Ampthill Park is a relaxing and invigorating walk whatever time of year you choose to attempt it. With its open grassland areas for kite flying and dog walking to the pockets of wooded areas and larger wooded glade in the north eastern corner. You can walk close to the lake where you will find fishermen and other wildlife. You will be lucky to see and hear birdlife of many kinds and catch a glimpse the rabbits on the side of the hill leading down to the lakes. And the views are also quite spectacular looking North towards Bedford.
The park is a County Wildlife Site noted for being the largest expanse of acid grassland in the county. Also around the site are many veteran trees from Brown’s original plantings and before, in particular Sweet Chestnuts and English Oaks that are quite magnificent and provide a great wildlife habitat.
This is a great place to come to get a bit of fresh air. For anyone who loves wildlife and nature, the dountry wildlife animals, birdlife and insects do not disappoint especially on a clear day with views north over Central Bedfordshire
There is a Sweet Chestnut of particular note off the path north from Russett’s Lodge Laurel Wood and Russett’s Plantation give a nice change of scenery from the rest of the park.