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
Saturday 22nd October 2016
Pirton, Hexton and Pegsdon
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
An easy paced ramble with only one real climb - from Pegsdon up to Knocking Hoe Nature Reserve. The route starts at Pirton and goes via Shillington Manor to Hexton (pub and tea shop) Return from Hexton is via Pegsdon village and Knocking Hoe.

9:30 Priory School
2:30 7 mls.

Sunday 23rd October 2016
Old Warden Circular
Day Walk
Mike 07584 577129
Explore the countryside around the pretty villages Old Warden, Northill & Rockwell Green. Possible pub  stop at Lunch time in North Hills.

9.30am French's Avenue car park.
Return Late afternoon.
Distance max 10 miles

Wednesday 26th October 2016
Amersham /Little Missenden / Amersham circular.
Sandras Midweek Walk
Sandra 07950 572545
A medium & leisurely 8 mile walk  through wooded area with hills & stiles, with refreshments available through the day. This walk involves several buses to & from Amersham via Hemel Hempstead.  Meet at Asda bus stop 8.55am to catch the X31 to Hemel Hempstead. Return to Dunstable by 17.00 or 19.15 depending on which bus we catch.

8.55 am Asda bus stop
17.00. 8 miles.

Thursday 27th October 2016
Ivinghoe Beacon to Dunstable
09.10 61 bus to Ivinghoe Beacon. Walk back to Dunstable via Little Gaddesden, Studham, Whipsnade.

09.00 at Asda bus stop.
Return about 16.30. About 12 mls

Thursday 27th October 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 29th October 2016
Markyate Circular
Day Walk
Steve Goss 07935273417/01582731026
Circular walk from Hicks Road car park to Flamstead going through scenic Hertfordshire countryside via Pepperstock and Friars Wash.

9.30 at Priory
approx. 13 miles returning about 4.30.

Sunday 30th October 2016
Sharpenhoe Clappers and Sundon Hills
Half-day Walk
Alan 07957 438153
We walk from the car park towards Upper Sundon then turn north at the Red Loin. We cross the Sundon Hills Country Park and pass the village of Sharpenhoe.  The walk climbs up to the woodland at the top of the Clappers where the path turns and we return to the car park.

9:30 Yum Yum or 10 NT car park Sharpenhoe ref. 066296
1:30 pm 7 mls

Tuesday 1st November 2016
You should have booked your place at the Christmas Party at the Market Cross on the 16th December and should pay the full amount to Eila by 5th November.

Thursday 3rd November 2016
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 5th November 2016
Day Walk
Cliff 07766958133
Day walk.  TBC  Walk leader needed.

9:30 Priory School

Saturday 5th November 2016
Leighton BuzzardCanal walk
Short easy walk
Peter Jackson 07732 418260

 Circular/linear canal walk from Grove Lock on the Grand Union Canal round Tiddenfoot Lake Nature Reserve, along the canal to Leighton Buzzard the the Three Locks and back. Option of pub lunch after at Grove Lock.

9.30 at French's Avenue car park.
Return about 1.00 (2.30-3.00 if having lunch) 4.5 miles


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