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 or
contact us at:

David Dumpleton: 01582 607318
Colin Meacham: 07835936793
Don Snoad: 01582 601852.
Eila Goss 01582 731026
Julian Clark-Lowes: 07979 435856.
Sue Jenkins: 01582 865966
Roger Pepworth: 01582 538414..


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

Next 11 Events   to view the complete programme click here
Thursday 31st July 2014
St Albans to Markyate
Day Walk
David 01582607318
Bus to St Albans station. Walk to Markyate via Alban Way, Redbourn, Trowley Bottom. Aiming for 15.35 34 bus to Dunstable.

08.55 at Asda bus stop for 09.05 34 bus.
About 12 miles

Saturday 2nd August 2014
International Food Night
Wendy r220hopkins@btinternet.com or 07712336318
Wendy has volunteered to host another Bring a Plate night.  Bring food from any country of your choice! Plus your own drinks. If you wish to come please make sure you contact Wendy by 26th July as she will need to know how many people to expect. Numbers may be limited.

Start 7pm

Saturday 2nd August 2014
Maulden Woods
Day Walk
Don 01582601852
Starting and finishing at Ampthill, this walk will include an exploration of Maulden Woods, visiting Maulden and Clophill en route.

9.30am French's Ave
Return about 5.30pm. About 11 miles.

Sunday 3rd August 2014
Villages and Their Greens
Half-day Walk
Hazel 01582661544
A circular walk from Upper Sundon going via Fancott to Toddington and back.

9.30am at the Yum Yum
Return about 1.00pm. About 5 miles.

Sunday 3rd August 2014
The Tempest
Peter 07732 418260
Another production by the Pantaloons Theatre Company. Last year it was excellent.  Tickets are £12.50+ £1.25 booking fee, available from the RSPB Lodge Sandy (the shop): 01767 680541. Contact Peter to discuss booking, shared transport, picnic etc.

RSPB Sandy 2pm

Thursday 7th August 2014
Brecon Beacons
Sylv Elliott 07890926765
Sandra Crannage 07801846351
4 nights in the Brecons - replaces trip to the Lakes. Fully booked.

Thursday 7th August 2014
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...

9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.

Saturday 9th August 2014
Preston & Kings Walden
Half-day Walk
Mike 07594 577129
A walk in the rolling hills between Preston & Kings Walden with its splendid former deer park. Easy to medium walk with several stiles, some hills. Possible pub stop at the end.

9.30am Priory School. To meet elsewhere contact Mike.
Return by 2pm. 5 miles.

Sunday 10th August 2014
Flamstead and Markyate
Day Walk
Jane Rouse tel 01582 526780/07513956213
An easy walk on field paths in Hertfordshire.

9:30 Yum Yum
8 miles approx. Returning mid afternoon

Sunday 10th August 2014
Wheathampstead/River Lea
Short/easy walk
Peter 07732 418260
A short easy walk from Wheathampstead along the River Lea and Ayot Greenway (a sequel to the Source of the River Lea walk).

1.30pm at Yum Yum
About 4 ml. Finish about 5.30pm

Wednesday 13th August 2014
View of the Ver Valley
Half-day walk
Mike 07594577129
Circular walk from Redbourn taking in Redbournbury Mill. Easy to medium walk with hills & footpaths.

09.05 at West St bus stop to catch 09.14 34 to St Albans.
Return between 1-2pm
Distance 5 miles


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