Programme of events

East of Luton
David 07477004170
09.10 A busway bus to Kimpton Road, Luton for a circular walk on the far side of the airport. Busway bus back to Dunstable.
09.00 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Boggies Summer BBQ
Alan 07957438153
Cliff 07766 958133



Cliff is kindly hosting the BBQ this year. He has requested that house shoes/slippers would be helpful not to trapse mud into the house. Bring your own drinks, plate/cutlery and seating. Please check you have Cliff's address for the day...46 Tring Road, Dunstable. LU6 2PT. (This is the B489 road, West Dunstable....Cliff's house is on the right hand shortly after the Totternhoe Rd turning). Booking for this event has now closed.
2 pm
Flamstead Festival
Social
Eila 07964291892 festival only
http://www.flamsteadscarecrowfestival.co.uk/ This is now a social event as David is leading the day walk and no walk leader was available. We have visited the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival in the past, it was enjoyable. It is a nice day out which you can drive to. The walk round the festival is also suitable for the less active in the group as a mini bus should be available. There are two pubs, stalls,  and tea tent available. There is an official car park on the edge of the village. 10.45 am meet in car park. If you cannot drive to Flamstead, please ring Eila 07974291892 and she may be able to arrange a lift.
10.45 at the official car park in Flamstead.
Ashridge
Day walk
David 07477004170
Circular walk from the monument in Ashridge taking in Ivinghoe Beacon, Dagnall and Little Gaddesden.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml.
Lunch at Studham
Short Walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Easy walk with possibly a stile or two from Whipsnade to Studham, lunch at Chris & Jan's and then walk to Markyate. We catch 10.40 no.35 bus to Whipsnade,returning on 3.25 p.m. no.34 bus from Markyate to Dunstable.
10.30 The Square, Dunstable
4 p.m. 5/6 miles
Gower Trip, S. Wales
Trip
Eila 07964291892 Eila_goss@hotmail.com
I have booked the Cwm Ivy National Trust lodge from 23rd August to 29th August. It is 10 bedded accommodation but there is room  for  campers. See details here   We may be able to squeeze in one or two more. If interested contact Eila.
Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.
9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls
Circular walk from Mangrove Green
Day walk
Les Price
07866858992
A circular walk from Mangrove Green going to Gt Offley, Mangrove Green, Ley Green, Kings Walden and Breachwood Green.
Priory School 9.30am.
4.30pm, 11mls
Wilstone reservoirs.
Half-day walk
Steve Johnson 07749091000
This is a walk around the Wilstone and Marsworth reservoirs.   6 miles and a visit to the Bluebell tea rooms.
9.30 Priory School
distance 6 miles.
Return about 13.00
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.
9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls
Ashridge Walk & 'Pot-Luck' Picnic
Walk & Social
Gill - 07903 801203
Please bring a home-made or bought item - cake, quiche, salad, fruit etc.  The idea is that each person brings 1 item to share as a 'pot-luck' style.  This keeps the cost low and is a fun way of doing a picnic. Please bring something to sit on (blanket or chair) and a few utensils/a plate/drink.  There will be a walk first - circular around Ashridge, about 5 miles.  Picnic will start near the visitors centre around 1.00pm, finish about 3pm.
10.00am Priory School or 10.20am at the Visitors Ctre
3-4pm 5 mls
Chess Valley
Day walk
Alan 07957 438153
A circular walk around the Chess Valley, going through Latimer village, Chenies and stopping at a pub for lunch. Lots of local history and beautiful views, some hills but not too steep. This walk starts from Westwood Park car park, off Chenies Avenue, Little Chalfont, HP6 6PR. returning to the car park at approx 4 pm.
9.30 Yum Yum
late afternoon 12 mls
Weatherspoon Wander
Day walk
Alan 07957 438153
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.
9 am Gary Cooper
16.30 12 mls
Proms Priory Park
Social
Peter Jackson 07732 418260
Watch The Last Night of the Proms on a huge screen in Priory Gardens, Dunstable. There will be a great party atmosphere with crowd singing and flag waving (as England will have won the World Cup!?)  Fireworks after the show.  Bring a chair and food/drink.  Contact Peter if you want to go and he will reserve a space for us.  The Council website is being rebuilt so he'll post the link as soon as it comes through. Provisional timing: meet c. 6pm, it starts at 7pm finishes around 10pm.

