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 or
contact us at:

David Dumpleton: 01582 607318
Colin Meacham: 07835936793
Don Snoad: 01582 601852.
Eila Goss 01582 731026
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 24th July 2014
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...

9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.

Thursday 24th July 2014
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.

Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm

Saturday 26th July 2014
The Quarry and Houghton
Half-day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Venture into Houghton Regis Quarry and hopefully see lots of butterflies. A circular walk starting and finishing on The Green in Houghton Regis. Please phone if you wish to meet us in Houghton.

Meet: 9.30 at Priory School.
Return 13.30. 6 miles.

Saturday 26th July 2014
International Food Night Reminder
r220hopkins@btinternet.com or 07712336318
By now you should have reserved your place at the International Food night on 2nd August.

Sunday 27th July 2014
Arlesey & Lavender Fields
Day Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Circular walk starting at Arlesey Village Hall crossing the boundaries of Beds & Hertfordshire. Passing by the Lavender fields of Hitchin Lavender. Medium to hard walk with a variety of paths. Pub lunch stop.

9am at French's Ave. To meet elsewhere contact Mike.
Return by 5pm. Distance approx 10 miles

Thursday 31st July 2014
St Albans to Markyate
Day Walk
David 01582607318
Bus to St Albans station. Walk to Markyate via Alban Way, Redbourn, Trowley Bottom. Aiming for 15.35 34 bus to Dunstable.

08.55 at Asda bus stop for 09.05 34 bus.
About 12 miles

Saturday 2nd August 2014
International Food Night
Wendy r220hopkins@btinternet.com or 07712336318
Wendy has volunteered to host another Bring a Plate night.  Bring food from any country of your choice! Plus your own drinks. If you wish to come please make sure you contact Wendy by 26th July as she will need to know how many people to expect. Numbers may be limited.

Start 7pm

Saturday 2nd August 2014
Maulden Woods
Day Walk
Don 01582601852
Starting and finishing at Ampthill, this walk will include an exploration of Maulden Woods, visiting Maulden and Clophill en route.

9.30am French's Ave
Return about 5.30pm. About 11 miles.

Sunday 3rd August 2014
Villages and Their Greens
Half-day Walk
Hazel 01582661544
A circular walk from Upper Sundon going via Fancott to Toddington and back.

9.30am at the Yum Yum
Return about 1.00pm. About 5 miles.

Sunday 3rd August 2014
The Tempest
Peter 07732 418260
Another production by the Pantaloons Theatre Company. Last year it was excellent.  Tickets are £12.50+ £1.25 booking fee, available from the RSPB Lodge Sandy (the shop): 01767 680541. Contact Peter to discuss booking, shared transport, picnic etc.

RSPB Sandy 2pm

Thursday 7th August 2014
Brecon Beacons
Sylv Elliott 07890926765
Sandra Crannage 07801846351
4 nights in the Brecons - replaces trip to the Lakes. Fully booked.


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