The land around Elsbury is fertile lowlands for the most part, giving way to rolling hills to the east and south. Areas of cultivation are interspersed with wooded areas. Fields are typically separated by shaws, strips of woodland roughly twenty yards in width. The land is divided into manors, owned by the landed gentry and cultivated by peasants, either serfs or free peasants.
Farther out from town are assarts and freeholdings of yeomen farmers. In the highlands to the east are the smallholds and cottages of the herdsmen of the highland clans.