Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

A frosty day on Dunstable Downs

Important notice -

Friday 17th January - Please note that car parking is limited to hard standing areas. Due to the heavy rainfall of late there will be no parking on the grass areas.

Enjoy your day your way. Relax, exercise or play with spectacular views and a seemingly endless sky in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

Things to see and do

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What's on

Upcoming events

Dunstable Downs parkrun

Sat 25 Jan 2020
Parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs at many venues around the world, organised by volunteers.

Trust10 10K run

Sun 26 Jan 2020
Are you a runner looking for a new challenge, an opportunity to train, or just inspired to get involved with outdoor activities and are new to running?

Stitch & Craft group in the View Café

Mon 27 Jan 2020
Come and join Kathie and friends for this two hour craft and chat group. Bring along something you are working on to share with the group. Every Monday from 10.00 - 12.00, excluding Bank Holidays.

Walking Wednesdays - Nordic Walking: Adventure walk

Wed 29 Jan 2020
Enjoy the extensive, lovely views to be seen from the chalk grasslands of Dunstable Downs. Nordic Walk alongside the wild flower meadows and woodlands and along the chalk escarpment of the Chiltern Hills.

50 Things Club

Sun 02 Feb 2020
On the first Sunday of every month we hold a '50 Things to do before you are 11 ¾' event. There is a new list of 'things' out this month so come along to find out more.

Walking Wednesdays - Health Walk: Intermediate

Wed 05 Feb 2020
Join our friendly 'Walking for Health' leader on the 1st Wednesday of every month for an intermediate walk across the Downs.
Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

Eating and shopping

Enjoy our shop and café after a walk across the downs

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

Our work

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Conservation of Dunstable Downs for ever for everyone 

Our dedicated team of rangers and volunteers work tirelessly to manage this beautiful place. The work never stops whatever the season, there is always something to do. Becoming a member is a great way to help us fund this work and you can park for free! Please remember to scan your card so that we can claim an extra pound.

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

Get involved

Volunteering is so rewarding

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Wildlife at Dunstable Downs

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate


Dunstable Downs History

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

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Become a National Trust member from as little as £6.00 per month.