Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

Sheep grazing on the slopes of Dunstable Downs

Extensive chalk and grassland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

Things to see and do

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

What's on 

Upcoming events

Dawn Chorus Walk

Sun 01 May 2016
04:00-06:00
Be up with the lark and discover the Downs at dawn on a guided walk across land of Special Scientific Interest. Watch the sunrise to nature's most impressive soundtrack. £4 per person, booking essential.

50 Things Walks

Sun 01 May 2016
14:00-15:00
Grab your wellies and join the Rangers for a family walk. Complete some of the '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4' on the way and collect stickers and scrapbooks when you get back.

Knit and Stitch at the View Cafe

Thu 12 May 2016
10:00-12:00
Come and join us at the View Café for a relaxing morning of crafting and gentle conversation against the stunning backdrop of the Downs. All welcome: beginners and experts alike! Crafting workshops will be running each session.

Beautiful Butterflies

Sat 14 May 2016
14:00-16:00
Explore Whipsnade Downs with the Ranger Team and discover the beautiful butterflies that call the area home

STACK-UK National Championships

Sat 11 Jun 2016
09:30-16:00
An exciting weekend of Sport Kiting at the spectacular Dunstable Downs. Discover competitive kite flying and a world of precision and style!

Outstanding Orchids

Sat 18 Jun 2016
14:00-16:00
Explore Whipsnade Downs with the Ranger Team and learn about the rare and beautiful orchids that grow in the chalk grassland
Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

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