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: £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: £49,003.79

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

  • Tree Tops Talk: An Introduction to Herons

    Our 2019 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

  • Heron art workshop

    Another chance to join us for a morning art workshop at Rushmere Country Park run by professional artist and tutor Jay Nolan-Latchford from Reasons to be Cheerful in Leighton Buzzard. Suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced painters – you’ll paint one of Rushmere’s fabulous herons. Read more

  • Easter Eye Spy Trail 2019

    This Easter weekend we're delighted to offer our Easter Trail over the four days - explore the park, answer the questions on the trail sheet and return it to the Herons' Hatch to claim your reward! Read more

What's new

  • Winter Highlights 2018

    All the latest news from The Greensand Trust and Rushmere Country Park. Read more

  • Card payment now available at Rushmere Country Park

    Pay on exit parking at Rushmere Country Park’s main entrance is now easier than ever as the exit barrier is now able to accept payment by bank card or mobile device - so visitors no longer need the exact change, unless paying with coins. Read more

  • Haynes Green Infrastructure Plan

    Calling on residents of Haynes village - please take part in our short survey to help us prioritise environmental projects in Haynes as part of the Neighbourhood Plan. Read more