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Friday 20th October 2017
Booking & Payment Reminders
Gill - 07903 801203
Please ensure that you've booked and submitted payment/food orders for the upcoming meal events - Go Houghton on 5th Nov (contact Peter Jackson 07732 418260) & Christmas Meal & Party Night on 15th Dec (contact Gill  gmorris09@hotmail).  Deadlines are approaching!


Saturday 21st October 2017
Tring reservoir walk
Half-day walk
Eila 07964291892
Reasonably easy walk round Tring reservoirs starting from Marsworth Village Hall HP23 4LR along some of the Grand Union and through Wilstone Village. Probable pub stop.
9.30  Priory. Please let Eila know if you intend to start from Marsworth.

9.30 Priory School
2.30 approx 6 mls

Sunday 22nd October 2017
Maulden and Houghton House
Day Walk
Les 07866858992
A circular walk from Maulden, going around Maulden woods and eventually joining the Marston vale trail passing Houghton house  then stopping for lunch at Ampthill. We then follow the edge of Flitton moor before returning to Maulden.

9.30 am Frenchs Avenue
4.30 pm 11 miles.

Thursday 26th October 2017
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

Friday 27th October 2017
Norwich-Norfolk Weekender
Trip
John B 07976 611995
A trip to spend a weekend in Norwich-Norfolk from 27th-29th Oct.  While John initiatiated this trip, you are expected to find and book your own accommodation and make travel arrangements.  Some members have already booked B&Bs in the city staying Friday to Saturday and returning Sunday. There will be a walk around historic Norwich with its cathedral, castle and river walk.  Advice on booking accommodation is to go to  https://www.airbnb.co.uk/ or  https://www.booking.com/ .   Alternatively, you could stay on the coastal area of Norfolk  at the following YHAs - YHA Sheringham/YHA Wells-Next-To Sea.  The coastal area offers lots of activities, beach and nature reserves/a seal colony.  Travel time between Norwich and Wells is around 50-60mins by car.

Arrange your meet time if you are car-sharing
Sunday return

Saturday 28th October 2017
Right Royal Walk from Blackfriars
Day walk
Olwen 07415334251
Right Royal Walk in London we meet up  at Blackfriars Station at 10.21 having boarded the train at either Leagrave (9.29) Luton (9.35) or Parkway (9.39). Start with refreshments and Royal Festival Hall.  The walk is approximately 6 miles, with plenty of royal connections along the way finishing at the V&A.  Then you have a choice – do your own thing or have brief visit to V&A and then take a more direct route back to Blackfriars about three miles.

9.29 am Luton Interchange
late afternoon

Sunday 29th October 2017
Woburn Walks No 2
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
The second of the Woburn walks takes us at an easy-pace accross the Woburn Abbey estate, returning to Woburn town via Battlesdon and Potsgrove.

9.30 am French's Avenue
2.00 pm. 6.5 miles

Thursday 2nd November 2017
Childwickbury to Luton
David 07477004170
09.02 A bus to Luton Interchange. 09.40 321 bus to Childwickbury. Walk via Heartswood Forest and Wheathampstead to Luton Interchage to catch busway bus back to Dunstable.

08.55 at Asda bus stop
About 12 ml.

Thursday 2nd November 2017
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 4th November 2017
Autumn in Ashridge Walk
Half-day walk
Gill - 07903 801203
Autumn colour trail walk through Ashridge. Trails pass through areas of Ringshall, Berkhamstead and Ashridge Estate.  Start and finish at visitor's centre.  Brownlow cafe/packed lunch stop at the end of the walk.  A moderate level walk mainly level with some inclines. This is Gill's first at walk-leading.

9.30am Priory School or 9.50 at Visitor's Centre.
2pm 5-6 mls

Sunday 5th November 2017
Three Locks
David 07477004170
This walk from the Three Locks car park includes Stoke Hammond, Drayton Parslow, Stewkley, Soulbury and stretches along the canal towpath.

09.30 French's Ave.
Return about 16.30. About 13 ml.

Sunday 5th November 2017
Fireworks Display/Meal at Go Houghton
Peter Jackson - 07732 418260
peterdajackson@aol.com
Join us for a spectacular fireworks display at Houghton Regis -Tithe Farm Recreation Ground.  Meal at Go Houghton afterwards (do either or both events).  Fireworks display is free.  Click for more details - https://www.evensi.com/houghton-regis-fireworks-tithe-farm-recreation-ground/212816156 .   Please book the meal ASAP as the restaurant will be very busy.  The owner has offered us a special deal - £15.00 for 3 courses and £12.50 for 2 courses (£5 supplement for steak and salmon dishes).  Email Peter with your meal choices and a £5.00 deposit per person (cash preferred). Cheques to made payable to Dunstable & District Walking & YHA Group and sent to Peter at 40 Bidwell Hill, Houghton Regis, LU5 5EP.  Balance to pay on the evening - cash preferred.  Please order from the main menu - http://www.gohoughton.com/menu-1/ .  Parking advice - road closures in place around Tithe Farm Rec Ground between 6-9pm.  For the meal - car park at the venue.

6.45pm Rec Ground Meal - 8pm
10.15pm

Wednesday 8th November 2017
Ver Valley circular.
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Starting from Redbourn taking a variety of paths  we walk to Redbournberry Mill  then up to the golf course returning down to Markyate. Hoping to visit the Cafe on the Green for refreshments on route. Classed as a easy to medium walk with some hills.
Meet 10am West St bus stop to catch the 10.12am  no 34 to St Albans

10 am West St bus stop
2-3 pm. 5-6 miles.

Thursday 9th November 2017
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

Saturday 11th November 2017
Dunstable to Harpenden
David 07477004170
No car sharing today. Walk from Dunstable Asda bus stop via Caddington and Pepperstock, with its potential for a tea/coffee stop at Harper's, to Harpenden. Catch bus from Harpenden to Luton; busway bus back to Dunstable.

09.30 Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.

Sunday 12th November 2017
Wendover
Half-day walk
Les 07866858992

A circular walk from Wendover starting with a slow climb up Coombe hill, then we will go through Goodmerhill woods and  cross the entrance to Chequers, returning to Wendover via the  village of Ellesborough.


9.30 am Yum Yum
2.30 pm approx. 7 miles.

Thursday 16th November 2017
Hatching Green to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.02 A bus to Luton Interchange. 09.40 321 bus to Hatching Green/Harpenden Common. Walk via Rothamsted, Flamstead and Markyate back to Dunstable.

08.55 at Asda bus stop
About 13 ml.

Thursday 16th November 2017
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 18th November 2017
Woburn Walks No 3
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
This easy-paced ramble takes you to the northern section of the Abbey estate (where the Safari Park is) returning to Woburn via Birchmoor.

9.30 am French's Avenue
2.30 pm. 7 miles

Saturday 18th November 2017
Booking & Payment Reminder
Gill - gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk
07903 801203
Please ensure you've submitted payment and food orders for the Christmas Meal and Party Night. 25th November is the absolute deadline.


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