Call it walking, trekking, backpacking, hiking or rambling this is what the Bogtrotters do. We also organise longer hostelling weekends and tours in Britain and Abroad.

Our members are drawn from the area of Dunstable, Luton, Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding counties of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The group was formed in September 1965 as the Dunstable YHA Local Group.Our programme consists of local Day Walks, Half Day Walks, Midweek meanders, Hostelling Weekends and Easter, New Year and Summer tours as well as a varied social programme.  For more information about us please visit our Welcome Page and Guidance for those attending Bogtrotters events.


Eila Goss: 07964 291892
Colin Meacham: 07835936793
Alan Plumley: 01582 752864
Julian Clark-Lowes: 07979 435856
Sue Jenkins: 01582 865966
Roger Pepworth: 01582 538414


For information re social events social@dunstablebogtrotters.co.uk

Next 20 Events   to view the complete programme click here
Thursday 28th September 2017
Bulbourne to Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
09.17 61 bus to Bulbourne. Walk to Leighton Buzzard via Wilstone, Long Marston, Wingrave and Wing. Catch 70 or F70 bus back to Dunstable.

09.05 at West Street (Lombardo's) bus stop.
About 13 ml.

Friday 29th September 2017
Booking Reminder
Gill - 07903 801203
Please contact Gill if you are attending the Christmas Meal & Party night on the 15th Dec. You can reserve a place and send payment later.

Saturday 30th September 2017
Aylesbury Outer Ring part 15
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Ellesborough - Wendover.  The final part of the 'Ring' is an easy-paced circular from Wendover, going to Ellesborough via Butlers Cross and back to Wendover via Coombe Hill and Bacombe Warren to finish with a celebratory drink in Wendover.

9:30 Priory School
4:00pm 6 mls

Sunday 1st October 2017
Julia 07958082009
Circular walk in the Aylesbury Vale. Starting from Haddenham it takes in Aston Sandford, Kingsey, Chearsley.

9.30 Yum Yum
About 10.5 miles.
Return 5pm approx

Thursday 5th October 2017
Stand-Up Comedy Night - Grove Theatre
Gill - 07903 801203
The Barnstormers Stand-Up Comedy Night.  A fun evening of comedy for the Boggies and there's a bar and food available!  Event will be cabaret style in the upper foyer function area. Please buy your tickets directly from The Grove Theatre/online. Tickets are £12.50 in advance or £15.00 on the door.  Food menu is available for the night - cheaper if ordered in advance.  Click on link for more details about this event https://www.grovetheatre.co.uk/events/barnstormers-stand-up-comedy/  Meet first at the Gary Cooper pub - we can then go as a group to the venue so will have best chance of sitting together.

7.00-7.30pm at pub. Starts 8.00pm
10.30pm approx finish

Thursday 5th October 2017
Wetherspoon Wander
Alan 07957438153
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. 12 mls

Thursday 5th October 2017
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Saturday 7th October 2017
"Stilish" walk from Ford.
Julia 07958082009
Circular walk taking in a section of the Outer Aylesbury Ring. Includes Ford, Aston Sandford, Longwick, Princes Risborough, Kimble Wick. Relatively flat but many stiles (lots of doubles). Good views of Whiteleaf Hill and Cross on a clear day.

French's Avenue at 9.30 am
5 pm 12 miles approx

Sunday 8th October 2017
Chorley wood to Rickmansworth
Half-day Walk
Cliff 07766 958133
Chorley wood common to Rickmansworth along the river Chess

9.30 Priory Yum Yum
2pm 7.5 mls

Wednesday 11th October 2017
Mike's Midweek walk
Mike 07594577129
There will be no walk this month as I will be on holiday in the States.

Thursday 12th October 2017
Little Brickhill to Toddington
David 07477004170
09.33 X31 bus to Little Brickhill. Walk via Woburn Estate to Toddington for bus to Dunstable.

09.25 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml.

Saturday 14th October 2017
Bridgewater Monument to House.
Short/slow walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
By special request.  After our visit to Ashridge House in the summer we are going to walk from the monument in Ashridge to Ashridge House.  This will be through the woods at a leisurely pace.  Fairly level.

Meet at Priory School at 10am
Return about 1.30 ish. Distance 5/6 miles

Saturday 14th October 2017
Markyate Circular
Day Walk
Steve 0158273102607935273417
Scenic walk along the Hertfordshire Way through Jockey End to Gt. Gaddesden, returning along the Chiltern Way via Flamstead.

9.30 Yum Yum/Wilkinsons car park
4.30 13 miles approx.

Sunday 15th October 2017
Woburn Walks No 1
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
The first of four walks in the Woburn area, is an easy-paced ramble around the woods and heathland of Aspley and Wavendon.

9.30 am French's Avenue
2.00 pm. 5.5 miles

Tuesday 17th October 2017
Annual General Meeting
Olwen 07415 334251
OlwenDavies11@hotmail.com or Eila_goss@hotmail.com
Annual General Meeting of the group. This is your chance to participate, make your views known and to elect new committee members!  Please notify Olwen of proposals/agenda items and committee nominations well in advance. This year we move back to the Victoria (rear room) an excellent real ale pub. 69 West St, Dunstable LU6 1ST (near police station).

7.45 pm Victoria West St
10.30pm approx finish

Wednesday 18th October 2017
Aylesbury - Aston Clinton
Short Walk
Chris Morley 07836310262 John Hannington 07840819739
Easy interesting walk to edge of Aylesbury. Western Turnville reservoir. Wendover Arm of Grand Union Canal to tea shop at Aston Clinton park.  9.10am West Street bus stop for 9.17am 61 bus.

9.10am West Street
2.15-3.45pm 5.5 miles

Thursday 19th October 2017
Wetherspoon Wander
Alan 07957438153
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

09.00 at Gary Cooper
4.30 12mls approx

Thursday 19th October 2017
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Friday 20th October 2017
Booking & Payment Reminders
Gill - gmorris09@hotmail
07903 801203
Peter Jackson 07732 418260
Please ensure that you've booked and submitted payment/food orders for the upcoming meal events - Go Houghton on 5th Nov (contact Peter) & Christmas Meal & Party Night on 15th Dec (contact Gill).  Deadlines are approaching!

Saturday 21st October 2017
Tring reservoir walk
Half-day walk
Eila 07964291892
Reasonably easy walk round Tring reservoirs starting from Marsworth Village Hall HP23 4LR along some of the Grand Union and through Wilstone Village. Probable pub stop.

9.30  Priory. Please let Eila know if you intend to start from Marsworth.

9.30 Priory School
2.30 approx 6 mls


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