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.


David Dumpleton: 01582 607318
Colin Meacham: 07835936793
Don Snoad: 01582 601852.
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 1st August 2015
Amble around the Boxmoor Trust Estate
Mike 07594577129
A pleasant easy walk taking in 2 routes around the Estate.
This is 2 separate walks one of 2.5 miles & one of 3.5 miles. The 2nd walk has some steps & hills.

10am at Priory School.
Distance 6miles. Return 2-3 pm

Sunday 2nd August 2015
Ampthill Park
David 01582607318
From Ampthill Park the circular route includes Marston Vale Country Park, Stewartby, King's Wood, Maulden, Ampthill, Cooper's Hill.

09.30 at Frenchs Ave.
About 13 ml. Return about 17.00.

Thursday 6th August 2015
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.

Thursday 6th August 2015
Slide Show
Don 01582601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.

8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable

Friday 7th August 2015
First Aid Training
Lesley 01582660135
A half-day First Aid Training Course delivered by Anjesa Training. We have 10 people already booked for this – if you are interested in coming to this you need to contact Lesley asap. Will probably be at Dunstable fire station.

Time and venue to be confirmed.

Saturday 8th August 2015
Thames Path and Regent's Canal, London
Paul 07591049076
A relaxing amble along part of the city's waterways, taking in views of many of London's main landmarks. Train to Blackfriars, then walk along the South Bank of the Thames until we reach Borough Market where we will stop for a while to explore independently. We then regroup to go over Tower Bridge into St Katherine's Dock. On to Regent's Canal via Wapping High St. We walk approximately half of the length of the canal to King's Cross/St Pancras for the train home.This will be a slow paced walk on flat even surfaces with regular stops. Bring lunch or choose a snack from the many offerings at Borough Market.
Check website a few days beforehand to see if we are advised of any late rail works, or phone Paul.

09.30 at Luton Airport Parkway Station
Return early evening. Distance around 9 miles

Sunday 9th August 2015
Dallow Downs Circular
Steve 07935273417
Walking along Blows Downs with its great views, across the ever changing golf course footpath and Dallow Downs

09.30 at Yum Yum
About 7 ml. Return about 14.00.

Wednesday 12th August 2015
Bucklands Wharf.
Mike 07594577129
A circular walk from Buckland Wharf taking in a variety of paths . A medium walk with some hills.

09.45 at West St bus stop for the 61 Aylesbury bus.
7-8 miles. Return 3-4pm

Thursday 13th August 2015
A Summer's Evening Soirée
Lesley 01582660135
Join us for a summer’s evening soirée at CuriosiTEA  restaurant/café, Ivinghoe Old School Community Hub.
Menu and requests for musical, literary or artistic contributions to follow. Contact Lesley for more info and to book a place.

Thursday 13th August 2015
Little Brickhill to Toddington
David 01582607318
X31 bus to Little Brickhill. Walk to Toddington Green via Woburn to catch one of the half-hourly buses to Dunstable.

09.25 at High St North bus stop.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.00

Saturday 15th August 2015
Rushmere & Stockgrove Park.
Mike 07594577129
A walk taking in the paths of Rushmere & Stockgrove parks. Medium walk with some hills. Possible refreshments during or afterwards.

10am at Priory School.
6 miles. Return 2-3 pm


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