Environmental conservation, education and access

Help us conserve, enhance and protect the distinctive landscape, wildlife and history of
The Greensand Ridge and wider area.

  • Greensand Trust
  • Rushmere Country Park
  • Working Woodlands Centre

About Rushmere Country Park

Rushmere Country Park is a great place to discover nature and enjoy outdoor leisure pursuits.

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Dormouse Appeal

The Doormouse is an endangered species yet we've been successful in helping this lovely creature to thrive in Maulden Wood - but we need your help to ensure we can continue this work and make a real difference.

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Target amount: £500.00

Amount raised: £20.40


Restoring Shire Oak Heath Appeal

Help us raise funds to purchase neighbouring Shire Oak Heath and bring it into the park. The current owners, recognising the work of The Greensand Trust to improve the surrounding area and habitats, have agreed to transfer the land to us on the understanding that we launch a public appeal to help raise the funds to secure the site and its restoration.

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Target amount: £50,000.00

Amount raised: £47,698.19

Greensand Ridge map

Our area is full of great places to visit and things to do and see. Whether you would like to try mountain biking or just want to walk the dog you'll find it all here.

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What's on

  • Fox and Rabbit art workshop

    Following the success of our first art workshop at the park in the Spring, local artist Jay Nolan-Latchford returns this autumn with Fox and Rabbit, an ink and mixed media painting - participants will be guided step by step to produce their finished piece. Read more

  • Halloween Disco 2018

    Fun kids’ event in the Tree Tops Café suitable for ages 5-12 - a chance to experience the park after dark! Make sure you come in your Halloween costume! Read more

  • Tree Tops Music: Natasha Seale

    With a burnished passionate sound both old and new, Natasha Seale's energised and emotional voice is music for music lovers. She returns to the Tree Tops Cafe together with an all-star rhythm section from the UK jazz scene to present a mixture of original songs and contemporary classics. Read more

What's new

  • Shire Oak Heath Appeal is nearing success!

    The Greensand Trust has been running an appeal to secure and restore Shire Oak Heath Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) to its former glory throughout 2018. Now, thanks to a generous donation from the Rotary Club of Leighton-Linslade, the appeal is on track to achieve its total. Read more

  • Dogs on Lead in Aspley Woods

    The Bedford Estates has recently requested the implementation of a Dogs on Lead policy, in line with the rest of the estate, to enable all users of the Aspley Woods to enjoy the area safely following a number of incidents reported at the site. Read more

  • Route to Rushmere to avoid road closures

    With roadworks leading to road closures on both the Leighton road and Stoke Road, we are advising visitors from Leighton to take the Plantation Road route or the Woburn road from the A5 roundabout to avoid these closures. Read more