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.


David Dumpleton: 01582 607318
Colin Meacham: 07835936793
Don Snoad: 01582 601852.
Lesley Grierson-Hill 01582 660135.
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
Saturday 28th March 2015
Gaddesden Row.
Mike 07594577129
This will be figure 8 walk starting from Gaddesden Row stopping at the Chequers pub for lunch if needed. Medium to hard walk with some hills . People can do either a morning or afternoon walk or both but may require their own transport.

9.30am at Priory School. To meet elsewhere contact Mike.
Return late afternoon. 10-12 miles.

Sunday 29th March 2015
Picnic at College Lake
Peter 07732 418260
Walk round the bird sanctuary. Some slight inclines. Should be plenty of birds to see so bring binoculars. Take a picnic tea to celebrate the beginning of British Summer Time while overlooking the lake.

Meet 1.30 at the Yum Yum
Return 5/5.30pm. About 4 miles.

Tuesday 31st March 2015
Committee Meeting
David 01582607318

19.30 at Fire Station, Brewers Hill Rd, Dunstable

Thursday 2nd April 2015
Easter Walk Tour in The Peak District - Thursday 02 to Monday 06 April.
Four nights in the Dark Peak - gritstone rather than limestone. Stopping at Rosehill Hall (nr Castleton,) Hathersage, Eyam, and Ravenstor Youth Hostels. No Backpacking - luggage to be transported from hostel to hostel. Plenty of good hillwalking - Mam Tor, Win Hill and Stanage Edge to name a few. Likely cost of accommodation: about £80 for 4 nights. Easter gets booked early so contact Don (01582601852) as soon as possible.

Thursday 2nd April 2015
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.

Saturday 4th April 2015
Bessie 01582608624
Heading west out of Woburn taking an undulating route through Buttermilk wood, New Wavendon Heath and Charle Wood.

09.30 at Priory school.
5 - 6 ml. Return about 13.00.

Thursday 9th April 2015
Eaton Bray to Leighton Buzzard
David 01582607318
Walk via Horton Wharf, Mentmore, Ledburn, Wing. Return to Dunstable using half-hourly 70/F70 bus service from Leighton Buzzard.

0937 West Street for 0947 61 bus.
About 11 ml. Return about 1500.

Thursday 9th April 2015
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides - we've now reached 1987! All welcome.

8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable

Saturday 11th April 2015
North Chiltern Trail Part 2
Don 01582601852
Part 2 starts at Barton and goes via Barton Hills, Pegsdon Hills, Tingley Wood and Little Offley to Great Offley. Linear walk involving car shifting.

0930 at Priory School
Return about 1700. About 10 miles.

Sunday 12th April 2015
Caldecotte & Willen Lakes
David 01582607318
Fairly flat walk between Caldecotte and Willen Lakes, mostly following the River Ouzel and Grand Union Canal.

09.30 at French's Ave.
About 8 ml. Return about 14.00.

Wednesday 15th April 2015
Toddington - Upper Sundon
Don 01582601852
Starting at Toddington Green, this easy-paced circular walk goes over to Upper Sundon, returning by Chalton (for a short pub stop) and New Barn.

0930 at White Lion Retail Pk Busway for Route E.
7.5 ml. Return about 14.30.


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