addressed envelope for your new permit to be sent to you, as we are unable to pay return postage.

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