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
Lesley Grierson-Hill: 01582 660135
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 11 Events   to view the complete programme click here
Saturday 10th December 2016
Wiggington circular
Half-day Walk
Mike 07594 577129
A circular from Wiggington  taking in a variety of paths. Classed as a easy to medium walk with a possible pub stop at the end.

Meet at 10.am at Priory School.
Return between 2-3 pm
Distance Approx 6 miles.

Sunday 11th December 2016
Monks Risborough, Askett and Great Kimble
Day Walk
Alan 07957 438153
We drive to Princes Risborough to start this hilly ramble through the surrounding villages. We will park in the centre of Princes Risborough in the Mount car park adjacent to St Mary's church and the swimming pool.  The route takes us to the old village of Monks Risborough with the church of St Dunstan. We continue to Askett where we pass some lovely 17th century thatched and half timbered houses and the Crowns pub. Later we see the Old Grange, a 15th century brick building which was part of Missenden Abbey.  We continue to Gt Kimble and Little Kimble with a large 15th century barn, the Bernard Arms pub and the 13th century church of the AllSaints.  As we descend Pulpit Hill there is a pub stop at the Plough Inn at Cadsden, which serves food.  We then climb to Whiteleaf Hill with views over the rural countryside.  When leaving Whiteleaf Hill there is the option of taking a short cut back to Princes Risborough.  The walk continues past Redland End, Lily Bank Farm, passing a windmill at Loosley Row, where we turn to return via Pyrtle Spring back to the Mount car park.

9:30 Yum Yum
3:30 pm 10 mls

Wednesday 14th December 2016
Wednesday's Walkers Christmas Lunch
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594 577129
A Mystery walk ending up at the Crown & Sceptre for a Christmas 3 course Lunch, returning afterwards by bus. Limited spaces   approx cost £20.00 per head,  booking essential by 13th November. Menu to be sorted out nearer the date.

Meet at the bus stop in High St South at 9.10am.
Return just after 3p.m..
Distance max 5 miles

Thursday 15th December 2016
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 15th December 2016
Ho Ho Ho! Santa Float Helpers
Charity assistance/walk
Peter Jackson
peterdajackson@aol.com
07732 418260
Dunstable Rotary have offered us the chance to accompany their Santa float raising funds for local charities, covering the Eaton Bray/Totternhoe route. It's a really fun evening, you can wear a festive hat and have a great time. We'll need to be in Eaton Bray by 5.30 ready to leave at 6pm finishing by about 8.30/9.00 pm. Afterwards we'll go somewhere for food/drink. We need 15 people committed to it (and I'll have a reserve list of those willing to step in at short notice). Please let Peter know if you'd like to be involved in this asap.


17.30 Contact Peter for details.
5-6 miles 20.30-21.00

Friday 16th December 2016
Christmas Meal & Party Night
Eila_goss@hotmail.com
07964291892
This year the Christmas meal is at The Market Cross.  Please view the menu, which has lots of choice and imagination!   We've booked a party night and a DJ will start around 9pm for those who would like to boogie after the meal.  We'll be sitting together around various sized tables.  Please submit your DETAILED TOTAL order details to Eila ASAP and pay for the FULL COST of the meal in advance.  It's £15.00 for 3 courses and £12.50 for 2 courses.. please refer to the menu for full info by clicking on the link  http://www.marstons.co.uk/img/pubs/assets/menus/MILESTONE%20FESTIVE%202016/Carvery%2014.99/b826f96b-9b24-4b3d-a016-ed59fe378c6f.pdf .  Please inform us in advance of any special needs or dietary requirements at the time of submitting your order, we'll inform the restaurant in advance.  Payment deadline is 05/11/2016.  Early booking is recommended to guarantee a place! We look forward to seeing you at this very popular carvery-venue.

7.15pm Market Cross, 14 Luton Rd, Dunstable LU5 4JN

Saturday 17th December 2016
Bogtrotters Grand Christmas Day Out
Day Walk
Julian 07979 435856
A short walk from Redbourn down the River Ver into St Albans, past Verulamium and the Fighting Cocks and up to the Abbey. We will be stopping for a pub lunch in St Albans. The Abbey is having a Carol Service on the hour every hour up until 4pm, a Christmas market will be open in the Vintry Garden next to the Abbey. Buses run back to Redbourn or direct to Dunstable at 5 minutes past the hour until 6.05 pm.
Distance approx 5 miles and then in and around St Albans as you wish, back on the 4, 5 or 6 o'clock bus.

09.30 Priory School or meet at Redbourn or St Albans

Sunday 18th December 2016
Confluence Walk
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
The final walk in the Ver Valley series takes us from Colney Street north to Park Street and then south to Drop Lane where the River Ver joins the River Colne. Then back to Colney Street.

9:30 Yum Yum
1 p.m. 4 mls.

Wednesday 21st December 2016
Edlesborough to College Lake.
Chris & John's Midweek Walk
Chris 07836 310262
John 07840 819739
A easy to medium walk from St Mary's church Eddlesborough  to College Lake taking in the Cafe at Ivinghoe. Meet at West St bus stop at 9.10 to catch the 9.17am No 61 bus to Aylesbury.

9.10 West St bus stop
Late afternoon.
Distance 7 miles approx.

Thursday 22nd December 2016
Redbourn to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.05 34 bus to Redbourn. Walk back to Dunstable via Flamstead, Markyate, Caddington.

08.55 at Asda bus stop.
Finish about 16.30. About 12 mls

Thursday 22nd December 2016
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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