Call it walking, hiking or rambling this is what the Bogtrotters do. Our members are drawn from Dunstable and its surrounding area. Our programme consists of local full and half day walks, midweek meanders, a varied social programme and trips. We organise walking weekends away and tours in Britain and abroad. We provide activities for all levels of walking ability. New members are always welcome. If you are thinking of joining our walking group – please read our Welcome Page and Guidance for those attending Bogtrotters events.
Saturday 25th September 2021
Lilley Butterfield Green Walk
Freemans Avenue to Lilley and back, via Strip Lynchets and Stopsley Common, Butterfield Green and either the JB trail or by and on Galley Hill. (A packed lunch and drink probably a good idea although pub stop likely)
Saturday 2nd October 2021
Houghton circular Walk
Dave Kiddle 07534 446546
Parking in Houghton Leisure Centre, Bus stops for Z route (buses approx 15 minutes apart) next to meet point.
This is a circular route- Thorn, Tebworth, Wingfield, and back. Choice of 2 pubs on route, 1 at finish. Some paths are a bit overgrown, There are 7 stiles 2 which are a bit tricky. You are welcome to text Dave to let him know to expect you.
Sunday 10th October 2021
Redbourn and Heartwood Forest
Meet at 09.30 at Redbourn West Common car park. Circular walk from there to include, Sandridge (likely pub stop), Heartwood Forest, Harpenden, Redbournbury. About 12 miles.
A message confirming attendance would be good.
Wednesday 13th October 2021
Annual General Meeting
Our AGM will take place on 13 October in the large hall at the back of Dunstable United Services Club, 160 High Street South, Dunstable. LU6 5HS. The meeting will start at 7.30 sharp. Our constitution requires us to have 15 people or 25% of members at the meeting in order to be able to conduct any business, so please do attend and if you do plan to attend can you let a current committee member know to help us prepare seating in the hall appropriately.
We need to vote for a chair, secretary, treasurer/membership secretary and outdoor co-ordinator and it would be good this year to have a social co-ordinator and some non role specific commmittee members.
Saturday 16th October 2021
Short walk or Long Walk
Saturday 6th November 2021
Ampthill Park & Houghton House ( with Millbrook extension option)
Short or intermediate walk
From Ampthill Park we will walk to and around Coopers Hill and explores parts of Ampthill before visiting Houghton House. We the head back to Ampthill Park. For those who want a longer walk we will walk to Millbrook Park and the walk towards Ampthill House and then back to the park. It will include some hills and may be rather muddy in places.https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/osmaps/route/10092504/6-november-21
Saturday 4th December 2021
Ashridge - Tring Station - Aldbury
Starting at Barracks Square, Monument Drive, Ashridge, we will make our way to Tom’s Hill and head down to the canal. We will walk to Tring Station and then follow the Hertfordshire Way to Aldbury. From there we will make our way to the Monument via Little Stocks and Tim’s Springs. Likely to be muddy. Total descent 511ft and total ascent 510ft.https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/osmaps/route/10124522/4-december
Thursday 23rd December 2021
Cliff's Mince Pie Ramble
Short Walk & Social
Cliff 07766 958133 & 01582 673472
Cliff is hosting this ramble across the Downs/Whipsnade with a festive gathering at his house afterwards. Meet at Cliff's house 46 Tring Road LU5 5BU at 10.30am. A festive tea afterwards with mulled wine, mince pies and a log fire. Leave in your own time. It would be helpful if you could inform Cliff by Thurs 17th Dec if you are attending the social (to help with estimating the catering needs). more