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: £36,734.92

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

  • Friends of Houghton Hall Park volunteer task

    **We've had to change the date for this event - now Sunday 1st July** It's time for our monthly volunteer task at Houghton Hall Park - come and join us on Sunday for some outdoor exercise and fun. We'll be doing further comfrey and hogweed control continuing the cut and clear of these vigorous species in the park to allow other wildflower species to grow. Read more

  • Tree Health and Biosecurity Workshop

    Join the Forestry Commission and The Greensand Trust at the Working Woodlands Centre, Maulden Wood, for a free workshop on Tree Health and Biosecurity - a full day event with speakers from the Forestry Commission’s Tree Health Team. Read more

What's new

  • The Greensand Trust acquires plots in Kings Wood to add to National Nature Reserve

    We've acquired four additional plots of land in Kings Wood, thanks to generous donations, which will enable these areas of the nationally important woodland to be added to the Kings Wood and Rushmere National Nature Reserve to be carefully preserved, managed and protected for current and future generations. Read more

  • Celebrating Shire Oak Heath acquisition as heathland restoration gets underway

    Donors, volunteers and supporters of The Greensand Trust’s Shire Oak Heath Appeal took part in a guided walk with a difference at the weekend - not only did they tour the heathland restoration areas now within Rushmere Country Park, but they also got to play a hands-on role in the restoration of the site. Read more

  • Support us via Amazon Smile!

    If you shop at Amazon you can now support us via Amazon Smile whereby Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price to the charity of your choice. Please choose The Greensand Trust as this costs you nothing extra but would mean a lot to us! Read more