Stockgrove Country Park, Heath and Reach

#18 of 27 in Parks in Bedfordshire
Stockgrove Country Park is located in England on the Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire border in the parish of Heath and Reach. Stockgrove Park's 80 acres is part of the larger 400 acre woods called Rushmere Park, managed by the Greensand Trust. The Greensand Trust manages this area comprising Rushmere (200 acres), Stockgrove (80 acres), Oak Wood (100 acres) and Rammamere and parts of Kings Wood. Stockgrove was opened to the public in 1972 and Rushmere is the newest addition to the Estate, opened in 2011. The largest of the lakes features the remains of a boathouse that burned down in 1963 – only its brick arches are left. Mandarin ducks took up residence in 1997 and have bred there ever since. The park is partly in the Kings and Bakers Woods and Heaths Site of Special Scientific Interest.Stockgrove EstateThe park was originally part of the Stockgrove Estate based at a house in the Buckinghamshire parish of Soulbury. Edwin Hanmer bought the Stock Grove Farm estate in 1792, and the family enlarged the estate by buying Bragenham Manor in 1852. The politician Henry Hanmer lived at Stockgrove Park. From 1928 to 1949 the estate was owned by Sir Michael Kroyer-Kielberg (1882–1958). He commissioned the architect William Curtis Green to design and build a new house, and re-landscaped the parkland. During the Second World War the estate was used by the Army. From the 1950s the house was used as a school for children with special educational needs, run first by London County Council, then by the Inner London Education Authority, and finally by the London Borough of Camden until the school closed in 1994.
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  • I wrote an earlier review of Stockgrove Country Park and there's nothing to fault in this beautiful place. Again we bought our little Yorkie for a walk. Being a Monday there were few people about, alt...  more »
  • A truly lovely and very pleasant park, great for a nice walk, not very busy so you can walk around and admire the peace and beauty of this lovely place.  more »
  • We as a family have always loved Stock Grove ( now changed its name to Rushmere County Park ) beautiful surrounding, wonderful for picnics, many different paths to walk(some very steep) luckily on the...  more »
  • Really lovely place to walk cycle or jog. Picnic and play. Dogs are welcome and there are refreshments available at a reasonable price
  • Excellent woods. Loads of routes to walk. The new mountain biking area looks really amazing. Car park is very bumpy!
  • Lovely place, has lots of trails. Love the fact that I can take my 18 month old in the buggy all the way to the other side of rushmere - stockgrove.
  • Great day out for £3 parking fee, good amenities most areas are dog friendly. Lovely walks in stunning woodland!
  • Beautiful place to walk with more challenging features than some and lots of interest for kids.

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