Luton & Dunstable – Dunstable Health Walk Route 1 – by alisterbarclay
2.4 miles, 48 mins, 223 Cal (med pace)

Distance Time Calories CO2 Saved
2.4 miles 36 mins (fast) 251 Cal (fast) 0.21 kg train
3.9 km 48 mins (med) 223 Cal (med) 0.72 kg car
5575 steps 1 hr 12 mins (slow) 215 Cal (slow) 0.42 kg bus
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Dunstable Health Walk Route 1

Luton & Dunstable

by alisterbarclay. More by this author

Clockwise or anticlockwise. Alternative routes include out and back past the Priory. Along Downs Road (avoiding footpath besides Paddocks, which can get wet.

  1. Walk can be clockwise or anticlockwise. Cross High Street South as a group. Crossing lights sometimes take a long time to change, but wait for green man.
  2. Priory: can use the grass to the side of the priory, which may be wet. Alternatively follow paths along the front of the priory. Some public drinkers sometimes congregate here. They rarely cause trouble, but best to route away from them. There are plenty of opportunities to do so. Priory School sometimes do sport on the grassy area, but would not disrupt walk.
  3. Narrow path. Can alternatively continue along St Peters Road and along Station Road to connect to the busway path.
  4. Single lane traffic control provides opportunity to cross Great Northern Road. Can be busy. Try and cross as a group.
  5. Tuesday is bin day and this means that walkers would be forced into road because of wheelie bins on footway. Road is quiet, but alternative routes can be used instead.
  6. Buses can come past at 50mph. Keep group away from fence. nb F70 now uses Station Road exit.
  7. If dry it is possible to cut through the Paddocks for a bit of variety.
  8. Two path options connecting through to meadow. First is uneven and sometimes muddy. Second (by Jeans Way crossing) is better.
  9. Can walk either side of the hedgerow. On Blows Downs side, it can be muddy and cows can be hanging about, so do ask the group if they are OK if you decide to go this way.
  10. Small nature area that you can cut into if you want (through gates)
  11. Path beside paddocks can get muddy and uneven. Route along road if walking after wet weather (along Half Moon Lane and Downs Road). There is a useful footpath linking Great Northern Road to King Street too.
  12. On return journey, you can continue along Richard Street and go back through Priory Again.
  13. Crossing High Street South on return journey: crossings further along change for pedestrians quicker.
  14. Take care of buses moving in the square.
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