Dunstable Downs Circular

Introduction to Walk 2316

Photo from the walk - Dunstable Downs Circular

Region - Chilterns

County/Area - Bedfordshire

Author - Barry Mackie

Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

Ascent - 500 feet / 152 metres

Grade - easy

A circular walk on chalk hills that encompasses the highest point in Bedfordshire. Throughout the walk, especially from the higher ground, you can enjoy some wonderful views over the vale of Aylesbury.

Walk Description

Map showing start

Suggested Maps

It is recommended you take a map with you when following a walk route. The preferred scale is 1:25000 used by the Explorer series. Note If two maps are listed at the same scale then either (a) both are required for full coverage of the route or (b) the route is covered on both maps.

Explorer Map graphic - OS Explorer - Sheet 181 BUY MAP

Explorer Map graphic - OS Explorer - Sheet 182 BUY MAP

Landranger Map graphic - OS Landranger - Sheet 166 BUY MAP

Walks from the same start

Walk 3089
Dunstable Downs & Totternhoe from Robertson Corner
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.8 miles / 14.3 km
Walk 3124
Five Knolls & Totternhoe from Robertson Corner
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 3125
Whipsnade & Codling Bank from Robertson Corner
Grade - easy
Length - 4.3 miles / 7 km

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0.1 miles / 0.2 km away
The Three Counties Tops
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Great Gaddesden from Jockey End
Grade - easy
Length - 5.2 miles / 8.5 km
Walk 1999
4.7 miles / 7.6 km away
The Chilterns above Tring
Grade - moderate
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 2399
4.7 miles / 7.6 km away
The Chilterns above Tring (short version)
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2064
4.7 miles / 7.6 km away
Ivinghoe Beacon from the Ashridge Estate
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1007
4.8 miles / 7.6 km away
The Ashridge Estate circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 3025
4.8 miles / 7.6 km away
Ashridge Estate Circular
Grade - easy
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2795
5.2 miles / 8.4 km away
Circular from Great Gaddesden to Little Gaddessden
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2999
5.2 miles / 8.4 km away
Mansions & Parklands from Great Gaddesden
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 3097
5.5 miles / 8.8 km away
Markyate and Flamstead Circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Area Information

Chilterns

The Chilterns lie only a few miles to the north west of London and yet they are a beautiful, unspoilt corner of England. The gently rolling hills are swathed in woodland and chalk ... - More information

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