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:

Eila Goss: 07964 291892
Colin Meacham: 07835936793
Alan Plumley: 01582 752864
Julian Clark-Lowes: 07979 435856
Sue Jenkins: 01582 865966
Roger Pepworth: 01582 538414

enquiries@dunstablebogtrotters.co.uk

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

Next 20 Events   to view the complete programme click here
Wednesday 26th April 2017
Ouse River Walk/New Bradwell to Stony Stratford.
Chris & John's Midweek Walk.
Chris 07836 310262/ John 07840 819739.
Walk the Ouse Valley Way to Stony Stratford. A easy level walk with a couple of stiles. Refreshments available at the start and finish.

Note - we pick up the No 7 from MK to New Bradwell also a bus back to MK to pick a bus back to Dunstable .

Meet 9.25 am High St North bus stop to catch the 9.35 am X31 to Milton Keynes.
Return approx 3.30pm.
Distance 5-6 miles

Thursday 27th April 2017
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

09.00 at Gary Cooper
Finish about 16.30. About 12 mls

Saturday 29th April 2017
Toddington Park Circular
Half-day Walk
Jane Rouse 07513956213
Starting at Toddington we will walk to Eversholt before circling back to Toddington where we may choose to stop for refreshments.

9:30 Frenchs Avenue
1:30 return 6 miles approx

Sunday 30th April 2017
Ashridge to Berkhampstead Circular
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Day Walk
Mike 07594577129
A circular walk from Ashridge to Berkhampstead & back taking in a variety of paths, hills etc. We will stop at Berkhampstead for lunch. Classed as a medium  to hard walk  with some hills.

Meet at 9.30am at the Yum Yum car park.
Return late afternoon.
Distance approx 11miles.

Tuesday 2nd May 2017
DUNSTABLE COLLEGE MEAL
Social
Eila_goss@hotmail.com.
Choose from a 1, 2 or 3 course meal (menu on the day, but a choice of meat, fish and vegetarian) at a cost of 1 course   £6.00, 2 courses  £8.00, 3 courses  £10.00.  Good quality fresh food cooked and served by the students. http://www.hospitalitycentral.co.uk/.  Please email Eila to book your place.

Meet 7 P.M.

Thursday 4th May 2017
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Thursday 4th May 2017
Ivinghoe to Dunstable
09.10 61 bus to Ivinghoe. Walk to Dunstable via Ashridge.

09.00 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 miles. Return about 16.00.

Friday 5th May 2017
Bat Walk in Stockgrove Park.
Gill Morris 07903 801203
Bob Cornes from Beds Bat Group will lead a bat walk around Stockgrove Park.  Pre-Booking is essential as places are limited to 20 people (for health and safety reasons).  Contact Gill to book your place.  Please include your contact info when you book.  We will meet 7.45pm at Yum Yum car park to organise car sharing.  You'll need your walking boots and a torch. There'll be a small parking charge and a suggested £2.00 voluntary contribution to Beds Bats Group.  More details will follow shortly.
Gill - gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk/Mob: 07903 801203.

Meet at 7.45 pm at the Yum Yum

Saturday 6th May 2017
Bluebell walk.
Half-day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Come and enjoy a walk which hopefully will include a few bluebells.

Meet at Priory school
Meet at 10.00
Return 2pm approx
Distance 6 miles approx.

Sunday 7th May 2017
Aylesbury Outer Ring part 6
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Don is leading this easy-paced circular walk, starting and finishing in Whitchurch. The 'Ring Section' is from Cublington to Whitchurch, but first we walk to Cublington via Dunton. We will walk the 'Ring Section' after refreshments at the pub in Cublington.

9:30 French's Ave
About 3.0 p.m. 7 mls

Tuesday 9th May 2017
BULGARIAN HOLIDAY
Walking/sightseeing for a week
Eila 07986291892 Eila_goss@hotmail.com
A week Exploring the Rhodope mountains, Valley of the Roses, and cities of Veliko Tarnova, Gabrovo and Plodiv. Now booked.


Wednesday 10th May 2017
Fenny Stratford to Gt Lingford
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Catch the 9:33am  X31 to Milton Keynes from Asda bus stop. The walk starts at Fenny Stratford and we walk the Grand Union Canal to Gt.Linford. We return by bus back to The Point then catch a X31 or 70/70F back to Dunstable.



NOTE;----CHANGE OF MEETING TIME & BUS STOP

Meet at 9.25am at ASDA bus stop.
Return late afternoon.
Distance approx 7 miles.

Thursday 11th May 2017
Little Brickhill to Toddington
David 07477004170
09.33 X31 bus to Little Brickhill. Walk to Toddington via Woburn Estate. Catch 15.00/16.00 E bus back to Dunstable.

09.23 at Asda bus stop
About 12 mls

Saturday 13th May 2017
Aylesbury Outer Ring part 7 Whitchurch - Oving
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Don is leading this easy-paced circular walk, starting and finishing in Whitchurch. This 'Ring Section' will be walked in reverse in order to visit the 'Black Boy' pub in Oving. We start from Whitchurch and go north to Crendon Farm en-route for Oving. Then, walking at a gentle pace back to Whitchurch.

9:30 French's Ave
About 2.0 p.m. 6 mls

Sunday 14th May 2017
Newport Pagnell
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Newport Pagnell taking in parts of the River Great Ouse, the Ouse Valley Walk, the Midshires Way and Hanslope where we should find a pub.

0930 French's Ave.
About 14 ml. Return about 16.30.

Sunday 14th May 2017
Slapton early Summer saunter
Short/easy walk
Peter 07732 418260
 A short easy walk from Slapton to grand Union Canal: Slapton Lock, Church Lock, Grove Lock, along River Ousel back to Slapton. Some gates & styles. Visit to Carpenters Arms in Slapton at the end for excellent Sunday lunch.

9.30 am at French's Avenue
Return about 1.00pm (2.30+ if having lunch)
Distance 4.5/5.0 miles

Thursday 18th May 2017
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

09.00 at Gary Cooper
Finish about 16.30. About 12 mls

Thursday 18th May 2017
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 20th May 2017
Preston Circular.
Half-day Walk
Mike 07594577129.
Starting from Preston taking in Kings Walden, a circular on a variety of paths. Classed as a easy to medium walk with some hills. Possible pub at the end.

Meet 9.30am at Priory School.
Return between 1& 2pm depending on pub stop.
Distance 5-6 miles.

Sunday 21st May 2017
Chalgrave Rogation Walk
Day Walk
Julian 07979 435856
It is the only day of the year that we are legally entitled to walk those parts of Chalgrave Parish boundary that are not a public right of way.

We start at the Queens Head Tebworth at 10:00am sharp, stop for a well deserved lunch at the Fancott Arms around 1:00 PM, and get back into Tebworth around 5.30 PM.

10am at Tebworth or 9.30am sharp at the Yum Yum
10 miles variable.
Return 5.30 pm

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