The height barrier was installed to prevent unauthorised encampments which cost the Trust time and money to remove. The incidents lead to distress and complaints from Park users and businesses operating within the Park.

The maximum height for vehicles is 2.1 metres, an industry standard measurement. It is the responsibility of the driver to know the height of the vehicle and if there is any doubt assistance should be sought.

The following over-height vehicles are permitted access:

  • Cars with cycles or roof boxes on top
  • Horseboxes
  • Legitimate deliveries to concessionaires until 10am each day
  • Cars towing or carrying water sports equipment for use at Lakeside
  • Coaches and minibuses - Please be aware that large vehicles such as coaches may be refused entry during busier times due to the limited space in our car parks
  • Vehicles displaying a current disabled pass
  • People connected to authorised events held with the Trust's knowledge

Please call the Duty Ranger on 07860 308081 when you arrive at the height barrier and allow time for a member of staff to reach you, they may be some distance away. Your patience is appreciated.

The following vehicles are not permitted access:

  • Any other vehicles including cars towing caravans
  • Motor homes
  • Mobile homes
  • Commercial vehicles not on official business

There is parking available for these vehicles at Orton Mere which is approximately 2km / 1.3m from Ferry Meadows.