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: £36,724.72

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

  • Heron Watch On Now!

    Come and view the herons from our outdoor terrace at the Herons' View Visitor Centre from February to June as they lay their eggs and raise their young. Read more

  • Greensand Trust Talk: Wild Orchids CANCELLED

    Sadly we've had to cancel this event due to low numbers booking on - this is such a shame. all orders have been refunded. Apologies for any inconvenience. Read more

  • Woollen Woods 2018

    This very popular trail returns now for its third year over the May Half Term – a trail featuring knitted woodland creatures native to Bedfordshire. Find all the knitted figures hiding along the Sculpture Trail and vote for your favourite. Free to attend (though parking fee applies) and no booking required. Read more

What's new

  • Youth Rangers needed for Houghton Hall Park

    We're looking for young people aged 13-18 to take part in our Youth Ranger Scheme - an opportunity to learn new skills, gain valuable work experience and a recognised environmental award, while having fun and making a difference to Houghton Hall Park. Read more

  • Get involved at Houghton Hall Park

    The Greensand Trust is calling on Houghton Regis residents of all ages and visitors to Houghton Hall Park to get involved in a number of opportunities on offer at the park, made possible thanks to a joint venture by Central Bedfordshire Council and Houghton Regis Town Council and supported by Heritage Lottery and Big Lottery Funding. Read more

  • Helping Silsoe shape its future

    The Greensand Trust is supporting the Silsoe Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group on the production of their Neighbourhood Plan. This document will help shape the future of the parish for years to come. Read more