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:

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
Saturday 23rd February 2019
Ver Valley circular Walk.
Intermediate Walk
Eila 07964291892 or Steve 01582731026
A steady paced scenic steady paced walk from Redbourn towards Flamstead and Verulam End, crossing the Watling Street, golf course and Redbourn bypass.  It may be muddy in places!  Suggest walkers bring a hot drink and something to eat.

9.30 Priory School
approx 8 miles return about 2.30. There are refreshmentsat the end in Redbourn if wanted.

Sunday 24th February 2019
Ashridge
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Ashridge visitor centre taking in Great Gaddesden and Potten End.

09.30 Wilko car park
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30

Sunday 24th February 2019
Heath and Woodland
Part day walk
Don 01582 601852
This will be a slow ramble through the woods from Little Brickhill to Bow Brickhilland on to Woburn for refreshments. Return to Little Brickhill is through Buttermilk Wood.

9.30 French's Ave
3pm 7 mls

Wednesday 27th February 2019
Edlesborough/Pitstone
Easy walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
61A bus at 9.17 to Edlesborough. Walk via Ivinghoe to Pitstone.
Refreshments at Ivinghoe and College Lake (if time permits)
Easy walk with possibly a couple of stiles
Return 61 bus at 12.38 from Pitstone

9.05 at Yum Yum bus stop West Street
1.15 p.m. Dunstable
5/6 miles

Thursday 28th February 2019
Harpenden to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.15 busway bus to Luton station then 09.40 321 to Harpenden (The George). Walk via Rothamsted Park, Flamstead, Markyate, Kensworth, the quarry to the Gary Cooper.

09.05 Church St bus stop (Winston Churchill)
About 12 ml.

Thursday 28th February 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

Saturday 2nd March 2019
A Right Royal Walk - London
Half day walk
Olwen 07415334251
A six mile walk starting at Blackfriars    We will meet at Blackfriars Station -south side at 10.30. ( The train leaves Leagrave at 9.39, Luton 9.43 Luton Airport Parkway 9.46).  We will start with a drink at the Royal Festival Hall -pass a Palace or two and the odd Royal Monument. The walk finishes at the Victoria and Albert Museum - which is in easy access to the underground for making your way home when ready


Sunday 3rd March 2019
Wheathampstead
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Wheathampstead taking in Gustard Wood, some of the Ayots, Codicote, Brocket Hall.

09.30 Wilko car park.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.

Tuesday 5th March 2019
The Favourite
Film evening.
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Film evening at The Grove in Dunstable. 7.30 pm for 'The Favouite'
Emails have been sent to all members about this event.


Thursday 7th March 2019
Wheathampstead to Luton
David 07477004170
09.15 A or C bus to Luton Interchange then 610 bus to Wheathampstead. Walk via Kimpton and Breachwood Green to Luton for busway service to Dunstable.

09.05 Church Street bus stop
About 12 mls

Friday 8th March 2019
Castle Acre, Norfolk
weekend away
Julian Clark-Lowes
07979 435856
A weekend away at Castle Acre, Norfolk in the Old Red Lion, an independent hostel formerly a YHA. An interesting little village in an area we seldom go to. http://oldredlion.org.uk/index.php/about-castle-acre/


Saturday 9th March 2019
Studham circular
Half-day walk
Hazel 07929889292.
Starting in Studham, parking in or around the Common, proceeding through Masons Plantation, across the golf course, dropping down towards Dagnall, then towards Hoo Wood and Hudnall Common and back to Studham. A couple of fairly steep hills. Possible pub stop at the end.

Meet Priory School 9.30am
Distance 6 miles approx

Sunday 10th March 2019
Ivinghoe circular
Day Walk
Julia Fullwood 07958 082009
This will be a circular walk taking in Ivinghoe Beacon, Ashridge and Aldbury.

Meet at 9.30 at the Yum Yum/Wilko's car park.
Distance 12 miles approx

Wednesday 13th March 2019
Wendover Arm to College Lake
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Getting the no 61 bus to Aston Clinton then following the Wendover Arm back to the Grand Union Junction continuing on to College Lake. Classed as a easy to medium walk along the canal towpath  ( can be slippery in places depending on the time of the year & weather. No refreshments on route but we stop at College Lake cafe if we have time.

Meet West St bus stop at 9.00am to catch the 61A to Aylesbury.
Return by 4pm.
Distance 6-7miles.

Thursday 14th March 2019
Barton to Dunstable
David 07477004170
08.31 A bus to Luton Interchange.  09.10 81 bus from Luton Galaxy (White House) to Barton where bacon butties, etc are promised. Then walk via Sharpenhoe Clappers and Sundon Hills to the Gary Cooper.

Note: early start so bus passes are unlikely to be accepted on the 81 bus in Luton - fare at time of writing is £4.40.

08.25 at Church Street bus stop (Winston Churchill)
About 12 ml

Saturday 16th March 2019
Woburn circular.
Intermediate walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Circular walk starting from Woburn.  We will see the Abbey, Eversholt, Woburn Park, hopefully some deer and elephants, and returning to Woburn for refreshments.

Meet at Priory School at 9.30am
Return 2.30 pm approx
Distance 8.5 miles approx

Saturday 16th March 2019
AWARDS NIGHT
Special Event
Sheila Blake: 07970 328670
sheila.sb80@gmail.com
The event will be held at the Houghton Regis Memorial Hall with a cost of £11.00 per person. Food option choices are as follows: Fish & Chips, Chicken & Mushroom Pie & Chips, Beef & Onion Pie & Chips, Steak & Kidney Pie & Chips or Veggie Burger & Chips. Contact Sheila Blake - with your food option and submit payment by deadline of March 2nd. There will be bread rolls and a dessert. You will be able to bring your own drinks and tea and coffee will be available at the cost of a £1.00.  There will be a presentation by Alan & Julian on the Scotland trip. Award presentations will start around 9pm (approx). Presentations will finish around 10.00pm.

 

7.30pm start
10.30pm

Sunday 17th March 2019
Wendover
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Wendover taking in Lee Common, Great Missenden, Prestwood, Dunsmore.

09.30 Wilko car park.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.

Thursday 21st March 2019
Luton to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.15 A or C bus to Luton Interchange. Walk via Stockwood Park, Markyate, Kensworth to the Gary Cooper, Dunstable.

09.10 Church Street bus stop
About 12 mls

Saturday 23rd March 2019
Markyate wander
Intermediate Walk
Steve Goss 07935273417 01582731026
A steady paced walk from Markyate which will include some nice Hertfordshire scenery and probably a pub stop at some stage.

9.30 at Priory School
8-9 miles return about 2.30 depending on refreshment stop.

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