Programme of events

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.  We have done this walk before but my last attempt was cancelled due to heavy snowfall preventing safe travel.
9.30 Priory School
2.30 pm 5-6 miles
Strictly Streatley
Short/slow walk
Julian Clark-Lowes 07979435856
A linear walk from Streatley via Sharpenhoe to the Red Lion at Upper  Sundon.   We will leave a car at Upper Sundon.
Meet at Yum Yum at 10am
Return 13.30 Distance 5 miles.
Woburn Sands
David 07477004170
A circular walk from Woburn Sands including Salford, Hulcote and Aspley Guise.
09.30 at French's Ave.
About 11 ml. Return about 16.00.
Redbourn/Hemel Hempstead
Short walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Easy walking on Nicky Line. Some minor slopes with tea stop on Redbourn Common and at Hemel Hempstead if required.

Return on 46 bus changing at Redbourn for the 34 or 35 to Dunstable or continue to Luton with busway to Dunstable
10 a.m.Yum Yum West Street bus stop, 34 bus at 10.15 to Redbourn
Approx 3.30 p.m.
Approx 5 miles
Annual Awards Evening
Meal-Event
Gill 07903 801203
gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk
Annual Awards Evening at Dunstable College Restaurant.  Arrive 7pm-7.30pm for drinks and canapes (starters).  Order your main and dessert course through Gill with a £5.oo deposit (cash preferred).  Menu was emailed out to members on 6th Jan...scroll to the bottom of the email. Speaker will be Sarah Cowling from the local branch of the Wildlife Trust.  See Gill out on walks to give deposits and orders or phone/email.
7-7.30pm
10.00pm
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Bygone Trotters will not be running this evening due to the Awards Event.
The Ayots and the River Lea
Day walk
Jane Rouse 07513956213
Starting at Wheathampstead we will walk through the Ayots and Brocket Parks before returning to the start of the walk via the river Lea.
9:30 Priory School or 10:00 at the car park in Wheathampstead
Late afternoon 10 miles
Telegraph Hill
Half-day walk
Don 01582 601852
An easy-paced walk starting at Pegsdon, climbing up to Telegraph Hill, then down to the Hexton where we stop for refreshments. We return to Pegdon along the Mill Lane.
9.30 Yum Yum
1.30 5.5 mls
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls
Pulloxhill to Sharpenhoe
Half-day walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
This is a circular walk from Pulloxhill.  Expect hills!  Going down to begin with and up on the way back to the pub at Pulloxhill.
Meet at Priory School at 9.30
Return 2.00 pm approx 7 miles approx
Possible walk
Day walk
Walk leader required
St Albans to Hatfield on the old Railway route.
Mike's Mid Week Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Bus from Dunstable to St Albans  then walking to Hatfield on the old Railway route , then busing  back to St Albans to pick up the No 34 /35 to Dunstable. Classed as a easy to medium walk on good paths no steep hills . Refreshments at Start  & finish.
Meet at 10am at the West St bus stop to pick up the 10.15am No 34 bus to St Albans.
Late afternoon .
Max 6-7 miles.
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Octavia Hill, Westerham, Kent
Trip,
Don 01582 601852 Julian 07979 435856
A simple hostel/bunkhouse.  2 nights away at the Octavia Hill bunkhouse near Westerham Kent.  See https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays/octavia-hill-kent There are two dormitories and 14 places available.  Those wishing to find B&B accommodation could look in Westerham.  The bunkhouse is in the village of Brasted Chart and is on the Toy Hill National Trust estate.  Chartwell is nearby.
Mystery Day Walk
Day walk
Mike 07594577129
A Mystery walk to be decided on the day. Assume to incl some hills & a variety of footpaths . Classed as a  medium to hard walk.  There will be a pub lunch stop.

