A NEW ticketless parking system is coming into operation at Delamere Forest's main visitor centre car park.

Visitors to the Cheshire beauty spot will soon no longer need to pay and display at this facility.

Motorists will instead be required to pay for the length of their stay before they leave the car park.

The new parking system will record vehicle number plates on arrival and calculate how long they have been parked.

The Whitefield and Station car parks will not be adopting the new system and will remain as pay and display.

Delamere Forest said: "Parking is about to get a lot easier at Delamere Forest.

"In the next few days we're introducing a new system to the new main visitor centre car park. You'll just need to visit the machine before you leave and there's no need to pay and display. Cash and contactless card payments will be accepted.

"The Whitefield and Station car parks will remain on pay and display. Car parking rates will stay the same."

These are the charges in the main visitor centre car park:

  • Up to 1 hour - £2
  • Up to 3 hours - £4
  • All day - £6
  • Coaches - £10
  • Minibuses - £6
  • Car and trailers - £6
  • Motorbikes - £2
  • Annual membership (including free parking for a year) - £40

For more information about the new parking system visit the website here.