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Went to look at Xmas trees for Parish Council

Went to look at Xmas trees and very impressed. The cafe was great. Nice view, great bacon rolls and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stondon, United Kingdom
Plenty of tracks to follow

Wonderful variety of woodland and heartland tracks. Generally peaceful place to enjoy fresh air and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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“fairy doors”(34 reviews)
“lovely walk”(12 reviews)
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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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All reviews fairy doors lovely walk lovely place fresh air dog walkers picnic area wood carvings cakes circular walk off the beaten track run around young children coffee and cake hot drinks plenty of space open space all ages
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to look at Xmas trees and very impressed. The cafe was great. Nice view, great bacon rolls and at a resonable price! Plan to go back and take a picnic and wonder round.

Thank jamessY8467NL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful variety of woodland and heartland tracks. Generally peaceful place to enjoy fresh air and give dogs a great off lead exercise. There are interesting wood carvings throughout. The lookout area provides great views of her on nests and information on local wildife. There are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice location, a fantastic walk. It can get quite busy at times but it's a great place to go all year round.

1  Thank CraigandLauraTravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rushmere is a beautiful country park ,with wonderful trails to walk and explore with the great wood sculptures however I am always astounded how poor the cafe is ,It’s a lovely building with great views but even with the same person running it for years...More

Thank AK1972
Carolyn L, Public Relations Manager at Rushmere Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're very sorry to hear that your visit to the Tree Tops Cafe spoiled your time at the park. Our Catering Manager would like to discuss this with you - if you would like to do this please email your phone number to info@greensandtrust.org and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit any time of the year for the whole family. Interesting natural woodcarvings and opportunities for child play, chain and wood bridge, slide, hidden' woodcarvings of "doors" in tree trunks to fuel the imagination, all amidst the natural habit. You can see the...More

1  Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park is spectacular and both visitors and the operators have a collective responsibility to keep it in a condition we have all enjoyed in recent years. I was surprised and disappointed that during my visit earlier this morning that not only there was a...More

Thank h209411
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A beautiful piece of Bedfordshire woodland, maintained by The Greensand Trust. There's a good cafe which is dog and child friendly. There is an admission fee for cars, which does put some people off visiting.

Thank TravelBedfordshire
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit myself and my husband stumbled across this beautiful place online so decided to have a look and it took my breath away! We only paid £3 to park and the rest was totally free! It’s got something for everyone and if...More

Thank mazzxx
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The only cost here is £3 required to pay on exit of car park.. bring exact change. The rest of the fairly big site which caters for everyone is free. This is a great location to take your kids, dogs or go explore on a...More

2  Thank adaniki
Carolyn L, Public Relations Manager at Rushmere Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Yes the park has a huge amount to offer. Just to note that most of the available bike routes require a permit. You can buy one on line or on site. We really need cyclists to respect this as the income helps secures the routes...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to come and relax and let the kids let off steam.beautiful woodland with enchanting things for the kids to look for.

1  Thank Jeremy G
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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.