Rushmere Country Park
A great place to discover nature and enjoy the outdoors – walking outdoors is deemed fairly safe but avoid contact with others.
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.
- An ‘access for all’ where visitors can search for fairies and have a photograph in the Giant’s Chair
- Play spots around the site
- The heronry where you can raise their young in the Spring
- A network of
- Areas where including a dog fun area specifically for our canine friends
- Access to the Visitor Centre, , , , meadow for picnics and Stockgrove Visitor Centre and cafe
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.
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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.