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: £35,942.22

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

  • Bluebell Walks in Linslade Wood

    Linslade Wood Warden Dave Booth will lead a walk around this wonderful woodland which we help to look after - choice of two dates on offer. He will talk about the history of the woods and show you where the bluebells are in bloom. Read more

  • Friends of Houghton Hall Park - Park Wide Litter Pick

    Take part in valuable conservation work at Houghton Hall Park with the Greensand Trust one Sunday a month! this month join the Friends of Houghton Hall Park for a park wide litter pick. Read more

What's new

  • 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

  • Greensand Highlights - Spring 2018

    See all the latest news and events from The Greensand Trust in the Spring edition of our quarterly newsletter Greensand Highlights. Read more

  • Valley Slide re-opens

    The Greensand Trust is delighted to announce the popular Valley Slide at Rushmere Country Park re-opened on Saturday 24 March, following its recent closure. The decision was taken at a recent meeting of Trustees and partners of the environmental charity. Read more