Rushmere Park has both family and mountain bike permissive cycle routes directly accessible from the large car parks. The park has good access to other cycle areas such as Aspley Woods cycle trails and offers amenities including a Cafe and toilets.
Rushmere Park cycle trails
The Rushmere Park cycle trails permissive routes are suitable for families and cyclists of all ages and are free to use. These routes are about 4km in length and are soon to be extend to 7km to access Lords hill viewing point (opposite side of the valley from the Visitor Centre) and Shire Oak, a conservation area of recovering heath lands and habitats. There is also a “pump track” where cyclist can develop their off-road riding skills. These routes are free for all to use.
Permissive cycle routes provide access to all areas of the park, including to two areas of more challenging cycle/mountain biking routes. The additional area in Oak Wood and recently developing downhill routes in a soon to be defined “cycle only area” require a the purchase of a cycling permit which is available from the visitor centre or by filling in the relevant application form which you can find here.