Whipsnade Parish

Whipsnade is a small village and civil parish in the county of Bedfordshire. It lies on the eastward tail spurs of the Chiltern Hills, about 2.5 miles South-South-West of Dunstable. It is the home of Whipsnade Tree Cathedral, as well as the famous ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, and is the namesake of Whipsnade Park Golf club.

Edward John Eyre, explorer of Australia, was born in Whipsnade in 1815.

A hill figure can be found in the site. The figure is shaped like a lion. It was made for Whipsnade Zoo. During the Second World War, this chalk image of a lion on Bison Hill, owned by Whipsnade Zoo, was covered with a black sheet in order not to attract attention from the German bomber planes.

If you have a matter that you would like to raise with the Parish Council you can contact the Clerk using the form below.

Mrs H Matthews