Sunday, 11 March 2018

Dunstable Downs - Bedfordshire

England doesn't really do mountains. Dunstable Downs are the highest point in Bedfordshire, at less than 1000 feet. Yet, they are a definite Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Rising and falling over a large area of chalk grasslands, with the occasional wood as a diversion, the Downs are home to wildlife, wild flowers, and fresh open spaces.


Managed by the National Trust, there are a lot of activities throughout the year, and there are downloadable walks to suit every kind of outdoor enthusiast. May brings a burst of colour as a variety of wildflowers and wild orchids spring up, sometimes in profusion.


July brings the Kite Festival.


Dunstable Downs

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May at Dunstable Downs