No point adding to the cost of your commute by paying to park your car as you work. We spend quite a few hours researching where to park for free within walking distance of the station. Daily parking costs £4, which is quite cheap for this area but over the week that would be £20, far too much.
By parking 5 minutes walk away from the station, in a quiet residential area, where there are no parking restrictions, the car is safe and we save £20 a week. We also benefit from the extra 10 minutes a day exercise ! Although after walking 2 miles everyday at the other end, sometimes our feet do get a bit tired !