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:

Eila Goss: 07964 291892
Colin Meacham: 07835 936793
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
Thursday 16th August 2018
East of Luton
David 07477004170
09.10 A busway bus to Kimpton Road, Luton for a circular walk on the far side of the airport. Busway bus back to Dunstable.

09.00 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml.

Thursday 16th August 2018
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 18th August 2018
Boggies Summer BBQ
Alan 07957438153
Cliff 07766 958133



Cliff is kindly hosting the BBQ this year. He has requested that house shoes/slippers would be helpful not to trapse mud into the house. Bring your own drinks, plate/cutlery and seating. Please check you have Cliff's address for the day...46 Tring Road, Dunstable. LU6 2PT. (This is the B489 road, West Dunstable....Cliff's house is on the right hand shortly after the Totternhoe Rd turning). Booking for this event has now closed.

2 pm

Sunday 19th August 2018
Flamstead Festival
Social
Eila 07964291892 festival only
http://www.flamsteadscarecrowfestival.co.uk/ This is now a social event as David is leading the day walk and no walk leader was available. We have visited the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival in the past, it was enjoyable. It is a nice day out which you can drive to. The walk round the festival is also suitable for the less active in the group as a mini bus should be available. There are two pubs, stalls,  and tea tent available. There is an official car park on the edge of the village. 10.45 am meet in car park. If you cannot drive to Flamstead, please ring Eila 07974291892 and she may be able to arrange a lift.

10.45 at the official car park in Flamstead.

Sunday 19th August 2018
Ashridge
Day walk
David 07477004170
Circular walk from the monument in Ashridge taking in Ivinghoe Beacon, Dagnall and Little Gaddesden.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml.

Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Lunch at Studham
Short Walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Easy walk with possibly a stile or two from Whipsnade to Studham, lunch at Chris & Jan's and then walk to Markyate. We catch 10.40 no.35 bus to Whipsnade,returning on 3.25 p.m. no.34 bus from Markyate to Dunstable.

10.30 The Square, Dunstable
4 p.m. 5/6 miles

Thursday 23rd August 2018
Gower Trip, S. Wales
Trip
Eila 07964291892 Eila_goss@hotmail.com
I have booked the Cwm Ivy National Trust lodge from 23rd August to 29th August. It is 10 bedded accommodation but there is room  for  campers. See details here   We may be able to squeeze in one or two more. If interested contact Eila.


Thursday 23rd August 2018
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

Saturday 25th August 2018
Circular walk from Mangrove Green
Day walk
Les Price
07866858992
A circular walk from Mangrove Green going to Gt Offley, Mangrove Green, Ley Green, Kings Walden and Breachwood Green.

Priory School 9.30am.
4.30pm, 11mls

Sunday 26th August 2018
Wilstone reservoirs.
Half-day walk
Steve Johnson 07749091000
This is a walk around the Wilstone and Marsworth reservoirs.   6 miles and a visit to the Bluebell tea rooms.

9.30 Priory School
distance 6 miles.
Return about 13.00

Thursday 30th August 2018
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Thursday 30th August 2018
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

Saturday 1st September 2018
Ashridge Walk & 'Pot-Luck' Picnic
Walk & Social
Gill - 07903 801203
Please bring a home-made or bought item - cake, quiche, salad, fruit etc.  The idea is that each person brings 1 item to share as a 'pot-luck' style.  This keeps the cost low and is a fun way of doing a picnic. Please bring something to sit on (blanket or chair) and a few utensils/a plate/drink.  There will be a walk first - circular around Ashridge, about 5 miles.  Picnic will start near the visitors centre around 1.00pm, finish about 3pm.

10.00am Priory School or 10.20am at the Visitors Ctre
3-4pm 5 mls

Sunday 2nd September 2018
Chess Valley
Day walk
Alan 07957 438153
A circular walk around the Chess Valley, going through Latimer village, Chenies and stopping at a pub for lunch. Lots of local history and beautiful views, some hills but not too steep. This walk starts from Westwood Park car park, off Chenies Avenue, Little Chalfont, HP6 6PR. returning to the car park at approx 4 pm.

9.30 Yum Yum
late afternoon 12 mls

Thursday 6th September 2018
Weatherspoon Wander
Day walk
Alan 07957 438153
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.

9 am Gary Cooper
16.30 12 mls

Saturday 8th September 2018
Proms Priory Park
Social
Peter Jackson 07732 418260
Watch The Last Night of the Proms on a huge screen in Priory Gardens, Dunstable. There will be a great party atmosphere with crowd singing and flag waving (as England will have won the World Cup!?)  Fireworks after the show.  Bring a chair and food/drink.  Contact Peter if you want to go and he will reserve a space for us.  The Council website is being rebuilt so he'll post the link as soon as it comes through. Provisional timing: meet c. 6pm, it starts at 7pm finishes around 10pm.

Peter Jackson  07732 418260  peterdajackson@aol.com

6 pm Priory Grdns

Saturday 8th September 2018
Circular walk from Sundon Hills
Day walk
Les Price
07866858992
A circular walk from Sundon Hills car park going to Sundon Hills, Sharpenhoe, Pulloxhill and Harlington.

Priory school 9.30am.
4.30pm, 11mls

Sunday 9th September 2018
Around the Claydons (1)
Half-day walk
Don 01582 601852
Starting at Botolph Claydon, this easy-paced walk follows parts of the Bernwood Jubilee Way to Quainton for refreshments and back to Botolph Claydon.

9.30 Priory School
3pm 7 mls.

Wednesday 12th September 2018
Lilley Circular
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Catching any bus to Luton Interchange to catch the 9.58 am No 101 to Lilley. A circular walk taking in a variety of paths & hills. Classed as a medium walk. Subject to timing  we may be able to visit the Lilley Arms for refreshments  before catching the bus back to the interchange for  connection to Dunstable. Meet 9.15am Winston Churchill bus stop to catch any bus to the interchange to pick up the 9.58am No 101 bus to Lilley. Return late afternoon. Distance max 5 or 6 miles.

9.15am Winston Churchill
Late afternoon. 5/6 miles.

Thursday 13th September 2018
Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
09.30 F77 bus to Leighton Buzzard Station. Walk back to Dunstable.

08.50 at High St North bus stop, opposite Nationwide.
About 12 ml.

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