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: 07835 936793
Alan Plumley: 07957 438153
Julian Clark-Lowes: 07979 435856
Sue Jenkins: 07443 016095

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

Next 20 Events   to view the complete programme click here
Thursday 18th October 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 20th October 2018
Ashridge and Berkhamsted
David 07477004170
Walk from the monument in Ashridge taking in Little Gaddesden and Frithsden Beeches before dropping down to Berkhamsted. Then follow GU Canal to leave it at  Cow Roast and head for Aldbury and "Heart Attack Hill" back to the cars.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.

Saturday 20th October 2018
Waterways & Reservoirs
Half-day walk
Don 01582 601852
Starting at Startops End (parking charge), this slow and largely flat ramble takes in Astrope and Puttenham with a stretch along the Aylesbury Arm and visit to Mead Farm for refreshments.

9.30 Priory school
3.00pm 6.5mls

Sunday 21st October 2018
Gt Offley and Preston
Intermediate day walk
Les Price
07866 858992
A steady paced circular walk from Gt Offley, passing by Wellhead and lunching at Preston, then back to Gt Offley via Ley Green.

9.30 Yum Yum
4.00pm Approx 9mls

Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Annual General Meeting
Members Meeting
Olwen 07415 334251
Eila 07964291892
The Annual General Meeting of the group. Please come along to meet up with your fellow members at this excellent CAMRA recommended pub for a drink and a chat and show your support. It's your chance to make your views known and elect (or volunteer to become) new committee members. WE CURRENTLY NEED ANOTHER TREASURER, CHAIRPERSON, AND SECRETARY.

Please notify Olwen of proposals, agenda items and committee nominations, before 16th October.  Olwen secretary: OlwenDavies11@hotmail.co.uk and/or Eila chair: Eila_goss@hotmail.com. Venue: function room at rear of The Victoria, 69 West St, Dunstable LU6 1ST (near the police station).

07.45 pm Victoria West St
Finish 10.30

Wednesday 24th October 2018
Markyate Circular.
Mikes Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Starting & finishing in Markyate  A circular walk on a variety of paths taking in Aley Green, Caddington,Woodside & Pepperstock with a detour to Harpers for refreshments before heading back to Markyate. Classed as a medium walk  with a couple of hills. Meet 9.50am West St bus stop to catch the 10.05am No 34 to St Albans. Return 2-3 depending on stop at Harpers.

9.50am West St
2-3pm 5 miles

Thursday 25th October 2018
Childwick Green
David 07477004170
09.10 A busway bus to Luton Interchange for 09.40 321 bus to Childwick Green. Circular walk taking in St Albans and Sandridge. Return via 321 bus and busway.

09.00 at Asda bus stop.
About 11 ml.

Thursday 25th October 2018
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Friday 26th October 2018
Court Hill Center near Streatley on Thames
Julian Clark-Lowes
07979 435856

Julian is planning a trip to The Court Hill Center (which is the former Ridgeway YHA Hostel) on Friday 26th – Sunday 28th October (2 nights)   http://courthill.org.uk It should be possible to arrange for twin rooms and some limited single occupancy rooms. The price is £19.50 pppn. There is good walking nearby with the white horse not far off. All rooms have a maximum of 4 beds, they have wash basins but are not en-suite. We have options for food. There is a good self catering kitchen, hostel food (if booked in advance) or a good pub about 3 miles away. We can decide. If you want to come could you send Colin a deposit of £15.

Saturday 27th October 2018
Ampthill and surrounds
Half-day walk
Wendy Hopkins
07712 336318
A half-day walk in and around Ampthill. More detail will be available on the web nearer the time.

Priory school
Return about 2pm approx
7 miles

Sunday 28th October 2018
Whiteleaf Hill and Great Missenden
David 07477004170
Clocks change. Circular walk in the Chilterns taking in woods and valleys between Whiteleaf Hill and Great Missenden.

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

Wednesday 31st October 2018
Medium walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Bramingham Park area Luton, Telegraph Hill, Deacon Hill trig point, Pegsdon, Hexton, Barton
9.30 a.m. Winston Churchill bus stop to Interchange
10.20 a.m. 81 bus to Bramingham Park area
Return 81 bus to Luton busway/Dunstable
Ups and downs walk with stiles
Refreshments Pegsdon and Barton

7/8 miles
5 p.m.

Thursday 1st November 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 3rd November 2018
Dunstable and beyond.
Leisurely local walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Easy paced circular walk from French's Ave, through the quarry over into Houghton. A trip to Houghton Hall park before returning to the start of the walk.

Meet at French's Ave at 9.30am
Return at 1.30 approx
Distance 5/6 miles.

Saturday 3rd November 2018
Sandridge/Heartwood Forest.
David 07477004170
A circular walk from the Heartwood Forest car park in Sandridge. Taking in Smallford, Hatfield, Nomansland.

09.30 Priory school.
About 13 ml. Return about 17.00.

Sunday 4th November 2018
Autumn Colours in Ashridge
Half-day walk
Gill 07903 801203
This walk takes in some of most spectacular woodland during Autumn in Ashridge. The trail includes Lady's Walk, Berkhamstead Common and Ashridge Park. A moderate level walk, mainly flat, with a few inclines. Start and finish at the visitor's centre. Lunch stop at the Brownlow cafe at the end of the walk or bring a packed lunch.

9.30am at Wilko car park (behind the Yum Yum) or 9.50am at the visitor's centre.
6 miles

Thursday 8th November 2018
Ivinghoe Beacon to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.17 61 bus to Ivinghoe Beacon. Walk back to Dunstable via  Ashridge, Whipsnade, Dunstable Downs.

09.10 Lombardo's bus stop, West St.
About 12 ml.

Thursday 8th November 2018
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Saturday 10th November 2018
Blows Downs Walk
Intermediate walk
Steve 01582731026 07964291892
Steve is repeating this popular walk up and along the Downs. There are some climbs.

9.30 Priory school
14.00 approx 7-8 miles

Sunday 11th November 2018
Around Redbourn
Half-day walk
Don 01582 601852
The route of this slow ramble crosses Redbourn common to Church End and then crosses the M1 (bridge) to head for Nirvana.  Towards the end of the walk a stop can be made for refreshments at the Garden Centre near Redding Wood.  One hill.

Note that there is a 12 mile walk also departing from the Yum Yum at the same time. Make sure you join the right walk.

9.30 Yum Yum
2.30pm 5.5mls


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