Rushmere Country Park

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 Trailwalk 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:

Nature conservation

Over 400 acres of heath, woodland, meadows and lakes, including areas of woodland and heath designated as Site of Special Scientific Interest / National Nature Reserve.  The large heronry is popular with visitors in the spring, with remote cameras offering close-up viewing from the visitor centre.  Distinctive green tiger beetles and common lizards can be seen in the heathland areas, while the woodlands support a range of species including nuthatch, treecreeper, buzzard, red kite and sparrowhawk, all of which breed on the site.  The site also boasts giant redwood trees, the tallest trees in Greensand Country.

Access points

SP 9141 2772 (public footpath) What 3 Words: ///tornado.clenching.deranged, SP 9141 2773 (cycle entrance) ///headsets.hydrant.stretcher, SP 9163 2785 (vehicle entrance) ///tarnished.cuts.quitter.

A network of rights of way and trails for walking, cycling and horse riding.  Car parking (charges apply).  The Greensand Ridge Walk passes through the site.