Past Events

Dunstable to Barton
David 07477004170
Treat yourself to tea/coffee before walking to Barton. Catch 81 bus (hourly service on 50 min) to Luton and then it's the busway back to Dunstable.
09.00 at Gary Cooper
About 12ml.
Attended : 10
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Aylesbury - Aston Clinton
Short Walk
Chris Morley 07836310262 John Hannington 07840819739
Easy interesting walk to edge of Aylesbury. Western Turnville reservoir. Wendover Arm of Grand Union Canal to tea shop at Aston Clinton park.  9.10am West Street bus stop for 9.17am 61 bus.
9.10am West Street
2.15-3.45pm 5.5 miles
Annual General Meeting
Olwen 07415 334251
OlwenDavies11@hotmail.co.uk or Eila_goss@hotmail.com
Annual General Meeting of the group. This is your chance to participate, make your views known and to elect or volunteer to become new committee members!  Please notify Olwen of proposals/agenda items and committee nominations well in advance, at latest by 9th October. This year we move back to the Victoria (rear room) an excellent real ale pub. 69 West St, Dunstable LU6 1ST (near police station).
7.45 pm Victoria West St
10.30pm approx finish
Woburn Walks No 1
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
The first of four walks in the Woburn area, is an easy-paced ramble around the woods and heathland of Aspley and Wavendon.
9.30 am French's Avenue
2.00 pm. 5.5 miles
Attended : 22
Bridgewater Monument to House.
Short/slow walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
By special request.  After our visit to Ashridge House in the summer we are going to walk from the monument in Ashridge to Ashridge House.  This will be through the woods at a leisurely pace.  Fairly level.
10 am Priory School
1.30 ish. 5/6 miles
Attended : 17
Welcome to David. His first walk with us.
Markyate Circular
Day Walk
Steve 01582731026
07935273417
Scenic walk along the Hertfordshire Way through Jockey End to Gt. Gaddesden, returning along the Chiltern Way via Flamstead. Please let Steve know if you want to meet in Markyate.
9.30 Priory School
4.30 13 miles approx.
Attended : 3
Little Brickhill to Toddington
David 07477004170
09.28 X31 bus to Little Brickhill. Walk via Woburn Estate to Toddington for bus to Dunstable.
09.20 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml.
Attended : 10
Soundtrack of deer in/preparing for rut.
Mike's Midweek walk
Mike 07594577129
There will be no Mike's walk this month as he will be on holiday.
Ashridge to Gt. Gaddeden
Half-day Walk
Cliff 07766 958133
Cliff will be leading an easy circular walk from Ashridge Monument to Gt Gaddesden.
9.30 Yum Yum
2pm 7.5 mls
Attended : 16
"Stilish" walk from Ford.
Day
Julia 07958082009
Circular walk taking in a section of the Outer Aylesbury Ring. Includes Ford, Aston Sandford, Longwick, Princes Risborough, Kimble Wick. Relatively flat but many stiles (lots of doubles). Good views of Whiteleaf Hill and Cross on a clear day.
9.30 am French's Avenue
5 pm 12 miles approx
Attended : 7
62 stiles climbed - the rest avoided.
Stand-Up Comedy Night - Grove Theatre
Social
Gill - 07903 801203
The Barnstormers Stand-Up Comedy Night.  A fun evening of comedy for the Boggies and there's a bar and food available!  Event will be cabaret style in the upper foyer function area. Please buy your tickets directly from The Grove Theatre/online. Tickets are £12.50 in advance or £15.00 on the door.  Food menu is available for the night - cheaper if ordered in advance.  Click on link for more details about this event https://www.grovetheatre.co.uk/events/barnstormers-stand-up-comedy/  Meet first at the Gary Cooper pub - we can then go as a group to the venue so will have best chance of sitting together.
7.00-7.30pm at pub. Starts 8.00pm
10.30pm approx finish
Attended : 3
Those of us who went to the event enjoyed it!
Wetherspoon Wander
Alan 07957438153
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. 12 mls
Attended : 8
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
AGM REMINDER
OlwenDavies11@hotmail.co.uk or Eila_goss@hotmail.com
The Annual General meeting is on 17th October.  All members are encouraged to attend. Please notify Olwen and copy in Eila via email of any proposals you want to put forward to the membership (or submit paper copies of your proposal to Olwen/Eila).  Also any Volunteers/Nominations for committee positions are very welcome.  Please submit these by 9th October.
Haddenham
Julia 07958082009
Circular walk in the Aylesbury Vale. Starting from Haddenham it takes in Aston Sandford, Kingsey, Chearsley.
9.30 Yum Yum
5pm approx 10.5 miles.
Attended : 7
Aylesbury Outer Ring part 15
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Ellesborough - Wendover.  The final part of the 'Ring' is an easy-paced circular from Wendover, going to Ellesborough via Butlers Cross and back to Wendover via Coombe Hill and Bacombe Warren to finish with a celebratory drink in Wendover.
9:30 Priory School
4:00pm 6 mls
Booking Reminder
Gill - 07903 801203
gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk
Please contact Gill if you are attending the Christmas Meal & Party night on the 15th Dec. You can reserve a place and send payment later.
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.
09.05 at West Street (Lombardo's) bus stop.
About 13 ml.
Attended : 12
Markyate Circular
David 07477004170
Walk from Hicks Road car park to Flamstead going through scenic Hertfordshire countryside via Peperstock and Friars Wash. Possibilities for stops at tea shop and pub along the way.
09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park
Return about 16.30 13 mls approx.
Attended : 2
Autumn in HR Chalk Pit
Short walk
Peter Jackson
07732 418260
Autumn delights in Houghton Regis Chalk-Pit - A short fairly easy walk (a few stepped inclines) round Houghton Regis chalk-pit. Walk includes flowers, bushes, birds, butterflies, reed beds, lakes and fish. Views of developments in A5/M1 link project. Then crossing A5 through Sewell hamlet and back along the Sewell Greenway to French's Avenue. Option of pub visit at the end.
9.30 French's Avenue
1pm 4-5 mls
Attended : 6
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Pitstone/Ashridge
Half-day walk
Olwen Davies 07415334251
Starting at Pitstone Hill Car park we will make our way towards Clipper Down. Briefly walking along Duncombe Terrace but turning off to explore the woods before a mid walk stop at the Bluebell Cafe. Then we will make our way down to Aldbury and on to Aldbury Nowers following the Ridgeway path which will lead us over Pitstone Hill and back to the car park. This will be a leisurely paced walk, there are hills but the gentler climbs have been selected.
9.30 Priory School
2 pm 6 mls
Attended : 14
Booking Reminder
Event
Gill 07903 801203
gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk
If you're going to the stand-up comedy night on the 5th Oct please get your ticket from The Grove theatre and contact Gill to let her know you're attending.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Wetherspoon Wander
Alan 07957438153
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
Attended : 10
A sting in the tail?
Ivinghoe circular
Chris & John's Midweek Walk
Chris 07836 310262.
John 07840 819739
Bus to Ivinghoe then continue walk to the  Monument Cafe in Ashridge, possible scones etc ?, continue back via Aldbury  to Ivinghoe to pick up the 2.45 pm bus   back to Dunstable.

