COVID-19 Update

Rushmere Country Park is OPEN for access on foot or by bike via permissive paths only as all car parks, toilets, visitors centres and cafes at both entrances are CLOSED.

No parking in the village please!

Social distancing is essential! Visitors coming to exercise must come alone or with the people they live with.

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

Opening Times

From 24th March 2020 the park will open 9am and close at 5pm daily (last entry 4.30pm). 

The Visitor Centre and Tree Tops Cafe would normally operate from 10am to 4pm but are currently CLOSED.

Given the extraordinary circumstances currently facing us all, we have decided to keep to our winter closing time of 5pm after the clocks go forward this coming Saturday 28th March when we would usually revert to our summer opening hours closing at 8pm. We ask for your understanding at this difficult time.

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

You can call Rushmere Visitor Services on 01525 234260 - please note this office is manned during office hours only.

You can contact our team based at the Stockgrove offices on 01525 237760 also during office hours only.

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.