Welcome

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.

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
Thursday 22nd November 2018
Toddington to Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
09.42 E bus to Toddington. Walk to Leighton Buzzard via Milton Bryan, Battlesden, Potsgrove, Rushmere Estate. F70/F77 bus back to Dunstable.

09.35 at White Lion bus stop on the busway.
About 12 ml.

Saturday 24th November 2018
Ampthill Amble
Half-day walk
Don 01582 601852
Heading north to Ampthill this slow ramble goes by Ampthill Park to Millbrook, then heads for the ruins of Houghton House, before returning to Ampthill for refreshments.

9.30 French's Avenue
2.30pm 5mls

Sunday 25th November 2018
Gadebridge Park
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead. Taking in Potten End, Berkhamsted, GU Canal.

09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park.
About 11 ml. Return about 16.30

Wednesday 28th November 2018
Luton/Harpenden
Short easy walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
9 a.m. Winston Churchill bus stop..
Busway to Luton Interchange
Follow the Lea Valley walk Luton to Batford then walk into Harpenden or possible bus option.
321 to Luton/busway Dunstable
Refreshments Harpenden

09.00
5/6 miles
Mid afternoon

Thursday 29th 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 1st December 2018
Studham
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Studham. Taking in Dagnall, Ashridge, Hudnall.

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

Saturday 1st December 2018
Brocket Hall and River Lea
Half-day walk
Don 01582 601852
A slow ramble commencing in Wheathampstead.  We visit Devils Dyke, Coleman Green and Brocket Park, and then follow the River Lea back to Wheathampstead for refreshments.

9.30 Priory school
2.30pm 6mls

Sunday 2nd December 2018
Chalton and Toddington
Intermediate walk
Les Price
07866 858992
A steady paced circular walk from Chalton, passing through Upper Sundon and lunching at Toddington, then back to Chalton via Chalgrave manor.

9.30 Yum Yum
Return 3pm, approx. 8mls

Thursday 6th December 2018
Edlesborough to Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
09.17 61 bus to Edlesborough. Walk to Leighton Buzzard via Ivinghoe, Cheddington, Mentmore, Ledburn. F70/77 bus back to Dunstable.

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

Thursday 6th December 2018
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 7th December 2018
Christmas Meal & Party Night
Social
Gill 07903 801203
gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk
The venue will be The Market Cross, Dunstable again due to popular demand.  There will be a DJ till 12pm or you could just go to the sit down meal.  Please check the link to the menu here https://www.marketcrosspubdunstable.co.uk/menus/carvery-festive-menu-2018/and pick a starter/main/dessert and email Gill with your choices stating clearly if you want 2 or 3 courses.  The full cost is required upfront (as this is what the restaurant requires for large Christmas groups). £12 for 2 courses. £14 for 3 courses. Please give cash to Gill when you see her on a walk by November 17th deadline.  Cheque to Colin is also an option.  PLEASE KEEP TO WHAT YOU HAVE ORDERED. We are dealing with a restaurant that works with pre-orders. Thanks.

7.15pm. Meal start - 7.30pm
12pm midnight

Saturday 8th December 2018
Cliff's Christmas Pie Ramble
Short Social Walk
Cliff 07766958133

A relaxed, and easy stroll over to the Downs-Whipsnade area returning to Cliff's house about 1.30pm for a festive social afternoon. Warm mulled wine/beer/beverages with mince pies & nibbles. Cliff is kindly promising walkers a homely Christmas with a log fire, decorations and Christmas tree.  Please notify Cliff if you are attending as it will help with the planning, ask if some food or drink would be welcomed. Some parking is available outside the house. Bring house shoes to change into. Meet later time of 10.30am.


10.30am Priory School
1.30pm 4-5mls

Sunday 9th December 2018
Little Brickhill
David 07477004170
A circular walk from Little Brickhill. Taking in Bow and Great Brickhills, Caldecotte Lake and the GU Canal.

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

Wednesday 12th December 2018
Wednesday's walkers non-traditional Christmas Lunch.
Mikes Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Scrapping the Wednesday Walkers traditional Christmas Lunch for a Fish & Chip Christmas Lunch at Godfreys Harpenden.

Catching the 10.05am No 34 Bus to Redbourn with a possible coffee stop at Coffee on the Common before walking the Nicky Line to Harpenden for lunch. Booking required with myself by Saturday 8th December.

Note - return journey will be by bus to Luton Interchange for connection to Dunstable.

9.59am West St bus stop
Return late afternoon. 5mls.

Thursday 13th December 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 15th December 2018
Campbell Park
David 07477004170
A circular walk from Campbell Park. Taking in Willen Lake, Great Linford, New Bradwell, Concrete Cows, Linford Wood.

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

Saturday 15th December 2018
Markyate Meander
Half-day walk
Don 01582 601852
A slow ramble starting in Markyate and going via Flamstead, Friars Wash and Pepperstock (refreshments), back to Markyate.

9.30 Priory school
2.30pm 6mls

Sunday 16th December 2018
Barton Hills and beyond
Intermediate walk
Jane Rouse
07513 956213
Starting in Barton we will climb up the hills  above Barton springs before heading off towards Pegsdon Hills and the Icknield Way. We then circle back to Barton via Hexton and hopefully a stop at either the pub or the tea shop

9.30 Yum Yum
mid to late afternoon. 10 mls approx.

Thursday 20th December 2018
Luton to Barton
David 07477004170
09.10 A bus to Luton Interchange. Walk to Barton via Stopsley Common and Hexton; finishing with a circuit of Barton Hills and Springs. Hourly 81 bus to Luton, then busway to Dunstable.

09.00 at Asda bus stop
About 12 ml

Thursday 20th December 2018
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

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