Check nearer the time for further details.
Meet 9.30am Priory School.
Return late afternoon.
Max 10miles
Possible walk
Half-day walk
Walk leader required
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls
Cow Roast
Half-day walk
Don 01582 601852
An easy-paced walk starting at the lovely village of Aldbury and going by Tring Station to Wiggington, Cow Roast, and back down Tom's Hill to Aldbury.
9.30 Priory School
2 pm 7 mls
Ashridge
Day walk
Julia 07958082009
A longer circular walk around Ashridge.
09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park
10-12 ml. Return about 16.30
Water Eaton Bletchley - Milton Keynes Centre
Medium walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Easy level walk along the canal to Campbell Park area at MK with a minor hill climb to MK Centre. Possible tea stop along the route or at MK. F70 or 70 bus to Dunstable
9 a.m. High Street North bus stop outside Santander 70 bus at 9.15 a.m. to Bletchley
Approx 3.30/4 p.m. Approx 7/8 miles
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
09.15 70 bus to Leighton Buzzard Station. Circular walk including Soulbury, Hollingdon, Stoke Hammond, Rushmere Pk. Catch 70 or F70 bus back to Dunstable.
09.05 at Quadrant bus stop N2 (opp. Nationwide)
About 12 ml.
Quanton Circular
Day walk
Alan 07957438153
This circular walk starts at Waddesdon Village and goes to Quainton, on to North Marston for lunch (pub stop) then over Quainton Hill for fine extensive views. Back to Quainton Village which has a windmill, almshouses, ancient pathway and Market Cross. Return to Waddesdon is via the Railway Centre at Quainton Road.
9.00 Priory School
12 mls 5 pm
PREVIEW OF FORTHCOMING EVENTS
Luton to Silsoe
David 07477004170
09.03 A bus to Luton Interchange. Walk via Barton to Silsoe. Hourly 81 bus to Luton, then busway to Dunstable.
08.55 at Asda bus stop
About 12 ml
Pegsdon Spring walk
short walk
Eila_goss@hotmail.com 07964291892
Starting at pub, moderate walk through important wildlife sites and should have stunning views. 600ft total ascent. no stiles.
Priory School 9.30
5 miles return approx 1.30 p.m.
Wendover
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Wendover taking in Halton, Wendover Woods, Buckland Common.
09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30
Walking in Derbyshire
Trip
Alan 07957438153 alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
A post-Easter hostel trip from Thursday 12th to Monday 16th April.  This will replace the usual Easter trip. We will be staying at Ilam Hall Ashbourne Derbyshire - This 17th Century gothic manor sits in 84 acres of National Trust parkland next to the river Manifold, with Dovedale just on its doorstep. The beautiful Youth Hostel is full of character and nestled near the church and quaint village of Ilam.   https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/ilam-hall

There is lots to do in Ashbourne and some good resturants and pubs - https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurants-g499571-zft10670-Ashbourne_Derbyshire_England.html

