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 11 Events   to view the complete programme click here
Thursday 19th January 2017
Ivinghoe to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.10 61 bus to Ivinghoe. Walk to Dunstable via Ashridge.

09.00 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 miles. Return about 16.00.

Thursday 19th January 2017
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Friday 20th January 2017
You should have put in your order and deposit for the Post Christmas Meal on 29th January by today.

Saturday 21st January 2017
Streatley Stretch
Half-day Walk
Marian 01582 658950
Marian will leading a walk at Warden Hills in this popular area similar to the walk she led last year:
Keep vigilant for golf balls on the Streatley Stretch. A drink in Streatley will help you negotiate the muddy stretch after the duck pond, across the green fields on the way home.

NB - Bramingham car park is near Sainsbury's in Quantock Rise. If you need a lift from Priory School to Bramingham please tell Marian or Alan 07957438153. A number 24h bus from Asda Dunstable stops near the Sainsburys car park.

10 am At Bramingham Ave, Freeman Ave. Car Park

3p.m. 6 mls.

Sunday 22nd January 2017
David 07477004170
A circular walk from Wendover library car park. Taking in parts of the Ridgeway and Icknield Way Trails, Coombe Hill, Whiteleaf Hill and Ellesborough.

09.30 at Yum Yum.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.

Wednesday 25th January 2017
Redbourn/Harpenden Nicky Line
Chris & John's Mid Week Walk
Chris 07836310262/John 07840819739
We meet at West St bus stop to catch the 34 to Redbourn. At Redbourn we walk across the Common (option to stop at Common Cafe for coffee/tea etc. ) and onto the Nicky Line to our destination at Harpenden ( with option for lunch at Godfreys. ) An easy level 5 mile walk. Meet 9.55am West St bus stop to catch the 34 to Redbourn.
Return on 321 to Luton interchange to catch bus back to Dunstable

Meet 9.55am West St
3pm. approx 5 miles .

Thursday 26th January 2017
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

09.00 at Gary Cooper
Finish about 16.30. About 12 mls

Saturday 28th January 2017
Post-Christmas Meal & Walk
Day Walk and Social
Ant - 07748 160921 Carolyn - 07980 950197, c.cooper47@icloud.com
A gentle walk to the bottom of the Downs and then across the Downs via the visitor centre. We'll have time to wander around the tree cathedral before walking to the Old Hunter’s Lodge, Whipsnade at about 12.30 pm. Afterwards we walk back to Dunstable around 3.30pm or get the X31 bus at 14.50pm.  Meet at Priory, 10.00am or at the venue at 12.30pm.  Contact Ant regarding walk and Carolyn about the meal.
Please pre-order from the Lodge’s Saturday bar menu and send your order and deposit of £5.00 to Carolyn - 07980 950197, c.cooper47@icloud.com, 28 Bank Avenue, Dunstable LU6 1FR. BEFORE January 20th.
Link to menu http://oldhunterslodge.co.uk/home_files/Page679. Please specify your choice of food, with your meal you can have either a salad, vegetables, fries, or potatoes, included in the price.

10 a.m. Priory School or Hunters Lodge 12.30
6 mls

Sunday 29th January 2017
Harlington Circular
Half-day Walk
Mike 07594577129
This circular walk covers the attractive countryside of Harlington Vale. An easy to medium walk with some hills.

9.30am Yum Yum carpark.
1-2pm. 6 miles.

Thursday 2nd February 2017
Hemel Hempstead to St Albans
David 07477004170
09.06 X31 bus to Hemel Hempstead - Debenhams/Magic Roundabout. Walk via GU Canal, Kings Langley, etc. to St Albans. Catch one of the freqent 231 or 34 buses from St Peters St for return.

08.55 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.00

Thursday 2nd February 2017
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable


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