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Gentle Stroll: Woodland and Heathland

Share in the joy of the season alongside old and new friends with our circular route around the diverse habitat of Whipsnade Heath.

  • Booking advisable

A chance to connect with others and the liveliness of spring after the sleepier months of winter - don't miss out on this seasonal celebration with diverse wildlife, wildflowers and bulbs (we might even be lucky and catch a sight of the dimming carpet of bluebells).

The route will take the group on a circular route around Whipsnade Heath, part of the wider Dunstable Downs Estate. With an interesting mosaic of grassland, scrub and woodland, there will be fun facts on our unique landscape, nature, and habitats along the way.

Part of the Spring 2024 Chiltern's Walking Festival.

Adult tickets are £4, children £2. Under 5s go free (no ticket required). Please book ahead as there will be limited availability on the day.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £4.00
Child £2.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Children are welcome.

Meeting point

Please meet the group at Whipsnade Heath Car Park: LU6 2PZ

What to bring and wear

Please wear suitable footwear and clothing as it could be muddy.

Accessibility

The route is not suitable for those with wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Other

Well behaved dogs welcome on leads.

Upcoming events

Event

May half-term: flying frisbees 

Who will take the title of ultimate frisbee champion? Come and master our frisbee golf course this half-term!

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on
28 May to 2 Jun 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
+ 5 other dates or times
Event

Traditional Afternoon Tea at the View Café 

Treat yourself to a traditional afternoon tea overlooking the Downs.

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on
3 Jun to 31 Jul 2024
at
14:00 to 16:30
+ 42 other dates or times
Event

Forecasting for D-Day: the Met Office at Dunstable 

Join local historian Jean Yates for a talk about the pivotal role Dunstable Downs played in forecasting for D- Day with the Met Office relocated from London to Dunstable.

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on
6 Jun 2024
at
11:00 to 12:00
+ 1 other date or time
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D-Day Beacon Lighting 

You spoke, and we listened! In honour of D-Day’s 80th anniversary and Dunstable Downs' significant contribution, join us for an evening of celebration, entertainment, and the ceremonial lighting of our beacon.

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on
6 Jun 2024
at
17:30 to 21:30