Greensand Country Festival helps combat anxiety and raise awareness during Mental Health Awareness Week

May 2023

This year’s Greensand Country Festival got underway on May Day and has already featured a number of exciting events, including King’s Coronation celebrations, Morris dancing, history talks, fun runs and much more.

This week (15 – 21 May), in recognition of Mental Health Awareness week, events are taking place across the landscape to support mental health and wellbeing, including walks, talks, and mindfulness days in the woods.

The annual Festival, will continue throughout May and into the start of June, from Leighton Buzzard to Gamlingay, with local people encouraged to come along and explore more of the unique and much-loved landscape on their doorstep.

The festival, which has been hosted by the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership since 2018, aims to promote a wide range of events taking place across the local area, encouraging people to discover more of Greensand Country and its beautiful parks, woodlands, heritage sites, attractions and much more.

Find a full list of events and activities at

Greensand Country Partnership Coordinator, Daniel Bowles explains:

The Greensand Country Festival is a great way to get involved in events and activities that help you to relax, slow down and enjoy the beautiful landscape on your doorstep. Simply take a look at the list of activities and events in your area, on our website, chose what you’d like to take part in and book your place to come along.

“The festival showcases a diverse and exciting programme of events and activities, with something to suit every interest.”

Find out more about the Greensand Country Festival 2023 at Stay up to date with all of the latest information by following @greensandsocial on Twitter, and @greensandcountry on Facebook and Instagram.

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