Meet 9.10am West St bus stop to catch the 9.17am No 61 Aylesbury bus. Walk classed as a medium / hard walk  with hills & stiles.
9.10 West St bus stop
3pm approx. 8/9 miles.
Attended : 5
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Aylesbury Outer Ring part 14
Day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Princes Risborough - Ellesborough.  This easy-paced circular walk starts and finishes at Princes Risborough and takes in some of the finest parts of the Chiltern Hills.  We walk via Whiteleaf Hill, Lower Cadsden, Pulpit Hill and Beacon Hill, before drawn to the village of Ellesborough.  We then return to Princes Risborough by way Great Kimble and Whiteleaf Village.
9:30 Yum Yum
About 5:00pm 8.5mls
Attended : 9
AGM NOTIFICATION
Olwendavies11@hotmail.com 07415334251 or Eila Eila_goss@hotmail.com
See AGM entry for 17th October for time and venue.
Think about what you want from the AGM this year.
New faces are always welcome, all groups need new blood with ideas, enthusiasm, and assistance.  Would you like to join the committee, or nominate someone else to?

If you have items that you want to be included in the AGM agenda contact Olwen before the 10th  October
Thames path Blackfriars to Thames Barrier
Day Walk
Mike 07594577129
As i'm in London  I will meet you on the South side of Blackfriars Station. We will then proceed to Borough Market to pick up refreshments before walking to the barrier via the Thames Path South. Classed as easy walk on pavements with a optional pub lunch stop.
Meet 9.30am Park  Street Station to catch a train to Blackfriars. We will return to a Thameslink station by public transport  to catch a train back to Luton. Please check website nearer to time for travel times & details.

Latest info. Sylvia Pidgeon will act as co-coordinator at Park St Station there are several trains available but the 9.51am gets to Blackfriars at 10.35.

Journey back should be via Charlton back to London Bridge or Charring X. I will check today to see if there us any railworks on this line today. At the moment no mention of any.
9.30 Luton Parkway
Late evening 13 miles approx
Attended : 8
We finished the walk at Greenwich as i had problems with shoe sole , only 2 were going to finish at the Barrier
Bulbourne to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.07 61 bus to Bulbourne. Walk back to Dunstable via Pitstone Hill and Ivinghoe Beacon. NOTE CHANGE OF MEET TIME AND PLACE.
09.00 at West St (Lombardo's) bus stop.
About 12 ml.
Attended : 12
Little Venice to Green Park
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07584577129
Catching the  9.50am 757 from Luton Interchange to Lords Cricket ground, walking along the Regent Canal to Little Venice, then Paddington Basin to Paddington Station. Then walking to Hyde Park to walk along the Serpentine to Hyde Park Corner, subject to time we may continue  through Green Park to Buckingham Palace. Refreshments stops along route if necessary. Classed as a easy walk.

Meet 9.30am Luton Interchange to pick up the 9.50am 757  to Victoria.
Decided on day where you pick up the 757  back to Luton.

Note;- as I'm in London , Chris Morley will be at Luton Interchange as co-coordinator.

