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Rushmere Country Park - Herons View Visitor Centre
0.81km from Rushmere Country Park
A great place to discover nature and enjoy the outdoors - walking outdoors. Here you can view herons nesting in Spring from our outdoor café terrace, discover fairy doors and the Giant’s Chair along our Sculpture Trail, walk the dog, bring your bike, ride your horse – we’ve something for everyone.
Stockgrove Country Park
1.47km from Rushmere Country Park
A huge country park which comprises 80 acres. It has an interesting history dating back to medieval times. It has a visitor center and a variety of habitats including a lake, ancient woodland conifer plantations, meadows, and heath. One of the best sites in the county which provides A pleasant stroll around water bodies & woodland with bat detectors, while keeping a record of bat activity. The park is partly in the Kings and Bakers Woods and Heaths Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Parson's Close Recreation Ground
3.25km from Rushmere Country Park
The Park is home to the very popular Splash ‘n’ Play facility, the beach, the skate park, and also the bandstand. The Splash ‘n’ Play water park is currently closed for winter. the area surrounding the green became the focus for fine houses and grounds built by merchants and the gentry within easy distance of London, yet in a more salubrious setting than the urban environs. A number of Georgian houses have survived, some of them replacing earlier Tudor and Elizabethan buildings.
Leighton Buzzard Railway
3.9km from Rushmere Country Park
The Leighton Buzzard Railway is one of England's longest and oldest narrow-gauge lines, with a worldwide collection of locomotives and rolling stock and so more. It also now houses one of the largest and most important collections of narrow-gauge stock in England. Both the collection and the railway itself are covered by our Accredited Museum designation, awarded by Arts Council England.
5.7km from Rushmere Country Park
Ascott House is a former hunting box that dates back to the 16th Century was donated to the National Trust in 1949 by Anthony de Rothschild, together with the Ascott Collection. It is set in a 3,200-acre estate. There are a few steep slopes in the gardens, however many of the paths are level and provide stunning views over the Aylesbury Vale. All visitors using the paths and grounds are asked to take care and wear the appropriate footwear.
Woburn Abbey and Gardens - Closed until Easter 2022 for major refurbishment project..
6.44km from Rushmere Country Park
Woburn Abbey and Gardens is a beautiful garden which was comprises lake, a serpentine river, an American Garden, extensive planting, a bridge, and a Thornery. Woburn Abbey has a hornbeam maze, herbaceous borders, ponds, a woodland garden and a Chinese dairy overlooking a pool.
7.8km from Rushmere Country Park
Caldecotte Lake lies off the H10 Bletcham Way, between the V10 Brickhill Street and the A5. There’s the lake where you can feed the ducks, a nice park and also just behind the Caldecotte Arms is one of MK’s hidden gems – the Caldecotte Miniature Railway. It costs just £1 a ride and the train goes round a track twice. IT was one of the iconic attraction where you can spend some nice time.
The National Museum of Computing
8.24km from Rushmere Country Park
The National Museum of Computing is home to the world's largest collection of working historic computers. This museum enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through the large systems and mainframes of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s and beyond.
8.49km from Rushmere Country Park
Mentmore Towers is a 19th-century English country house built between 1852 and 1854 for the Rothschild family in the village of Mentmore in Buckinghamshire. Not abandoned and still in good condition, this Grade I listed building, and its entire estate has passed through so many owners over a two-century period, that it somehow feels detached from the real world.
Woburn Safari Park
9.46km from Rushmere Country Park
Woburn Safari Park is a drive-through wild animal park. Set in over 300 acres of beautiful Bedfordshire parkland, just off junction 13 of the M1, the park offers visitors a memorable day out on safari with some of the most endangered wild animals in the world. It was opened in 1970 by the 13th Duke of Bedford.
Go Ape Woburn (Treetop Challenge, Zip Lines, High Ropes)
9.46km from Rushmere Country Park
Go Ape! is an outdoor adventure company which runs tree top ropes courses under the names Tree Top Challenge, Tree Top Adventure and Zip Trekking, as well as ground-based Forest Segway Safaris.
10.93km from Rushmere Country Park
Icknield Way Trail is a long distance footpath in East Anglia, England. It is unique among long-distance tracks because it can claim to be "the oldest road in Britain". It runs from the end of the Ridgeway Path at Ivinghoe Beacon, near Tring, to the start of the Peddar's Way at Knettishall Heath.
Houghton Hall Park
11.33km from Rushmere Country Park
Houghton Hall was commissioned as a private estate in 1700 by Alice Brandreth, it was part of a much larger land holding of one Henry Brandreth who once owned all of what is now Houghton Regis. It now presents as a path running around the periphery of a number of large fields. Some are mowed and others are left to grow, presumably in order to support small wildlife: butterflies and such.
Icknield Way Trail
11.52km from Rushmere Country Park
The Icknield Way Trail passes along an ancient chalk ridge but there is a variety of landscapes to view including flat fenland and rolling chalk downland, as well as picturesque villages and ancient beech woodland. It is generally said to be one of the oldest roads, the route of which can still be traced, being one of the few long-distance trackways to have existed before the Romans occupied the country.
11.92km from Rushmere Country Park
Ivinghoe Beacon is one end of the ancient path The Ridgeway, which stretches 85 miles from Overton Hill near Avebury, Wiltshire. It is a popular spot for walkers and sightseers. Model aircraft enthusiasts also use lift generated by the wind blowing up the hill to fly their unpowered aircraft – a technique known as slope soaring.
National Trust - Dunstable Downs, Chilterns Gateway Centre and Whipsnade Estate
12.26km from Rushmere Country Park
Dunstable Downs is the highest point in the East of England and one of the best-known viewpoints on the Chilterns ridge. The chalk grasslands of the Downs have miles of footpaths and circular walks to enjoy. Because of its elevation, Dunstable Downs hosted a station in the shutter telegraph chain which connected the Admiralty in London. It was one of the iconic locations in this area and it will be a memorable moment too.
12.39km from Rushmere Country Park
Dunstable Downs is the highest point in the East of England and one of the best-known viewpoints on the Chilterns ridge, which was situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. It attracts a lot of tourists and also its views are truly mesmerizing.
Gullivers Dinosaur and Farm Park
12.53km from Rushmere Country Park
Gulliver’s Dinosaur and farm park is next to Gulliver’s Land in Milton Keynes and is really two parks in one place. There are now 32 animatronic dinosaurs in the ‘Lost World’ and they’re definitely a welcome addition to the park. There’s some really big ones (with big teeth) and lots of smaller ones which roar as you walk past them.
12.73km from Rushmere Country Park
Willen Lake South is Milton Keynes’ most popular park. It offers a wide range of activities on and off the water with something for everyone to enjoy. It comprises 180 acres of landscaped parkland which surround around 100 acres of water across two lakes. There are large events held on the site throughout the year, including Comedy Central's FriendsFest.
Gulliver's Land Theme Park Resort
12.87km from Rushmere Country Park
Gulliver's Theme Park Resorts are designed especially for families, discover a huge selection of rides, attractions and magical short break holidays. The resort has great facilities and secure accommodation ranging in themes and styles. The themed area gives children the opportunity to experience JCB themed rides and attractions.
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Rushmere Country Park
Linslade Rd, Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0EB, UK
Rushmere Country Park is 400 acres of woodland, heathland, and meadows. The main impression you'll most likely come away with is of a heavily wooded area that breaks out into some quite large grassy areas here and there. It is an attractive and accessible public open space, zoned in a manner that enables a wide range of leisure and countryside activities, whilst protecting and enhancing the sensitive natural and historic environment.