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.



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: £0.00

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.



Target amount: £50,000.00

Amount raised: £12,233.82

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

  • Knit & Natter

    Come along and join the Rushmere Ravellers for our popular Knit and Natter sessions now taking place every first and third Tuesday of the month. Brush up your knitting skills and make friends enjoying the wonderful view over a cuppa! Read more

  • Woodland Fairy Fun SOLD OUT

    Kicking off Christmas at Rushmere, join us for a fun, fairy-themed craft event for children with an outdoor walk and story encouraging them to return and explore our festive fairy trail. Children will make a lantern, a fairy/elf wand and woodland charm before going out with their lantern to explore the trail - will we meet our festive fairies? Read more

  • Christmas Trees for sale

    Come to the Herons' View Visitor Centre and choose your Christmas Tree from a large selection of fresh Fir and Spruce trees, many of which are grown here at Rushmere Country Park on the sandy soils of the Greensand Ridge. We're a member of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association - all proceeds from the sale of our trees are reinvested into the park. Read more

What's new

  • Christmas at Rushmere – a fun-filled December of festive fundraising

    Rushmere Country Park near Leighton Buzzard is gearing up for a fun-filled December of Christmas magic, woodland fairies and events raising funds to support the park. Read more

  • Top mountain biker films at Rushmere

    Eagle-eyed visitors straying from the main paths in Rushmere Country Park this summer may have spotted some strange earthworks and timber constructions deep in a wooded valley. The Greensand Trust team at Rushmere Country Park was sworn to secrecy about what was going on but now the secret is out - global mountain bike superstar Matt Jones was filming a promotional video in the park for one of his major sponsors Red Bull. Read more

  • Calling all residents of Flitton & Greenfield and Pulloxhill parishes!

    Calling all residents of Flitton & Greenfield and Pulloxhill parishes! Please complete our Green Infrastructure projects questionnaire to help us prioritise the most important improvements to your local environment. Read more