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: 07835 936793
Alan Plumley: 07957 438153
Julian Clark-Lowes: 07979 435856
Sue Jenkins: 07443 016095

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

Next 20 Events   to view the complete programme click here
Thursday 20th September 2018
10 Pin-Bowling with optional meal.
Gill 07903 801203
Same format as last year, meet at Wetherspoons 6.30pm-8pm then onto the 10 Pin-Bowling.  Option to eat at Wetherspoons and get a bevvy or 2 in before the games.  Please give your name to Gill preferably by 13th Sept deadline please.

6.30pm - 8.00pm

Thursday 20th September 2018
Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.

9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls

Saturday 22nd September 2018
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Woburn public car park. Taking in Aspley Guise, Wavendon, Bow Brickhill.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml. Return about 17.00.

Sunday 23rd September 2018
Pegsdon Hills walk
Half-day walk
Eila_goss@hotmail.com 07964291892
Starting at pub, a moderate and undulating walk through important wildlife sites with stunning views. 600ft total ascent. no stiles.  Finish at pub.

9.30 Yum Yum
2.30 pm 5-6 miles

Wednesday 26th September 2018
Aylesbury to Aston Clinton
Easy walk
John Hannington 07840 819739
Easy interesting walk from edge of Aylesbury, Western Turville reservoir, Wendover Arm Grand Union Canal and continue to tea shop at Aston Clinton park.
9.17 a.m. no.61 bus to Aylesbury.  Return on 2.15 p.m .61 bus from Aston Clinton.

9.10 a.m. Yum Yum
3.15/3.30 p.m. 5.5 mls

Thursday 27th September 2018
Toddington to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.42 E bus to Toddington. Walk back to Dunstable.

09.35 at White Lion bus stop on the busway.
About 12 ml.

Thursday 27th September 2018
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Saturday 29th September 2018
Great Horwood Circular
Half-day walk
Don 01582 601852
An easy-paced walk from Great Horwood to Adstock and Addington, then back to Great Horwood along the North Bucks Way

9.30 Yum-Yum/Wilkinson car park
2.30pm 6 mls.

Sunday 30th September 2018
David 07477004170
Circular walk from the public car park behind the Bull in Wheathampstead going out towards Whitwell.

09.30 at Yum Yum/Wilko car park
About 12 ml.

Monday 1st October 2018

Thursday 4th October 2018
Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.

9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls

Saturday 6th October 2018
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Boxmoor taking in Bovingdon, Chipperfield, Kings Langley and following sections of Chiltern Way, Hertfordshire Way and GU canal.

09.30 Priory School.
About 12 ml. Finish about 16.30.

Thursday 11th October 2018
Flamstead to Wheathampstead
David 07477004170
09.05 34 bus to Flamstead. Walk via Redbourn and Sandridge to Wheathampstead. Aiming for 14.37/15.11 610 bus to Luton Interchange for busway service to Dunstable.

08.55 at West Street bus stop (Lombardo's)
About 11 ml.

Thursday 18th October 2018
Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.

9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls

Saturday 20th October 2018
Ashridge and Berkhamsted
David 07477004170
Walk from the monument in Ashridge taking in Little Gaddesden and Frithsden Beeches before dropping down to Berkhamsted. Then follow GU Canal to leave it at  Cow Roast and head for Aldbury and "Heart Attack Hill" back to the cars.

09.30 Priory School.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.

Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Annual General Meeting
Members Meeting
Olwen 07415 334251
Eila 07964291892
The Annual General Meeting of the group. Please come along to meet up with your fellow members at this excellent CAMRA recommended pub for a drink and a chat and show your support. It's your chance to make your views known and elect (or volunteer to become) new committee members.

Please notify Olwen of proposals, agenda items and committee nominations, before 16th October.  Olwen secretary: OlwenDavies11@hotmail.co.uk and/or Eila chair: Eila_goss@hotmail.com. Venue: function room at rear of The Victoria, 69 West St, Dunstable LU6 1ST (near the police station).

07.45 pm Victoria West St
Finish 10.30

Wednesday 24th October 2018
Markyate Circular.
Mikes Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Starting & finishing in Markyate  A circular walk on a variety of paths taking in Aley Green, Caddington,Woodside & Pepperstock with a detour to Harpers for refreshments before heading back to Markyate. Classed as a medium walk  with a couple of hills. Meet 9.50am West St bus stop to catch the 10.05am No 34 to St Albans. Return 2-3 depending on stop at Harpers.

9.50am West St
2-3pm 5 miles

Thursday 25th October 2018
Childwick Green
David 07477004170
09.10 A busway bus to Luton Interchange for 09.40 321 bus to Childwick Green. Circular walk taking in St Albans and Sandridge. Return via 321 bus and busway.

09.00 at Asda bus stop.
About 11 ml.

Friday 26th October 2018
Court Hill Center near Streatley on Thames
Julian Clark-Lowes
07979 435856

Julian is planning a trip to The Court Hill Center (which is the former Ridgeway YHA Hostel) on Friday 26th – Sunday 28th October (2 nights)   http://courthill.org.uk It should be possible to arrange for twin rooms and some limited single occupancy rooms. The price is £19.50 pppn. There is good walking nearby with the white horse not far off. All rooms have a maximum of 4 beds, they have wash basins but are not en-suite. We have options for food. There is a good self catering kitchen, hostel food (if booked in advance) or a good pub about 3 miles away. We can decide. If you want to come could you send Colin a deposit of £15.

Sunday 28th October 2018
Whiteleaf Hill and Great Missenden
David 07477004170
Clocks change. Circular walk in the Chilterns taking in woods and valleys between Whiteleaf Hill and Great Missenden.

09.30 at Yum Yum/Wilko car park.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.


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