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. 

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Walk 3089
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Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.8 miles / 14.3 km
Walk 3124
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Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 3125
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Grade - easy
Length - 4.3 miles / 7 km

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Walk 1999
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Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
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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.

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