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: £48,116.29

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

  • Christmas Trees for Sale 2018

    Come to the Herons' View Visitor Centre and choose your Christmas Tree from a large selection of fresh Nordman Fir and Spruce trees, many of which are grown here at Rushmere Country Park. Available from 10am - 4pm everyday from 24 November while stocks last. Read more

  • 1st Christmas Craft & Curios Sunday

    To get you in the Christmas spirit, join us for the first of our Christmas Crafts & Curios Sunday events featuring gift stalls from local suppliers in the Visitor Centre atrium, with festive refreshments and entertainment on hand and Christmas trees for sale. Read more

  • Tree Tops Music: Christmas with the Rat Pack

    Ryan Beange returns to the Tree Tops Café to perform Christmas songs from the Rat Pack era with classic big band hits from Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin, Michael Buble and more. Read more

What's new

  • Autumn Highlights 2018

    Autumn Highlights featuring all our latest news now available. Read more

  • Oak Wood Sculpture Trail now open

    The Oak Wood Sculpture Trail, made possible partly thanks to funding from the Tesco “Bags of Help” Scheme, was officially opened during our Summer Fayre in August. The extension to the existing Sculpture Trail aims to encourage wider exploration of the site in the north-western part of Rushmere Country Park. Read more

  • Youth Ranger Scheme recognised in Living Countryside Awards

    The Greensand Trust's Youth Ranger Scheme at Houghton Hall Park, Houghton Regis, was Highly Commended in the Young People category of the recent CPRE Bedfordshire's Living Countryside Awards 2018. Read more