Explore Greensand Country This Summer Holiday
Monday 24th July 2023 09:00 - Friday 01st September 2023 17:00
Greensand Country is a great place to get outdoors and explore. We’ve put together a list of of our favourite family hot-spots for you to visit on foot and/or bicycle this summer holiday.
Plan a great day out in Greensand Country. There’s something for everybody with idyllic villages to explore, home cooked food to eat, adventures to be had, unique handmade crafts to buy and history to discover.
Greensand Country has lots of different places to explore a wide variety of fascinating habitats.
A great way to explore the area is to take a short walk around some of the villages.
While historically Greensand Country contained extensive areas of lowland heathland, only fragments now remain. However these fragments are of great importance both locally and nationally, forming a vital link between other lowland heathlands and providing a habitat for much flora and fauna. The area’s historic association with heathland is reflected in the use of heath in many place names – e.g. Heath and Reach, Wavendon Heath, Sandy Heath, Potton Heath and Gamlingay Great Heath.
- RSPB The Lodge nature reserve & gardens
- Cooper’s Hill Ampthill
- Lords Hill and Shire Oak Heath at Rushmere Country Park
There are lots historical sites and heritage centres in the area to discover and enjoy.