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Housebuilder funds drone footage of Greensand Country

28th October 2022

Mulberry Homes is furthering its support of the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership by funding drone footage of the incredible landscape.

Greensand Country is a beautiful and well-loved landscape defined by the Greensand Ridge, a 42-mile-long band of higher ground stretching from Leighton Buzzard to Gamlingay, which rises out of the surrounding vales to create a locally unique environment. The area is home to all of Bedfordshire’s remaining heathland, more than half of its woodland and more historic parklands than anywhere else in Britain.

Mulberry Homes’ funding of drone footage comes as part of a £7,500 donation, which is helping raise awareness of Greensand Country.

The drone footage has formed a video that explores Greensand Country, going from the historic sites within Leighton Buzzard, through historic parkland, ancient woodland, wetland and heathland that surrounds the Greensand Ridge, to the historic village and nature reserves in Gamlingay.

The video can be viewed on The Greensand Trust’s YouTube page, at 

Drone images will also be included in a digital leaflet that aims to make the landscape of Greensand Country more accessible to new visitors.

Overall, the drone and handheld cameras have captured video and images of the Leighton Buzzard Market Cross, Leighton Buzzard All Saints Church, Gamlingay parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Gamlingay Eco-Hub, the Emplins sixteenth century Hall House, Millbridge Brook Meadows, Rushmere Country Park, Flitwick Moor and Folly Wood, The Alameda and Great Park in Ampthill, Cooper’s Hill, St Mary’s Old Church in Clophill, Warden Abbey Vineyard, Moggerhanger Park and Portobello Farm in Sutton.

Extra footage was kindly supplied by Wrest Park, Bedford Estates, Shuttleworth House and the Swiss Garden, and RSPB The Lodge in Sandy. All footage was then combined, with a voiceover and music, to create a film that explores and celebrates different aspects of the Greensand Country landscape.

The footage has been taken by aerial imaging specialists Sky Revolutions, who are the first drone company to go fully carbon neutral. They achieved carbon neutral status in 2021 by using solar-panelled equipment, and are aiming to become carbon negative by 2024.

Kerry Jones, Sales and Marketing Director at Mulberry Homes, said: “We are delighted to be continuing our support of Greensand Country, and to have funded this incredible drone footage.

“Greensand Country is a truly stunning landscape, full of wonderful and historic Bedfordshire countryside, and these drone images excellently capture the area’s picturesque nature.

“At Mulberry Homes, we have strong ecological values, and it’s very important to us to work with likeminded organisations, like the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership and Sky Revolutions, as we strive to protect and appreciate the environment around us.

“We hope that these photographs and the video are a huge help to locals looking to find out more about Greensand Country, and that they encourage more people to discover and explore the area.”

Daniel Bowles, Partnership Coordinator at the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership, said: “Capturing Greensand Country’s unique habitats and heritage from the air has given us a new perspective on what makes up our local landscape. It has enabled us to highlight and share the importance of connecting our key habitats, the historical significance of our designed landscapes, and the cultural heritage that makes the area so special.”

For details on Mulberry Homes and its developments in Bedfordshire, go to https://mulberryhomes.co.uk/.

To find out more about Greensand Country, visit https://www.greensandcountry.com/, and for Sky Revolutions, visit https://skyrevolutions.co.uk/.

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28th October 2022
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