Whipsnade Circular Walk


This walk covers a variety of terrain including heathland, chalk quarries and downland as well as grassland with the opportunity to see a variety of flowers and wildlife, as well as the Whipsnade Tree Cathedral.

How To Get There By Passenger Transport

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How To Get There By Car

Dunstable is just east of Junction 11 of the M1, on the A505. The Downs can be reached from the A5.

There is parking at the Chilterns Gateway Centre at Dunstable Downs, and also at Whipsnade Heath car park.

Start/Finish Point

The car park at Dunstable Downs is the suggested starting point.

Access and General Information

Distance: 4.5 miles /7.2 km     Time: 2.5 hours 

Stile Free

Refreshments: The Chilterns Gateway Centre at Dunstable Downs has refreshments available during opening times.

Route Description

Click here to download the route description and map.


This is one of a series of circular walk leaflets produced by Central Bedfordshire Council. 

Click here for more CBC walk leaflets.