Dunstable Downs

Bedfordshire, England
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About Dunstable Downs

Lying within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Dunstable Downs is a chalk escarpment and the highest point in Bedfordshire at around 243 m (800 ft) above sea level. Rare and uncommon plants and butterflies abound, making it a great place for naturalists.

The Icknield Way, a long distance track which has been used since Neolithic times, runs through the area. Among other ancient attractions there is a burial ground, also dating back to Neolithic times, and a mediaeval rabbit warren. The London Gliding Club uses the downs and gliders, hang gliders and paragliders are frequently seen in the area; kite flying is also a popular activity.

Hang Gliding
Kite Flying
Wildlife Watching
Nature Photography
Bedfordshire, England
Latitude: 51.865138, Longitude: -0.537542

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