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“Family friendly dog walk”

Rushmere Country Park
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Over 400 acres of woodland, heathland and meadows for all to enjoy, with heronry visible from the Visitor Centre providing a secure breeding ground for around ten pairs of grey herons each spring. Woodland walks with fairy trail, Giant's Chair, family cycling and horse-riding routes, dogs welcome. Tree Tops cafe situated in the Visitor Centre. We run a number of events throughout the year - see our website for details. Rushmere Country Park is managed by The Greensand Trust on a not for profit basis - all funds raised are invested into the running of the park.
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We are fortunate enough to be able to walk to this park from our house. The park itself is free but you do have to pay for parking. It joins up with what used to be known as Stockgrove Park. If you visit in the spring you can view the Heronry in the trees opposite the visitor centre (binoculars are provided). There are many miles of paths to explore. Enjoy!

Date of experience: November 2013
1  Thank Matthew B
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"fairy doors"
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"lovely walk"
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"herons nesting"
in 9 reviews
"wood carvings"
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"lovely place"
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"fresh air"
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"dog walkers"
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"picnic area"
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"great place to go"
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"circular walk"
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"tree trunks"
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"nice cafe"
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"mountain bike"
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"young children"
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"hot drinks"
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"coffee and cake"
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is lovely park recently purchased by Central Beds Council to help expand the green space in LB. The Greensand Trust run it on the council's behalf and have marked out many good walks for all ages and they have a children's trail of small houses and grotto's and a great big slide which seems a very popular activity. In the spring there is a large flock of Heron's that breed in the park and the nests have camera's and there are binoculars available for visitors to use from the veranda overlooking the lake and the nesting trees. Wardens are on hand for information and there are map trails.
Lastly but not least there is a very good café serving good food, cakes and coffee.

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank JohnDH44
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

A lovely and varied park, mostly wooded and soothingly peaceful. Great if you enjoy country walking as I do. I particularly enjoy the autumn when the trees are changing to yellow, russet and ochre and the ground is carpeted with fallen leaves.

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

The new, enlarged Rushmere Country Park has some stunning views, wonderful woods and open meadows where you can enjoy games and picnics. There are two cafes, one of which is perched high above a lake so that you can watch herons raising thir young in the tops of tall pines all summer long. The footpaths are well signed and you can go pretty much dry-shod even in wet weather as the leaf mould and pine needles have made a nice, thick duff underfoot. The parking is limited at the Stockgrove entrance but there's a much larger parking space up the drive leading off the Old Linslade Road. While you are up there, walk up to the big slide and see wooden sculptures in the woods. The rangers are a wonderful team and lead walks or run events for families all year round. I walk up there regularly to catch the beauty of the changing seasons. Plenty of birds to watch, ponds to dip and hills to climb. Parking is £2 per day as a one-off visit but season tickets are a bargain that brings it down to about 10p per day.

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank Falconette
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Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

A lot of work & effort has been put into Rushmere Park over the last few years and it's all for the good.
This park is perfect all year round, I especially love it in winter time when it has been snowing.
Crisp snow to walk on, fresh air to breathe in, lots of friendly people to say hello to whilst walking and to top it all relax in the brand new coffee shop whilst admiring the views.
If you are in the area then Rushmere is a must to get back to nature.

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank simon c
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