Welcome

Call it walking, trekking, backpacking, 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 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, Weekend trips 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 25th May 2019
Kensworth to Studham Circular
Intermediate walk
Olwen 07451334251
We will walk at an easy pace from Whipsnade Heath to Old Kensworth. Then up the hill to Kensworth and on towards Holywell and on to Studham. We will then follow the Chiltern Way to Whipsnade.

Meet Priory School at 9.30 am
Return 2.30 approx
Distance 8 miles approx

Sunday 26th May 2019
Little Brickhill
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Little Brickhill taking in Caldecotte Lake, GU Canal, Great Brickhill.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30

Sunday 26th May 2019
A visit to the Full Moon.
Part day walk.
Don Snoad 01582 601852
A slow ramble in the Chiltern Hills.  Starting in Wiggington Village, the route takes us to Hawridge and Cholesbury, stopping off for refreshment at the Full Moon P.H and returning to Wiggington via Hastoe

Meet at the Yum Yum/Wilko's car park. 9.30 am
Return 14.30 approx
Distance 5 miles.

Thursday 30th May 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

Thursday 30th May 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 30th May 2019
REMINDER for Shuttleworth Air Proms.
Social day out on 17th August
Carolyn 07495950551 or Sheila 07970328670
If you wish to go to the Shuttleworth Air Proms on Saturday 17th August you need to let Carolyn or Sheila know by the 31st May.  Full details about this event are on the entry for 17th August.


Saturday 1st June 2019
Chipperfield Circular.
Day Walk
Cliff Shaw 07766958133
Circular walk from Chipperfield Common via Kings Langley.

Meet at Priory School. 9.30 am
Distance 6.5 miles approx
Return 13.30 approx

Sunday 2nd June 2019
Slip End wander
Half-day walk
Eila 07964291892
An easy walk. Going up to Pepperstock, Slip End, touching Caddington and back to Stockwood Park. There are also nice gardens and a tea room there if people want to use them.   It is fairly flat, without stiles, but if we have rain it maybe a little muddy in places.

9.30 Wilco/Yum Yum car park
Return about 2.00 pm 5-6 miles

Wednesday 5th June 2019
Nicky Line Redbourn/Hemel Hempstead
Short easy walk with slight inclines
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Redbourn Common with optional tea and cake at the cafe on the Common, continue Nicky Line to Hemel Hempstead.

34 bus Dunstable/Redbourn 9.05 a.m.
Return 46 bus Hemel Hempstead to Luton then bus back to Dunstable

Meet Yum Yum West Street 8.55 a.m.
Return Dunstable 2/3 p.m.
Approx 5 miles

Thursday 6th June 2019
Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
09.30 F70 bus to Leighton Buzzard. Circular walk then F70/77 back to Dunstable

09.20 High Street North bus stop (Santander)
About 12 mls

Saturday 8th June 2019
Kensworth Circular
Half-day walk
Gill 07903 801203

Starting at The Farmers Boy pub in Kensworth, we walk through some rural Kensworth, across Dunstable Downs (including a café/loo stop) and through Whipsnade, finishing at The Farmers Boy for lunch/drinks. A moderate level walk, mainly level, with a few inclines.


9.30am Priory School or 9.50am at Farmers Boy.
5 miles/1.00pm finish

Sunday 9th June 2019
Clophill Circular.
Day Walk
Les Price 07866858992

A circular walk from Clophill, beginning on the High St. at the Old Church Path, passing around  Chicksands and going through Shefford, Meppershall and Upper Gravenhurst.


Meet at French's Avenue at 9.30 am
Distance 12 miles
Return 16.30 approx

Wednesday 12th June 2019
Stoke Hammond to Leighton Buzzard
Mike Mid week Walk
Mike 07594577129
Walking north from Stoke Hammond to Leighton Buzzard along the Grand Union Canal with a Lunch stop (Optional) at The Globe pub.Booking required with myself details to be agreed later. Please check the note below.

Classed as easy walk along the canal footpath.

Please note the Globe has cancelled the Golden Years menu & now offer a different menu .If you wish to dine I suggest you check out their menu before hand.

 

9.50am High St North bus stop to pick up the 10am no F77 to Bletchley .
Return late afternoon from Leighton Buzzard if dining.
Distance 5/6 miles.

Thursday 13th June 2019
Flamstead to Luton
David 07477004170
09.05 34 bus to Flamstead. Walk to Luton interchange via Harpenden and Batford. Return to Dunstable via busway bus.

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

Thursday 13th June 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 15th June 2019
Whiteleaf Hill
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Whiteleaf Hill car park taking in Lower Cadsden, Little Hampden, Great Missenden, Prestwood. Hills, valleys, woods.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml. Return about 17.00

Sunday 16th June 2019
Silsoe Circular walk
Intermediate walk
Sylvia Pidgeon 07587 185176
 Starting from Wrest Park taking in Higham Gobion, Shillington, and Gravenhurst.
Refreshments available at the end in Wrest park. Possible pub stop en route.

Meet at 9.30 at French's Avenue
Return 3pm approx
Distance 8/9 miles.

Thursday 20th June 2019
Leighton Buzzard to Toddington
David 07477004170
09.30 F70 bus to Leighton Buzzard. Walk via Woburn Deer Park to Toddington. 15.20 E bus to Gary Cooper.

09.20 High St North bus stop (Santander)
About 12 ml

Saturday 22nd June 2019
Redbourne ramble
Half-day afternoon walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
An afternoon  stroll from Redbourne to Flamstead.  Not quite the longest day. Hoping for a drink at end of walk and possibly at Flamstead.

Meet at Priory at 13.30 pm
Return 18.00 approx
Distance 7 miles approx

Sunday 23rd June 2019
Wheathampstead
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Wheathampstead car park (behind the Bull) taking in Blackmore End, Whitwell, Kimpton.

09.30 Wilko car park
About 13 ml. Return about 17.00

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