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.



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.



Target amount: £500.00

Amount raised: £0.00

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.



Target amount: £50,000.00

Amount raised: £1,990.00

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.



What's on

  • A Wild Night Out - SOLD OUT

    Experience the dark side of Rushmere Country Park on an after-hours adventure. Discover the wonderful creatures that come out when the sun goes down on a night-time walk in the woods with the Greensand Trust rangers. Read more

  • Knit & Natter

    Come along and join the Rushmere Ravellers for our popular Knit and Natter sessions now taking place every first and third Tuesday of the month. Brush up your knitting skills and make friends enjoying the wonderful view over a cuppa! Read more

  • Insects and macro photography

    Our series of fundraising Tree Tops Talks continues with volunteer Alan Jackson sharing his knowledge of photographing insects up close. With billions of insects about, no wonder macro insect photography is so popular – learn more about basic techniques and how to make the minuscule look monstrous! Read more

What's new

  • Fun Dog Show - Results

    We had a great time at our Fun Dog Show on Sunday 13 August kindly sponsored by Denne Country Stores. We loved meeting lots of lovely canine friends - pictured above is Best in Show: Dobby with Sally. It was a hard task for our judges to pick the winners but here they are. Read more

  • Help Rushmere buy and restore neighbouring Shire Oak Heath

    The Greensand Trust is appealing for help to raise funds to purchase the remains of Shire Oak Heath, a 17 acre site neighbouring Rushmere Country Park, so that it can join the park and be restored to a thriving, well-maintained area of heathland. Its addition to Rushmere will also create an opportunity for a safer cycle route into the park. Read more

  • Dog walkers asked to respect ‘no access’ conservation areas at Rushmere as sheep killed

    Two sheep have been fatally wounded and four more seriously injured, apparently as a result of a dog attack, in an area restricted for conservation at Rushmere Country Park. Read more