Welcome

We aim to provide regular walking and social activities in a friendly, supportive group.

Call it walking, hiking or rambling this is what the Bogtrotters do. We also organise longer weekends away and tours in Britain and Abroad. Our members are drawn from Dunstable and its surrounding area. The group was formed in September 1965. Our programme consists of local full and half day walks, midweek meanders, a varied social programme and trips away. We provide activities for all levels of walking ability. For more information about us please visit our Welcome Page and Guidance for those attending Bogtrotters events.

Contacts:

Gill Morris: 07903 801203
Alan Plumley: 07957 438153
Julian Clark-Lowes: 07979 435856
Sue Jenkins: 07443 016095
enquiries@dunstablebogtrotters.co.uk

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

Next 20 Events   to view the complete programme click here
Thursday 25th July 2019
Weatherspoon Wander
Bring your ideas about where to walk today and discuss them over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two.

09.00 Gary Cooper
About 12 ml

Saturday 27th July 2019
Ashridge Circular
Half-day Walk
Hazel Rolt 07929889292
Parking at the top end of the Golden Valley, then proceeding to Brownlows Cafe and the Monument, skirting the golf course. After tea shop stop picking up the Chiltern Way back to Wood yard Cottages and Ashridge College, then into Golden Valley and back to the cars.
This is an easy walk with no steep hills or stiles.

Meet at Priory School at 9.30 am
Return about 2.00pm depending upon length of cafe stop.
Distance 5 miles

Sunday 28th July 2019
Tring Nature Reserve Walk
Half-Day Walk
Gill 07903 801203
A leisurely walk around Tring College Lake, then continuing to Tring Reservoir. Lots of water, bird life and lovely views. Start and finish at College Lake. Free parking (an optional donation is requested for the car park) and cafe/loos available. Mainly flat terrain. Easy to moderate level.

9.30am at Yum Yum or 10.00am at College Lake.
5-6 miles. Finish 1pm

Sunday 28th July 2019
The Downs, Whipsnade and Totternhoe
David 07477004170
A circular walk from French's Ave. Looks like being a warm one so bring plenty of fluids. However, in case you need more (even if you don't) the plan is to stop at Dunstable Downs visitor centre twice, the Old Hunters Lodge and the Old Farm Inn before returning to the start point.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 10 ml.

Wednesday 31st July 2019
Lilley to Barton
Medium/hard walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Lilley, Barton Hills & Springs to Barton with refreshments etc in Barton.

There are steep ascents/descents and possibly several stiles on this walk

Busway to Interchange then 101 bus to Lilley at 9.58 a.m.
Return 81 bus to Luton, Interchange to Dunstable

Winston Churchill bus stop Church Street 9.15 a.m.
Return 3.30/4.30 p.m.
Approx 7/8 miles

Thursday 1st August 2019
Toddington to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.59 E bus to Toddington Green. Walk via Tebworth and Stanbridge to Dunstable.

09.50 Church St North bus stop
About 11 ml

Saturday 3rd August 2019
Quainton circular
Day Walk
Julia Fullwood 07958 082009

Oving to Quainton circular walk

9.30 Frenchs Ave
Distance 9 miles.

Sunday 4th August 2019
Chalgrave Heritage Trail
Intermediate Walk
Sylvia Pidgeon 07587 185176
Chalgrave Heritage Trail. Starting from Toddington.

Meet at French's Avenue at 9.30.
Return 2.30 approx
Distance 8 miles.

Thursday 8th August 2019
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 8th August 2019
Flamstead to St Albans
David 07477004170
09.05 34 bus to Flamstead. Walk via the Hertfordshire Way, Gorhambury, Potters Crouch to St Albans. Return to Dunstable via 321 bus to Luton and busway bus.

08.55 West Street bus stop (Lombardo's)
About 12 ml

Saturday 10th August 2019
Woburn circular
Day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Starting at the free car park in Woburn we will visit the Safari Park, with hopefully better weather than our last visit. We will then loop round to RIdgemont, Eversholt and back onto the Woburn Estate.

Meet at French's Ave at 9.30 am
Return 5.00 pm approx
Distance 10 miles.

Sunday 11th August 2019
Around Aldbury
Part Day Walk
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Starting from the car park on Pitstone Hill, this classic walk goes through Aldbury Nowers to arrive at the picture book village of Aldbury for refreshments. Continuing at a gentle pace the return to Pitstone Hill is via Duncombe Farm and Clipper Down.

Meet at Yum Yum /Wilko Car Park at 9.30 am
Return 2.00pm approx
Distance 5 miles.

Wednesday 14th August 2019
Tring Circular
Mike’s Midweek Walk
Mike 07584 577129
Starting from Tring Town Centre a circular walk taking in a variety of paths through Tring Park & surrounding countryside. Classed as a medium to hard walk  with a steep hill at the beginning or end depending on what route we take. Refreshments available at the start & finish.

Meet 9.05am West St Bus stop to pick up the 9.17am No 61A to Aylesbury.
Return by 4pm to Dunstable.
Distance 6/7 miles.

Thursday 15th August 2019
Hitchin to Stopsley
David 07477004170
09.15 A bus to Luton interchange then 09.41 100/101  bus to Hitchin (Kingshott School/ St Ippolyts). Walk via St Paul's Walden, Whitwell and Breachwood Green to Stopsley then bus to interchange for busway bus back to Dunstable.

09.05 Church St bus stop
About 12 ml.

Saturday 17th August 2019
Shuttleworth Air Proms.
Social Day out.
Carolyn 07495950551 or
Sheila 07970328670

We are organising a trip to the Shuttleworth air proms Saturday 17th August .The tickets are £32.40 and entitle the purchaser access to the air museum, Shuttleworth Hall, Swiss Garden and the air display accompanied by The National Symphony Orchestra. For further details contact Carolyn 07495950551 email coopercarolyn685@gmail.com or Sheila 07970328670 email sheila.sb80@gmail.com.



Sunday 18th August 2019
Lilley circular.
Day Walk
Olwen 07415334251

Starting at Warden Hills we will make our way to Telegraph Hill. We’ll  head to Lilley via its Hoo. From Lilley we will make our way back via John Bunyan Trail.


Meet at Yum Yum/Wilko car park Dunstable at 1.30 pm.
Return 6.30 approx
Distance 7/8 miles approx

Thursday 22nd August 2019
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 22nd August 2019
Weatherspoon Wander
Bring your ideas about where to walk today and discuss them over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two.

09.00 Gary Cooper
About 12 ml

Saturday 24th August 2019
Great Offley circular
Day Walk
Les Price 07866858992
Starting at Gt Offley, going through Chalton, lunching
at Preston and returning to Gt Offley via Kings Walden and Ley Green.

Meet at Priory School. 9.30 am
Return 15.30
10 miles.

Sunday 25th August 2019
College Lake Circular
Part Day Walk
Don Snoad 01582 601852
This slow ramble starts at Collage Lake ( no parking charges =  £3 voluntary donation ) and goes via Marsh Croft Farm and Park Hill Farm, and then across to Tring Station. Then its's along the Grand Union Canal to Bulbourne, returning to College Lake for refreshments.

Meet at Yum Yum/Wilko car park
at 9.30 am
Return 2.30 pm appox
Distance 5 miles.

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