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:

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
Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Ouse River Walk
Easy walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
F70 bus at 8.30 am to MK then no.7 bus to New Bradwell.
Walk the Ouse Valley Way to north of Stony Stratford ending up in the town centre. Local bus back to MK then F70 to Dunstable.
Easy level walk on good surface with a couple of stiles
Refreshments at finish

8.20 a.m. High Street North
(Santander) bus stop
Dunstable 3.45/4.45 p.m.
5/6 miles

Thursday 24th January 2019
Bulbourne to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.17 61A bus to Bulbourne. Walk via GU Canal and Ashridge to the Gary Cooper, Dunstable.

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

Saturday 26th January 2019
Barton Hills Circular
Part day walk
Don 01582 601852
A slow ramble visiting the Barton Hills and the estate village of Hexton, with a stop for refreshments. Return to Barton is along the John Bunyan Trail with only one hill.

9.30 Priory School
3pm 6 mls

Sunday 27th January 2019
Edlesborough
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Edlesborough playing fields. Route includes Ivinghoe Beacon, Ashridge, Ivinghoe.

09.30 Wilko car park.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.

Thursday 31st January 2019
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

Thursday 31st January 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 2nd February 2019
Ashridge - Ivinghoe Beacon
Half day walk
Olwen 07415334251
Expect mud and views as we leisurely wind our way from Ashridge Monument -though the forest to wards Ivinghoe Beacon which we will climb up. A walk along the ridge to meet the Ridgeway path and a short climb to Ducombe Terrace

Meet at Priory School at 9.30
Distance about 7 miles
Return about 2/2.30 pm

Sunday 3rd February 2019
Gadebridge, Hemel Hempstead
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Gadebridge Park.

09.30 Wilko car park.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.

Thursday 7th February 2019
Leighton Buzzard to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.30 F70 bus to Leighton Buzzard. Walk to the Gary Cooper, Dunstable.

09.20 High Street North bus stop (Santander)
About 12 mls

Saturday 9th February 2019
Woburn
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Woburn car park.

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

Sunday 10th February 2019
Toddington Circular
Half day walk
Wendy Hopkins
01582 602235/07712 336318
We  park around the Green in Toddington and follow a route that takes us north to the village of Tingrith. From here we head towards Eversholt, down through Daintry Wood and use footpaths to return to the start where, hopefully,the cafes in Toddington will be open and welcoming.

Meet at Wilkinson's car park at 9.30 am
Return 2 pm approx
Distance 6 miles approx

Wednesday 13th February 2019
The Hatfield Line
Mike's Midweek Walk.
Mike 07594 577129
Picking the no 34 Bus to St Albans, walking down to pick up the Hatfield line by the St Albans Abbey station  & continue on to Hatfield on a excellent track ( but beware of cyclists) .We will stop off on route at the Morrison's at Fleetville for refreshments before continue on to Hatfield. Return by bus to pick up the 34 back to Dunstable. Classed as easy to medium walk.
Note we may reverse the walk on the day by Walking from  Hatfield to St Albans.

Meet at the bus stop in West St at 9.00am to catch the 9.05am No 34 to St Albans
Return by 4pm.
Distance max 7.5 miles

Thursday 14th February 2019
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

Thursday 14th February 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 16th February 2019
Wing Circular.
Intermediate walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Circular walk from Wing.  This will include visiting Aston Abbotts and Cublington.  Hopefully we will find a pub that is open for refreshments.

Meet at Priory School at 9.30 am
Return 2.30 approx
Distance 8.5 miles.

Sunday 17th February 2019
Sandy circular
Day walk
Les 07866858992

A circular walk from Sandy, up through woods along the Greensand Ridge. Then via Everton along the ridge to Gamlingay. We then return  to Sandy via Potton and Sandy heath, hopefully a pub stop midday.


Meet at French's Avenue 9.30 am
Distance 12 miles.
Return around 5pm

Thursday 21st February 2019
Toddington to Dunstable
David 07477004170
08.59 E bus to Toddington. Walk via Harlington and Upper Sundon to the Gary Cooper, Dunstable.

08.55 Church St bus stop (Winston Churchill)
About 12 mls

Saturday 23rd February 2019
Ver Valley circular Walk.
Intermediate Walk
Eila 07964291892 or Steve 01582731026
A steady paced scenic steady paced walk from Redbourn towards Flamstead and Verulam End, crossing the Watling Street, golf course and Redbourn bypass.  It may be muddy in places!  Suggest walkers bring a hot drink and something to eat.

9.30 Priory School
approx 8 miles return about 2.30. There are refreshmentsat the end in Redbourn if wanted.

Sunday 24th February 2019
Ashridge
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Ashridge visitor centre.

09.30 Wilko car park
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30

Sunday 24th February 2019
Heath and Woodland
Part day walk
Don 01582 601852
This will be a slow ramble through the woods from Little Brickhill to Bow Brickhilland on to Woburn for refreshments. Return to Little Brickhill is through Buttermilk Wood.

9.30 French's Ave
3pm 7 mls

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