I will meet you at Lord's Cricket Ground coach stop.
9.30 Luton Interchange
Return late afternoon. 5-7 mls
Attended : 13
Thanks to Chris acting as walk co-ordinator at Luton.
Barton and Hexton Ramble
Day Walk
Jane Rouse 07513956213
Starting in Barton we will walk through the nature reserve and over Pegsdon Hills before making our way back to Barton via Hexton
9:30 Frenchs Avenue
Late afternoon 10 miles
Attended : 15
Blows Ups and Downs
Half-day walk
Steve 01582731026/07935273417
Blows Downs hills above Caddington and Dallow Downs returning along the ridge via Chaul End with some super views of countryside and possible wildflowers and butterflies.
9.30 Priory School
2 pm. approx 7 mls
Attended : 13
BBC Proms in the Park
Social Event
Peter Jackson
07732 418260
Watch The Final Night of the BBC Proms in the park on a huge screen outside - Priory Gardens, Dunstable. Expect a fun party atmosphere with singing and flags.  Fireworks after the show.  You'll need to bring a foldable chair and blanket/warm layers (flask of soup/tea advised).   We'll sit as a group.  Contact Peter if you are attending this event please.
6.45pm. Starts 7.00pm
9.45pm finish
Attended : 7
Bit of a wet and windy day, but good atmosphere enjoyed by those who went.
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
Attended : 10
Slide Show
Social
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
A circular walk in the Chilterns AONB, from Whiteleaf Hill car park. Route includes Great Hampden, Speen and Loosley Row.
09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park.
About 12 ml. Return about 17.00
Attended : 3
Aylesbury Outer Ring part 13
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Aston Sandford - Princes Risborough  An easy-paced linear walk starting at the hamlet of Aston Sandford and finishing at the attractive market town of Princes Risborough.  Only five miles of walking so time to enjoy a pub or teashop at the finish.
9:30am Priory School
About 3:00pm 5mls
Attended : 9
Coffee & Cakes at Chris & Jan's
Chris & John's Midweek Walk
Chris 07836 310262.
John 07840 819739.
Walk Gateway Centre Dunstable Downs via Studham with return bus to Dunstable either from Markyate or Kensworth depending on timings.
Meet 8.45am West St bus stop to catch the 8.53am No 35  to the Gateway Centre.
8.45 am West St bus stop
late afternoon 5-6 mls
Attended : 8
Thanks to Jan for the delicious cakes. Yum Yum xxxx
River Lea at Wheathampstead
Short walk
Peter Jackson
07732 418260
A short fairly easy walk (few slight hills) along the River Lea and Ayot Greenway with very pleasant variety of scenery. This time we will do the walk the other way round but still end up at Charlie's, the excellent teashop in the village (open to 2pm).
9.30 Yum Yum
1.30 - 2.30pm 4.5 - 5 mls
Attended : 18
Mollie and Brian, Jim, Joyce and Christine
Sundon Hills
Half-day Walk
Tony Woodward 07594532429
We walk from Bramingham Park to Sundon, Sundon Hills to Streatley then return to Bramingham.  Easy paced with some inclines.  Meet at the Bramingham pub car park, Freeman Ave (next to the Luton Sainsburys).
9.30 Bramingham Pub Car Park
1.30 pm 7 mls
Attended : 6
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Aylesbury Outer Ring part 12
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Chearsley to Aston Sandford.  Still easy-paced, but rather further than usual.  The walk starts at Cuddington and goes via Haddenham to Aston Sandford and then returns to Cuddington via Ford and Dinton.
9:30 French's Ave
About 5:00pm 10 mls
Attended : 3
Walking in North Yorkshire
Trip
Alan 07957438153 alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
Walking Cleveland Way North Yorks . Trip is scheduled to commence on Sat August 19th returning on Sat September 2nd 2017. Hill and coastal walking. Booking is now closed but you are welcome to join us if you make your own arrangements: Whitby 19 Aug to 24 Aug, Boggle Hole 24 Aug to 26 Aug, Helmsley 26 Aug to 30 Aug, Osmotherley 30 Aug to 2 Sept.

Preparatory meeting will be At Sylvia's 8 pm. Weds 2nd August . Please text Alan if you will attend.
Attended : 15
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Houghton House to Maulden
Day Walk
Bessie
Start point Houghton House and it's about 6 miles across undulating countryside to Maulden and back.
9.30 Priory School
Attended : 9
Tour of Ashridge House 2017
Visit
John Buckley johnnvbuckley@gmail.com
Some Bogtrotters are intending to join a tour around Ashridge House (Postcode: HP4 1NS) and gardens on Thursday 17th August, commencing at 2pm.  Cost is £12 (or £8 for concessions) for the tour of the house or £19 (or £14 for concessions) for both the house tour and a tour of the extensive gardens. The price includes tea/coffee and a slice of cake. The combined tour lasts about 2.5 hours. John B has done the tour and thoroughly recommends it. More details of the college are available on their website. http://www.ashridgehouse.org.uk/about-ashridge-house/ If you wish to join the the tour,please book directly with Ashridge+44 (0)1442 841009 or email house.admin@ashridge.hult.edu to book. Meredith Young is administering the bookings. Cash payment is taken upon arrival; please aim to arrive by 1.45pm at the main reception desk. Should you be unable to make 17th August the tour is repeated on Thursdays throughout August.
1.45pm main reception
Attended : 22
Wetherspoon Wander
Alan 07957438153
The walk today will meet up with John's advertised tour of Ashridge House at 1.45.  This will probably involve some of us taking cars to get us back afterwards.  Please let me know if you want to visit the house as I need to tell them numbers beforehand.
09.00 at Gary Cooper
Finish about 16.30. About 12 mls
Attended : 4
Arlesey Circular
Day Walk
Mike 07594577129
A circular starting at Arlesey crossing the boundaries of Beds & Herts. Passing by the lavender fields of Hitchin Lavender. Medium to hard walk on a variety of paths with a pub lunch stop.
9am Yum Yum car park.
Late afternoon 10 miles plus.
Attended : 7
Ashridge and Little Gaddesden
Half-day walk
Olwen 01582 608951
Olwen will lead an easy paced walk from Ashridge monument to Little Gaddesden and back. Gill is organising an afternoon picnic starting at 1.30pm.
Priory School 9.30am (or Ashridge Vistor's Centre at 9.50am)
5-6mls. Walk finish 1.30pm
Attended : 14
'Pot-luck' picnic event at Ashridge!
Social Event
Gill - 07903 801203
gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk
Please bring either a homebaked cake, sandwiches, fruit, salad, or surprise us with a plate/dish to share.  Please bring your own drink (alcoholic or non).  You can store your food in the car if you're doing the morning Ashridge walk - you may need to keep it in a coolbag with ice blocks (you know those refreezable ones) especially if it's a hot day.   Please provide serving tools/plastic picnicware if possible.  Disposable plates, cutlery and napkins will be provided. There'll be loos nearby and you can buy coffee/ice-cream at the visitor's centre. You can bring a foldable chair if you prefer and frisbees/games if you like.   Let Gill know if you're attending please (to get an idea of numbers).  Gill will coordinate this event to ensure we have a good range of savoury/sweet food.
1.30pm - monument area (after the morning walk)
Mid-late afternoon
Attended : 9
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Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Wetherspoon Wander
Alan 07957438153
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
Attended : 6
Bulborne to Tring via the Cow
Roast lock.
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129

