Welcome

Call it walking, trekking, backpacking, hiking or rambling this is what the Bogtrotters do. We also organise longer weekends away 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, Weekend trips 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:

Gill Morris: 07903 801203
Alan Plumley: 07957 438153
Julian Clark-Lowes: 07979 435856
Sue Jenkins: 07443 016095
enquiries@dunstablebogtrotters.co.uk

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

Next 20 Events   to view the complete programme click here
Saturday 20th April 2019
Sharpenhoe and Sundon Hills.
Day Walk
Tony Woodward 07594532429
Walk starts off across Bramingham Park, to Streatley church, then through allotments to Sharpenhoe Clappers. We then go across Sundon Hills to Upper Sundon with a stop at the Red Lion for refreshments. Return across fields to the start. An easy paced relatively flat walk.
Walk starts from car park off Freemans avenue behind Brim & Crown pub, next to Sainsburys.

Meet at Priory School at 9.30 am or Bramingham (see above) 10.00 am
Distance 9 miles approx.
Return 3.30 pm approx

Sunday 21st April 2019
Blows Downs Easter Sunday Walk
Intermediate walk
Steve Goss 01582731026 07964291892
Steve is repeating this popular walk, with a few changes, up and along the Downs. There are some climbs involved. There were loads of bluebells last year.

9.30 Wilcos/Yum Yum Car Park.
around 14.00 approx 7-8 miles

Thursday 25th April 2019
Bulbourne to Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
09.17 61A bus to Bulbourne. Walk to Leighton Buzzard. F70/F77 bus back to Dunstable.

09.10 West Street bus stop (Lombardo's)
About 12 ml

Saturday 27th April 2019
Bluebell walk
Intermediate walk.
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Let's go and find some bluebells.  In and around Ashridge.

Meet at Priory at 9.30 am
Return 14.00 approx
Distance 7/8 miles.

Sunday 28th April 2019
Whiteleaf Hill
David 07477004170
Circular walk in the Chiltern AONB from Whiteleaf Hill car park taking in Great Hampden, Loosley Row, Lodge Hill, Bledlow, Princes Risborough. Hills, woods and valleys.

09.30 Wilko car park
About 12 ml. Return about 17.00

Wednesday 1st May 2019
Dunstable circular
Easy walk with slight inclines
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Walk from Dunstable town centre to Gateway Dunstable Downs continue Whipsnade, Bison Hill, Gateway Dunstable Downs, Dunstable

Yum Yum West Street 9.15 a.m.
Dunstable 1 p.m.
5/6 miles

Thursday 2nd May 2019
Toddington to Dunstable
David 07477004170
08.59 E bus to Toddington. Walk via Tingrith, Milton Bryan, Battlesden, Tebworth, Houghton Regis to the Gary Cooper.

08.55 Church St bus stop (Winston Churchill)
About 12 ml

Thursday 2nd May 2019
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 3rd May 2019
The Viking Centre, Claxby
Bank Holiday Weekend
John Buckley
07976 611995
A return to Claxby, 3 nights away. Exploring more of the Lincolnshire Wolds.


Saturday 4th May 2019
Ashridge Boundary
David 07477004170
Circular walk, way-marked, from the monument taking in Ivinghoe Beacon, Golden Valley, Frithsden, Herfordshire Way, Icknield Way.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 16 ml. Return about 17.30

Saturday 4th May 2019
Coombe Hill the easy way.
Part day walk.
Don Snoad 01582 601852
A slow ramble in the Chiltern Hills, starting near the summit of Coombe Hill and going by Little Hampton and Dunsmore to return to the car park at High Scrubs.

Meet at 9.30 at Priory School
Distance 5 miles approx
Return 14.30 approx

Sunday 5th May 2019
Cardington Circular
Half-day walk
Wendy Hopkins 01582 602235/07712 336318

Come and discover some of the countryside and villages close to your County town - with a bit of history thrown in too. This flat walk is guaranteed to be stile free.


Meet at 1pm Wilkinson's Car Park
Return about 6.30pm
Approx 7 miles

Wednesday 8th May 2019
Golders Hill Park to Parliament Hill
Mike's Midweek walk
Mike 07594 577129
Catching the 9.35am Greenline No  757  from the airport to Hendon Way. We will walk to & through Golders Hill Park up The Hill onto Hampstead Heath then  following the paths to Parliament Hill, before making our way down to pick the C4/11 back to Finchley Rd to catch to the 757 back to the Interchange where will pick up a bus back to Dunstable.

Classed as a medium walk with some hills but on good footpaths. Refreshments on route at the Cafe in Holders Hill Park if necessary.

Please contact me if you wish to meet elsewhere

8.30am Chuch at bus stop to pick the 8.45am A bus to the airport.
Return late afternoon.
Distance 6-7 miles.

Thursday 9th May 2019
Flamstead to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.05 34 bus to Flamstead. Walk via Gaddesden Row, Studham, Whipsnade to the Gary Cooper.

08.55 West Street bus stop (Lombardo's)
About 12 mls

Saturday 11th May 2019
Pitstone Hill Circular.

Intermediate walk
Olwen 07415334251
Taking a leisurely pace over Pitstone Hill we follow the Ridgeway to Tring Station and on to the canal path to Bulbourne. We will take a small detour to the College Lake Cafe before back to the canal path to Marsworth and onto Pitstone, it's windmill and then up the hill back to the car park.

Meet Priory School at 9.30.
Return 3.30 approx
Distance 10 miles approx

Sunday 12th May 2019
Wheathamsted circular
Day Walk
Peter Astier 01582 490085
Peter's walk will begin at the Black Bull car park and progress to Lemsford via Saul Wood, Ayott Green, Brocket Park, and Lemsford. Returning via Brocket Hall, Cromer Hyde, Symonds Hyde Great Wood, Colemans Green, then along Devils Dyke to Wheathampstead. There are possible pub stops at Ayot Green, Lemsford and Coleman Green. Let Peter know if you intend to join him at The Bull car park. mobile 07847 659156, 07547 893704. peter.astier@yahoo.co.uk.

9.30 Yum Yum
4pm 12 mls

Thursday 16th May 2019
Weatherspoon Wander
Peter Astier 01582 490085
Bring your ideas about where to walk today and discuss them over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two.

09.00 Gary Cooper
About 12 ml

Thursday 16th May 2019
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 18th May 2019
Ouse Valley Way.
Day Walk
Les Price 07866858992

A leisurely walk from Willington Dove Cote along the river Great Ouse to Tempsford, then returning via Blunham along the Sandy to Bedford cycle way.


Meet at Priory School at 9.30 am
Distance 11 miles
Return 16.30 approx

Sunday 19th May 2019
Wilstone Reservoir Circular Walk
Half-day
Russell Harden 07904167604
A  circular walk starting at Wilstone Reservoir car park, heading along the Lower Icknield Road we pass by P.E.Mead & Sons farm shop and cafe and on to the Grand Union canal where we pass by Startops Reservoir and perhaps a stop at Blue Bells tearoom then onto Marsworth Reservoir and join the Wendover Arm, we’ll pass by Tringford Reservoir and the pumping station and make our way to Wilstone Reservoir where we can pop into the Hide and view the water foul, “so don’t forget your binoculars” We end the walk back at the car park which is free.

 Easy to Medium mainly flat Walk


Meet at the Yum Yum 9.30am
Return 1.30 - 2pm
Distance 6 miles

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