Last update August 2018
This has now been renamed Rushmere Country Park, but we are keeping the old name to avoid you going up to the Rushmere entrance.
A pleasant stroll around water bodies & woodland with bat detectors, while keeping a record of bat activity. A great way to get fresh air in the dark, learn more and see the bats in action. One of the best sites in the county.Comfy walking shoes and a torch are recommended. We provide bat detectors. Surveys are open to non members,
Suitable for those with limited mobility .
We’re always on the look out for more pair of eyes and ears No specialised equipment or previous experience is needed. You don’t need to be a world authority on bat biology. You’ll quickly develop the skills needed and you’d help us to learn more about Bedfordshire’s bats,but you please book with Gwen to be sure of getting access to a bat detector. We usually have a few spares with us in any case, but you MUST be punctual.We are monitoring several ponds on the site, so the more the merrier.
After leaving the A5 at the Flying Fox roundabout, head towards Heath and Reach. Just before the village, turn right towards Great Brickhill. The park is situated about 1/2 mile along this road. If you’re coming from the west, then it is easier to come via Leighton Buzzard. Turn towards Woburn, along North Street. This then becomes Heath Road after a few hundred yards. Continue on through Heath and Reach, turning left as soon as you leave the village. The turning is opposite the bus stop (map and instructions courtesy of the Greensand Trust)
Stockgrove Country Park,
Heath & Reach,
Leighton Buzzard LU7 0BA
Tel 01525 237760
Grid Ref SP 919 294
Don’t rely blindly on sat nav, it will take you to the Rushmere entrance
In 2011 Stockgrove imposed new parking restrictions. They have made limited parking available to us.so please let us know if you plan to come, Contact Gwen (details in the newsletter) or e mail her by the Sunday before the survey (remove number at beginning of the address).
You can turn up on spec but you must be punctual
Survey Dates 2018
Arrive a few minutes before to allow time to park
Read an article about a guided tour of Stockgrove Country Park 2005-4–Stockgrove country park
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