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

  • Fox and Rabbit art workshop

    Following the success of our first art workshop at the park in the Spring, local artist Jay Nolan-Latchford returns this autumn with Fox and Rabbit, an ink and mixed media painting - participants will be guided step by step to produce their finished piece. Read more

  • Halloween Disco 2018

    Fun kids’ event in the Tree Tops Café suitable for ages 5-12 - a chance to experience the park after dark! Make sure you come in your Halloween costume! Read more

  • Autumn Wreath Workshop

    Join The Greensand Trust and local craftsman Guy Lambourne of Wassledine for a visit to Maulden Wood and an enjoyable and productive craft session at the Trust’s Working Woodlands Centre where you'll learn to make a stunning Autumnal Wreath. 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