Visiting the Park

Ampthill Park including the Ampthill Park Hub Cafe

Approximately 160 acres of parkland and woodland, including a Children's Play Area, Park Hub with Cafe and Toilets, * Tennis Courts, Ampthill Town Cricket Club, Ampthill Town Football Club and Ampthill Angling Club. The Park is cared for by a Park Development Manager and the Greensand Trust rangers.

Charges are made in respect of camping by cadet organisations/youth clubs/school parties, orienteering, cross country events, caravan parking by registered organisations, the release of pigeons and use by Circuses. Please contact the Council with your enquiries. Car parking is available in two car parks (central car park by the Football Club and the west car park located just off the A507 bypass) for users visiting the Park.

(* The Tennis Courts are open to all and are free of charge to use but please confine your play to 30mins duration if there are other people who are waiting to play.)

Contact Gary Quilter This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it, Park Development Manager for further information about Ampthill Park. Tel. 07710 829327 or 01525 404355.

Ampthill Great Park is owned and managed by Ampthill Town Council, assisted by the Greensand Trust.

The Park is much more than a pleasant place to visit; it’s a nationally important historic site. Henry VIII hunted here and the parkland landscape we enjoy today was created by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century.

Ampthill Great Park is home to a variety of interesting wildlife. Its veteran trees, many planted by Capability Brown, some even older, are a valuable part of its heritage.


How to get to the Park

By Car: There are two car parks off the B530 (Woburn Street) at OS Grid TL024382 and TL028382. The nearest railway station is Flitwick, on the London-Bedford line. Buses run from Flitwick to Ampthill.

On Foot: The Park lies on the route of several public rights of way and the Greensand Ridge Walk.

Click here to view the park Map