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. **March opening hours 8.30am - 7.30pm**

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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.

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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: £49,544.19

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

  • Easter Eye Spy Trail 2019

    This Easter weekend we're delighted to offer our Easter Trail over the four days - explore the park, answer the questions on the trail sheet and return it to the Herons' Hatch to claim your reward! Read more

  • Bee Beautiful art workshop

    Join us for a morning art workshop for adults at the park run by professional artist and tutor Jay Nolan-Latchford from Reasons to be Cheerful in Leighton Buzzard. Suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced painters. Read more

  • Concert in the Park 2019

    Booking is now open for our annual fundraising Concert in the Park, this year on Saturday 10th August - a relaxed evening of local music talent out on the meadow. Gates open 4pm. Read more

What's new

  • Celebrating 20 years of caring for our local environment

    Independent, local environmental charity The Greensand Trust is this year celebrating 20 years of action to protect, conserve and enhance the distinctive landscape, wildlife and history of the Greensand Ridge and wider area - improving access, understanding and enjoyment of the area for the benefit of everyone. Read more

  • SITE ACCESS STATUS

    RUSHMERE COUNTRY PARK - gates open 8.30am and close at 7.30pm until the end of March with cafe and visitor centre open 10am - 4pm. Summer opening hours 8.30am - 8pm begin Sunday 31 March until end of October. Read more

  • Winter Highlights 2018

    All the latest news from The Greensand Trust and Rushmere Country Park. Read more