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 Country
  • Rushmere Country Park
  • Working Woodlands Centre

Follow the Countryside Code

If you enjoy spending time outdoors in the countryside green spaces we look after, we need your help to help us keep them safe and enjoyable by following the Countryside Code.

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Author: Carolyn Londer-Ward

Support us

Clophill Lakes Appeal

Donations made to this appeal will be matched by The Peter Smith Charitable Trust so donate now! Please help us ensure we can protect and establish new nature reserve Clophill Lakes as a high quality haven for nature.

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Author: Carolyn Londer-Ward

Target amount: £295,000.00

Amount raised: £211,203.66

Fundraise

Tree Sponsorship

You can sponsor one of the avenue of trees that line our entrance drive at Rushmere Country Park - a perfect way to commemorate a loved one.

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Author: Carolyn Londer-Ward

Greensand Country map

Greensand Country is full of great places to visit and things to do and see. Whether you want to go mountain biking or walk the dog you'll find it all here.

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What's on

  • Summer Fayre & Fun Dog Show 2024

    Our annual fundraising Summer Fayre and Fun Dog Show takes place this year in July - come and join the fun and games for all the family out on the meadow. Read more

  • Heathland Highlights

    To celebrate Heathland Awareness Week join us on a guided walk to Rammamere Heath to take a closer look at this rare and fascinating habitat led Bob Hook, wildlife expert and Greensand Trust ranger. Read more

  • Into the Wood and onto the Heath

    Join us on an adventure that will take you into the woods and onto the heath - a family walk through Maulden Wood to find secrets on the heath.  Read more

What's new

  • ‘Outfall Safari’ yields results!

    A group of Greensand Trust volunteers have helped identify (and hopefully solve) a pollution issue in the River Ouzel in Leighton Buzzard through their ‘Outfall Safari’ activities. Read more

  • Environmental charities putting peat on the map

    The Greensand Trust and its collaborative initiative the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership, working with The Wildlife Trust Beds, Cambs & Northants has launched a new project “Putting Peat on the Map” - focussing on improving our understanding of peat along the River Flit in Bedfordshire. Read more

  • Clophill Lakes - February 2024 Update

    Establishment works at Clophill Lakes are making good progress despite severe delays caused by adverse weather in the past couple of months. Cetti’s warblers were heard in the lakeside vegetation before Christmas for the first time. Read more