**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 - 6pm (last entry 5pm) - 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.

While The Herons View Visitor Centre and Tree Tops Cafe remain CLOSED we do have visitor information available from the front of the building at the following times:

- 9.30am - 6pm weekdays

- 9am - 5.30pm Saturday

- 9am - 7pm Sundays

Times may vary depending on staff availability.

Toilets now OPEN with social distancing measures and more frequent cleaning (resulting in more frequent closure) in place, face masks must be worn in line with government guidance on confined indoor spaces (unless you are exempt) opening hours as follows:

Herons View Centre 9.00 – 6pm

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 - face masks must be worn (unless you are exempt).*

Rushmere Hatch open 9am–4.30pm (close for 30 mins break) 5pm-6.30pm daily*

Stockgrove cafe: weekdays 9am – 5pm / weekends 9am – 6pm

(*Opening times are subject to stock and staff availability which may at times require us to close outside the scheduled opening times); 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. Cross Country cycle trails and jump area (pass required) are now 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.