The geology and history of land use on the Ridge ensures that its landscape is subtly distinct from its surroundings - more undulating and more wooded, with a higher density of parklands, many of which are still present, or their former presence shown by traces in the landscape. Read more


The Greensand Ridge is home to a range of special species and habitats. Its remaining heathlands are some of the most northern lowland heaths in Britain – a habitat that is threatened nationally. Read more


Throughout the area are traces of its past – from the local sandstone churches and walls of its villages to the stately homes and parklands that once were prevalent along the Ridge. Read more


The people who have lived and worked on the Greensand Ridge are responsible for its appearance today – from the ridge and furrow of medieval farming to conifer plantations and the sand industry. Read more