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Dunstable Downs accessible countryside site

Dunstable Downs small map

Dunstable Downs is the highest point in Bedfordshire and there are spectacular views over the Vale of Aylesbury. The site is very important for wildflowers, birds and butterflies, as well as archaeological features.

It is a great place for a picnic and to fly kites. Or, why not enjoy the views from inside the Chilterns Gateway Centre with a drink and cake from the café?

Path information

The multi-user route which runs from the Chilterns Gateway Centre along the top of the ridge into Dunstable is a surfaced path and suitable for all users including walkers, cyclists, pushchairs and wheelchair users. There are no structures.

Visitor information

  • the Chilterns Gateway Centre is a modern visitor's centre, containing a café, shop, toilets, information and spectacular views over the Vale of Aylesbury
  • car parking available at the Chilterns Gateway Centre for £2 (free for National Trust members)
  • allocated spaces for disabled visitors (there are many benches around the site, so ideal for picnics)
  • Dunstable Downs is owned and managed by us, so if you need more information or need to report a problem, call us on 0300 300 8305

Map of Dunstable Downs countryside site

Download map of Dunstable Downs (PDF 158.3KB)

Dunstable Downs large map