**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.

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 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

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 but the cycle jump area at Aspley Woods remains CLOSED. Cross Country cycle trails (pass required) OPEN.

Social distancing essential!


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.