Programme of events

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
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
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.
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
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
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
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.
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
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
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
Easy walk with some stiles and slight inclines
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Ridgmont/Eversholt/Woburn Park walk, part of the Greensands Ridge Walk
47 bus Dunstable to Ridgmont 8.48 a.m. 47 bus Woburn to Dunstable 1.52 p.m.
Asda 8.40 a.m.
Approx 2.30 p.m.
6 miles
Dunstable to Harpenden
David 07477004170
Walk from Dunstable to Harpenden for fish 'n' chips at Godfreys, calling at Harpers for elevenses on the way. 321 and busway back to Dunstable.
09.10 Church St bus stop (Winston Churchill)
About 12 ml.
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Woburn car park taking in Potsgrove, Battlesden, Milton Bryan, Eversholt, Husborne Crawley.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 13 ml. Return about 17.00
Kew Gargens
social event
sheila 07970328670 or
carolyn 07495950551
Meeting at Leagrave station 29th June at 8.50 train due to leave 9:09 Thames link to Brighton platform 1 tickets can be purchase  on the day or in advance, at the station or online.  Senior railcard £11.50 or Adult £17.40  this is super off peak ,there is also a group option.  If going from Luton  platform 1 train 9.13 One  change at  West Hampstead come out of the station and  walk about 10 min  to Richmond  overground station then get off at Kew Gardens station, then it's about  5 minute  walk to Kew Gardens.  Can bring packed lunch but food is available there. Travel time : trains and walking roughly 1 hour 40 mins  some steps going to and from stations  Ticket prices for Kew concessions  online £14.50 on the gate. £16.50. Adult  £18 at the gate Concessions £16.50 online . There are some 2 for one offers  travelling by  train  see websites T&C applies  some reference to paying on the gate so please check if you do this.  Return arrangements can be discussed on the day maybe a meal before returning home. Parking at Leagrave car park  £2.70 all day
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Wendover library car park. Up to Wendover Woods than via Buckland Common and Swan Bottom back to the start. Woodland, hills and valleys so not flat.
09.30 Wilko car park
About 9 ml. Return about 15.30
Ampthill amble
Half-Day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
A circular walk involving Ampthill and Maulden.  Not sure where we will start this, I will decide once I have done the pre-walk.
Meet at Priory at 9.30
Return 13.30 approx. Distance 6/7 miles.
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Greyhound Lane car park, Winslow taking in Addington, Adstock, Great and Little Horwood, Swanbourne.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 13 ml. Return about 16.30
Day out in Oxford
Mike’s Midweek walk
Mike 07594577129
Catching a bus to Milton Keynes to pick up the X5 to Oxford, where you are free to do what you would like. We can walk along the Oxford Canal  & Thames on a circular walk  ( to be decided on the day subject to the weather ). We will pick a bus up back to MK to catch another bus back to Dunstable/Luton. Classed as a easy walk , with plenty of places for refreshments  if you don’t want to bring anything .
8.20am at High St North bus stop to pick up the 8.30 F70 to Milton Keynes.
Return late evening depending on time leaving Oxford & connecting bus home at MK.
Distance 5/6 miles
Summer BBQ and garden party
Sheila Blake 07970 328670 or
Alan - 07959 438153
The barbecue will start 3-4pm. Food will be ready around 4.30-5.00pm. Please bring drinks and your own plates and cutlery. There will be delicious mediterranean- themed sides, salads and desserts. Cost £7.00 per head (cheque or cash) which must be paid to Sheila or Alan by July 6th. Please text or email Sheila or Alan to book by the deadline and state if you're a vegetarian. We look forward to seeing you there for some exciting food, good company and music.

Cliff's is again providing his spacious house for the party - please note the address/directions: 46 Tring Road, Lu6 2PT. This is the B489 road, West Dunstable. Cliff's house is on the right, with balloons outside five hundred yards after the Totternhoe Road turning.

Cheques payable to Dunstable walking and hostelling group and sent to A C Plumley 25 Manor Park, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, LU5 5BU. Alternatively, given to a committee member.
8pm (or leave in your own time)
07979 435856
We are looking to organise a trip to Orkney this summer. Highlights would be the Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae, Maes How, The Old Man of Hoy as well as a day on Rousay and several days on Westray and some time in and around Stromness and Kirkwall. Estimated dates would be from approx 21st July and returning on the 1st August.
Tring Circular
Mike’s Midweek Walk
Mike 07584 577129
Starting from Tring Town Centre a circular walk taking in a variety of paths through Tring Park & surrounding countryside. Classed as a medium to hard walk  with a steep hill at the beginning or end depending on what route we take. Refreshments available at the start & finish.
Meet 9.05am West St Bus stop to pick up the 9.17am No 61A to Aylesbury.
Return by 4pm to Dunstable.
Distance 6/7 miles.
Shuttleworth Air Proms.
Social Day out.
Carolyn 07495950551 or
Sheila 07970328670

We are organising a trip to the Shuttleworth air proms Saturday 17th August .The tickets are £32.40 and entitle the purchaser access to the air museum, Shuttleworth Hall, Swiss Garden and the air display accompanied by The National Symphony Orchestra. For further details contact Carolyn 07495950551 email or Sheila 07970328670 email Closing date for booking 31st May.


Little Venice to Green Park
Mike’s Midweek Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Catching the 9.35 am  757 from Luto Airport  to Lords Cricket Ground , walking along the Regents Canal to Little Venice & the Paddington Basin to Paddington Station. Continuing to Hyde Park where walk to Hyde Park Corner along the Serpentine. Subject to time we can walk down to Buckingham Palace & around the lake in St James Park. You have two choices to pick up the 757 back to Luton Interchange to catch a bus back to Dunstable. ( Hyde Park Cirner or Victoria Greenline stop )

Classed as a easy walk with plenty of refreshment stops on route together with toilets.
Meet 8.30am Winston Churchill bus stop to pick up the 8.40 am No A to the Airport.
Return late afternoon .
Distance max 5-7 miles


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