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: 01582 865966
Roger Pepworth: 01582 538414

enquiries@dunstablebogtrotters.co.uk

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

Next 20 Events   to view the complete programme click here
Wednesday 25th April 2018
Dunstable/Toddington
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.

Thursday 26th April 2018
Stoke Hammond to Toddington
David 07477004170
09.00 F77 bus to Stoke Hammond. Walk to Toddington via Gt Brickhill, Woburn, Tingrith. Bus back to Dunstable.

08.50 at High St North bus stop (Santander)
About 12 ml.

Saturday 28th April 2018
Berkhamsted and Tring
David 07477004170
Linear walk between Berkhamsted and Tring using bus or train for outward or return leg.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml.

Sunday 29th April 2018
Blows Downs Walk
Half-day walk
Steve 01582731026 07964291892
Along the Downs  hopefully with the chance of seeing a carpet of bluebells, but will have some ups and downs.

9.30 Yum Yum/Wilkos car park
14.00 approx 7-8 miles

Thursday 3rd 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

Thursday 3rd May 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

Friday 4th May 2018
Chepstow hostelling. Greenmans backpackers
Trip
Don 01582 601852 Julian 07979 435856
Join us for a three night trip to Wales over the bank holiday staying at Greenham Backpackers Chepstow.
See http://www.greenmanbackpackers.co.uk/chepstow-accommodation.  Although called a backpackers Greenmans looks quite smart and has some en-suite rooms as well as dormitory accommodation and does Bed and Breakfast (continental).  We do not have exclusive use so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.  Walking along the river Wye.  Tintern abbey is nearby.


Saturday 5th May 2018
Blue Bells in Ashridge
Half-day walk
Olwen 07415 334251
Olwen says "lets go and discover what blue bell delights there are in Ashridge".

Priory Walk
5.30-6.30pm. 5-6 mls.

Sunday 6th May 2018
Day Walk
Walk Leader needed.


Wednesday 9th May 2018
Golders Hill park to Parliament Hill
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Catching the 9.30am 757 from the airport to the top of Hendon Way. Walking through Golders Hill park,The Hill up  onto Hampstead Heath then following the footpath to Parliament Hill where we catch a C4/11 back to Finchley Rd coach stop to catch the 757 back to the interchange,where we catch a bus back to Dunstable. Classed a medium walk with some  hills. Note there is as nice cafe in Golders Hill Park for refreshments. Meet 8.50am Winston Churchill bus stop to catch the 9am A bus to the airport.

8.50 Winston Churchill A bus
Late afternoon. 5/6 miles

Thursday 10th May 2018
Markyate
David 07477004170
08.48 35 bus to Markyate. Walk back to Dunstable.

08.40 at Lombardo's bus stop, West Street.
About 12 ml.

Saturday 12th May 2018
Tour of Scottish Highlands & Islands
Trip
Don 01582 601852
This three week tour from Sat 12 May - Sun 3 June, will explore the North-West Coast of Scotland, and the islands of Skye, Harris and Lewis. Accommodation will be in hostels and bunkhouses, and transport will be by car (car sharing will be available). The tour starts in Portree and North Skye (Trotternish) and then goes to the Outer Hebrides, with stops at Tarbet and Stornaway, returning from there to the mainland at Ullapool. The tour then works north through Assynt to the most north-westerly point on the Scottish mainland at Cape Wrath, before heading homewards, with two nights in Inverness, and a stop at Kirk Yelton on the English border. If you can't spare (or afford) three weeks you can always come for part of the tour - Ullapool could be a good place to join or leave. Please contact Don soon if you want to join the trip.


Saturday 12th May 2018
Ashridge Boundary Trail
David 07477004170
Circular walk from the Bridgewater Monument following the way-marked route.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 17.00 About 15 miles

Sunday 13th May 2018
Clophill Circular
Half-day walk
Alan 07957 438153
Alan will be leading this walk in and around Clophill which will include a stop at the homely Stone Jug pub.

9.30 Yum Yum
2pm 7mls

Thursday 17th 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 19th May 2018
Studham and all the ends.
Half-day walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Today's walk starts in Studham and will include Goose Hatch, Beechwood School, Jockey End and Clements End.   If you are not interested in the royal wedding or the cup final then come and join me on this lovely walk.  We can always raise a glass or two in the Red Lion at Studham.

Priory School at 9.30 am
1.30 approx. 6 miles.

Sunday 20th May 2018
Sundon Hills
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Sundon Hills taking in Streatley, Hexton, Barton, Sharpenhoe.

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

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. Walk via Heartwood Forest and Wheathampstead to Luton Interchage to catch 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

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