Walk the Ridge during the Greensand Country Festival 2024

Apr 2024

The annual Greensand Country Festival returns this May, with a special treat for walkers, ramblers and explorers, as Greensand Country presents a rare opportunity to join one, two or all three led walks along the locally-famous Greensand Ridge Route.

The walks, which have been broken down into three manageable sections (no more than 14 miles each), will take place on Saturdays in May and June and are open to all ages and abilities, who are willing and able to walk the stated distance.

If walking’s not your thing though, there’s plenty of other opportunities to get involved in this year’s festival, from dancing up the sun with Golden Hare Morris and Hemlock Morris at Ampthill Great Park on May Day, to the Greensand Country 50km Ultra Trail, children’s activities, history talks, forest bathing, horse riding events and much more.

The Greensand Country Festival’s varied events programme will showcase the local landscape, from Leighton Buzzard to Gamlingay, encouraging people to discover more of the area, with its beautiful parks, woodlands, heritage sites, wildlife and attractions.

Daniel Bowles, Partnership Coordinator for the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership explains:

“We’re excited to be able to offer this rare opportunity for people to join a led walk along the Greensand Ridge, one of the few places in Central England where thin, sandy soils support lowland heathland and acid grassland – a distinct landscape that supports specific wildlife and vegetation.”

 “Throughout May. there will be a whole host of festival favourites for all of the family to enjoy, highlighting the important role the local landscape plays in the lives of the people that live here.

Thank you to all of the partners, organisations and individuals who are putting on events and activities this year, many of whom have supported us for a number of years, since the festival first started six years ago. We can’t wait for the Greensand Country Festival 2024!”

Book tickets to Walk the Ridge at https://www.greensandtrust.org/Event/walk-the-ridge-lead-greensand-ridge-walks

Find out more about events taking place throughout the Greensand Country Festival 2024 at https://www.greensandcountry.com/experience?interestedin=greensand-country-festival

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