Linear walk starting from the Garden Centre Tring  via the Grand Union canal, the Cow Roast lock , up to Wiggington then down to Tring. Classed as a medium walk on a variety of paths & hills. Chance of refreshments at the end in Tring. Meet 9.10am West St to catch the 9.17 No 61 Aylesbury bus.

9.10 West St bus stop
3 pm approx. 7 mls
Attended : 4
4 intrepid walkers braved the elements to do amended walk of about 4-6 miles around the reservoirs.
Aylesbury Outer Ring part 11
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Ashendon to Chearsley.  An easy paced walk starting at Ashendon and going by Chearsley, Cuddington and Nether Winchendon back to Ashendon.  Pub stop at Chearsley or Cuddington (or both).
9:30 French's Ave
About 2:00pm 7.5mls
Attended : 8
Between Coombe Hill and Great Missenden
David 07477004170
A circular walk in the Chilterns AONB, from Coombe Hill car park. The route includes woodlands, hills and valleys between there and Great Missenden.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 13 ml. Return about 17.00.
Attended : 5
Wetherspoon Wander
Alan 07957438153
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
Melchbourne - Yelden
Day Walk
Cliff 07766 958133
Alan 07957 438153
This walk in the quiet countryside of North Bedfordshire has been shortened and replaces the previous one which was cancelled. Our route begins in the village of Melchbourne where we walk around the boundary of Melchbourne park and pass through Worley's Wood before heading west passing a Norman Motte & Bailey earthworks circa 1300 towards Yelden and the Three Shires Way. There will not be a pub stop at the Chequers of Yelden which is now closed. Please bring along a picnic lunch. The walk continues along the Three Shires Way (with good views over North Bedfordshire) beside the river Til to the photogenic hamlet of Shelton passing a church. (we also pass a shortcut path leading back to Melchbourne if needed).  We then walk to Upper Dean with a church and a visit to the Three Compasses (http://www.thethreecompasses.co.uk a 17th century free-house pub which also serves food). To complete the loop we walk the final two miles back to Melchbourne.

It is an hours drive to Melchbourne 12 miles north of Bedford Grid Ref Sheet 153 029 654. TL02875 65430. Park in the road in Park Drive near St Mary Magdalene church MK44 1BB.
9.30 Yum Yum
5 pm 12 mls
Attended : 4
Aley Green & Woodside Circular.
Half-day walk
Mike 07594577129
Starting in & finishing in Markyate the walk takes in Aley  Green &  Woodside with a possible detour to Harpers for refreshments. Classed as a easy to medium walk with the possibility of 2 stiles.
9.30 am Priory School
1-2 pm. 5miles
Attended : 13
Wetherspoon Wander
Alan 07957438153
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
Attended : 11
Hambleton/Marlow.
Chris & John's Mid Week Walk
Chris 07836 310262
John 07840 819739.
A short walk of 4 or 5 miles, all on the level.
WARNING: Long bus journeys to and from location with potential alterations due to possible delays on the bus interconnections. If time permits refreshments in Marlow.
Route.            Depart.                  Arrive.
61.             West St 09.17.               Aylesbury 10.24.
300           Aylesbury 10.30.          H.Wycombe 11.20.
800.         H.Wycombe 11.35.       Hambleden Mill End 12.06.
Return.
800.            Marlow 14.10.            H Wycombe 14.29.
300.            H.Wycombe 14.40.   Aylesbury 15.45.
61.               Aylesbury 15.55.         Dunstable 17.12
9.10 Yum Yum bus stop
Rtn as bus timetable 4/5 mls
Attended : 5
Boggies Summer BBQ
Social
Alan 07957 438153
Venue will be Simon Plumley's garden opposite Dunelm's store. Alan and his team will be cooking and this year providing the salads and desserts although he may call on some of you for some help with these. Bring your own drinks, cutlery etc. and seating. £6 per head payable to Alan by 13 July. It will assist planning if you could text Alan that you will be coming along. Also if you are a vegetarian.

