Visiting the Park

Ampthill Park 

Please note BBQ's are not permitted anywhere in Ampthill Park.

Ampthill Park including the Coffee Lodge

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

Approximately 160 acres of parkland and woodland, including a Children's Play Area, Park 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 and Amenities Manager and The Greensand Trust rangers. (* 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 or register with Ampthill Great Park Tennis Club for dedicated bookings)

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. Even if you are visiting the Park with a large group for an organised activity it is important that you contact the Council as it helps us manage the car parking and we can also advise you of any pre-booked events.

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. It is also home to a variety of interesting wildlife and the park's veteran trees, many planted by Capability Brown, some even older, are a valuable part of the park's heritage.

You can contact Phil Nicholson, Park and Amenities Manager on 01525 844173 or email: [email protected] 

How to get to the Park

By Car: There are two car parks off the B530, Woburn Street, Ampthill, MK45 2HX 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.

Cycle: Sorry cycling is not permitted in the Park but click here to follow the link to the Central Bedfordshire Council's website to find out about local cycling routes. Please also be aware that cycling in Cooper's Hill (SSSI) (opposite the Park) is confined to designated paths in order to protect the site's fragile heathland.

Click here to view the park Map

Click here to view other park information.

Click here to view a walking map of Ampthill and the surrounding area.

Click here for "Ampthill Park - Stories of the Landscape"



A tramper off-road mobility scooter is available during office hours for anyone who has mobility or health issues that prevents them enjoying our beautiful Ampthill Great Park (restrictions apply - min age 17 and upper weight limit of 24 stone). The Tramper can be operated by those with a variety of mobility issues and we are happy to discuss if the Tramper operating system would be suitable for you. Hire is just £2 per hour, which will go towards maintaining the scooter. Hire will need to be pre-booked and your first hire will include a short operating and safety briefing (dates of hire are only restricted by volunteer/staff availability but we hope we can accommodate your requests). For your first hire you will also be required to bring proof of ID and proof of address. For safety you will need to be accompanied by an adult on foot and we are more than happy to accompany you if required. For more information or to book please contact Ampthill Town Council on 01525 404355 or email [email protected]