Peter Jackson  07732 418260  peterdajackson@aol.com
6 pm Priory Grdns
Circular walk from Sundon Hills
Day walk
Les Price
07866858992
A circular walk from Sundon Hills car park going to Sundon Hills, Sharpenhoe, Pulloxhill and Harlington.
Priory school 9.30am.
4.30pm, 11mls
Around the Claydons (1)
Half-day walk
Don 01582 601852
Starting at Botolph Claydon, this easy-paced walk follows parts of the Bernwood Jubilee Way to Quainton for refreshments and back to Botolph Claydon.
9.30 Priory School
3pm 7 mls.
Lilley Circular
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Catching any bus to Luton Interchange to catch the 9.58 am No 101 to Lilley. A circular walk taking in a variety of paths & hills. Classed as a medium walk. Subject to timing  we may be able to visit the Lilley Arms for refreshments  before catching the bus back to the interchange for  connection to Dunstable. Meet 9.15am Winston Churchill bus stop to catch any bus to the interchange to pick up the 9.58am No 101 bus to Lilley. Return late afternoon. Distance max 5 or 6 miles.
9.15am Winston Churchill
Late afternoon. 5/6 miles.
Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
09.30 F77 bus to Leighton Buzzard Station. Walk back to Dunstable.
08.50 at High St North bus stop, opposite Nationwide.
About 12 ml.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Lincolnshire Wolds
Trip
John Buckley 07976611995
John is organising a return to the Wolds from Fri 14 to Sun 16 Sept staying at The Viking Centre hostel. It sleeps 20 in bunks (2 rooms for 4 and 2 rooms for 6). If 10 go the price is £16 (£8 if 20 go). It is modern but basic e.g. you need to take bedding and other essentials with you. John will explain all at the pre-meeting. See also www.the vikingcentre.org. Viking Centre, Pelham Rd. Claxby, Market Rasen, Lincs LN8 3YR. If interested email John at johnbuckley@gmail.com.
Wendover
David 07477004170
Circular walk from public car park behind the library in Wendover.
09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park.
About 12 ml.
10 Pin-Bowling with optional meal.
Social
Gill 07903 801203
Same format as last year, meet at Wetherspoons 6.30pm-8pm then onto the 10 Pin-Bowling.  Option to eat at Wetherspoons and get a bevvy or 2 in before the games.  Please give your name to Gill preferably by 13th Sept deadline please.
6.30pm - 8.00pm
10.00pm
Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.
9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls
Circular walk (another one) from Woburn public car park.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml.
Pegsdon Hills walk
Half-day walk
Eila_goss@hotmail.com 07964291892
Starting at pub, a moderate and undulating walk through important wildlife sites with stunning views. 600ft total ascent. no stiles.  Finish at pub.
9.30 Yum Yum
2.30 pm 5-6 miles
Aylesbury to Aston Clinton
Easy walk
John Hannington 07840 819739
Easy interesting walk from edge of Aylesbury, Western Turville reservoir, Wendover Arm Grand Union Canal and continue to tea shop at Aston Clinton park.
9.17 a.m. no.61 bus to Aylesbury.  Return on 2.15 p.m .61 bus from Aston Clinton.
9.10 a.m. Yum Yum
3.15/3.30 p.m. 5.5 mls
Toddington to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.42 E bus to Toddington. Walk back to Dunstable.
09.35 at White Lion bus stop on the busway.
About 12 ml.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Great Horwood Circular
Half-day walk
Don 01582 601852
An easy-paced walk from Great Horwood to Adstock and Addington, then back to Great Horwood along the North Bucks Way
9.30 Yum-Yum/Wilkinson car park
2.30pm 6 mls.
Wheathampstead
David 07477004170
Circular walk from the public car park behind the Bull in Wheathampstead going out towards Whitwell.
09.30 at Yum Yum/Wilko car park
About 12 ml.
PREVIEW OF FORTHCOMING EVENTS
Markyate Circular.
Mikes Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Starting & finishing in Markyate  A circular walk on a variety of paths taking in Aley Green, Caddington,Woodside & Pepperstock with a detour to Harpers for refreshments before heading back to Markyate. Classed as a medium walk  with a couple of hills. Meet 9.50am West St bus stop to catch the 10.05am No 34 to St Albans. Return 2-3 depending on stop at Harpers.
9.50am West St
2-3pm 5 miles
Annual General Meeting
Members Meeting
Olwen 07415 334251
Eila 07964291892
The Annual General Meeting of the group. Please come along to meet up with your fellow members at this excellent CAMRA recommended pub for a drink and a chat and show your support. It's your chance to make your views known and elect (or volunteer to become) new committee members.

