Welcome

Call it walking, trekking, backpacking, hiking or rambling this is what the Bogtrotters do. We also organise longer weekends away 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, Weekend trips 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:

Gill Morris: 07903 801203
Alan Plumley: 07957 438153
Julian Clark-Lowes: 07979 435856
Sue Jenkins: 07443 016095
enquiries@dunstablebogtrotters.co.uk

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

Next 20 Events   to view the complete programme click here
Sunday 24th March 2019
Three Locks
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Three Locks car park taking in Stoke Hammond, Drayton Parslow, Stewkley, Soulbury.

09.30 French's Ave
About 13 ml. Return about 16.30

Sunday 24th March 2019
Around Redbourne
Part day walk
Don 01582 601852
This slow ramble starts at Redbourne and takes a route south of Redbourne with gentle hills, good views and pleasant walking through the Ver Vallay and water meadows.

9.30 Wilko Car Park
2.30pm 6 mls

Wednesday 27th March 2019
London Walk
Easy walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Alexandra Palace/Finsbury Park London Walk
A bus to Luton Airport/9.35 757 Greenline to Brent Cross, then local bus to Muswell Hill.
Interesting walk visiting Alexandra Palace and park with great views of London. Continue Parkland Walkway via Highgate Woods partly along disused railway line to Finsbury Park. Some short hills involved but generally an easy walk on good paths.
Refreshments at start and finish
Return local bus Finsbury Park via Islington to Marylebone Road/Baker Street junction, then 757 Gloucester Road to Interchange, busway to Dunstable

Winston Churchill 8.30 a.m.
Dunstable 5/6 p.m.
5/6 miles

Thursday 28th March 2019
Ivinghoe to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.17 61A bus to Bulbourne. Walk via Ashridge to the Gary Cooper.

09.10 West Street bus stop (Lombardo's)
About 12 ml

Saturday 30th March 2019
Totternhoe Circular
Half day walk
Gill: 07903 801203
A spring walk through Totternhoe Knolls and nature reserve with some stunning views. Easy paced and mainly level with some gentle inclines. Pub stop optional at the end of the walk. Start and end point is the National Trust car park off Castle Hill Road.

9.30am. Priory School or 9.45am at start point.
5 miles

Sunday 31st March 2019
Woburn Sands
Julia 07958 082009
Circular walk from Woburn Sands going via Aspley Guise, Hulcote, Salford (possible pub stop, The Swan), Wavendon House and golf course.

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

Thursday 4th April 2019
Hitchin to Luton
David 07477004170
Busway bus to Luton interchange then 09.41 100/101  bus to Hitchin (Kingshott School/ St Ippolyts). Walk via St Paul's Walden, Whitwell and Peters Green back to the interchange for busway bus back to Dunstable.

09.05 Church St bus stop (Poundland/Winston Churchill)
About 13 ml.

Thursday 4th April 2019
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Friday 5th April 2019
April Hostel Trip
Trip
Alan 07957 438153
This walking-hostelling trip will be from Friday April 5th - returning Tuesday April 9th.   We will stay 2 nights in the Swanage YHA. Then stay 2 nights in the Lulworth YHA. Alternatively, you can make your own arrangements for accommodation. We'll be walking in country and the coastal path. We will have a planning meeting nearer the time to arrange car-sharing and food/catering.


Saturday 6th April 2019
Markyate
Day walk
Steve Goss 07935273417/01582731026
Markyate circular 13 miles. Scenic walk along the Hertfordshire Way through Jockey End to Great Gaddesden returning through Flamstead and along the Chiltern Way.

Priory school 9.30
13 miles late afternoon

Sunday 7th April 2019
Breachwood Green
Intermediate walk
Steve Johnstone 07749091000

This is a walk in and around Breachwood Green.  7.6 miles.
If you wish you can meet us at the start of the walk at the Red Lion Pub at Breachwood Green about 10.00.


Meet at the Yum yum at 09.30 am
Distance 7.6 miles

Wednesday 10th April 2019
Lilley Circular
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Meet at the Winston Churchill bus stop  9.15am to catch any bus to the interchange to catch the 9.58am No 101 to Lilley.. A circular taking in a variety of footpaths & hills .Classed as a medium to hard walk remembering the time of year. Subject to timing we may be able to visit The Lilley Arms  before we make the return journey back to Luton or Dunstable.
Please call me if you wish to meet elewhere.

9.15am Church St bus stop to catch any bus to the Interchange.
Return late afternoon .
Distance max 6 miles.

Thursday 11th April 2019
Weatherspoon Wander
Bring your ideas about where to walk today and discuss them over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two.

09.00 Gary Cooper
About 12 ml

Saturday 13th April 2019
Views of the Ver Valley
Half-day walk
Eila 07964291892
A nice reasonably easy scenic walk from Redbourn which has a pub and cafe for refreshments at the end of the walk.

9.30 Priory School
5 Miles, expect to be back in Dunstable before about 2.00 (depending on refreshment stop).

Sunday 14th April 2019
Pirton
Half-day Walk
Steve Johnstone 07749091000

A walk in and around Pirton.
If you wish you can  meet us at the start of the walk at St Mary's Church Pirton 10.00 am


Meet at the Yum Yum at 9.30 am
Distance 6.5 miles

Wednesday 17th April 2019
Edlesborough/Ashridge/College Lake or Tring
Medium/hard walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Edlesborough, Ivinghoe Beacon, Ashridge Monument Cafe, Aldbury, Grand Union Canal with a finish at either College Lake or edge of Tring
Plenty of hills on this walk with a few stiles
61A bus Dunstable/Edlesborough 9.17 a.m.
61 bus College Lake or Tring 2.35 p.m.

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

Wednesday 17th April 2019
Committee Meeting
Meeting
Carolyn or Gill
Carolyn secretary: c.cooper47@icloud.com. Venue: The Globe pub, Winfield Street, LU6 ILS. Meeting open to members to observe.

7.30pm

Thursday 18th April 2019
Weatherspoon Wander
Bring your ideas about where to walk today and discuss them over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two.

09.00 Gary Cooper
About 12 ml

Thursday 18th April 2019
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 20th April 2019
Sharpenhoe and Sundon Hills.
Day Walk
Tony Woodward 07594532429
Walk starts off across Bramingham Park, to Streatley church, then through allotments to Sharpenhoe Clappers. We then go across Sundon Hills to Upper Sundon with a stop at the Red Lion for refreshments. Return across fields to the start. An easy paced relatively flat walk.
Walk starts from car park off Freemans avenue behind Brim & Crown pub, next to Sainsburys.

Meet at Priory School at 9.30 am or Bramingham (see above) 10.00 am
Distance 9 miles approx.
Return 3.30 pm approx

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