Working Woodlands Project

The Working Woodlands project aims to protect, enhance and promote the woodlands of the Greensand Ridge for their biodiversity, heritage and recreational value, their role in the landscape, as providers of ecosystem services, and as part of the rural economy.

Main objectives of the project are to:

  • better understand our local woodlands, their importance, the challenges they face and possible solutions
  • raise awareness of the importance of our local woodlands and their management and encourage people to visit and enjoy them responsibly
  • promote the beneficial and sustainable management of our local woodlands
  • continue to develop the Working Woodlands Centre as a base for training, education and visiting Maulden Wood, and as a focus for woodland initiatives on the Greensand Ridge

The Greensand Pass purchased for parking at Rushmere Country Park can also be used to park at The Working Woodlands Centre at the entrance to Maulden Wood.

Pass holders can take advantage of our secure parking facilities and explore this lovely woodland which belongs to The Forestry Commission - it is home to Maulden Heath which we lease and manage.

Holders can also access the toilet facilities at The Working Woodlands Centre using their card.

Buy your parking pass here.

Public parking is available at £1.