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Came across this by chance whilst looking for somewhere to have a picnic. Although it was bank... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Amanda W
Oxford, England
Lovely place to visit

Came here on a sunny Friday for a picnic and walk. There was plenty of parking spaces available... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Linslade Road | Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0EB, England
+44 1525 234260
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Lovely place to visit. Lots of space to walk and explore, with interesting fairy doors and Giants' chair, etc for the children (young and old) to find.

Thank ChristineL2403
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Came across this by chance whilst looking for somewhere to have a picnic. Although it was bank holiday Monday and the place was packed I still manged to get a picnic table. After lunch I wandered over to the visitor centre and was amazed to...More

1  Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Lovely here....just lovely. Lots of routes to walk (and cycle), a couple of lakes for dogs to swim in, a few activities for kids along the way, a relaxing cafe with a lovely balcony and beautiful view to watch the wonderful wildlife. Good to take...More

Thank OliveForever
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This is Leighton Buzzard’s jewel, a large country park with varied walks and to top is all a great visitor centre with excellent food and the inevitable coffee. We don’t do much doggie walking ourselves but there are loads of owners and chats about their...More

1  Thank RichardEWatts
Reviewed 30 April 2018

A lovely place for a stroll or run. Very tranquil and relaxing. You feel you could be anywhere. Good for the kids too run and explore . Pay for your parking and spend as long as you like. Take a picnic the kids love it.

Thank caringcaz1
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Came here on a sunny Friday for a picnic and walk. There was plenty of parking spaces available when we arrived and the park was not too busy. There was a few picnic benches available to eat at and they were nice and clean. The...More

1  Thank Jamhawks
Carolyn L, Public Relations Manager at Rushmere Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thanks for your review - so glad you enjoyed our park. Just to let you know we have just ordered a contactless payment barrier system which will be installed shortly.

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Just pay to park and go and have a coffee and ramble through the Forrest ! Take binoculars if you have them as it’s a great spot for twitchers there are a few items for kids to ride on ! My advice is get the...More

Thank edwardcdias
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I visited the cafe after a lovely Sunday morning walk with my husband and 14 month old son. The view is amazing but unfortunately the cafe itself needs some improvement. Firstly, the hygeine standards weren’t great; the highchairs clearly either barely get cleaned, or only...More

1  Thank Lauretta W
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Went to this cafe on a Sunday morning after a walk with our dog. Expected it to be buzzing with people eating breakfast but we were the only people in it. Such a shame beautiful setting we sat watching the herons coming and going from...More

2  Thank 61cookie
Carolyn L, Public Relations Manager at Rushmere Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you for your comments on the cafe - I have passed these on to our Catering Manager.

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Our granddaughters love Rushmere and go often with their Mum and friends. We have been with them a few times as well as on our own. There are many trails to follow and some interesting giant carvings to wow the kids. Like all woodlamd settings...More

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5 May 2018|
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Response from Carolyn L | Property representative |
Yes that's right - parking is £3 payable by cash on exit for now but we are in the process of installing a cashless payment system which we hope to have in operation by the school summer holidays which will make paying a lot... More
31 December 2017|
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Response from Carolyn L | Property representative |
Hi - yes about half an hour would be correct.
20 August 2017|
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Response from Carolyn L | Property representative |
Yes you can bbq but please follow the guidelines on our website - Trip Advisor will not allow me to post a link but you will find Rushmere under The Greensand Trust - look at facilities and there's page on what is allowed.