Rushmere Country Park
About Rushmere Country Park
**COVID-19 Updates - Open as per government guidelines - more information on how
the pandemic has impacted the park available here.**
A great place to discover nature and enjoy the outdoors - walking outdoors is deemed fairly safe but avoid contact with others.
Come and view herons nesting in Spring from our outdoor café terrace, discover fairy doors and the Giant’s Chair along our Sculpture Trail, walk the dog, bring your bike, ride your horse – we’ve something for everyone.
Managed by The Greensand Trust, working in partnership with Central Bedfordshire Council, the park is run on a not-for-profit basis for the benefit of visitors and wildlife.
- - ‘access for all’ trail suitable for buggies and wheelchairs where visitors can search for fairies and have a photograph in the Giant’s Chair (pictured)
- play areas and play spots around the site
- The heronry - raise their young in the Spring (available currently online only as the viewing deck is closed)
- Specialist trails: A network of
- Dog walking at the park: Areas where dogs can be walked on and off the lead including a dog fun area specifically for our canine friends
- Facilities: Herons View Visitor Centre (currently closed), toilets, The Deck (currently closed) Tree Tops Café (currently closed) Herons Hatch (open), meadow for picnics and Stockgrove Visitor Centre and cafe
Parking at the park
The Annual Greensand Parking Pass offers regular visitors to the park huge savings on parking. It is available for £60 for a whole year's parking or you can support our sites further by choosing the donate and Gift Aid option for just £66 - this equates to just £5 per month.
Rushmere Country Park is the holder of a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence as a result of the high number of excellent reviews it receives via the website.
Before your first visit yu can get to know the lay out of the park and all it has to offer by downloading a copy of our park leaflet with map or just the map available here:
The park main entrance in Linslade Road opens 9am and closes at 8pm daily. Limited parking available at the Stockgrove entrance in Brickhill Road which is open by 9.30am.
Please make sure you exit the park before closing time as we don't want any visitors to be locked in!
You can call Rushmere Visitor Services on 01525 234260 but please be aware we have limited staff on site at present. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Our Stockgrove offices can be contacted on 01525 237760.
The Ranger on duty can be contacted on 07817 205870 (please note this is not a 24/7 service).
- No BBQs
- No drones, metal detectors, kites or model aircraft please
- No open fires and no camping!
- Please take all rubbish home as no general waste bins are provided.
- Dog waste bins are provided: bagged dog waste only please
Who to contact
- 01525 234260
Where to go
- Rushmere Country Park
Heath And Reach
- LU7 0EB
- Get directions
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- The park main entrance in Linslade Road opens 9am and closes at 8pm daily. Limited parking available at the Stockgrove entrance in Brickhill Road which is open by 9.30am.
- Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old