Route to Rushmere to avoid road closures

With roadworks leading to road closures on both the Leighton road and Stoke Road, we are advising visitors from Leighton to take the Plantation Road route or the Woburn road from the A5 roundabout to avoid these closures.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

The Greensand Trust acquires plots in Kings Wood to add to National Nature Reserve

We've acquired four additional plots of land in Kings Wood, thanks to generous donations, which will enable these areas of the nationally important woodland to be added to the Kings Wood and Rushmere National Nature Reserve to be carefully preserved, managed and protected for current and future generations.Read more

Celebrating Shire Oak Heath acquisition as heathland restoration gets underway

Donors, volunteers and supporters of The Greensand Trust’s Shire Oak Heath Appeal took part in a guided walk with a difference at the weekend - not only did they tour the heathland restoration areas now within Rushmere Country Park, but they also got to play a hands-on role in the restoration of the site.Read more

Support us via Amazon Smile!

If you shop at Amazon you can now support us via Amazon Smile whereby Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price to the charity of your choice. Please choose The Greensand Trust as this costs you nothing extra but would mean a lot to us!Read more

Rushmere Country Park earns 2018 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Rushmere Country Park has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for the third year running, thanks to the number of excellent and good reviews it receives via the website - the attraction’s current rating is 4 stars.Read more

Youth Rangers needed for Houghton Hall Park

We're looking for young people aged 13-18 to take part in our Youth Ranger Scheme - an opportunity to learn new skills, gain valuable work experience and a recognised environmental award, while having fun and making a difference to Houghton Hall Park.Read more


SITE ACCESS STATUS Gusty winds are creating an increased risk from tree / branches falling. Please do not enter woods during stormy conditions. RUSHMERE COUNTRY PARK is open as normal til 8pm this evening.Read more