Cheques: Alan Plumley 25 Manor Park Houghton Regis LU5 5BU
1 p.m. 69 Luton Rd. Dunstable
1 til 6pm
Warden Hills to Barton Hills
Day Walk
Tony Woodward 07594532429
Starting in Bramingham we walk over Warden Hills to Hexham then over Barton Hills. Before we return to Bramingham. We will have a pub and tea shop stop at Hexton.

Meet Bramingham pub car park, Freemans Ave off Whitehorse Vale next t0 Sainsburys
10.00 am Bramingham Pub CP
4.0 pm 10 mls
Attended : 7
Walk in sunshine and downpours!
Wetherspoon Wander
Alan 07957438153
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
Attended : 10
The Handlebards - Outdoor Theatre Co. - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Stockwood Park, Luton
Peter - 07732 418260
The Handlebards/Shakespear on Bikes! - A four strong troupe of cycling actors who perform Shakespear plays in a charmingly chaotic way!   It's bonkers but brilliant - a must for those who like quirky arty events and outdoor theatre.  Please bring warm clothes/a blanket and a foldable chair.  Tickets are £12.00/£8.00 (senior concession) and can be purchased through the venue box office tel: 01582 878100 or online through the Stockwood Discovery Centre website. http://www.lutonculture.com/stockwood-discovery-centre/whats-on/2017/07/18/a-midsummer-nights-dream/2294/ Please let Peter  know if you're attending this event.   Peter is coordinating a picnic (optional).
Meet 6.15pm for picnic. Starts 7.00pm
Finish 9.00pm
Attended : 11
Wendover
David 07477004170
A circular walk in the Chilterns AONB, from car park behind Wendover library. The route will include an ascent into Wendover Woods.
09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park.
About 12 ml. Return about 17.00.
Attended : 11
Stockwood, Slip End and Pepperstock.
Eila 01582731026 07964291892
Fairly flat country stroll with a chance to stop at Harpers and/or a pub in Slip End. There is also a chance to visit period gardens and Stockwood Museum.
9.30 at Priory School
1.30 approx. 6 mls
Attended : 15
Grey day, but gardens in Stockwood beautiful.
St Albans
David 07477004170
08.48 35 bus to Catherine St, St Albans. A circular route following the Ver-Colne Valley Walk south to just beyond the M25, then looping anti-clockwise via some of the Colneys to pick up the Alban Way.  Catch one of the freqent 231, 34 or 35 buses for return to Dunstable.
08.40 at Asda bus stop.
About 13 ml. Return about 16.00
Attended : 10
Reminder Summer BBQ
Social
Alan 07957 438153
Final date for advance notification and payment of £6 per head payable to Alan for the BBQ on 23 July. It will assist planning if you could text Alan that you will be coming along. Also if you are a vegetarian.
Stoke Hammond/Leighton Buzzard
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Meet 10.05 am High St North bus stop to pick up the 10.15am No 70  to Milton Keynes. Get off No 70 at North of Stoke Hammond, where we pick up the canal & walk back to Leighton Buzzard via the Globe Pub for a optional lunch . Booking required details to be agreed later with myself.
10.05 am High St North bus stop
Late afternoon if lunching
Distance max 5 mls.
Attended : 6
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Mentmore to Weedon Linear
Day Walk
Julian 07979 435856
A linear walk from Mentmore with fine views out over Aylesbury Vale. Calling at Mentmore, Wingrave 3.5 miles (brief pause - Red Lion don't get too comfortable though), Rowsham, Aston Abbots 6 miles (lunch might involve the Royal Oak), Hardwick, Weedon 10 miles (possible brief pause in the 5 elms while we go and get the cars). We will aim to leave a car at Weedon to ferry drivers back to Mentmore, hopefully it won't take too long. Total ascent is 520 ft.
9.30Yum Yum
4-5pm 10 mls.
Attended : 9
Woolstone Wander
Short and Easy Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Come and enjoy  an easy leisurely walk through parkland, which will include the river and the Grand Union.  A circular walk.   Just need a warm summers day for this lovely walk.
Meet at French's Avenue at 10.00
Return about 13.30/ 14.00
Distance 5 miles approx
Attended : 16
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
Attended : 10
Aylesbury Outer Ring part 10 Waddesdon - Ashendon
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Don is leading this easy-paced circular walk, starting and finishing in Waddesdon. We start at Waddesdon and then, taking the' Aylesbury Ring' we walk via Westcott to Ashendon and return through the Waddesdon Manor estate grounds.
9:30 French's Ave
About 3.0 p.m. 7.5 mls
Attended : 15
Seven Parishes
Day Walk
Sylvia 07587185176
Sylvia will return to the Woburn area for the Seven Parishes or Millennium Walk through the parishes of Aspley Guise, Aspley Heath, Eversholt, Husborne Crawley, Ridgemont, Woburn, Woburn Sands. This walk is waymarked and takes us through the varied countryside of the seven parishes. Along the way are many types of Flora, woodlands, wild life and several pubs and other places of undoubted interest to walkers. Please notify Sylvia If you plan to meet up at the Park Street Car Park in Woburn.
9:15 French's Ave CP
4 pm 14 mls
Attended : 14
14 started, 11 finished.
Booking Reminder
Wilderhope-Shropshire Trip
Colin Meacham - 07835 936793
You should have sent a £50.00 deposit to Colin if you are booking the Wilderhope Shropshire Trip.   Please contact Colin if you need to make a booking and send a deposit.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Redbourn to St Albans
David 07477004170
08.48 35 bus to Redbourn. Walk via edge of Hemel Hempstead, Bedmond, Chiswell Green to St Albans. Catch one of the freqent 231, 34 or 35 buses from St Peters St for return.
08.40 at Asda bus stop.
About 13 ml. Return about 16.00
Attended : 11
Medieval Banquet Night
Social/Meal
Carolyn - 07495 950551 c.cooper47@icloud.com
Medieval Banquet Night - Event is now fully booked and here is the menu - http://www.hospitalitycentral.co.uk/news/medieval-evening-menu-now-available . A themed evening including a delicious set menu of about 4 courses!   £18.00 per person.  Fancy dress is optional but some of us are already planning our costumes!  Quiz on the night too.
7.15pm
10.00pm
Attended : 16
A good night, with great food. Recommended.
Visit to Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch St, London EC3.
Chris & John's Midweek Walk.
Chris 07836 310262 /John 07840 819739.
Meet 9am at the Winston Churchill to catch a bus to the Interchange.  Catch the 9.50 am 757  to Oxford St, then no 25 to EC3 (hopefully our visit can be prebooked for 1-2 pm. This information will only be known 21 days before our visit date. Return by no 25 & 757. Good views of London can be seen from the viewing area. Refreshments available at venue & various other locations .  No food or drink allowed  in as you go through a  baggage  security check.
Note - names of visitors need to be CONFIRMED no later than the 1st June , also identification  required ( passport/ drivers licence etc.). Please check website nearer the  time for updates etc.
9am at the Winston Churchill
Return 6/7pm. 2/3 miles.
Attended : 8
Thanks to Chris/John/Jan for organising this marvelous day out. Fantastic 360 views of London.
Committee Meeting
Olwen 07415334251
If you would like to attend a meeting, members are welcome to sit in.  New committee members are always an asset to any group with new ideas and assistance.
7.30 Bird in Hand back room
Wheathampstead circular
Day Walk
Les 07866858992

