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: £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.

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What's on

  • Clever Cones Trail

    This February Half Term come and take part in our latest self-led trail to get the kids outdoors exploring and learning - Clever Cones looks at how evergreen trees disperse their seed. Pick up a trail sheet in the Visitor Centre for £2, follow the clues and claim your prize! Read more

  • Tree Tops Talk: Wildlife on a Mid Beds Farm

    Greensand Trust volunteer Dave Parsons has been recording local wildlife for over 30 years and involved in farm life for a lot longer. His talk will focus mainly on birds but he will also cover other species found in Central Bedfordshire - a must for anyone interested in local wildlife! 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

What's new

  • SITE ACCESS STATUS

    WEATHER WARNING - We will continue to monitor weather conditions. Sites may not be accessible until access has been checked for safety. RUSHMERE COUNTRY PARK - gates open 8.30am and close at 5pm with cafe and visitor centre open 10am - 4pm Read more

  • 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

    **New payment machine now accepts card payment only** 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