**COVID-19 Update**

Please park at Rushmere main entrance Linslade Road 9am - 7pm (last entry 6pm) daily.

Pay £3 on exit using bank card (contactless or chip & pin), Greensand parking pass or coins.

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

Toilets facilities at both entrances now OPEN with social distancing measures in place and regular closure for cleaning.

Herons View Centre: Toilets open 9.00 – 6pm

Stockgrove Entrance: Toilets open 9.00 – 3.30pm

Both the Rushmere and Stockgrove Hatches are now offering a limited takeaway service with social distancing queuing in place between 9am - 5pm*

(*Whilst we will prioritise these services for weekends, there may be some closures on weekdays associated with cleaning, maintenance, risk assessments); the Tree Tops Cafe remains CLOSED

Visitor Centres are both sites remain CLOSED as is the Tree Tops Cafe.

Social distancing is essential! 

The safety of the public, volunteers and staff is our priority and re-opening of on-site facilities will be gradual and phased over time.  Subject to staff availability and adherence to social distancing guidelines, we are prioritising the opening of toilets and take away refreshments for visitors. Please be aware, there may be some disruption to these services, as toilets will more regularly be closed for cleaning and maintenance.  Take away facilities may initially close mid-week if staffing is limited. All play areas remain closed.

Information below refers to our normal operations:

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.

Visitors can enjoy this wonderful park with over 400 acres of woodland, heathland and lakes, for a whole day for just £3.

Attractions include:

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.

Download the latest Rushmere Country Park leaflet here

Download the latest map of the park here

Park Rules                

  • 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 

Opening Times

The park main entrance in Linslade Road open 9am and close at 7pm daily (last entry 6pm). Limited parking available at the Stockgrove entrance in Brickhill Road 9am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm).

Please make sure you exit the park before closing time as we don't want any visitors to be locked in!

The park is closed on Christmas Day and may close at other times when we perceive there to be a risk to visitors such as high winds - Check the latest site access status here

Contact Us at Rushmere Country Park

Under normal circumstances you can call Rushmere Visitor Services on 01525 234260 but our Visitor Centre is currently closed.

Our Stockgrove offices can usually be contacted on 01525 237760 but this office is also closed.

The Ranger on duty can be contacted on 07817 205870 (please note this is not a 24/7 service).


Rushmere Country Park has been made available for visitors through The Greensand Trust and Central Bedfordshire Council working in partnership for the benefit of both people and wildlife.