 A circular from Wheathampstead going  through  Nomansland, the Brocket estate and Ayot St Lawrence

Meet at the Yum Yum at 9.30 am
Return 4.30 pm
Distance 12 miles
Attended : 7
Midsummer Madness.
Half-day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
This is nothing to do with Midsummer Murders! A pleasant walk through Totternhoe nature reserve and if you have never seen an orchid before, this is your opportunity. Possibility of seeing lots of butterflies if weather warm and not too windy.  Bring some food to share or a packed lunch.  This will not be a flat walk.
This will be a circular walk from French's Avenue.  Please bring a packed lunch or food to share for a picnic.  .  Hoping for  good weather
Meet at 10 am at French's Avenue
Return about 2pm depending on how long we picnic for.
Distance 7 miles approx
Attended : 14
Thanks to everyone, for the lovely food to share for our picnic,. Yummy...
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
Attended : 8
Booking Reminder
Medieval Banquet Night
Carolyn Cooper 07495 950551
Tomorrow is the deadline if you're booking the Medieval Banquet Night.  Please contact Carolyn if you need to make a last-minute booking.
Aylesbury Outer Ring part 9 Quainton - Waddesdon
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Don is leading this easy-paced circular walk, starting and finishing in Waddesdon. We walk from Waddesdon heading north-east to Pitchcott Hill, and then west to Quainton village, where a stop will be made for refreshments (pub if required). We then continue along the Aylesbury Ring back to Waddesdon.
9:30 French's Ave
About 3.0 p.m. 8 mls
Attended : 10
An extremely hot day!
Melchbourne - Yelden
Day Walk
Alan 07957438153
We need an earlier start for the journey up the A6 to the quiet countryside of North Bedfordshire. Our route begins in the village of Melchbourne where we walk around the boundary of Melchbourne park and passing Worley's Wood before heading west passing a Norman Motte & Bailey earthworks circa 1300 towards Yelden and the Three Shires Way. There will not be a pub stop at the Chequers of Yelden which is now closed. Please bring along a picnic lunch. The walk continues along the Three Shires Way (with good views over North Bedfordshire) beside the river Til to the photogenic hamlet of Shelton passing a church. (we also pass a shortcut path leading back to Melchbourne if needed).  We then walk to Upper Dean with a church and a visit to the Three Compasses (http://www.thethreecompasses.co.uk/ a 17th century free-house pub which so serves food). To complete the loop we walk towards Swineshead crossing the road to take the return path to Melchbourne.

It is an hours drive to Melchbourne 12 miles north of Bedford Grid Ref Sheet 153 029 654. TL02875 65430. Park in the road in Park Drive near St Mary Magdalene church MK44 1BB.
9:00 Priory School
5 pm13 mls
Attended : 3
One of the hottest days for years!
Kimbers Men/Edlesborough Festival
Live music event.
edlefest.site123.me
Kimber's Men/Edlesborough Festival - tickets now available! Kimber's Men sing sea shanty's and sea songs in close acapella harmonies with several instrument guitars,whistles, harmonium and bodhran.    Kimbers Men will be at the Edlesborough Festival on Friday 16th June along with a line up of other singers and musicians.   Tickets are around £12.00 and can be purchased online through the Edlefest website (with a booking fee) or in person at the village shop.   Early booking recommended.  Link for more info and tickets - http://edlefest.site123.me/
Doors open 6.30pm. Starts 7.30pm
Finish - 10.30pm
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
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
Attended : 9
London Colney to St Albans Station .
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Catching the No 35 to St Albans to pick up the No 84/84a to London Colney where we pick up the River Colne, on to Colney Heath, towards Smallford to pick up the old Hatfield Railway line back to St Albans Station to catch the No 34/35 back to Dunstable.

