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: 07835936793
Alan Plumley: 01582 752864
Julian Clark-Lowes: 07979 435856
Sue Jenkins: 01582 865966
Roger Pepworth: 01582 538414

enquiries@dunstablebogtrotters.co.uk

For information re social events social@dunstablebogtrotters.co.uk

Next 20 Events   to view the complete programme click here
Thursday 23rd November 2017
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

09.00 at Gary Cooper
Finish about 16.30. About 12 mls

Saturday 25th November 2017
Silsoe Circular
Day Walk
Jane Rouse tel 07513956213
Starting at Silsoe we will make our way round some of the villages of central Bedfordshire including Clophill and Upper Gravenhurst. Easy to medium walk

9:30 Frenchs Avenue
Mid/Late afternoon about 10 mls

Sunday 26th November 2017
Potten End to Gt Gaddesden
Half-day Walk
Cliff 07766 958133
Potten End, Nettleden and Great Gaddesden

9.30 Yum Yum
2pm 6.5 mls

Wednesday 29th November 2017
Wildlife Trust Welcome Evening
Ruth Sneath 01525 874317
Ruth.Sneath@wildlifebcn.org
The evening is being run by the Wildlife Trust South Bedfordshire Group for the general public.  At the AGM we voted to support this Trust with a group membership.  This is a chance to find out more about the South Beds branch of the Trust and the work they do.  They are looking for more active members to get involved.  Website - http://www.wildlifebcn.org/  There will be a short film screening and a chance to mingle.  Cuppa and cake provided.  Venue - Creasey Park Community Football Centre, Creasey Park Drive, Dunstable.  LU6 1BB

Starts - 7.30pm
9pm

Thursday 30th November 2017
Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
09.15 70 bus to Leighton Buzzard Station. Circular walk including Soulbury, Hollingdon, Stoke Hammond, Rushmere Pk. Catch 70 or F70 bus back to Dunstable.

09.05 at Quadrant bus stop N2 (opp. Nationwide)
About 12 ml.

Thursday 30th November 2017
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 2nd December 2017
CALI-R Christmas Party (With Four Tops Tribute Band)
Social-Music
Gill - 07903 801203
A celebration of the music of the California Ballroom.   Featuring The American Four Tops - a tribute band.   Expect a party atmosphere and lots of  Soul, Motown, Reggea and Jazz Funk of the 60's and 70's.   An unmissable event!   Tickets are £18.00 and can be bought from Bigstuff (clothing store), Queensway or online.  Click on this link for more info http://www.cali-r.com/. Venue is Dunstable Conference Centre (DCC), 51 High Street North.

8pm at the venue
12pm finish

Saturday 2nd December 2017
Carol Singing - Houghton Regis
Social/Event
Alan Plumley 07957 438153
Join some Boggies for festive Christmas Carols & Tree Light Switch on in Houghton Regis 5pm-6pm.  Pub/meal afterwards.  More info here - http://www.houghtonregis.org.uk/event/73-carol-service-tree-light-switch-on  Please contact Alan Plumley if you'd like to attend and discuss plans for the evening.  (note that the CALI-R event starts at 8pm).

4.45pm - Outside All Saints Church

Saturday 2nd December 2017
Woburn Walks No 4
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
The Fourth Woburn easy-paced ramble goes across the Abbey estate, following the Greensand Ridge walk to Eversholt, and then loops round to Froxfield and Park Farm to Woburn town.

9.30 am French's Avenue
3.00 pm. 7.5 miles

Sunday 3rd December 2017
Gadebridge Park
David 07477004170
Walk from the car park in Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead, to the canal towpath which leads to Berkhamsted with its opportunities for refreshments. Then pass the castle ruins and climb steadily to Potten End before dropping down into the Gade Valley for the return to the car park.

09.30 at Yum Yum/Wilko car park.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.

