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: £33,361.62

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

  • Tree Tops Talk: An Introduction to Herons

    Our 2018 season of Tree Tops Talks kicks off with a subject very close to our hearts – an introduction to herons with a little heron history, their breeding, biology and eating habits and a closer look at the herons of Rushmere, as we await their imminent return here to nest. Read more

  • Greensand Trust Talk: Walks Around Ampthill Park

    Our series of informative Greensand Trust Talks begins this year with Walks around Ampthill Park by Kelvin Horton. Discover three walks around this nationally important historic site and find out about the new species of bats recently found in the park. Read more

  • Introduction to small woodland management

    Introduction to the management of woodlands for biodiversity, heritage and landscape - an outdoor course for beginners to help gain an understanding of the basics of small woodland management and the ecology of biodiversity and heritage in the landscape. Read more

What's new

  • A Christmas Poem

    A Christmas poem by 'Stan' a Greensand Trust Volunteer 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