**COVID-19 Updates**

Rushmere Country Park remains OPEN: from Saturday 28th March the park is accessible on foot or by bike via permissive paths only - all car parks, toilets and visitors centres are 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 and cycle jump area at Aspley Woods now CLOSED (from 23/03/20) but Cross Country cycle trails (pass required) OPEN.

Please do not drive and park - access on foot or cycle only. Please observe social distancing!


Site Closures  - Adverse Conditions / Poor Weather (Snow and Gales)

Our Ranger teams  monitor the Met Office weather warning system for weather conditions and will take any reasonable action to close sites for public access where:

  • Wind gust speeds exceed 42 mph/Force 7-8.
  • Snow (5 cm and above) and Ice.

make conditions hazardous.

If advance weather reports indicate that these conditions will exceed the above criteria, a decision may be made to close entrances until conditions improve and a Ranger has inspected the site.

Please note that it is not feasible to close all entrances to all sites, but we shall, as soon as is practical, close main entrances or identify the increased risk via this web page.