Whipsnade Heath

Common land located in Whipsnade, South Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire.


Areas of woodland, located 3.5 kms south of Dunstable.


Disputed but unmodified, (conflict with VG 63, which was withdrawn). The Post Office claim a right of access to maintain Post Office equipment.

Part owned by the Public Trustee. Remainder owned by BedfordshireCounty Council.

Final. Original claim cancelled by the Commons Commissionerwho directed two new owners.


Sheep, cattle and horses.

Rights entries were disputed and modified. One rightheld in gross and both rights relate to only part of the unit.


  • B roads
  • Footpaths

Other Notes

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - The Chilterns

Regulated by a Provisional Order made by the LandCommissioners, (25/2/1886), and confirmed by the Regulation and Inclosure(Totternhoe) Provisional Order Confirmation Act 1886.


Land Data

Common Land Name Whipsnade Heath
County Bedfordshire
District South Bedfordshire
Parish Whipsnade
TVG Reg # 51
Authority Bedfordshire
Area 9.1 hectares / 22.49 acres
Ordnance Survey Sheet # 166
OS 100km Grid Square TL01
Easting 5016
Northing 2183
OS Grid Ref 501600,218300
Min Contour 188
Max Contour 210
Median Elevation 199



Data recorded December, 1986.

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