Welcome to Greensand Country - an island of distinctive, beautiful and loved countryside, based on a band of higher ground stretching from Leighton Buzzard to Gamlingay, rising out of the surrounding clay vales.
It contains all of Bedfordshire’s remaining heathland, more than half of its woodland, and more surviving historic parkland than any other landscape in the country, all crossed by networks of cycle tracks and footpaths and just waiting to be discovered
The vision is that by 2020 the Greensand Ridge will become a living and working landscape that is cherished by present and future generations and we will have reversed the gradual decline in the area’s landscape character.
We are working towards creating a strong community led partnership and strategic framework to promote the area’s interests and to secure the necessary investment to sustain the area’s distinctive local charm, natural character and built heritage.
We are thrilled to have gained funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver a Landscape Partnership programme and an array of exciting projects which will help us raise awareness of the heritage value of the Greensand Country and to reverse the gradual decline in the distinct landscape character of this beautiful and loved place.
The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded us this funding in January 2017. The programme will run until June 2021.