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

Follow the Countryside Code

If you enjoy spending time outdoors in the countryside green spaces we look after, we need your help to help us keep them safe and enjoyable by following the Countryside Code.


Author: Carolyn Londer-Ward

Support us

Heron Watch Appeal

Help us raise funds to provide equipment to enable us to bring Heron Watch to you digitally so you can still see all the action in the nests!


Author: Carolyn Londer-Ward

Target amount: £1,700.00

Amount raised: £185.99


Clophill Lakes Appeal

Donations made to this appeal will be matched by The Peter Smith Charitable Trust so donate now! Please help us ensure we can protect and establish new nature reserve Clophill Lakes as a high quality haven for nature.


Author: Carolyn Londer-Ward

Target amount: £295,000.00

Amount raised: £139,233.84


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 2023

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

  • Marvellous Meadows Guided Walk

    Join the Greensand Trust’s ecologist and education officer for a gentle meander through flower rich grasslands within Maulden Wood. An opportunity to take a close up look at wild flowers in the meadows and discover some of the fascinating pollinating insects that they depend on. Read more

  • Summer Fayre & Fun Dog Show 2023

    Our annual fundraising Summer Fayre and Fun Dog Show takes place this year in August - come and join the fun and games for all the family out on the meadow. Read more

What's new

  • Clophill Lakes Update - June 2023

    As the season moves towards summer the site is teeming with wildlife including orchids, sand martins, swifts, swallows and the endangered grasshopper warbler. Dogs on lead please to protect ground nesting birds! Read more

  • Clophill Lakes Update - May 2023

    Now that Spring has finally arrived, we are seeing far more wildlife. Summer migrant birds are starting to arrive to the site – listen out and you might hear the distinctive sound of the cuckoo! Read more

  • Clophill Lakes Update - April 2023

    Tree works have continued around Clophill Lakes to improve the viewpoints and support wildlife and we're now taking applications for our Youth Rangers scheme starting in the area in the autumn. Read more