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Mountain or Hill:Dunstable and Whipsnade Downs at Whipsnade

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Dunstable and Whipsnade Downs

Dunstable and Whipsnade Downs


The Downs command some of the finest views over the Vale of Aylesbury. The chalk grasslands of the Downs have a picnic area, miles of footpaths, a fascinating variety of historical sites and an abundance of plants and wildlife. N.B. Parts of the walk can become muddy especially after heavy rain, so strong waterproof footwear is recommended. Take care where conditions are rough and do let someone know where you are going. Please be aware that much of the walk may be unsuitable for wheelchairs and difficult for pushchairs. (Natural Interest)

Start/Finish Point: Start from the Car Parks
Start, End Nat GR TL005198

How to get there by car/parking: The Downs lie along the B4541 south of Dunstable, which lies on the A505 to the west of Junction 11 of the M1. The main car parks are located on the B4541, there is a smaller car park on Bison Hill on the B4540 which serves Whipsnade Downs.