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Do you know where Greensand Country is?

3 June 2021

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BHS Bedfordshire, as part of a Heritage Lottery Funded landscape partnership project, has produced leaflets describing five different horse rides in the Greensand Country area to help you explore this wonderful scenic landscape. 

Each leaflet describes suitable parking places for your transport and contains the ride map and directions.  The rides are of varying lengths – the longest being 12 miles (by combining two adjacent routes). This longer route is used for BHS Bedfordshire’s extremely popular Ride Out UK Bluebell Ride.

The leaflets also include information about the area you are riding through – its history, important buildings or sites that you pass and some of the native wildlife that you may encounter, giving you an opportunity to immerse yourself in the heritage of this wonderful area.

And a sixth leaflet provides information about places to stay for you and your horse nearby.

Each leaflet is available online from www.greensandcountry.com/explore/horse-riding/ and from Equestrian Access Mapping

Printed leaflets can be obtained by contacting bhs.beds@gmail.com – free but a P&P charge will apply.

So, where is Greensand Country? It covers 40 square miles of scenic landscape, which is defined by the Greensand Ridge and reaches three neighbouring counties, from Cambridgeshire in the East, across Bedfordshire and to Buckinghamshire in the West. Greensand Country contains all of Bedfordshire’s remaining heathland, more than half of its woodland and a greater concentration of historic parkland than any other part of England.

We hope you enjoy your ride!

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