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
Wednesday 29th April 2015
The Nicky Line
Mike 07594577129
Walking the Nicky Line from Hemel Hempstead to Redbourn. Easy walk on good footpaths.

Meet at 9am at the bus stop for the X31 in High St South .
Return 1-2 pm. Distance 5-6 Miles.

Thursday 30th 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 2nd May 2015
Bluebell Walk
Sue Jenkins 0744301695
Let's go and find some bluebells. Hopefully we won't be too late or too early. Bring some good sunny weather.

Meet at Priory School at 9.30 am
Return 13.30 pm. Distance 7 miles

Sunday 3rd May 2015
Ashridge Amble
David 01582607318
Circular walk from Ashridge monument taking in Ivinghoe Beacon, Ringshall, Little Gaddesden, Golden Valley, Coldharbour Farm. Includes lunch stop at Bridgewater Arms at Julia's request.

09.30 at Yum Yum
About 12 ml. Return about 17.00.

Wednesday 6th May 2015
South of Studham
Don 01582601852
An easy-paced walk from Studham Common to Jockey End, Beechwood Park and back to Studham for the bus.

0900 at Asda bus stand for X31 Hemel Hempstead.
6.5 ml. Return about 1300.

Thursday 7th May 2015
Tring to Leighton Buzzard
David 01582607318
Bus to Tring New Mill. Walk via Wilstone Reservoir, Long Marston, Crafton, Mentmore, Ledburn, Grove to Leighton Buzzard. Half-hourly bus 70/F70 back to Dunstable.

09.50 at West St bus stop for 61 Aylesbury bus.
About 13 ml. Return about 16.30.

Thursday 7th May 2015
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.

8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable

Saturday 9th May 2015
North Chiltern Trail Part 4
Don 01582601852
Part 4, the final leg, starts at Whitwell and goes via Peters Green, Breachwood Green, Mangrove Green to finish in Lilley. Linear walk involving car shifting.

0930 at Priory School
Return about 1700. About 12miles.

Sunday 10th May 2015
Reservoirs Circular
Mike 07594577129
Starting & finishing at Marsworth. Easy to medium walk. Note: there will be a carpark charge .

9.30am at the YumYum.
Return between 1-2 pm. Distance 6miles approx.

Wednesday 13th May 2015
Bulgarian Walking Holiday
Sue Jenkins 01582 865966 suejenkins13@yahoo.co.uk
'Package' walking tour based in Sliven, May 13th-20th (Wed to Wed.) Flying from Luton airport to Bourgas, Bulgaria and staying in a hotel, there will be a mixture of walking and sightseeing. Click here to look at website. If you are interested and want to know more about this holiday please contact Sue.

Thursday 14th May 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.


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