Bedfordshire

Places to visit

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Whether you're curious and want to delve deeper with a specialist tour or are in need of inspiration for where to take the kids during the school holidays - we've a great programme of events coming up.

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The miles of paths, perfect for exploring on bike and foot © John Miller

The miles of paths, perfect for exploring on bike and foot

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The breathtaking views from on top of Dunstable Downs © Kate Sheard

The breathtaking views from on top of Dunstable Downs

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Keep your eyes peeled for the majestic red kite hovering overhead  © Barry Boswell

Keep your eyes peeled for the majestic red kite hovering overhead

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The chance to try a Bedfordshire Clanger © David Levenson

The chance to try a Bedfordshire Clanger

Our favourite outdoor activities

Regimental Fitness

Dunstable Downs working out with Regimental Fitness © Regimental Fitness

Regiment Fitness train twice a week at Dunstable Downs. They specialise in military style fitness training, providing a variety of challenging training activities to keep you on your toes. New members are always welcome.

Kite flying

Kite-flying at Dunstable Downs © Fisheye Images

The highest point in the East of England (and possibly the windiest too!) - Dunstable Downs is the perfect place to go for a spot of kite flying. Come and experience the thrill for yourself.
 

Natural play areas

Kids hide among the trees in our woodland adventure playscape © National Trust

Do your kids love the outdoors? Come and explore Chute Wood at Dunstable Downs or the Wild Wood Den at Ashridge, where our rangers have been busy creating natural play areas.

Also in the area

The dovecote is a great spot for bird-watching © National Trust

Enjoy the tranquil setting of Willington Dovecote and Stables, with its 16th-century stone-built buildings, nestling alongside Willington church in Bedfordshire. Did you know it's home to over 1,500 pigeons!

Our rangers blog

Follow some of our rangers as they keep us posted with the latest news, events, sightings and photos from around the Chiltens. We hope you enjoy our places as much as we do.

Social groups

Volunteer

Working Holiday group on the Stackpole Estate, Pembrokeshire © Arnhel de Serra

If you fancy volunteering, why not visit us on a working holiday? You can stay at our base camp at Ashridge and work on the Estate.