NORTH York Moors National Park Authority have frozen the cost of parking for the majority of visitors, although the overall number of pay and display car parks has increased.
Richard Gunton, director of recreation and park management, said: “The National Park Authority has held charges at its car parks for the past three years and is delighted it can do so again for the majority of users.”
From 27 March anyone parking for less than two hours will continue to pay the current fee of £2.20, but a new maximum charge of £4 will be introduced from the end of March for those parking for more than two hours.
The new car park charges will be in place at Goathland, Grosmont, Thornton-le-Dale, Hutton-le-Hole, Newton under Roseberry, Saltergate, Sutton Bank National Park Centre and The Moors National Park Centre.
Charges will also be introduced for the first time at Saltergate car park beside the Hole of Horcum, where an introductory rate of £1 for less than two hours and £2 for a longer stay will be imposed.
Parking charges will also now be imposed throughout the winter months.
For £7 residents who live near a National Park car park can buy an annual pass for an individual car park.
Seasonal passes that can be used at any chargeable car park cost £30.
Coach parking costs £5 per day, for use at any car park in the National Park.