Tintern Car Parking
Angiddy car park and Tintern roadside parking
Angiddy (Lower Wireworks) car park has been recently refurbished, is nearly completely empty even at peak times and the short distance from here to Tintern is already a regional cycle route (no 32 from Tintern to Caerleon, promoted by Mon CC). Apparently Monmouthshire Highways are unaware of this cycle route! This car park can accommodate approx. 40 cars.
Sustrans' transport survey (for reasons unknown) fails to mention official roadside parking in Tintern (see image below). This roadside parking can accommodate approx. 40 cars and is well placed for the proposed cycle path.
Date and Timed satellite images of Tintern car parks
Monmouthshire highways have expressed concerns about the amount of available parking in Tintern.
We contacted Get Mapping, providers of satellite images for google maps. They were only able to provide the date and time of two sets of images for Tintern. One was in 2009 and the other in 2006. Please see the images below.
While the images are not at the completely peak times you can see that in both photos the overflow car park for Tintern Old Station is empty and there is an abundance of parking elsewhere in Tintern.
It should also be noted that Angiddy has recently been refurbished, is almost completely empty even at weekends and the road from the car park into Tintern is already an official cycle path.
We hope to procure more images from various sources to back up the fact that there is ample parking in this area to cope with the relatively small increase demand predicted by Sustrans's transport survey.
Tintern Old Station | 13/10/2009 at 9:31 am (Tuesday)
Tintern Old Station | 15/07/2006 at 4:02 pm (Saturday)
Angiddy | 13/10/2009 at 9:31 am (Tuesday)
Angiddy | 15/07/2006 at 4:02 pm (Saturday)
Tintern Abbey | 13/10/2009 at 9:31 am (Tuesday)
Tintern Abbey | 15/07/2006 at 4:02 pm (Saturday)