Sunday 3rd December 2017
Slapton winter wander
Short easy walk
Peter Jackson - 07732 418260
A short easy walk from Slapton to grand Union Canal: Slapton Lock, Church Lock, Grove Lock, along River Ousel back to Slapton. Some gates & styles. Visit Carpenters Arms in Slapton at the end for lunch (under new ownership!) We meet at 10.00 am at French's Avenue and Return about 1.30/2.00pm (2.30/3.00 if having lunch). Peter 07732 418260  or peterdajackson@aol.com.

10am Frenche's Ave
1.30pm 4.5/5.0 mls

Thursday 7th December 2017
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

09.00 at Gary Cooper
Finish about 16.30. About 12 mls

Saturday 9th December 2017
Markyate Circular
Steve 01582731026
Walk from Hicks Road car park to Flamstead going through scenic Hertfordshire countryside via Peperstock and Friars Wash. Possibilities for stops at tea shop and pub along the way.

09.30 Priory School
Return about 16.30 13 mls approx.

Sunday 10th December 2017
Slip End wander
Half-day walk
Eila 07964291892
An easy walk. Going up to Pepperstock, Slip End, touching Caddington and back to Stockwood Park. There are also nice gardens and a tea room there if people want to use them.   It is fairly flat, without stiles, but if we have rain it maybe a little muddy in places. Contact Eila if you want to begin the walk at Stockwood Park.

9.30 Yum Yum/Wilkos
2.30 pm 5-6 miles

Wednesday 13th December 2017
Wednesday walkers nontraditional Christmas Lunch
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Scrapping the Wednesday walkers traditional lunch for a Fish & Chip Christmas Lunch at Godfreys Harpenden.

Catching  the no 34 to Redbourn , possible cafe stop at the Common Cafe on the green before walking the Nicky Line to Harpenden for lunch. Booking required with myself by the 1st December.
Meet 10am West St bus stop to catch the 10.12am No 34 to St Albans
Note :-- Return journey back via Luton Interchange & Busway.

10.00 West St bus stop
Late afternoon. 5 mls

Thursday 14th December 2017
Toddington to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.42 E bus to Toddington. Walk back to Dunstable.

09.35 at White Lion bus stop on the busway.
About 12 ml.

Thursday 14th December 2017
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Friday 15th December 2017
Christmas Meal & Party Night
Gill - gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk
07903 801203
BOOKING NOW! - After last year's big success, the venue is the Market Cross, Dunstable. Please book with the FULL COST of your meal ASAP to guarantee a place as the venue will get fully booked. There will be a DJ same as last year so you can boogie or chat and mingle at your table. Place your meal order by emailing/texting Gill writing clearly what your choices are.  Send either £12.50 for 2 courses or £15.00 for 3 courses (cash preferred).  If you need to send a cheque please send it by post to Colin made payable to Dunstable & District Walking & YHA Group. Give cash to Gill. Please keep a note of what you've ordered and bring it on the night.  Here's the menu - just click!  https://marstons.azureedge.net/media/562556/festive-c.pdf?v=

7pm Meal 7.30pm
12pm midnight

Saturday 16th December 2017
Bogtrotters Grand Christmas Day Out
Half-day walk
Julian 07979 435856
A short walk from Redbourn down the River Ver into St Albans, past Verulamium and the Fighting Cocks and up to the Abbey. It looks as if this year the path through Gorhambury should be open, so hopefully we won't have to walk along the road. We will be stopping for a pub lunch in St Albans. The Abbey is having a Carol Service on the hour every hour up until 4pm, a Christmas market will be open in the Vintry Garden next to the Abbey. Buses run back to Redbourn or direct to Dunstable at 5 minutes past the hour until 6.05 pm. Distance approx 5 miles and then in and around St Albans as you wish, back on the 4, 5 or 6 o'clock bus.  Meet at 09.30 Priory School or at Redbourn (by the fire station) or in St Albans.

09.30 Priory School
As above. 5 miles.

Sunday 17th December 2017
Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Zoo
Day
David 07477004170
A circular walk from the Yum Yum taking in views from the Downs and of the zoo on paths between Dunstable, Studham and Kensworth.

09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park
About 13 ml. Return about 16.30.

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