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Rushmere Country Park - Coronavirus update


*COVID-19 Updates**

Rushmere Country Park remains OPEN: main car park Linslade Road open 9am - 7pm* (last entry 6pm). Pay £3 on exit using bank card (contactless or chip & pin), Greensand parking pass or coins. 

Limited parking also available at Stockgrove entrance 9am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) - pay on exit with coins or Greensand parking pass only.

* the site may close early on occasions where access exceeds risk assessments 

Visitor centres at both entrances remain CLOSED.

While The Herons View Visitor Centre and Tree Tops Cafe remain CLOSED we do have visitor information available from the front of the building at the following times:

- 9.30am - 6pm weekdays

- 9am - 5.30pm Saturday

- 9am - 7pm Sundays

Times may vary depending on staff availability.

Toilets now OPEN with social distancing measures and more frequent cleaning (resulting in more frequent closure) in place, opening hours as follows:

Herons View Centre 9.00 – 4.30pm

Stockgrove Entrance 9.00 – 3.30pm

Both the Rushmere and Stockgrove hatches are now offering a limited takeaway service with social distancing queuing in place.*

Rushmere Hatch open 9am–4.30pm (close for 30 mins break) 5pm-6.30pm daily*

Stockgrove cafe: weekdays 9am – 5pm / weekends 9am – 6pm

(*Opening times are subject to stock and staff availability which may at times require us to close outside the scheduled opening times); the Tree Tops Cafe remains CLOSED

Rushmere Riders Downhill trails are CLOSED but Cross Country cycle trails are OPEN (pass required), as are free cycle access routes into the park.

Longslade Lane car park is now OPEN daily 7am - 8pm. Cross Country cycle trails and jump area (pass required) are now OPEN.

Sculpture Trail

Ideal for families all year round is our very popular Sculpture Trail, an access for all path accessed from the car park outside the Visitor Centre. Find the fairy doors, play on our wooden sculptures and – a real must – have a photo taken in the Giant’s Chair!

We’re a natural park so the path is not hard-surfaced but is suitable for buggies and wheelchairs at most times of the year. This trail encourages outdoor exploration while featuring the wildlife of Rushmere - the green woodpecker, herons and woodland.

For the elderly and less able there’s resting spots at regular intervals around the trail so it really is for all for the family to take a gentle stroll and have fun outdoors, exploring this wonderful landscape.

The Sculpture Trail is marked as Access for All footpath on the Rushmere Country Park leaflet available here.

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Where to go

Rushmere Country Park
Linslade Road
Heath And Reach
Leighton Buzzard
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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