As well as the many interesting habitats across the area, Greensand Country is also a working landscape, with around 60% of the area designated as farmed land (arable and grazing). Agriculture in Greensand Country has a rich history, from monastic farming, enclosure and the evolution of mechanised farming in the Ivel valley to modern, sustainable farming methods and viticulture.
The Greensand Country Landscape Partnership is keen to support local farmers and producers, as well as raising awareness of farming practices and conservation, and how farming contributes to Greensand Country’s unique sense of place.
If you’re interested to find out more about what is going on in Greensand Country, we are proud to launch an innovative collection of QR code interpretation along sections of the Greensand Ridge Walk and public footpaths between Thorncote Green, Northill, and Upper Caldecote. Simply by scanning the QR codes you see along the route you can discover more about what is going on in the fields around you.
How to scan the QR codes
- Open your smartphone camera.
- Place camera over the QR code panel.
- A link will then appear on your phone screen, click this link to take you to the information.