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.


Author: Carolyn Londer-Ward

Support us

Support us via Amazon Smile!

If you shop at Amazon please support The Greensand Trust via Amazon Smile.


Author: Carolyn Londer-Ward

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.


Author: Carolyn Londer-Ward

Target amount: £295,000.00

Amount raised: £137,799.34


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.


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.



What's on

  • Animal Tracks Trail

    This February Half Term take part in our Animal Tracks trail – explore the access for all Fairy Trail and find the animals by the tracks they leave in the ground. Read more

  • Tree Planting Day

    As part of our works to transform Clophill Lakes into a nature reserve for the local community we're holding a public tree planting day - your chance to make a contriubution to the site! Read more

What's new

  • Clophill Lakes Update - February 2023

    We’re delighted to announce our Clophill Lakes Appeal has received a huge boost in funding, thanks to The Peter Smith Charitable Trust, bringing our new nature reserve for the local community ever closer. Read more

  • Clophill Lakes Update - November 22

    We planted 900 trees, visited the local school to talk about the wildlife on site and a local yoga instructor is raising funds to support our charity appeal. Read more

  • Clophill Lakes Update - October 22

    The Greensand Trust is working hard to create a new nature reserve for Bedfordshire at Clophill Lakes, transforming a former restored quarry site into a haven for wildlife. Read more