The Greensands Ridge Section 5: Sandy - Gamlingay

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The Greensands Ridge is Bedfordshire's premier long-distance route, from the canals of Leighton Buzzard to the rolling green fields of Gamlingay. It traverses forty miles of the county along a ridge above clay valleys on each side. The route covers heaths, ancient and modern woodland, meadows, green fields and some charming villages with buildings from the local sandstone. It provides a varied habitat for wildlife including heather, gorse, bluebells, nightjars on the heaths, woodpeckers, buzzards and of course muntjac deer.

Section 5, Sandy to Gamlingay, passes the mound of Caesar's Camp, an Ancient British fort in Sandy and then follows Hassel Hedge, an ancient boundary on a Roman road, towards Everton. The managed estate of Woodbury Park is passed before reaching the green, rolling fields of Gamlingay and the village itself; a glorious finish to the walk.

England - Central England - Bedfordshire - Countryside

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Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Pub, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
08/10/2009 - Margaret Baldry

08/10/09 A very straightforward walk with some wonderful views. We also had a free grandstand view of a breathtaking 30 minute aerobatic display. Thanks so much for the bus system advice Adrian - we'd not have done it had we not seen this. We now look forward to doing the rest of the Ridge Walk. By the way, if anyone does this walk in the next few days, take boxes for blackberries - they are unbelievable! We didn't :-(

16/07/2009 - Walkingworld Admin

I have just completed all five legs of the Greensands Ridge Walk (Nos.3199 to 3203). Together they make up a superb walk – it has to be one of the finest in East Anglia. What’s more the local bus system works brilliantly to get you back to the start at the end of each of these linear walks. Just log on to www.traveline.org.uk, and they will give you your itinerary for whatever time of day you require. So if you are pondering whether to do the Greensands Ridge Walk (50 miles altogether), ponder no more, just do it; you won’t regret it.

16/07/2009 - Walkingworld Admin

Walk updated July 2009

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