Attractive chalk downland walk from the village of Totternhoe to the Castle Hill Mound and ancient hill fort.
Totternhoe Knolls Nature Reserve sits within an important medieval quarrying area; the resulting spoil tips are now home to a prolific range of wildflowers and butterflies, best seen during spring/summer months. There are some hill climbs, making this one of the more challenging walks, but you will be rewarded by panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.
Coordinates: Decimal; 51.8887, -0.5789.
SP9778922130 (all-numeric format: 497789 222130) on the British national grid reference system.
Distance: 4 miles (allow 2 ½ hours)
Start: Car park at Totternhoe Knolls. Follow brown sign from main road through village. The car park is tucked away at the end of a narrow lane. Frequent bus service from Dunstable.
Access Information: Steady climb up to Castle Hill from the car park, with optional steep climb to the summit. Later, another fairly steep hill climb before returning to Totternhoe, although there is a gentler short-cut alternative.
Refreshments: Pub in Totternhoe and pubs and cafes in Dunstable.
For further information download the Chilterns Conservation Board brochure