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National Park Authority to pilot pre-bookable weekend parking at Pen y Pass

Visitors ignored social distancing rules in March 2020 and flooded parts of Wales, including Snowdonia. Pen y Pass on Saturday 21st March.

Snowdonia National Park Authority is introducing further improvements, including the ability for visitors to pre-book parking at the Pen-y-Pass.

The pre-booking system at Pen-y-Pass car park will operate on weekends and bank holidays for the remainder of the summer.

This short term pilot, which has been agreed with by Gwynedd Council and North Wales police, will be implemented as a way to assess possible new management models which are aligned with the long term plans for a new and innovative parking and transport system in the Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) and Ogwen areas.

Access to the car park will be reserved for pre-bookings only. All parking at Pen-y-Pass car park must be pre-booked via the Snowdonia National Park website – which went live at midnight on Wednesday. Booked visitors will be required to show their confirmation email on arrival to gain access to the car park. Anyone without a pre-booked space will need to use the Park and Ride facilities at Nant Peris and Llanberis to access Pen-y- Pass.

A limited number of parking for blue badge holders are available to be booked free of charge.

The authority expects available parking slots to sell out extremely quickly. Pre-book parking for the weekend will be made available online at midnight on Wednesday the 19th of August.

The pilot aligns with the innovative Parking and Transport Review for the Yr Wyddfa and Ogwen areas, which is due to be presented to partners in September.