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NCA Profile: 90 Bedfordshire Greensand Ridge (NE481)

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The Bedfordshire Greensand Ridge National Character Area (NCA) is a narrow ridge running north-east, south-west, rising out of – and entirely surrounded by – the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Claylands NCA. It is a distinctive ridge with a north-west-facing scarp slope, formed by the underlying sandstone geology which has shaped the landscape and industry of the Ridge. Its historic landscapes, including the farmland, parklands and historic architecture,combined with small settlements, greenbelt and woodlands ancient and modern, give parts of the NCA a more timeless feel than the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Claylands which surround it.
There is a patchwork of semi-natural habitats throughout the NCA, including flood plain grazing marshes, lowland heathland and meadows and mixed deciduous woodland.
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