Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

A rider on Dunstable Downs

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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Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

What's on

Summer events on the Downs

Upcoming events

Trust10 10K run

Sun 25 Aug 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?

Sky weekend

Sun 25 Aug 2019
Come and enjoy our amazing, huge sky. Have a go at making your own mini-kite or decorate a small glider and see if it will fly

Summer of Sport 2019

Sun 25 Aug 2019
Come along and see how many sports you can take part in during July and August. Every day, from 10.00 to 16.00 there will be a selection of games and sports to suit everyone.

Walking Wednesdays - Nordic Walking: Adventure walk

Wed 28 Aug 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.

Macro Nature Photography Workshops

Fri 30 Aug 2019
Would you like to take amazing photographs of nature at Dunstable Downs? This is your chance as wildlife photographer, Rosalind White, will be holding photography workshops here in July and August.

Dunstable Downs parkrun

Sat 31 Aug 2019
Parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs at many venues around the world, organised by volunteers.
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

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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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