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
Saturday 17th March 2018
Mystery Day Walk
Day walk
Mike 07594577129
A Mystery walk to be decided on the day. Assume to incl some hills & a variety of footpaths . Classed as a  medium to hard walk.  There will be a pub lunch stop.

Check nearer the time for further details.

Meet 9.30am Priory School.
Return late afternoon.
Max 10miles

Sunday 18th March 2018
Sundon Hills and Sharpenhoe Clappers
Short walk
Jane Rouse 07513 956213
A short ridge walk from Sundon Hills Country Park to Sharpenhoe Clappers before returning to our start. Check web or ring Jane in case of change due to weather conditions.


9:30 French's Avenue
6 miles approx. return early afternoon.

Tuesday 20th March 2018
Awards-Appreciation Eve
Special Event
Gill - 07903 801203
Annual Awards Evening - giving recognition and appreciation of work by the volunteers in the group.  Also a chance to reflect back on the fun and events of 2017.  Expect some spoof awards too and a lot of laughs.  Venue is Dunstable College restaurant.  Parking is at the college.  Speaker - Sarah Cowling of the local Wildlife Trust.  Booking deadline has closed for this event.

Arrive 7-7.30pm
10.00pm approx finish

Thursday 22nd March 2018
Wetherspoon Wander
Day walk
Alan 07957 438153
The walk starts at Asda to catch the 08.43 35 35 Bus towards St. Albans. We get off at Redbourne and walk back to Dunstable via Flamstead and Caddington. Please check the web before the walk in case of change due to the weather.  For example, we could catch a bus from Markyate if required.

08.35 Asda
15.00. About 12 mls

Saturday 24th March 2018
Cow Roast
Half-day walk
Don 01582 601852
An easy-paced walk starting at the lovely village of Aldbury and going by Tring Station to Wiggington, Cow Roast, and back down Tom's Hill to Aldbury.

9.30 Priory School
2 pm 7 mls

Sunday 25th March 2018
Day walk
Julia 07958082009
A longer circular walk around Ashridge.

09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park
10-12 ml. Return about 16.30

Wednesday 28th March 2018
Water Eaton Bletchley - Milton Keynes Centre
Medium walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Easy level walk along the canal to Campbell Park area at MK with a minor hill climb to MK Centre. Possible tea stop along the route or at MK. F70 or 70 bus to Dunstable

8.45 a.m. High Street North bus stop outside Santander F77 bus at 9.00 a.m. to Bletchley
Approx 3.30/4 p.m. Approx 7/8 miles

Thursday 29th March 2018
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Thursday 29th March 2018
Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
09.15 70 bus to Leighton Buzzard Station. Circular walk including Soulbury, Hollingdon, Stoke Hammond, Rushmere Pk. Catch 70 or F70 bus back to Dunstable.

09.05 at Quadrant bus stop N2 (opp. Nationwide)
About 12 ml.

Saturday 31st March 2018
Quanton Circular
Day walk
Alan 07957438153
This circular walk starts at Waddesdon Village and goes to Quainton, on to North Marston for lunch (pub stop) then over Quainton Hill for fine extensive views. Back to Quainton Village which has a windmill, almshouses, ancient pathway and Market Cross. Return to Waddesdon is via the Railway Centre at Quainton Road.

9.00 Priory School
12 mls 5 pm

Sunday 1st April 2018

Thursday 5th April 2018
Luton to Silsoe
David 07477004170
09.03 A bus to Luton Interchange. Walk via Barton to Silsoe. Hourly 81 bus to Luton, then busway to Dunstable.

08.55 at Asda bus stop
About 12 ml

Saturday 7th April 2018
Pegsdon Spring walk
short walk
Eila_goss@hotmail.com 07964291892
Starting at pub, moderate walk through important wildlife sites and should have stunning views. 600ft total ascent. no stiles.

Priory School 9.30
5 miles return approx 1.30 p.m.

Sunday 8th April 2018
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Wendover taking in Halton, Wendover Woods, Buckland Common.

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

Thursday 12th April 2018
Walking in Derbyshire
Alan 07957438153 alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
A post-Easter hostel trip from Thursday 12th to Monday 16th April.  This will replace the usual Easter trip. We will be staying at Ilam Hall Ashbourne Derbyshire - This 17th Century gothic manor sits in 84 acres of National Trust parkland next to the river Manifold, with Dovedale just on its doorstep. The beautiful Youth Hostel is full of character and nestled near the church and quaint village of Ilam.   https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/ilam-hall

There is lots to do in Ashbourne and some good resturants and pubs - https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurants-g499571-zft10670-Ashbourne_Derbyshire_England.html

Derbyshire is a popular trip therefore, some room bookings are still available. Please contact Alan if you want to join us and make a late Hostel booking/B&B.

Thursday 12th April 2018
Whipsnade and Ivinghoe Beacon.
David 07477004170
08.48 35 bus to Whipsnade. Walk via Dagnall and Ivinghoe Beacon to Dunstable.

08.40 at West St bus stop (Lombardo)
About 12 ml.

Thursday 19th April 2018
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

09.00 at Gary Cooper
About 12 ml

Saturday 21st April 2018
Totternhoe Guided Walk
Half-Day Walk
Gill - 07903 801203
Guided walk with Richard Knock - reserve officer of Totternhoe Knolls- Nature Reserve area, 5 miles.  Easy to moderate level walk with some hills.  Meet 9.45am at Priory School to arrange car sharing.  Can people with cars turn up to offer lifts please.  Walk start is 10.00am at the National Trust car park, off Castle Hill Road.  Pub stop for drinks/lunch afterwards.  Click on this link for more info about the area and a map... http://www.wildlifebcn.org/reserves/totternhoe

9.45am Priory School or 10.00am at Knolls Nat Trust Car Park
12.30pm, about 5 miles

Sunday 22nd April 2018
7 Parishes
David 07477004170
Circular way-marked route from Woburn car park.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 14 ml.

Wednesday 25th April 2018
Easy walk
Chris 07836 310262
John 07840 819739
Walk from Asda Dunstable via Houghton Quarry continue the Icknield Way over new A5/M1 link road. Some gentle ascents/descents, possibility of stiles
Refreshments available in Toddington

Meet Asda bus stop 9 a.m.
6/7 miles.
1.15/2.15 p.m.


Comments are closed.