Welcome to The Greensand Trust, your one-stop destination for professional land and visitor management services. Whether you're a landowner seeking assistance with land management or require expertise in visitor management, we have the knowledge, experience and dedicated team to meet your needs. Our services are tailored to protect the natural and historic environment while ensuring access for all. Read on to discover how we can assist you.

Land and Habitat Management

At The Greensand Trust, we offer a wide range of land management services to assist landowners in effectively managing their properties. Our experienced team can provide both regular contracts and one-off tasks, customised to your specific requirements. Examples of our services include:

  • Creation or restoration of habitats
  • Pond and ditch management
  • Ride and path mowing
  • Cut & Collect (Forage Harvest)
  • Fencing
  • Himalayan balsam pulling
  • Site safety checks and patrols

Our dedicated team of rangers are professional and ensure that every task is carried out with expertise and care. Notable clients we have served include local authorities such as Central Bedfordshire Council and Town/Parish councils, as well as renowned organisations like Tarmac Ltd, The Peter Smith Charitable Trust, The Environment Agency, The Wildlife Trust, and Private Landowners.

Visitor Management

The Greensand Trust excels in facilitating and managing public access to various sites, ensuring a harmonious co-existence between visitors and the natural environment. Our aims and objectives for visitor and access management are as follows:

  • Protecting the natural and historic environment for the benefit of people and wildlife
  • Ensuring equal accessibility to countryside sites, regardless of age, sex, ability, ethnicity or socio-economic background
  • Minimising any negative impact of access on the site and its surroundings
  • Developing and improving access routes while considering site sensitivities and mitigating conflicts between users

We utilise our access management experience to identify and influence desire lines and access routes, employing zoning and access planning techniques to optimise user experience while safeguarding site integrity.

Additionally, our ongoing access management services include:

  • Site risk assessments and safety checks
  • Water safety audits and specialized assessments
  • Site maintenance patrols and upkeep of access routes, public areas, and car parks
  • Volunteer engagement and supervision
  • Community and visitor engagement
  • Reporting unauthorised activities to landowners and relevant authorities
  • Enforcement of by-laws and site controls (eg dog control orders)
  • Emergency response and support as needed

We also provide tailored horse and cycling permit schemes for landowners who wish to allow such access, incorporating appropriate public liability insurance and other necessary controls.


Ranger Service

The Greensand Trust takes pride in offering a high-quality Ranger Service that efficiently manages sites according to agreed management plans. Our experienced rangers employ established systems for regular and reactive patrols, implement management plans and conduct ancillary services such as water risk assessments and Health & Safety evaluations.


Consultancy & Strategic Planning

Our highly qualified and experienced team serves as trusted consultants for local authorities, private landowners and local communities, providing expertise in strategic and environmental planning and reporting. Whether it's advising on land management strategies or developing sustainable initiatives, we are here to assist you in achieving your goals.


Project Development

The Greensand Trust collaborates with a diverse range of partners, including councils, public agencies, commercial organisations, communities and other groups to work on various projects. We bring together our expertise and resources to ensure successful project development and implementation. By fostering effective partnerships, we can achieve shared objectives and create positive impacts for the environment and local communities.


Site Management Planning

The Greensand Trust has extensive experience in developing comprehensive management plans that guide the sustainable use and conservation of sites. Our plans identify and enable short, medium and long-term objectives to enhance conservation efforts, minimise costs and support appropriate access. Furthermore, our management plans are designed to unlock potential grant funding opportunities for landowners.

Aims and Objectives of Management Planning

Our management plans are tailored to meet the specific requirements of each site. They include the following components:

  • Description of the features of interest for which the site is managed
  • Aims and objectives of management, aligned with conservation goals
  • Rationale behind the chosen management strategies
  • Management prescriptions to ensure the maintenance of important features such as habitats, species or heritage
  • Monitoring schemes to track progress and assess the effectiveness of management efforts
  • Work programme outlining the recommended actions and timelines


Costs for our services vary depending on the scale of the site and access requirements. We calculate costs based on a comprehensive assessment of the risks involved, providing you with a detailed site check schedule and maintenance plan.

For an accurate quotation, please reach out to our team.


Contact Us

Contact us today to discuss your requirements and let us help you achieve your goals while preserving and enhancing our natural and historic environments. 

To make an enquiry please fill in this form 

Or you can get in touch with our Head Ranger Dan Doyle for an informal chat about your requirements:

Telephone: 01234 743666
Mobile: 07377 971790

Email: [email protected]