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 Country
  • Rushmere Country Park
  • Working Woodlands Centre

Find out what's currently open

Rushmere Country Park is fully open


Author: Gill Welham

Support us

Support us via Amazon Smile!

If you shop at Amazon please support The Greensand Trust via Amazon Smile.


Author: Carolyn Londer-Ward

Stories on the Greensand: Lazy Jack

Lazy Jack is a Story on the Greensand set in Rushmere Country Park 200 years ago when it was open heathland grazed with sheep and cattle.


Author: Carolyn Londer-Ward

Tree Sponsorship

You can sponsor one of the avenue of trees that line our entrance drive at Rushmere Country Park - a perfect way to commemorate a loved one.


Author: Carolyn Londer-Ward

Greensand Country map

Greensand Country is full of great places to visit and things to do and see. Whether you want to go mountain biking or walk the dog you'll find it all here.



What's on

  • Heron Watch is back for 2022

    Heron Watch is back at the park this year - come and view the herons from the deck, see live footage from the atrium screen, read our volunteer blog and check out our live streams! Read more

  • Greensand Country Sense of Place Training Workshop

    If your business or organisation is located within or close to Greensand Country you can benefit from this free workshop, designed to improve your marketing, helping you get the most out of being in this special landscape. Read more

  • Mindful Drawing at Maulden Heath

    Join our Ranger Jen for a morning engaging in mindful drawing at Maulden Heath, an area within Maulden Wood of grassland, dry lichen heath and conifer plantation where heathland is now being created. Read more

What's new

  • 2022 Greensand Champions Winner Announced

    We're delighted to announce Redborne Environmental Group as the winners of this year's annual Greensand Champions Award - recognising young people making a difference in Greensand Country. Read more

  • Clophill Lakes set to open next year

    New nature reserve Clophill Lakes set to open next year in Central Bedfordshire's Greensand Country. Read more

  • Patron recognised in Birthday Honours

    We are so incredibly proud to see our co-founder, patron and former chairman honoured by Her Majesty for Services to Wildlife and Conservation in Bedfordshire in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2021. Congratulations Peter Smith MBE. Read more