Derbyshire is a popular trip therefore, some room bookings are still available. Please contact Alan if you want to join us and make a late Hostel booking/B&B.
Whipsnade and Ivinghoe Beacon.
David 07477004170
08.48 35 bus to Whipsnade. Walk via Dagnall and Ivinghoe Beacon to Dunstable.
08.40 at West St bus stop (Lombardo)
About 12 ml.
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
About 12 ml
7 Parishes
David 07477004170
Circular way-marked route from Woburn car park.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 14 ml.
Stoke Hammond to Toddington
David 07477004170
09.15 70 bus to Stoke Hammond. Walk to Toddington via Gt Brickhill, Woburn, Tingrith. Bus back to Dunstable.
09.05 at High St North bus stop.
About 12 ml.
Berkhamsted and Tring
David 07477004170
Linear walk between Berkhamsted and Tring using bus or train for outward or return leg.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml.
Blows Downs Walk
short walk
Steve 01582731026 07964291892
Along the Downs  hopefully with the chance of seeing a carpet of bluebells, but will have some ups downs.
9.30 Yum Yum/Wilcos car park
return about 14.00 approx 7-8 miles
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls
Chepstow hostelling. Greenmans backpackers
Trip
Don 01582 601852 Julian 07979 435856
Join us for a three night trip to Wales over the bank holiday staying at Greenham Backpackers Chepstow.
See http://www.greenmanbackpackers.co.uk/chepstow-accommodation.  Although called a backpackers Greenmans looks quite smart and has some en-suite rooms as well as dormitory accommodation and does Bed and Breakfast (continental).  We do not have exclusive use so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.  Walking along the river Wye.  Tintern abbey is nearby.
Markyate
David 07477004170
08.48 35 bus to Markyate. Walk back to Dunstable.
08.40 at Lombardo's bus stop, West Street.
About 12 ml.
Tour of Scottish Highlands & Islands
Trip
Don 01582 601852
This three week tour from Sat 12 May - Sun 3 June, will explore the North-West Coast of Scotland, and the islands of Skye, Harris and Lewis. Accommodation will be in hostels and bunkhouses, and transport will be by car (car sharing will be available). The tour starts in Portree and North Skye (Trotternish) and then goes to the Outer Hebrides, with stops at Tarbet and Stornaway, returning from there to the mainland at Ullapool. The tour then works north through Assynt to the most north-westerly point on the Scottish mainland at Cape Wrath, before heading homewards, with two nights in Inverness, and a stop at Kirk Yelton on the English border. If you can't spare (or afford) three weeks you can always come for part of the tour - Ullapool could be a good place to join or leave. Please contact Don soon if you want to join the trip.
Ashridge Boundary Trail
David 07477004170
Circular walk from the Bridgewater Monument following the way-marked route.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 16 ml. Return about 17.00
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls
Sundon Hills
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Sundon Hills taking in Streatley, Hexton, Barton, Sharpenhoe.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30
Walking West Highland Way
Trip
Alan 07957438153 alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
A challenging walk along the West Highland Way 95 miles. The  cost will be around £1000 for eight nights + rail fares etc. Further details from web site www.mickledore.co.uk. Let Alan know if you are interested making a booking.
Attending: Alan & Brenda Julia and Sylvia.
Childwickbury to Luton
David 07477004170
09.02 A bus to Luton Interchange. 09.40 321 bus to Childwickbury. Walk via Heartwood Forest and Wheathampstead to Luton Interchage to catch busway bus back to Dunstable.
08.55 at Asda bus stop
About 12 ml.
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls
Bulbourne to Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
09.17 61 bus to Bulbourne. Walk to Leighton Buzzard via Wilstone, Long Marston, Wingrave and Wing. Catch 70 or F70 bus back to Dunstable.
09.10 at West Street (Lombardo's) bus stop.
About 13 ml.
Ampthill Park
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Ampthill Park taking in Marston Vale Visitor Centre.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls
Redbourn and Sandridge
David 07477004170
Circular walk between Redbourn and Sandridge taking in Rothamsted and Heartwood Forest.
09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park
About 13 ml.
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.
Whiteleaf Hill
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Whieleaf Hill taking in Loosley Row, Hempton Wainhill, Bledlow, Princes Risborough.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml. Return about 17.30
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls
Stopsley
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Selsey Drive taking in Great Offley, Preston, Beachwood Green, Cockernhoe.
09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30
Walking in North Wales
Hotel/Hostel Trip
Alan 07957438153 alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
A summer trip to the river Wye and Snowdonia. We will be based in the Blue Bell Inn Llangurig "http://www.bluebell-inn.co.uk/". There are two trails to walk: The North Wye Valley Way and Glyndwr’s Way. We will also spend a day at Aberystwyth walking the coastline and maybe taking a trip on the Vale of Rheidol Railway. For those who want to include the visit to the Snowdonia National Park, we then move on to YHA Llanberis hostel. Alternatively, you will be making your own B&B/YHA arrangements. If you want to go to the top of Snowdon you can decide whether you want to take a climbing route or go up by the railway. The dates for the trip are: Llangurig Sat 21 Jul departing Sat 28 Jul and Llanberis 28 Jul departing Weds 1 Aug 2018. The Bluebell Inn web site and the Boggie’s Facebook page will give more information and photographs. For example alternative bunkhouse or camping accommodation is available at Woodhouse Farm Pant-y-dwr "http://www.bunkhousemidwales.co.uk".  Visit the YHA website to book at Llanberis YHA for the Snowdon part of the trip.
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. ttps://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/whiteford-and-north-gower/features/cwm-ivy-lodge-bunkhouse   We may be able to squeeze in one or two more. If interested contact Eila.
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