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. **Winter opening hours 8.30am - 5pm daily until end of March 2020**



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.



Target amount: £500.00

Amount raised: £20.40

King's Wood Appeal

Help us preserve ancient King's Wood! Our aim is to ensure the whole of King's Wood is carefully managed and protected for the benefit of wildlife and heritage as an exceptional open space for current and future generations to enjoy. We need your donations to secure, protect and manage this nationally important woodland and its wildlife. Thank you!


Author: Carolyn Londer-Ward

Target amount: £50,000.00

Amount raised: £5,542.50


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.



What's on

  • Christmas Trees for Sale 2019

    Christmas Trees will be on sale outside the Visitor Centre from Saturday 23 Nov until 23 Dec from 10am - 4pm daily.  Read more

  • Christmas Craft & Curios Sunday

    To get you in the Christmas spirit, we have 3 Christmas Crafts & Curios events on the first Sundays in December featuring gift stalls from local suppliers with festive refreshments and entertainment and Christmas trees for sale. Read more

  • Festive Fairy Trail 2019

    We have some new visitors to the park this Christmas, they've come to join our wonderful woodland sculptures for the Festive Fairy Trail. Join in the hunt for them around the family trail - pick up your fairy quest trail leaflet in the Visitor Centre for £2. Read more

What's new

  • Pre-order your Christmas tree online and save on parking!

    This year you can pre-order our sustainable Greensand grown Christmas trees for collection from Rushmere Country Park! Enter the promotional code XMAS19 as you pay and we will deduct the £3 parking fee from the price of your tree. Read more

  • Heathland restoration and woodland management works at Rushmere Country Park

    Visitors may have noticed that a number of trees have been felled within Rushmere Country Park as part of our ongoing conservation work in line with the site’s conservation management plan.  The Rushmere site was previously managed as a commercial woodland, which makes relatively poor wildlife habitat unless it is managed appropriately. Read more

  • Fund set up in memory of co-founder

    The Greensand Trust has set up a fund dedicated to the memory of our co-founder Richard Woolnough to celebrate his life and work and enable his work to continue for the benefit of the Greensand Area and its communities. Read more