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.


David Dumpleton: 01582 607318
Colin Meacham: 07835936793
Don Snoad: 01582 601852.
Lesley Grierson-Hill 01582 660135.
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 18th December 2014
Toddington Circular
David 01582607318
From and to Toddington route is via Harlington, Westoning and Eversholt. Aiming for 15.59 bus back to Dunstable.

09.00 at White Lion stop on busway for E bus.
About 13 ml.

Thursday 18th December 2014
Christmas Puddings at Priory House
Lesley 01582 660135
Expect to pay about £6.00 (dependent on what pudding you choose) for pudding and tea/coffee + if we have more than 6, we get a free bottle of sparkly wine!

Early response needed to confirm booking so contact Lesley as soon as possible.


7pm at Priory House Tearooms, Dunstable

Saturday 20th December 2014
Wheathampstead Circular
Les Price 07866858992
A pre-xmas gentle walk from Wheathampstead circling Nomansland via Sandridge.

09.15 at Priory School
Return 3.30 pm approx.
9 miles approx.

Sunday 21st December 2014
Mince Pie Ramble
Don 01582607318
A short afternoon stroll around Totternhoe finishing at Don's for festive mince pies and ginger wine.

2 pm at French's Ave.
About 5 ml. Finish about 4.30 pm.

Saturday 27th December 2014
South Downs and Brighton
Don 01582601852
Sat 27 to Wed 31 Dec 4 nights/5 days walking on the South Downs. 2 nights at the new South Downs hostel, Itford Farm, on the S Downs Way north of Newhaven. 2 nights at the very new, soon-to-open hostel in central Brighton. Likely accommodation cost: about £80. Don needs to book now so contact him immediately if you wish to go on this trip.

Thursday 1st January 2015
Houghton House-to-House
Peter 07732 418260 peterdajackson@aol.com
Meet at Peter's in Houghton Regis at 11am for mulled wine (hair of  the cat?), coffee and nibbles. From there we'll amble to wherever we're invited or the mood takes us. For the address to join us at the start or to offer to host along the route phone/email Peter so he can co-ordinate.

Thursday 8th January 2015
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

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

Thursday 8th January 2015
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides - we've now reached 1986!  All welcome.

8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable

Saturday 10th January 2015
Sundon Hills
Olwen 07415334251
A circular walk in and around Sundon Hills Country Park.

Meet at French’s Avenue Car Park at 9.30 am.
5/6 ml. Return around 1 pm.

Sunday 11th January 2015
Woburn Park
Peter 07732 418260
This will take us on the Yellow Walk through Woburn park following the County Council Circular Walk and Greensand Ridge Walk (deer logo). Coffee break in the middle.

10am at French's Ave
Return 2.30pm. Distance 5 miles

Wednesday 14th January 2015
Mike's Mystery Walk
Mike 07594577129
Where we go is dependent on weather & buses running. Medium to hard with some hills.

Meet at the bus stop in West St at 9.30am
Return 1-2pm. 5-7 miles


Comments are closed.