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.


Eila Goss: 07964 291892
Colin Meacham: 07835936793
Alan Plumley: 01582 752864
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 27th August 2016
Harlington Circular
Half Day walk
Mike 07594 577129
This circular covers the attractive countryside of Harlington Vale. Easy to medium walk with some hills . If you wish to meet elsewhere please advise Mike.

9.30am Priory School.
2pm. 5-6 miles.

Sunday 28th August 2016
Day Walk
Julia 07958 082009
Enjoy the views as we make a circular walk from Ivinghoe beacon visiting Aldbury (pub) and the Ashridge monument (cafe).

9:30 Yum Yum
2 p.m. 10 mls

Thursday 1st September 2016
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Thursday 1st September 2016
Open Air Cinema at Luton Hoo.
Lesley Grierson
Open Air Cinema at Luton Hoo - to see the movie GREASE !   Gates open at 7 pm for picnic - Film starts at 8.30 pm ... so we will be out with the owls !!  The price is £13 per ticket +10% booking fee.  If you are interested book your ticket fairly swiftly as places are going fast.  You can do this directly by going on line http://www.sundowncinema.co.uk/tickets   and then contact Lesley so that we can organise lift shares and picnics


Thursday 1st September 2016
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

09.00 at Gary Cooper
12 ml. approx. Finish about 16.30.

Saturday 3rd September 2016
River Ouse and Bromham Mill
Day Walk
Cliff Shaw 07766 958133
Drive to Kempston Church End and park in the car park.  Walking  past All Saints Church and along the river bank,. Past the Three Tuns at Biddenham.  Cross the river and visit the 18 th century Bromham Mill where there is a tea room, art gallery and exhibition area. We continue along the Bunyan Trail passing the Swan Inn.  We continue to Hanger Wood which is ancient woodland dating as far back as 1200 and return to the start.

9:30 Priory School
4 pm 10 mls

Saturday 3rd September 2016
Source of the River Lea
Short Easy Walk
Peter Jackson. 07732 418260

Starting from the source of the River Lea at 5 Springs in Marsh Farm we follow its early beginnings for a couple of miles round the edge of north Luton and the foot of Warden Hill (this time no diversion through a housing estate). Largely flat. Option of pub stop at the end.


9.30 at Priory School/10.00 Playing Fields carpark, Sundon Road
Return 1.30/2.30 (latter if pub stop after) approx 4 - 4.5 mls

Sunday 4th September 2016
Open University Walk
Half-day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
This is a re-run of a walk we did last year BUT the weather was very, very wet. So we are going to try and do this again but we need a fine sunny September day. We are going to explore the grounds of the Open University in Milton Keynes. We will also venture along paths and cycleways in and around this area. Hopefully, we will find a pub for those wishing to partake.  Julian will be our guide around the University. Lots to see of interest.

9.30 Priory School
14.00 approx 7 miles

Thursday 8th September 2016
Cym Ivy, Gower Peninsular
Eila 07964291892 eila_goss@hotmail.com
Thursday to Monday, 8th to 12th September. Beds virtually already sold out but possibilities for camping in the grounds. Contact Eila for details.  https://www.facebook.com/NTCwmIvyLodgeBunkhouse?fref=ts

Thursday 8th September 2016
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

09.00 at Gary Cooper
12 ml. approx 16.30.

Saturday 10th September 2016
Proms in the Park.
Gill Morris. 07903801203
Watch Last Night of the Proms on a giant screen in the beautiful setting of Priory Gardens Dunstable. 7pm. Bring a chair and a blanket. More details to follow.click here for more information


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