**COVID-19 Updates**

Rushmere Country Park remains OPEN: main car park Linslade Road open 9am - 7.30pm* (last entry 6.30pm). Pay £3 on exit using bank card (contactless or chip & pin), Greensand parking pass or coins. 

Limited parking also available at Stockgrove entrance 9am - 7.30pm* (last entry 6.30pm) - pay on exit with coins or Greensand parking pass only.

* From Thursday 1st October - 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 OPEN

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 – 7pm

Stockgrove Entrance 9.00 – 5pm

Catering Facilities

Both the Rushmere and Stockgrove hatches are now OPEN offering a 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 now OPEN together with Cross Country cycle trails (pass required), as are free cycle access routes into the park.

At Aspley Woods Longslade Lane car park is currently CLOSED due to forestry works - for more information on Aspley Woods see here

Social distancing essential!

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.