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.

To see what's available, use the interactive map below. The marked area demonstrates the Greensand Ridge.

1. Ampthill Park

Ampthill Park has a bit of everything - tremendous views from The Greensand Ridge, a fascinating heritage from Henry VIII to Capability Brown, and a diverse collection of flora and fauna. Working closely with Ampthill Town Council, The Greensand Trust helps manage Ampthill Park and other sites around Ampthill.Read more

2. Studham Common

Studham Common, located only five miles from Luton Town Centre, has been used as common land for centuries. Today this beautiful open space is a highly prized feature of the village, valued by the community as a place of recreation and a haven for wildlife.Read more

3. Working Woodlands Centre

The Working Woodlands Centre is located in the lay-by off the A6 between Haynes West End and Clophill at the entrance to Maulden Wood.Read more

4. Rushmere Country Park

Rushmere Country Park is a great place to discover nature and enjoy outdoor leisure pursuits. Come and view herons nesting in Spring from our outdoor café terrace, discover fairy doors and the Giant’s Chair along our Sculpture Trail, walk the dog, bring your bike – we’ve something for everyone.Read more

5. Flitton Moor

Flitton Moor is a Local Nature Reserve owned by Central Bedfordshire Council and looked after by the Friends of Flitton Moor, with the help of Greensand Trust volunteers. It is an area of flower-rich wet grassland, grazed by cattle, with two ponds and small belts of trees.Read more

6. Maulden Church Meadow

Maulden Church Meadow is a SSSI grassland, the northern part of which is owned by Central Bedfordshire Council and is a Local Nature Reserve.Read more

7. Heath Wood and Meadows

Heath Wood consists of mixed woodland on sand planted on former heathland. The site is managed for informal recreation for the local community whilst maintaining ecological interest of its grassland and woodland habitats.Read more

8. King St & Avery's

An area of riverside land with the River Ouzel running along its western boundary, it is located 1km north of Leighton Buzzard Town Centre.Read more

9. Knolls Wood

An area of mixed ornamental woodland on sand planted on former heathland during the 1800s, Knolls Wood is notable for its avenue of Monkey Puzzle trees and various other specimen trees including giant redwoods.Read more

10. Linslade Wood

Situated in the west of Bedfordshire on the outskirts of Leighton Buzzard, Linslade Woods comprises Bluebell Wood, an area of ancient woodland together with new plantings from the 1990s.Read more

11. Ouzel Meadows

The Ouzel Meadows are 34 acres of flood meadows providing access right through the heart of Leighton Buzzard town centre.Read more

12. Aspley Woods

This is an area of mainly conifer plantation woodland with some areas of semi-ancient natural woodland, subject of a public access agreement between landowners and local councils. Danesborough Hill (scheduled ancient monument) and Wavendon Ponds (SSSI) exist within the site.Read more

13. Sandhouse Lane

The Greensand Trust manages this small former sand quarry near Heath and Reach on behalf of the owners Tarmac Cement & Lime Ltd.Read more

14. Kings Wood and Rushmere

The 150ha National Nature Reserve (NNR) includes a large area of Rushmere Country Park, jointly owned by The Greensand Trust and Central Bedfordshire Council, and the parts of Kings Wood that are owned by The Greensand Trust, Beds Wildlife Trust, Central Bedfordshire Council and Tarmac Cement & Lime Ltd.Read more

15. Maulden Heath

Maulden Heath, an area within Maulden Wood which belongs to The Forestry Commission, consists of grassland, dry lichen heath and conifer plantation where heathland is now being created, thanks to The Greensand Trust.Read more

16. Duck End

Duck End is a small local reserve near the village of Maulden, just 1ha in size, with ponds, meadow and woodland.Read more

17. Sandy Smith

Sandy Smith Nature Reserve lies on the floodplain and northern slopes of the Flit Valley between Clophill and Chicksands.Read more