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“Family Day out” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dunstable Downs

Dunstable Downs
Whipsnade Road | Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2GY, England
+44 1582 500920
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Dunstable
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: Soar above a breathtaking landscape, sculpted over time, decorated by nature and enjoyed by generations.Stand on top of Dunstable Downs for a view that will simply take your breath away. These Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) are designated for the quality of their chalk grasslands.As well as two Scheduled Ancient Monuments (Five Knolls and Medieval Rabbit Warrens) there are many other historical features and the site has much to offer you.The chalk grasslands of the Downs have miles of footpaths and several circular walks, a fascinating history and an abundance of plants and wildlife.Dunstable Downs is within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the highest point in Bedfordshire.The wind-swept ridge provides ideal conditions for a variety of air sports, especially kite flying. On calmer days it's the ideal site to enjoy the view and a picnic.Please note: Chilterns Gateway Centre is owned by Central Bedfordshire Council and managed by the National Trust.
Luton, United Kingdom
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“Family Day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

They had a bouncy casle for the children to play on plus a kite display to watch.A really good day out if the weather is good.We took a picnic but they have a cafe on site that offers a choice of hot and cold food and drinks.

Visited August 2012
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“London Gliding Club”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Relaxing walks close to Ashridge national Trust forest with gliders overhead...A mile or two along is Whipsnade zoo and The Downs links to Ivanhoe Beacon the end of the Ridgeway Path if you fancy a hike of 85 miles to Avebury in Wiltshire

Visited October 2012
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“A must for kite fliers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The National Trust have a small cafe recently repositioned where you can sit and watch the kite fliers The gliders from the field just below go past almost within reach as they rise on the air currents dodging the kites. There is plenty of off road parking

Visited July 2012
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“dunstable downs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Wonderful walks on cold sunny days! Plenty of car parking off the road and fantastic views from the top of the hill. Fun to watch the gliders take off

Visited November 2012
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“A view to remember”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

It's stunning on a clear day. The restaurant overlooks the downs and is perfectly adequate for a light lunch/snack..There is a small N.T shop. Well worth a visit for a walk or to sit and watch the world go by.

Visited October 2012
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