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 26th November 2015
Wetherspoon Wander
More like a Wetherspoon Half today to give more time to get ready for this evening's dinner.  Have a tea/coffee while preparing for Chris and John to lead a linear walk. Bus back to Dunstable.

09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
About 7 ml. Finish about 14.30.

Thursday 26th November 2015
Wetherspoons Xmas Dinner
Eila_goss@hotmail.com / 07964291892
They have provided admirably for 30+ of us for several years. The price is only £7.50 for the main meal including drink, and you can add a starter and/or dessert for £2.25 each. For details email Eila . Please let Eila know your meal choices ASAP and pay her by the 1st November as she needs to give them an exact order. Click for menu.

7.30 for 7.45 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.

Saturday 28th November 2015
Kensworth Circular
Sue 07443016095
Forget the Christmas shopping, come on a walk in and around Kensworth. Possible finish at the Farmers Boy for a drink.

09.30 at Priory School.
Return 13.30 approx. 6 ml.

Sunday 29th November 2015
Les 07866858992
A circular walk starting at Westoning and visiting Pulloxhill, Flitwick and Steppingley.

09.30 at Frenchs Avenue.
Return by 15.30. Approx 9 miles.

Wednesday 2nd December 2015
Candle-lit Tour of St Albans Abbey
Lesley 01582660135 lesleygrierson_hill@hotmail.com
7.45 pm for a drinks reception with the tour starting at 8pm.
£12.50. Includes drinks reception.
This unique, atmospheric tour gives you the rare chance to explore this magnificent Cathedral by candlelight. As darkness descends, you are guided around the candlelit venue by monks and historical characters who bring to life the building’s remarkable history and highlights. The tour encounters Walter of Colchester along the way who painted the rare medieval wall paintings and you may even meet an Abbot!
There will more than likely be a pub stop later!
Booking needs to be made pdq – so contact Lesley lesleygrierson_hill@hotmail.com by 5th October.

Thursday 3rd December 2015
David 01582607318
61 bus to Ivinghoe. Walk over the Beacon and back to Dunstable via Dagnall, Whipsnade and the Downs.

09.45 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml. Finish about 16.00.

Saturday 5th December 2015
The Far Side of Berkhamsted
David 01582607318
Circular walk from Canal Fields car park, Berkhamsted, looping out to include Whelpley Hill and Ashwell Green.

09.00 at Priory School.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.00.

Saturday 5th December 2015
Studham Common
Sue 07443016095
Come and enjoy the pleasures of Studham Common. A wonderful place to explore and a possible pub stop at the end of walk for those who would like to stop for a chat.

10.00 at Priory School.
Return 13.00 approx. 4 ml.

Sunday 6th December 2015
Mike 07594577129
A Circular walk from Lilley taking in a variety of paths & hills. Easy to medium walk with a possible pub stop the end.

10.00 at the Yum Yum car park.
Return approx 3pm. Max 6 ml.

Tuesday 8th December 2015
Valiant Trooper Meal, Aldbury
Christmas Party Overspill Night
Lesley ASAP 01582 660135 M: 07890075361

For those who can’t venture out on Thursday, 27th Nov why not come to the Valiant Trooper instead on 8th December,

Christmas menu found on their website: www.valianttrooper.co.uk

scroll to the bottom and click onto the Christmas tree !

Wednesday 9th December 2015
Markyate to Redbourn.
Mike 07594577129
A linear walk from Markyate to Redbourn on a variety of paths. Easy to medium walk.

10.00 at the West St bus stop to catch the No 34.
Return 2-3pm. 6 ml plus.


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