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

  • In search of the Purple Emperor **FULLY BOOKED**

    Join us for a friendly guided walk in search of the Purple Emperor, the Silver-Washed Fritillary, the White Admiral and other butterflies with Countryside Ranger Bob Hook in Rammamere Heath and Kings Wood. Free to attend but please make sure you can attend before you book as we need the numbers to get the funding from Natural England. Read more

  • Greensand Trust Talk: Gardening for Wildlife

    Our volunteer Betty Cooke looks at the ways she has adapted areas of her garden to make them more attractive for wildlife by providing a variety of food and places to shelter. Read more

  • Go Green in 2018

    Available all over the school summer holidays, a children’s/family environmental trail ‘Go Green in 2018’ costing £2. Pick up a sheet from the Visitor Centre, go out in search of environmental facts to jot down on your sheet and return to collect your reward. Children will then be asked to write a promise of what they will do to look after our Earth which we will hang on our environmental tree in the Atrium. Read more

What's new

  • Big Summer Weekend promises to be the best yet!

    Rushmere Country Park is gearing up for its annual fundraising weekend of events (11-12 August) kicking off with its Concert in the Park followed by Summer Fayre and Fun Dog Show. This year’s concert promises to be the best yet as organiser, environmental charity The Greensand Trust, has invested in an improved sound system and stage and a great line up of local music talent. Read more

  • Greensand Highlights - Summer 2018

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

  • Doing our bit for AmpRocks, Proms and Gala Day

    This weekend in Ampthill concert goers will no doubt notice the stalls, stages and sound systems at Ampthill Great Park that support the concerts and Gala Day, but spare a thought for the detailed landscape management that Ranger John Fensom and his team (Lee and Jamie) carry out in preparation for these events working for local environmental charity The Greensand Trust which helps Ampthill Town Council manage Ampthill Great Park and other sites around Ampthill. Read more