Visiting Dunstable Downs with your dog

Dog on a lead walking in the countryside

Dunstable Downs is a great place for dogs and their owners. Find out how to make the most of your visit with your four-legged friend.


Where can my dog go?

We love dogs at Dunstable Downs and they are welcome in most areas of the estate. There are two clearly marked places where we ask visitors not to take their dogs: the ground nesting birds, and kite flying areas. You can find a map of the estate to help plan your visit here

What do I need to be aware of at Dunstable Downs?

To make sure everyone has an enjoyable day please follow our Canine Code:

  • Take the lead: help reduce the chance of your pup disturbing wildlife by keeping them on a lead.
  • Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful.
  • Paws for thought: look out for information signs and take extra care on cliff/narrow paths
  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.

Livestock on the estate

There may be livestock grazing on the estate when you visit, so please take extra care if you find yourself walking close to these animals. Give the livestock as much space as possible and keep your dog on a short lead.

Facilities available for my dog

There are water bowls outside the Visitor Centre, and 3 dog bins on site at the Visitor Centre, car park, and Chute Wood.