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 or
contact us at:
Julian Clark-Lowes: 07979 435856.
Sue Jenkins: 01582 865966.
Wendy Hopkins: 01582 602235.
Roger Pepworth: 01582 538414.
Don Snoad: 01582 601852.
Eila Goss 01582 731026
Saturday 25th May 2013
Old Warden circular
Hazell Rolt and Nadine Ridgeway 07929889292 or
We park at the church car park where a donation is required.It is a pleasant walk through fields,woodland and villages with a possible pub stop along the way.We planned to do this walk last year but it was waterlogged so we are hoping for better weather.
Sunday 26th May 2013
The Lovely Southern Chilterns.
Don 01582 601852
A days walk in arguably the loveliest part of the Chiltern Hills A.O.N.B. visiting the villages of Hambleden, Stonor, Turville & Skirmett. An area much favoured by film crews (Midsummer Murders, The Vicar Of Dibley etc ). Several pubs on route.
Thursday 30th May 2013
Harpenden to St Albans
202 bus to Harpenden. Walk to St Albans via Nomansland, Colemans Green, Sandridge, Childwick Green. Aiming to be in Verulam Road by about 4pm to catch 34 bus to Dunstable.
Thursday 30th May 2013
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
Saturday 1st June 2013
Ampthill Big Circle. (ABC walk)
Sue Jenkins. 01582 865966
Let's try this walk again ! After having to cancel due to poor weather in Feb hopefully we will have better weather this time.
This is a big loop starting at Ampthill and hopefully we will visit Houghton Conquest, Haynes, Clophill, and Maulden before returning to the start of our walk. Depending on the day we can go the other way around! Please bring a packed lunch and snacks. Hopefully we will have a pub stop somewhere along the way.
Please contact Sue if you wish to meet in Ampthill.
Sunday 2nd June 2013
Delights & surprises of Tring Park & Wiggington
Bessie Rogers 01582 608624
A circular walk taking in Tring Park & Wiggington.
This would be classed as a medium walk with some hills. Refreshments should be available at the end of the walk but bring a drink & refreshments just in case.
Tuesday 4th June 2013
Evening walk with another super value meal.
Eila Goss 07816012248
A walk from Dunstable to the Farmers Boy in Kensworth, who have agreed to do us another of their excellent meals at a bargain price of £6.50 for 2 courses. This is a pretty walk and hopefully as the evenings should be light we can walk back again. If you just want to turn up for drinks or the meal at about 8p.m. there is no problem. However, if you intend coming for a meal can you email me so that I can give the pub an idea of how many to expect.
Thursday 6th June 2013
See who turns up. Have tea, coffee, etc while we decide where we will walk - may involve a bus or two.
Saturday 8th June 2013
This walk starts from the old church at Potsgrove then circles anticlockwise round to Battlesden and the lovely long avenue taking us to Milton Lodge.It`s a quick dash across the busy main road and then into Woburn Park for some deer spotting.We shall exit the park at Speedwell Cottages, another quick dash across the road, followed by footpaths across fields back to our starting point.Bring a drink as there are no pubs en route.
Sunday 9th June 2013
Gourmet Indian Meal 16th June
Can you please make sure you have informed Eila if you intend coming to the Indian Restaurant at Caddington so that she can tell them how many to expect.
Sunday 9th June 2013
The Final Part of The Thames Path Walk to The Thames Barrier.
Day Walk .
Mike 07594 577129
Join Paul on his Final Leg of his Thames Path Walk from Westminster to The Thames Barrier. more
This will entail a train journey into London from Parkway and returning by Underground back to a mainline station.
This would be classed as a easy walk on pavements etc with a stop for lunch on the way & at the end. Expect a long day with a late return.