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: £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.

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Target amount: £50,000.00

Amount raised: £12,344.82

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

  • Festive Fairy Quest Trail now open

    Our wonderful woodland fairies have returned to the park for the festive season and will stay until the New Year. This year’s fabulous Fairy Quest Trail is now open and includes new fairies in a special woodland glade and some familiar and mysterious faces from winters past. Follow the trail and make a wish on your Fairy Spirit Stone. Read more

  • Christmas Trees for sale

    Come to the Herons' View Visitor Centre and choose your Christmas Tree from a large selection of fresh Fir and Spruce trees, many of which are grown here at Rushmere Country Park on the sandy soils of the Greensand Ridge. We're a member of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association - all proceeds from the sale of our trees are reinvested into the park. Read more

  • Willow tree decorations

    Taking place during our third and final Christmas Craft and Curio Sundays, Jane and Guy from Wasseldine will show you how to make a variety of Christmas tree decorations from willow and other natural materials including stars, mini trees, and reindeer. Read more

What's new

  • PARK CLOSED TODAY SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER

    BOTH ENTRANCES TO RUSHMERE ARE CLOSED TO VEHICLES FOR SAFETY REASONS UNTIL TOMORROW. Read more

  • Time running out to buy and restore Shire Oak Heath

    Time is running out with just a month to go for The Greensand Trust to raise the £50K it needs to buy Shire Oak Heath, a 17 acre site neighbouring Rushmere Country Park which the Trust runs on a not-for-profit basis. The Trust wants to secure the site so that it can become part of the park and be restored to a thriving, well-maintained area of heathland, also providing a safer cycle route into the park. Read more

  • Greensand Highlights - Winter 2017

    See all the latest news and events from The Greensand Trust in the winter edition of our quarterly newsletter Greensand Highlights. Read more