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
Wednesday 26th November 2014
Markyate - Flamstead - Pepperstock Triangle
Don 01582601852
Easy paced walk in pleasantly scenic countryside. Cafe stop at Spotted Dog or Friars Wash.       Bus to and from Markyate.

09.00 at Asda or West Street for 34 bus.
About 6 ml. Return about 14.00.

Thursday 27th November 2014
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.

Thursday 27th November 2014
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.

8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable

Friday 28th November 2014
Indoor Picnic CANCELLED
Eila 07964291892


Saturday 29th November 2014
Offley Circular
Mike 07594 577129
From and to Offley taking in the 3 Springs a possible pub stop at the end. Medium walk with gentle hills; no stiles.

9.30am Priory School.
To meet elsewhere contact Mike.
Return approx 2pm.
Distance 6 miles approx.

Sunday 30th November 2014
Wilstead and Northill
Alan 07957 438153
Route starts from Wilstead war memorial, next to church, heads south towards the Greensand Ridge and Northill. Return via Cardington and the old railway path; possible visit to Woolpack pub at the end.

09.00 at French's Ave.
12 miles. Return about 4pm.

Monday 1st December 2014
Committee Meeting
David 01582607318

19.45 at Fire Station, Brewers Hill Rd, Dunstable

Thursday 4th December 2014
Ivinghoe Beacon to Dunstable.
David 01582607318
Bus to Ivinghoe Beacon. Walk back to Dunstable via Beacon, Ashridge, Studham, etc.

0940 at West Street bus stop for 61 bus.
About 13 miles. Finish about 1700.

Saturday 6th December 2014
Markyate Circular Walk
Steve Goss 01582731026/07935273417
Enjoy some local Hertfordshire countryside: across the valley from Markyate to Trowley Bottom, Flamstead and down towards the old Watling Street and up towards Pepperstock, then along Half Moon Lane back to Markyate.

Priory School 9.15 am
About 11 ml. Back about 4.30 pm.

Sunday 7th December 2014
Houghton Hatters Hike.
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
For this walk you need to bring a festive hat - let's hope it is not raining. The walk will be along paths near to where Sue lives. Finishing at her home for refreshments.

Meet at the Yum Yum
Meet at 09.30 am
Return at 13.30 approx
Distance 7 miles approx

Wednesday 10th December 2014
Mike's Mystery Walk
Mike 07594577129
A mystery walk ending with a surprise at 34 Staveley Rd. Medium walk with field paths.

9.40am West St for a bus (?) to where?
Return late afternoon .
Distance approx 7ml.


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