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
Thursday 30th June 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.

Saturday 2nd July 2016
Meadows Day with the National Trust.
Half-day Walk/talk
Gill Morris gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk
Discover the breathtaking beauty of Sharpenhoe Clappers.  The National Trust are putting on a guided walk and information about the Meadows at Sharpenhoe.   This is a free event.  10am - 3pm.   You can stay for as long as you wish.  We will meet as a group at Priory School and car share to The Clappers.   Click here for more info

Meet at Priory School at 9.15 am
Return when you are ready.

Sunday 3rd July 2016
Walk the Hoop
Day Walk
Jane RouseTel 07513956213
Walk the HOOP ( Hitchin Outer Orbital Path) Starting and ending in Hitchin town centre we follow countryside paths and some pavements that form the 12 mile (19.3km) route around Hitchin and surrounding countryside.

Yum Yum 9:30
5:00 approx. 12 miles

Sunday 3rd July 2016
Quiz Night in Slapton
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
After a recent stop at The Carpenters Arms in Slapton we decided to go back for their quiz night.  No need to book just turn up.    It starts at 8pm. We will meet  about 7.30pm . Contact Sue Jenkins 07443016095 if you need a lift.  For more information click here

Wednesday 6th July 2016
Eye in the Sky
Film at the Grove, Dunstable
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
If you would like to see this film at the Grove on 6th July (Wednesday Evening) 7.30 Sue will be getting tickets. Or you could get your own tickets and we could meet up in the foyer. Possibility of going for a drink after the film.

If you would like Sue to get you a ticket please contact her before June 18th.

Thursday 7th July 2016
Hemel Hempstead to St Albans
X31 bus to Hemel Hempstead - Debenhams/Magic Roundabout. Walk via GU Canal, Kings Langley, Bedmond, Chiswell Green to St Albans; aiming for one of the freqent 231 or 34 buses from St Peters St.

08.55 at Asda bus stop.
16.00 approx 12 mls

Thursday 7th July 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 9th July 2016
Circular from Wheathampstead
Day Walk
Mike 07594 577129
A circular walk from Wheathampsted taking in Ayot Green, Lemsford, Cromer Hyde  on a variety of paths etc. Classed as a medium walk with no long hills with a pub stop on route for lunch.

Meet at 9.30am at Priory School, if you wish to meet elsewhere please call me.
Return late afternoon.
Distance 10 to 11miles.

Saturday 9th July 2016
MK Concrete cows and more!
Short Easy Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
This is going to be a short/easy walk in an attempt at finding the concrete cows. (NOT the ones in MK shopping Centre) We will also seek out an aquaduct, a windmill a wood and a Youth Hostel.  Sounds exciting? then join me on this easy walk.

Meet at Frenchs Ave at 9.30 am
Return 13.30 Distance 5.5 easy miles.

Saturday 9th July 2016
Eddie the Eagle 27th July
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Eddie the Eagle is showing on July 27th 7.30 at The Grove in Dunstable. If you would like Sue to get you a ticket and have not already contacted her then today is your last chance. Thank you.

Sunday 10th July 2016
Half-day Walk
Leader reqd.
description to follow

9:30 Yum Yum
6 mls 2 pm


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