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. **Winter opening hours 8.30am - 5pm daily until end of March 2020**



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

King's Wood Appeal

Help us preserve ancient King's Wood! Our aim is to ensure the whole of King's Wood is carefully managed and protected for the benefit of wildlife and heritage as an exceptional open space for current and future generations to enjoy. We need your donations to secure, protect and manage this nationally important woodland and its wildlife. Thank you!


Author: Carolyn Londer-Ward

Target amount: £50,000.00

Amount raised: £5,589.90


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: It's a hole - a big big hole

    Join us for the first of this year's series of fundraising talks at the park entitled "It’s a hole - a big, big hole: The extraction industry and the Bedfordshire landscape" by Brian Kerr.   Read more

  • Tree Tops Talk: An Introduction to Herons

    As Heron Watch kicks off again with the annual return of the herons to the park, join our volunteer Judith to find out more about these wonderful creatures - their history, breeding, biology and eating habits. Read more

  • Tree Tops Talk: Making a Living from Sticks

    The second in our series of fundraising Tree Tops Talks sees Guy Lambourne of Wassledine talk about making a living out of sticks. Together with his partner, Jane, Guy runs a forestry and farming business in Gravenhurst - hear about its pleasures and pitfalls. Read more

What's new

  • Heathland restoration and woodland management works at Rushmere Country Park

    Visitors may have noticed that a number of trees have been felled within Rushmere Country Park as part of our ongoing conservation work in line with the site’s conservation management plan.  The Rushmere site was previously managed as a commercial woodland, which makes relatively poor wildlife habitat unless it is managed appropriately. Read more

  • Fund set up in memory of co-founder

    The Greensand Trust has set up a fund dedicated to the memory of our co-founder Richard Woolnough to celebrate his life and work and enable his work to continue for the benefit of the Greensand Area and its communities. Read more

  • Join our User Group

    Help us shape how Rushmere Country Park is managed and developed for the future! We are looking for enthusiastic park users to assist the Rushmere User Group (RUG for short). Read more