Rushmere Country Park

Rushmere Country Park is fully open

All cross country cycle routes are OPEN.

The jump area is OPEN as well but there are a few sections that are closed off until further notice, these have been cordoned off with hazard tape.

Horse trails at Rushmere are now OPEN.
 
Aspely Woods Cross Country Bike Trails are currently CLOSED until further notice. The Jump Area is also CLOSED due to unauthorised digging. As a result of the closures we are making the purchase of Aspley Cycling Passes unavailable and will arrange compensation for current passholders in due course.
 
It's going to take a couple of weeks to clear up the debris caused by the storm so there will be areas cordoned off for a while.

It is imperative that visitors read the following guidance:

  • There are numerous taped-off hazard areas that identify no-entry areas where there could be dangers. Do not cross these hazard tapes for any reason.
  • Stick to the marked footpaths and trails, areas off the trails could have hazards.
  • Exercise caution when walking through woodland, the high winds and rain have loosened tree roots and damaged branches. There is still a danger of further falling trees or debris.
  • Do not put yourself in any danger, if you see a blocked path then turn around and take another route.
  • The main driveway up to the Rushmere Car Park is currently closed off around 2/3 of the way up. To gain access to the Car Parks you must turn left at the access road that leads into the sandy car park. This will serve as a temporary access and exit and could be in use for the next couple of weeks.
  • We would advise any visitor to walk in the non-wooded areas of the park for the time being.

We thank you for your consideration and patience.


Site Closures  

Adverse weather conditions such as snow and gales will result in closure for public safety

Our Ranger team monitors the Met Office weather warning system for weather conditions and will take any reasonable action to close sites to the public when the following make conditions hazardous:

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

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 and via our social media channels.

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