A 7½ mile linear route that links two major landmarks in the Chilterns: the Chilterns Gateway Centre at Dunstable Downs and Ivinghoe Beacon where the Ridgeway National Trail starts/finishes.
The route follows the ancient Icknield Way and passes through rolling chalk hills and woodland, enjoying some of the finest scenery in the Chilterns. It goes past some attractions such as Whipsnade Zoo and Whipsnade Tree Cathedral and also includes pretty villages with pubs which make good refreshment stops.
From April to September on Sundays and public holidays the Chiltern Rambler bus service (no.327) departs from the Dunstable end of the Ridgeway Link and stops opposite Ivinghoe Beacon. For further information call 0871 200 2233 or visit www.intalink.org.uk
The route is stile-free, mainly on unmade paths with soft surfaces which can get muddy in winter. It is undulating with a few steep sections.
Ivinghoe to Dunstable