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: 07835 936793
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
Saturday 21st July 2018
Walking in North Wales
Hotel/Hostel Trip
Alan 07957438153 alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
A summer trip to the river Wye and Snowdonia. We will be based in the Blue Bell Inn Llangurig http://www.bluebell-inn.co.uk . There are two trails to walk: The North Wye Valley Way and Glyndwr’s Way. We will also spend a day at Aberystwyth walking the coastline and maybe taking a trip on the Vale of Rheidol Railway. For those who want to include the visit to the Snowdonia National Park, we then move on to YHA Llanberis hostel. Alternatively, you will be making your own B&B/YHA arrangements. If you want to go to the top of Snowdon you can decide whether you want to take a climbing route or go up by the railway. The dates for the trip are: Llangurig Sat 21 Jul departing Sat 28 Jul and Llanberis 28 Jul departing Weds 1 Aug 2018. The Bluebell Inn web site and the Boggie’s Facebook page will give more information and photographs. For example alternative bunkhouse or camping accommodation is available at Woodhouse Farm Pant-y-dwr http://www.bunkhousemidwales.co.uk.  Visit the YHA website to book at Llanberis YHA for the Snowdon part of the trip.


Saturday 21st July 2018
Chipperfield
Half-day walk
Steve Johnstone 07910 277032
Big Steve is leading this walk in Chipperfield, Kings Langley. A packed lunch is required although, we will be visiting the Royal Oak pub at the end of the walk.

9.15 Priory School
2 pm 5-6 mls

Sunday 22nd July 2018
t.b.a.
Day walk
Walk leader required


Wednesday 25th July 2018
London Colney to St Albans Station
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Catching a 34 bus to St Albans Station  to pick the 84/84A to London Colney where we pick up the river Colne & walk various paths to Colney Heath & Smallford to pick up the old Hatfield line back to St Albans Station to catch a 34 bus back to Dunstable. The walk is classed a easy to medium walk with a couple of stiles, with a chance detour to Morrisons cafe for refreshments.  Meet 8.50 am  at the West Street bus stop  to catch 9.05am 34 to St Albans

8.50 am West Street bus stop
Late afternoon. 7miles max

Thursday 26th July 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 28th July 2018
Ashridge
David 07477004170
Circular walk from the monument in Ashridge.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml.

Sunday 29th July 2018
Cublington
Half-day walk
Don 01582 601852
This short(ish) walk takes in the pleasant countryside of North Bucks. Carried out at a gentle pace the route goes from Cublington to Dunton and return, with opportunity of a visit to the pub at the end.

9.30 Yum Yum
5.00pm 5 mls.

Thursday 2nd August 2018
Flamstead
David 07477004170
09.05 34 bus to Flamstead. Walk back to Dunstable.

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

Thursday 2nd August 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

Saturday 4th August 2018
Studham circular
Half-day walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
A circular walk in and around Studham, slightly different from the last time.

9.30 am Priory School
About 1.30, 6 miles

Sunday 5th August 2018
Little Brickhill
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Little Brickhill.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml.

Wednesday 8th August 2018
Little Venice to Green Park
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07584577129
Catching the 9.30 am 757 from Luton Airport to Lords Cricket ground, walking along the Regents Canal to Little Venice & the Paddington Basin to Paddington Station. Continuing on to Hyde Park where we walk to Hyde Park Corner along the side of the Serpentine. Subject to time we can walk through Green Park to Buckingham Palace or to St James Park. We will return to Luton Interchange on a 757 to catch a bus back to Dunstable. Classed as a easy walk with refreshment stops on the way. Meet 8.50 am Winston Churchill bus stop to catch the 9am  A bus to the airport.

8.50am Winston Churchill
Late afternoon. 5-7 miles.

Thursday 9th August 2018
Weatherspoon Wander
Day walk
Alan 07957 438153
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.

9 am Gary Cooper
16.30 12 mls

Saturday 11th August 2018
Woburn
David
Circular walk from Woburn public car park.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml.

Sunday 12th August 2018
Reminder Boggies Summer BBQ
Alan 07957438153
Final date for advance notification and payment of £6 per head payable to Alan for the BBQ on 18 August. It will assist planning if you could text Alan that you will be coming along. Also if you are a vegetarian. As usual you need to bring along wine or beer and plates and cutlery. Picnic chairs and a umbrella may also useful.

2 pm

Thursday 16th August 2018
East of Luton
David 07477004170
09.10 A busway bus to Kimpton Road, Luton for a circular walk on the far side of the airport. Busway bus back to Dunstable.

09.00 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml.

Thursday 16th August 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

Saturday 18th August 2018
Boggies Summer BBQ
Alan 07957438153
Cliff 07766 958133
Cliff is kindly hosting the BBQ this year. Alan and his team will be cooking and Gill will be organising mediterranean salads/sides and desserts (please contact Gill to help out with these). Bring your own drinks, cutlery etc. and seating. £6 per head payable to Alan by 12 August. It will assist planning if you could text Alan and Cliff that you will be coming along. Also if you are a vegetarian.  Please check you have Cliff's address for the day...46 Tring Road, Dunstable. LU6 2PT. (This is the B489 road, West Dunstable....Cliff's house is on the right hand shortly after the Totternhoe Rd turning).

Cheques to: Alan Plumley, 25 Manor Park Houghton Regis LU5 5BU

2 pm

Sunday 19th August 2018
Flamstead Festival
Day Walk
Walk leader reqd.
Eila 07964291892 festival only
We have visited the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival in the past, it was enjoyable so we intend to repeat it. It is a nice day out which you can drive to, or walk from Dunstable and walk back. The walk round the festival is also suitable for the less active in the group as a mini bus may be available. There are two pubs and tea tent available. There is a car park on the edge of the village. https://www.facebook.com/flamsteadscarecrowfestival/ 10.30 am non walkers arrive. Walkers arrive 12.30 pm.

9.30 am Yum Yum
Late afternoon 10 miles

Sunday 19th August 2018
Ashridge
David 07477004170
Circular walk from the monument in Ashridge.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml.

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