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.


Eila Goss: 07964 291892
Colin Meacham: 07835936793
Alan Plumley: 01582 752864
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
Sunday 7th February 2016
Clophill and Wrest Park
Jane Rouse tel; 07513956213
Circular walk from Clophill encompassing Upper Gravenhurst and Silsoe.

9:30 Yum Yum
8.5 miles return 4:30 approx

Tuesday 9th February 2016
Committee Meeting
Eila 07964291892 or
Dion 07908858023
General Meeting to discuss club matters. Ask Dion if you would like to see the Agenda (or suggest a topic), please  anyone interested is welcome to come and watch the proceedings.

7.30 p.m. Dunstable Fire Station, Brewers Hill Road. LU6 1AA

Wednesday 10th February 2016
Nicky Line linear.
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Walking the Nicky Line from Redbourne to Hemel Hempstead,a easy walk along a good footpath.

Meet at 9am to catch the 9.10 no 34 to St Albans At West St bus stop.
Return 1-2 pm.
Distance 5-6 miles.

Wednesday 10th February 2016
The Lady in the Van
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
The Film The Lady in the Van is being shown at the Grove in Dunstable at 7.30. We could go as a group. Please book your own tickets and we can meet in the Gary Cooper at 6.30 for a drink or 7.15 in the foyer of the Grove.

The Gary Cooper at 6.30pm or The Grove at 7.15pm

Thursday 11th February 2016
Gaddesden Row
David 01582607318
X31 Hemel bus to Gaddesden Row. Walk back to Dunstable via Great Gaddesden.

09.00 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml. Finish by 16.00.

Saturday 13th February 2016
Valentine Celebration
Sylvia Pidgeon 01582 728830 sylvia.pidgeon@yahoo.co.uk
7 Parishes or Millennium Walk with Sylvia who suggests that celebrating Valentine's day early. Wear something red and/0r pink in honour of Valentine. And bring a pen!

9:30 Priory or 10am at Woburn
About 14 ml. Return about 17.00.

Sunday 14th February 2016
Circular round Offley.
Short walk
Mike 07594577129
A circular walk  from Offley taking in the 3 Springs a medium walk with gentle hills. Note a possible pub stop at the finish.

Meet 10am Yum Yum carpark.
Return 1-2 pm.
Distance 6 miles approx.

Thursday 18th February 2016
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.

Thursday 18th February 2016
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Saturday 20th February 2016
Watery Walk
short walk
Eila 07964291892
Fairly easy rural route mostly flat but with some steps - mainly follows Tring reservoirs and canal towpaths. Should be masses of wildfowl about. Starts at Marsworth (NOT in the Pay n Display car park ). There should be a chance for tea shop or pub at some stage.

10.00 Priory School.
Return by about 3.00. Approx 6 ml.

Sunday 21st February 2016
Ashwell and Chalk Downs
Day Walk
Alan 07957 438153
Walk with stops visting villages of Ashwell, Caldecote, and Hinxworh. The church at Ashwell has a 175 foot spire and also has some graffiti referring to the effects of the plague in 1349.  Pub stop at three horseshoes at Hinxworth.

9:30 a.m. Yum Yums
10 miles approx return 3:30


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