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. **March opening hours 8.30am - 7.30pm**

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Support us

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: £49,544.19

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

  • Woodland Archaeology Day - **FULL**

    **Fully booked** Spend a day with woodland archaeology expert John Morris, of the Chiltern Woodlands Project, uncovering some of the secrets of Maulden Wood. Learn about woodland archaeological features and how best to protect them. Read more

  • Xplorer Challenge at Rushmere

    Coming up at Easter Rushmere Country Park is once again hosting the popular Xplorer Challenge - fun for all the family, it's free to attend (although £3 parking exit fee applies) just turn up - final admission at 12.45pm. The team will be outside the Visitor Centre. Read more

  • Easter Eye Spy Trail 2019

    This Easter weekend we're delighted to offer our Easter Trail over the four days - explore the park, answer the questions on the trail sheet and return it to the Herons' Hatch to claim your reward! Read more

What's new

  • Celebrating 20 years of caring for our local environment

    Independent, local environmental charity The Greensand Trust is this year celebrating 20 years of action to protect, conserve and enhance the distinctive landscape, wildlife and history of the Greensand Ridge and wider area - improving access, understanding and enjoyment of the area for the benefit of everyone. Read more

  • SITE ACCESS STATUS

    RUSHMERE COUNTRY PARK - gates open 8.30am and close at 7.30pm until the end of March with cafe and visitor centre open 10am - 4pm. Summer opening hours 8.30am - 8pm begin Sunday 31 March until end of October. Read more

  • Winter Highlights 2018

    All the latest news from The Greensand Trust and Rushmere Country Park. Read more