Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

Ranger with children on 50 things trail

Important notice -

Tuesday 11th June. Unfortunately due to damaged overhead telephone cabling outside the Estate our phone lines are currently down. We are awaiting for them to be repaired but have no estimated time for this at present.

Extensive chalk grassland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

Things to see and do

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Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

What's on

Summer events on the Downs

Upcoming events

Wildlife photography workshop

Fri 21 Jun 2019
Would you like to take amazing photographs of wildlife? This is your chance as wildlife photographer, Rosalind White, will be holding photography workshops here in May and June.

Dunstable Downs parkrun

Sat 22 Jun 2019
Parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs at many venues around the world, organised by volunteers.

Trust10 10K run

Sun 23 Jun 2019
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?

Craft & Chat group in the View Café

Mon 24 Jun 2019
Come and join Kathie and friends for this two hour craft and chat group. You can learn many things such as handspinning, crochet, knitting and embroidery. It is free so why not pop in and make new friends...

Walking Wednesday's - Nordic Walking: Adventure walk

Wed 26 Jun 2019
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.

Afternoon teas at the View Café

Thu 27 Jun 2019
Join us for one of our special afternoon teas this summer.
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

The view overlooking the Bedfordshire countryside from Dunstable Downs.

Why we need to charge 

How we fund our conservation work. The money we charge for parking and the events we run goes directly into maintenance and into helping us keep this special place special for everyone, for ever. If you become a member, 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

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate


Wildlife at Dunstable Downs

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate


Dunstable Downs History

Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

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