Rushmere Country Park

What Rushmere Country Park has to offer!

A great place to discover nature and enjoy the outdoors with over 400 acres of woodland, heathland and meadows to enjoy. 

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, specialist cycling facilities with Ridge Riders cross country trail and jump area, 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

We operate an automatic number plate recognition (APNR) parking system  - you must 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 are no longer required to present a card - their number plates will also be recognised on exit. 

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 £70 for a whole year's parking or you can support our sites further by choosing the donate and Gift Aid option for just £77 - this equates to just £5.83 per month (or £6.41 per month with the Gift Aid option).

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


Opening Times

The park main entrance in Linslade Road OPEN 9am - 7pm 

The Stockgrove entrance opens by 9.30am and has the same closing time as the main entrance. 

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

Winter Closing Times 2022

As autumn approaches and the nights draw in the park will close earlier in line with the sun set - please note the following closing times. From 30 October 2022 the park will close at 5pm until the Spring. 

It 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 during office hours on 01525 234260. Email us on [email protected] and we'll get back to you as soon as we can, also you can send us a message via our Facebook page but we may not be able to respond immediately.

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 

Please follow The Countryside Code at all times


Rushmere Country Park is a holder of the prestigious Green Flag Award placing it among the highest ranking green spaces in the country.

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

Find out about Accessibility at the park here

     

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.