Rushmere Country Park
A visit to the country park makes for a fabulous day out with the chance to experience the fascinating mix of woodlands, heathland, meadows and lakes with fabulous views. Once the parkland to one of the few stately homes to be built in England between the Wars, now it is open for everyone to enjoy and includes Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is a part of a National Nature Reserve. There are play areas, two visitor centres and cafes, sculpture walks, bike and horse trails, easy paths for buggies and wheelchairs and hillier ones if you fancy a challenge.
In spring marvel at the herons nesting high in the trees, easily enjoyed from the decking of one of the centres; in summer visit us for a picnic and to experience our wide range of events, in the autumn and winter find some shelter in our woodlands and enjoy the changing of the seasons.
We are open every day except for Christmas Day, our team of staff and volunteers look forward to meeting you and ensuring that you have a hugely enjoyable visit.
Rushmere Country Park is jointly owned by The Greensand Trust and Central Bedfordshire Council, the park is managed by the Trust, an independent environmental charity that works with local communities and landowners to conserve and enhance the distinctive landscape, wildlife and history of the Greensand Ridge and wider area, improving access, understanding and enjoyment for the benefit of everyone.