Programme of events

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.
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
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
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
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.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
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
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.
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.
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
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/
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Three Locks
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Three Locks car park taking in Stoke Hammond, Drayton Parslow, Stewkley, Soulbury.
09.30 French's Ave
About 13 ml. Return about 16.30
Around Redbourne
Part day walk
Don 01582 601852
This slow ramble starts at Redbourne and takes a route south of Redbourne with gentle hills, good views and pleasant walking through the Ver Vallay and water meadows.
9.30 Wilko Car Park
2.30pm 6 mls
London Walk
Easy walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Alexandra Palace/Finsbury Park London Walk
A bus to Luton Airport/9.35 757 Greenline to Brent Cross, then local bus to Muswell Hill.
Interesting walk visiting Alexandra Palace and park with great views of London. Continue Parkland Walkway via Highgate Woods partly along disused railway line to Finsbury Park. Some short hills involved but generally an easy walk on good paths.
Refreshments at start and finish
Return local bus Finsbury Park via Islington to Marylebone Road/Baker Street junction, then 757 Gloucester Road to Interchange, busway to Dunstable
Winston Churchill 8.45 a.m.
Dunstable 5/6 p.m.
5/6 miles
Ivinghoe to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.17 61A bus to Bulbourne. Walk via Ashridge to the Gary Cooper.
09.10 West Street bus stop (Lombardo's)
About 12 ml
Totternhoe Circular
Half day walk
Gill: 07903 801203
A spring walk through Totternhoe Knolls and nature reserve with some stunning views. Easy paced and mainly level with some gentle inclines. Pub stop optional at the end of the walk. Start and end point is the National Trust car park off Castle Hill Road.
9.30am. Priory School or 9.45am at start point.
5 miles
Woburn Sands
Julia 07958 082009
Circular walk from Woburn Sands going via Aspley Guise, Hulcote, Salford (possible pub stop, The Swan), Wavendon House and golf course.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.
PREVIEW OF FORTHCOMING EVENTS
Hitchin to Luton
David 07477004170
Busway bus to Luton interchange then 09.41 100/101  bus to Hitchin (Kingshott School/ St Ippolyts). Walk via St Paul's Walden, Whitwell and Peters Green back to the interchange for busway bus back to Dunstable.
09.05 Church St bus stop (Poundland/Winston Churchill)
About 13 ml.
April Hostel Trip
Trip
Alan 07957 438153
This walking-hostelling trip will be from Friday April 5th - returning Tuesday April 9th.   We will stay 2 nights in the Swanage YHA. Then stay 2 nights in the Lulworth YHA. Alternatively, you can make your own arrangements for accommodation. We'll be walking in country and the coastal path. We will have a planning meeting nearer the time to arrange car-sharing and food/catering.
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
Views of the Ver Valley
Half-day walk
Eila 07964291892
A nice reasonably easy scenic walk from Redbourn which has a pub and cafe for refreshments at the end of the walk.
9.30 Priory School
5 Miles, expect to be back in Dunstable before about 2.00 (depending on refreshment stop).
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
Blows Downs Easter Sunday Walk
Intermediate walk
Steve 01582731026 07964291892
Steve is repeating this popular walk, with a few changes, up and along the Downs. There are some climbs involved. There were loads of bluebells last year.
9.30 Wilcos/Yum Yum Car Park.
around 14.00 approx 7-8 miles
Bulbourne to Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
09.17 61A bus to Bulbourne. Walk to Leighton Buzzard. F70/F77 bus back to Dunstable.
09.10 West Street bus stop (Lombardo's)
About 12 ml
Toddington to Dunstable
David 07477004170
08.59 E bus to Toddington. Walk via Tingrith, Milton Bryan, Battlesden, Tebworth, Houghton Regis to the Gary Cooper.
08.55 Church St bus stop (Winston Churchill)
About 12 ml
The Viking Centre, Claxby
Bank Holiday Weekend
John Buckley
07976 611995
A return to Claxby, 3 nights away. Exploring more of the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Flamstead to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.05 34 bus to Flamstead. Walk via Gaddesden Row, Studham, Whipsnade to the Gary Cooper.
08.55 West Street bus stop (Lombardo's)
About 12 mls
Wheathamsted circular
Day Walk
Peter Astier 01582 490085
Peter's walk will begin at the Black Bull car park and progress to Lemsford via Saul Wood, Ayott Green, Brocket Park, and Lemsford. Returning via Brocket Hall, Cromer Hyde, Symonds Hyde Great Wood, Colemans Green, then along Devils Dyke to Wheathampstead. There are possible pub stops at Ayot Green, Lemsford and Coleman Green. Let Peter know if you intend to join him at The Bull car park. mobile 07847 659156, 07547 893704. peter.astier@yahoo.co.uk.
9.30 Priory School
4pm 12 mls
Weatherspoon Wander
Peter Astier 01582 490085
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
Stopsley to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.15 busway bus to Luton station then 09.41 100/101  bus to Stopsley (Jansell House). Walk via Galley Hill, Sundon, Chalton, Houghton Regis to the Gary Cooper.
09.05 Church St bus stop (Winston Churchill)
About 12 ml.
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
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
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
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
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