Rushmere Country Park

**COVID-19 Updates - Open as per government guidelines - more information on how
 the pandemic has impacted the park available here.**

What Rushmere Country Park has to offer!

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.

Attractions include:

Carol on Google Reviews says:

Love coming here, with lots of trails through the woods to do. We especially like coming across the many wooden sculptures hidden amongst the trees and finding the goblin doors. This makes wondering through the woods quite magical for children and adults alike. There are lakes, toilets, buggy friendly routes and plenty of picnic areas and a nice cafe.

Parking at the park

Our new automatic number plate recognition (APNR) parking system is now live as of Monday 19 July. You must now pay for your parking before you leave the car park at both entrances as there is no payment possible at the exit barrier.

Holders of the Greensand Parking Pass should continue to present their pass at the exit barrier as usual.

Information on paying for parking and charges available here.

The Annual Greensand Parking Pass offers regular visitors to the park huge savings on parking. It is available for £60 for a whole year's parking or you can support our sites further by choosing the donate and Gift Aid option for just £66 - this equates to just £5 per month.

You can purchase your Greensand Pass for parking, cycling and horse riding here

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.

Before your first visit you can get to know the lay out of the park and all it has to offer by downloading a copy of our park leaflet with map or just the map available here:

Download the latest Rushmere Country Park leaflet here

Download the latest map of the park here

Opening Times

The park main entrance in Linslade Road opens 9am and closes at 8pm daily.  Limited parking available at the Stockgrove entrance in Brickhill Road which is open by 9.30am.

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 out what's currently open here

Contact Us at Rushmere Country Park

You can call Rushmere Visitor Services on 01525 234260 but please be aware we have limited staff on site at present. Email us on [email protected] and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Our Stockgrove offices can be contacted on 01525 237760.

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

Park Rules   


  • No BBQs 
  • 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 


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.