Welcome

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.

Contacts:

Eila Goss: 07964 291892
Colin Meacham: 07835936793
Alan Plumley: 01582 752864
Julian Clark-Lowes: 07979 435856
Sue Jenkins: 07443016095
enquiries@dunstablebogtrotters.co.uk

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

Next 20 Events   to view the complete programme click here
Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Walking West Highland Way
Trip
Alan 07957438153 alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
A challenging walk along the West Highland Way 95 miles. The  cost will be around £1000 for eight nights + rail fares etc. Further details from web site http://www.mickledore.co.uk.


Thursday 24th May 2018
Childwickbury to Luton
David 07477004170
09.02 A bus to Luton Interchange. 09.40 321 bus to Childwickbury (Hawkswick Lodge Farm bus stop). Walk via Heartwood Forest and Wheathampstead to Luton Interchange for busway bus back to Dunstable.

08.55 at Asda bus stop
About 12 ml.

Thursday 24th May 2018
Eve Meal -'Tastes of Mexico'
Meal-Social
Peter 07732 418260
peterjackson@aol.com
A Mexican-Themed Evening at Dunstable College Restaurant.  Cost is £19.00 per head (plus a £1.00 tip/donation).  This event is expected to be fully booked soon and the food is expected to be excellent.  Please notify Peter Jackson if you want to book and please commit to the booking.  Contact Peter ASAP and by April 26th deadline.  Meal starts 7.30pm (arrive a little earlier to get a drink).

Arrive around 7.15pm
9.30pm

Saturday 26th May 2018
The Ayots, Brocket Park and the River lea
Day Walk
Jane R 07513 956213
Starting at Wheathamstead we will walk through Ayots and Brocket Hall before following the river Lea back to our start.

9:30 Yum Yum Car Park
10 miles Late afternoon

Sunday 27th May 2018
Wrest Park to Higher Gobian
Half-day walk
Bessie - bessierogers@uwclub.net
Starting from Wrest Park over to Higher Gobian. Refreshments at Wrest Park at the end will be available.

9.30 French's Ave
1pm. 5.5 mls

Wednesday 30th May 2018
Edlesborough/Ivinghoe
Medium walk
Chris 07836 310262
John 07840 819739
Plenty of hills on this walk and some stiles. Edlesborough, Ivinghoe Beacon, Monument Cafe (cream scone if required!), Aldbury, Pitstone Hill, Ivinghoe.
61 bus Dunstable/Edlesborough 9.17 a.m.
61 bus Ivinghoe/Dunstable 2.45 p.m.

Yum Yum West Street 9.05 a.m.
3.15/3.30 p.m.
9/10 miles

Thursday 31st May 2018
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls

Saturday 2nd June 2018
Afternoon Walk
Half-day walk
Peter 07732 418260
Houghton Hall Park, Early summer afternoon walk/picnic

We will walk round the park and adjacent areas for about 3 miles, to see the newly developed/landscaped market gardens and parkland. Picnic in the park (bring contributions) + go to the new visitor centre for tea/coffee/cold drinks/cakes with the option of extending the walk afterwards.

Meet at 2pm at the cricket pavilion on Houghton Hall Village Green (park in road on side of park) - if you need a lift there phone Peter

2pm Houghton Green
5pm 3 plus miles

Sunday 3rd June 2018
t.b.a
Day Walk
Jane has agreed to move this walk to Sat 26 May 2018. This date is now available for another walk leader.

(Starting at Wheathamstead we will walk through Ayots and Brocket Hall before following the river Lea back to our start.)


Thursday 7th June 2018
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.

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

Thursday 7th June 2018
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Saturday 9th June 2018
Ampthill Park
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Ampthill Park taking in Marston Vale Visitor Centre.

09.30 French's Ave.
16.30. About 12 ml.

Sunday 10th June 2018
Circular from Offley.
Half-day walk
Sylvia 07587185176
A circular walk from Offley taking in the three springs. A medium walk with gentle hills but it can get muddy in several places. Possible pub stop at the end. Meet 10am Yum Yum car park. If you wish to meet elsewhere please call Sylvia. We return about 1-2 pm depending on the time in pub.

10am Yum Yum
1-2 pm 6 miles max.

Wednesday 13th June 2018
A Day out in Oxford
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Catching a bus from Dunstable to Milton Keynes to pick up the X5 to Oxford, where we can spend time doing what we please. Catching the X5 back to Milton Keynes to pick a connection home. Meet High St North  bus stop at 8.20am to pick up the No F70  8.30am bus to Milton Keynes. Return time and walking distance will depend on what we do.

8.20 High St North bus stop
Late evening

Thursday 14th June 2018
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls

Saturday 16th June 2018
Cholesbury and Hawridge
Half-day walk
Don 01582 601852
An easy paced walk from Cholesbury Common to Hawridge, Ashendon and Bellingdon. Starting with a visit to Cholesbury Camp. Park in Wilkinson car park which is behind Salvation Army Centre.

9.30 Priory School
2.30pm 7 mls.

Sunday 17th June 2018
Redbourn and Sandridge
David 07477004170
Circular walk between Redbourn and Sandridge taking in Rothamsted and Heartwood Forest.

09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park
About 13 ml.

Thursday 21st June 2018
Hatching Green to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.02 A bus to Luton Interchange. 09.40 321 bus to Hatching Green/Harpenden Common. Walk via Rothamsted, Flamstead and Markyate back to Dunstable.

08.55 at Asda bus stop
About 13 ml.

Thursday 21st June 2018
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Saturday 23rd June 2018
Whiteleaf Hill
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Whieleaf Hill taking in Loosley Row, Hempton Wainhill, Bledlow, Princes Risborough.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 17.30 About 12 mls

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