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

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

Haynes Green Infrastructure Plan

Calling on residents of Haynes village - please take part in our short survey to help us prioritise environmental projects in Haynes as part of the Neighbourhood Plan.Read more

Oak Wood Sculpture Trail now open

The Oak Wood Sculpture Trail, made possible partly thanks to funding from the Tesco “Bags of Help” Scheme, was officially opened during our Summer Fayre in August. The extension to the existing Sculpture Trail aims to encourage wider exploration of the site in the north-western part of Rushmere Country Park.Read more

Youth Ranger Scheme recognised in Living Countryside Awards

The Greensand Trust's Youth Ranger Scheme at Houghton Hall Park, Houghton Regis, was Highly Commended in the Young People category of the recent CPRE Bedfordshire's Living Countryside Awards 2018.Read more

Shire Oak Heath Appeal is nearing success!

The Greensand Trust has been running an appeal to secure and restore Shire Oak Heath Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) to its former glory throughout 2018. Now, thanks to a generous donation from the Rotary Club of Leighton-Linslade, the appeal is on track to achieve its total.Read more

Dogs on Lead in Aspley Woods

The Bedford Estates has recently requested the implementation of a Dogs on Lead policy, in line with the rest of the estate, to enable all users of the Aspley Woods to enjoy the area safely following a number of incidents reported at the site.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

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


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