The Chilterns Gateway Centre
fly a kite
take in the wonderful views
The nearby Ridgeway National trail
another view out across the Aylesbury Vale
the shop and cafe

Dunstable Downs and The Chiltern Gateway Centre


Open grassland with spectacular views over the Vale of Aylesbury and along the Chilterns ridge and a National Trust visitor centre.

The National Trust's Chilterns Gateway Visitor Centre commands far reaching views over the Vale of Aylesbury and out towards Northamptonshire, along the Chiltern Ridge and the Dunstable Downs. This is a kite-flying hotspot and the ideal place to watch gliders soar over the glorious landscape.

Telephone number for the Visitor Centre: 01582 500920 

Set within 206 hectares (510 acres) of grassland and farmland, this prime walking country is home to a wealth of wildlife. Plan your route in the comfort of our visitor centre, then visit our family-friendly café. The centre is easily accessible from London. From the M1 take the A5 towards Dunstable, turn left onto the B4540 through Kensworth and then follow the signs.

KITE FESTIVAL - a great day out for all the family.
16th and 17th July 2011
11.00am to 5.00pm
Enjoy fantastic professional kite team displays and fly your own kite. Plenty of childrens activities plus and evening BBQ and night kite flying displays.

Visit the Dunstable Downs website, click HERE.

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015