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Dunstable is a market town and civil parish in Bedfordshire, Eastern England. 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of London, it lies on the eastward tail spurs of the Chiltern Hills. As you approach Dunstable from the north, these geographical features form several steep chalk escarpments. Dunstable is the largest settlement in Central Bedfordshire and the third largest town in Bedfordshire after Luton and Bedford. Together with Houghton Regis and the much larger town of Luton, it forms the westernmost part of the Luton/Dunstable Urban Area.
Kite flying, paragliding, and hang gliding are popular activities on Dunstable Downs, and the London Gliding Club provides a base for conventional gliding and other air activities near the bottom of the Downs. In the countryside are the open-range Whipsnade Zoo, a cathedral-like garden at Whipsnade Tree Cathedral, and Totternhoe Knolls motte-and-bailey castle.
The Icknield Way Path runs through the town on its 110-mile journey from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to Knettishall Heath in Suffolk. The Icknield Way Trail, a multi-use trail for walkers, horseback riders, and off-road cyclists, passes through the town. Rather than following the road that bears their namesake, these routes now go northwest and west of the main conurbation.
Previously, Dunstable Town railway station served the Dunstable Branch Lines to Leighton Buzzard and to Luton. The Luton to Dunstable Busway, which uses the former rail route, has superseded a number of campaigns for the re-establishment of a passenger railway (see Bus Transport). Despite being one of the largest towns south of the Midlands, Dunstable lacks a railway station. However, as part of the Luton conurbation, it is three miles (5 kilometers) from north Luton’s Leagrave station, eight miles (8 kilometers) from south Luton’s Airport Parkway station, which all provide direct access to central London.