Chance of  a detour to Morrison's for refreshments.

Note there is a variety of paths with a couple of stiles.



NOTE---CHANGE OF MEETING TIME & BUS NUMBER.
Meet 8.45am at West St bus stop to catch the 8.53am No 35 to St Albans.
Return by 3pm.
Distance max 7 miles.
Attended : 6
Welcome again to Dave from St Albans who joined us for part of the walk.
Woburn Circular.
Day Walk.
Mike 07594577129.
A circular walk from Woburn  taking in Eversholt. A easy to medium walk with a pub lunch stop.
10am at Frenchs Ave car park.
Return late afternoon.
Distance max 10 miles.
Attended : 7
Summer delights in Houghton Regis Chalk Pit
Short/easy walk
Peter 07732 418260
A short fairly easy walk (few steps/inclines) round Houghton Regis chalk-pit Wildlife Trust nature reserve. Walk includes  - flowers, bushes, rushes, birds, butterflies? + views of develpments in M1/A5 link project
Option of pub lunch after at the Old Red Lion, Bedford Road
Meet at French's Ave car park at 9.30 am
Return about 1.00pm (2.30+if having lunch) Approx 4.5/5.0 miles
Attended : 4
Willington Cardington Loop
Half-day Walk
Alan 07957438153
We start at St Lawrence's Church (13th century) and walk past the Dovecotes and King Henry's Stables (both part of a manor 16th century in the barony of Bedford ) along the track of the old Bedford to Sandy railway line, towards Cople and Cardington Hangers. The hangers were built in 1924 for the R101 airship which crashed in Beauvais in France killing all on board. They are now used by the Airlander (http://cardington.weebly.com)This area is part of the 60 square miles of Marston Vale Forest which intends to be 30% trees. On the return we pass the Frosts garden centre and the Crown Inn (freehouse food real ales http://www.thecrownwillington.com),  for those who would like refreshments. The walk continues past Willington Lock with views over the River Ouse.

Park near St Lawrence's Church, Church Road, Willington MK44 3PX
9:30 French's Ave
2 pm 5 mls
Attended : 19
19 including Alan's grandson Luke.
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
Aylesbury Outer Ring part 8
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Don is leading this easy-paced linear walk, starting at Oving and finishing in Quainton. The route is via North Marston and Quanton Hill, where we will stop for refreshments.
9:30 French's Ave
About 2.0 p.m. 5 mls
Attended : 12
Woburn Sands
David 07477004170
A circular walk from the main car park in Woburn Sands taking in Salford, Cranfield and Aspley Guise.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 13 ml. Return about 16.30.
Attended : 6
Streatley to Upper Sundon Linear
Short and easy
Julian 07979 435856
A stroll from the allotments car park by the A6 roundabout at Streatley, past Sharpenhoe Clappers and over to Upper Sundon. We will aim to have a car parked at Upper Sundon to ferry drivers back to Streatley
Meet at Priory School at 10am
Return at 2 pm approx Distance 5 miles.
Attended : 13
Good to see Sheila again. Welcome to Cheryl (first walk)
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
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
Attended : 6
Hughenden Circular
Day Walk
Alan 07957438153
The terrain is mainly flat with a few slight hills on well worn paths. The walk is a repeat of the eventful one last year so this time we park opposite The Harrow 100 Main Road
Naphill Bucks. HP14 4QA. on the A4128. We head north climbing the hill to  Pigotts Wood, then onto Hampden Common turning at The Chiltern Way Path. Then down through Monkton Wood to Speen's Baptist church.  We pass the RAF High Wycombe Airbase and enter Courns Wood onto Naphill Common. After stopping to visit walker friendly CAMRA Inn http://thewheelnaphill.com we continue towards the Hughenden Mannor Estate past Downley Common. Hughenden Manor, owned by the National Trust was the former home of Benjamin Disraeli.  We pass the by the church in the grounds of the estate and cross a busy road.  We climb the Hughenden Valley and Cryers Hill  and return to The Harrow.

Journey time to start 1 hr 26 mls.
9.30 Yum Yum
12 mls 5 pm
Attended : 8
Mentmore Walk
Half-day
Mike 07594 577129

Mike's walk covers a variety of paths, a canal and some hills. The walk (around 7 miles) will start and finish in Mentmore.  Notify Mike if you wish to meet at Mentmore.

10am French's Avenue car park.
Finish-1.30pm. 7 miles.
Mentmore Arts Festival
Social/Arts
Gill - 07903 801203

Opportunity to enjoy Mentmore's Arts Festival and have a social afternoon with fellow Boggies.  The visit is scheduled to join up with Mike's walk around 1.30pm at The Stag pub.  There will be 60 local talented artists exhibiting at the festival.  To find out more visit  http://mentmore-arts-festival.co.uk/ . There will be a bar and refreshments tent at the festival serving light lunches/drinks.  Alternatively, you could bring a packed lunch or picnic.  Return to Dunstable late afternoon.  Arrange transport to come back at your preferred time.
Meet at 10am French's Avenue car park.

