Totternhoe Circular Walk


There are nature reserves, ancient monuments, wonderful views and historic landscapes to enjoy on this pleasant walk around Totternhoe.

How To Get There By Passenger Transport

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How To Get There By Car

Totternhoe Knolls is situated 2 miles west of Dunstable off the B489.
There is parking at the picnic site off Castle Hill Road.

Start/Finish Point

Totternhoe Knolls Picnic Site is the suggested starting point and the walk is described in a clock-wise direction. However you can walk in either direction.

Access and General Information

Length: 4.2 miles (6.8 km)
Time: 2 hours

Access Information:

Surface Types: You will walk across surfaces ranging from hard and firm with no stones greater than 10mm, to hard and firm with some loose stones, some loose and of variable size, to grass or uncultivated earth paths with and without mud and ruts.
Linear Gradient: The steepest linear gradient is steeper than 1:6 for a short distance at the start of the walk. Elsewhere, there are gradients of between 1:6-1:9, of between 1:10-1:13, of between 1:14-1:17 and of 1:18 or less (for long stretches).
Cross Falls: None recorded.
Width Restriction: There are no restrictions less than 1000mm.
Steps: There are 11 steps at the car park start of the walk with a maximum step height of 300mm. These can be avoided by taking the gated track to the left of the car park entrance.
Barriers: There is a barrier at the top of the steps with a width of 440mm.
Refreshments: There are two pubs in Totternhoe - the Cross Keys and the Old Farm Inn.
Public Toilets: None recorded.
Picnic Tables: There is a picnic site at the car park.
Seats: There are nine seats along the walk.

Refreshments are available at the Cross Keys Public House on Castle Hill Road and The Old Farm Inn on Church Road, Totternhoe. Please inform the landlords if you intend to leave your car.

Route Description

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This leaflet was produced Central Bedfordshire Council.  Click here for the Council's Countryside page.