Please notify Olwen of proposals, agenda items and committee nominations, before 16th October.  Olwen secretary: OlwenDavies11@hotmail.co.uk and/or Eila chair: Eila_goss@hotmail.com. Venue: function room at rear of The Victoria, 69 West St, Dunstable LU6 1ST (near the police station).
07.45 pm Victoria West St
Finish 10.30
Court Hill Center near Streatley on Thames
Trip
Julian Clark-Lowes
07979 435856

Julian is planning a trip to The Court Hill Center (which is the former Ridgeway YHA Hostel) on Friday 26th – Sunday 28th October (2 nights)   http://courthill.org.uk It should be possible to arrange for twin rooms and some limited single occupancy rooms. The price is £19.50 pppn. There is good walking nearby with the white horse not far off. All rooms have a maximum of 4 beds, they have wash basins but are not en-suite. We have options for food. There is a good self catering kitchen, hostel food (if booked in advance) or a good pub about 3 miles away. We can decide. If you want to come could you send Colin a deposit of £15.

Tring Circular
Mikes Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Starting from Tring Town centre a circular walk taking in variety of paths through Tring Park & surrounding countryside. Classed as a medium to hard walk with a steep hill at the beginning or end. Refreshments available at the start or finish. Meet at 9 am West St bus stop to pick up the 9.12 am No 61 to Aylesbury. Return late afternoon. Distance 6-7 miles.
9 am West St
6-7 mls Late afternoon
Wednesday's walkers non-traditional Christmas Lunch.
Mikes Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Scrapping the Wednesday Walkers traditional Christmas Lunch for a Fish & Chip Christmas Lunch at Godfreys Harpenden.

Catching the 10.05am No 34 Bus to Redbourn with a possible coffee stop at Coffee on the Common before walking the Nicky Line to Harpenden for lunch. Booking required with myself by Saturday 8th December.

Note - return journey will be by bus to Luton Interchange for connection to Dunstable.
9.59am West St bus stop
Return late afternoon. 5mls.
Cliff's Christmas Ramble
Short Social Walk
Cliff 07766958133

A relaxed, and easy stroll over to the Downs-Whipsnade area returning to Cliff's house about 1.00pm for a festive social afternoon. Warm mulled wine/beer/beverages with mince pies & nibbles. Cliff is kindly promising walkers a homely Christmas with a log fire, decorations and Christmas tree.  Please notify Cliff if you are attending as it will help with the planning, ask if some food or drink would be welcomed. Some parking is available outside the house. Bring house shoes to change into.

10.00am Priory School
1.30pm 4-5mls
Christmas Walk
Day Walk
Alan 07957 438153
A easy paced circular walk from Dunstable to Houghton Regis chalk pit, Sewell, Eaton Bray, We will be making a pub stop at The White Horse about noon. It serves real ales and offers a nice bar snacks menu.
After a leisurely return via Tottenhoe, we will then join other Boggies in the Gary Cooper for a jolly afternoon. Please advise me if you want to meet us enroute.
09.30 Yum Yum
3-4pm 10 mls
Christmas Hostel Trip
Trip
Alan 07957 438153
This walking-hostelling trip will be from Dec 27th-Dec 31st.   We will stay 4 nights in the newly refurbished Bath YHA. Alternatively, you can make your own arrangements for accommodation. We'll be walking in and around the city and visit pub/restaurants in Bath and Bristol https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/bath. Please contact Alan soon if you want to book a place, ensuite rooms are limited. We will have a planning meeting nearer the time to organise car-sharing and food/catering.
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