1.30 The Stag pub in Mentmore.
Late afternoon
Attended : 12
Welcome to Carlos from Spain & Gills friend Graham
Toddington to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.42 E bus to Toddington. Walk to Dunstable.
09.35 at White Lion bus stop on busway.
About 12 ml. Finish about 16.00
Attended : 6
Dunstable to Toddington.
Chris & John's Midweek Walk.
Chris 07836 310262 / John 07840 819739.
Walk from Asda Dunstable via Houghton Quarry continue on the Icknield  Way over the New A5/M1 link rd. ( exact route to be checked once the new rd is open ), continue via Wingfield, Chalgrave to Toddington.

Easy walk with gentle ascents/descents with possibility  of stiles. Refreshments available in Toddington. Returning on the E bus.
Meet 9am at the Asda bus stop
Return 1.15 or 2.15 pm.
Distance 6-7 miles.
Attended : 12
Visited the site of the OldBaptist chapel nr Thorn.
Chalgrave Rogation Walk
Day Walk
Julian 07979 435856
It is the only day of the year that we are legally entitled to walk those parts of Chalgrave Parish boundary that are not a public right of way.

We start at the Queens Head Tebworth at 10:00am sharp, stop for a well deserved lunch at the Fancott Arms around 1:00 PM, and get back into Tebworth around 5.30 PM.
10am at Tebworth or 9.30am sharp at the Yum Yum
10 miles variable.
Return 5.30 pm
Attended : 8
Preston Circular.
Half-day Walk
Mike 07594577129.
Starting from Preston taking in Kings Walden, a circular on a variety of paths. Classed as a easy to medium walk with some hills. Possible pub at the end.
Meet 9.30am at Priory School.
Return between 1& 2pm depending on pub stop.
Distance 5-6 miles.
Attended : 24
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
Attended : 8
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Newport Pagnell
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Newport Pagnell taking in parts of the River Great Ouse, the Ouse Valley Walk, the Midshires Way and Hanslope where we should find a pub.
0930 French's Ave.
About 14 ml. Return about 16.30.
Attended : 9
Slapton early Summer saunter
Short/easy walk
Peter 07732 418260
 A short easy walk from Slapton to grand Union Canal: Slapton Lock, Church Lock, Grove Lock, along River Ousel back to Slapton. Some gates & styles. Visit to Carpenters Arms in Slapton at the end for excellent Sunday lunch.
9.30 am at French's Avenue
Return about 1.00pm (2.30+ if having lunch)
Distance 4.5/5.0 miles
Attended : 11
Aylesbury Outer Ring part 7 Whitchurch - Oving
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Don is leading this easy-paced circular walk, starting and finishing in Whitchurch. This 'Ring Section' will be walked in reverse in order to visit the 'Black Boy' pub in Oving. We start from Whitchurch and go north to Crendon Farm en-route for Oving. Then, walking at a gentle pace back to Whitchurch.
9:30 French's Ave
About 2.0 p.m. 6 mls
Attended : 13
Little Brickhill to Toddington
David 07477004170
09.33 X31 bus to Little Brickhill. Walk to Toddington via Woburn Estate. Catch 15.00/16.00 E bus back to Dunstable.
09.23 at Asda bus stop
About 12 mls
Attended : 12
Fenny Stratford to Gt Lingford
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Catch the 9:33am  X31 to Milton Keynes from Asda bus stop. The walk starts at Fenny Stratford and we walk the Grand Union Canal to Gt.Linford. We return by bus back to The Point then catch a X31 or 70/70F back to Dunstable.



NOTE;----CHANGE OF MEETING TIME & BUS STOP
Meet at 9.25am at ASDA bus stop.
Return late afternoon.
Distance approx 7 miles.
Attended : 9
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BULGARIAN HOLIDAY
Walking/sightseeing for a week
Eila 07986291892 Eila_goss@hotmail.com
A week Exploring the Rhodope mountains, Valley of the Roses, and cities of Veliko Tarnova, Gabrovo and Plodiv. Now booked.
Attended : 10
Aylesbury Outer Ring part 6
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Don is leading this easy-paced circular walk, starting and finishing in Whitchurch. The 'Ring Section' is from Cublington to Whitchurch, but first we walk to Cublington via Dunton. We will walk the 'Ring Section' after refreshments at the pub in Cublington.
9:30 French's Ave
About 3.0 p.m. 7 mls
Attended : 11
Bluebell walk.
Half-day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Come and enjoy a walk which hopefully will include a few bluebells.
Meet at Priory school
Meet at 10.00
Return 2pm approx
Distance 6 miles approx.
Attended : 27
Bluebells++
Bat Walk in Stockgrove Park.
Gill 07903 801203
Bob Cornes from Beds Bat Group will lead a bat walk around Stockgrove Park.  Pre-Booking is essential as places are limited to 20 people (for health and safety reasons).  Contact Gill to book your place.  Please include your contact info when you book.  We will meet 7.45pm at Yum Yum car park to organise car sharing.  You'll need your walking boots and a torch. There'll be a small parking charge and a suggested £2.00 voluntary contribution to Beds Bats Group.
Gill - gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk/Mob: 07903 801203.
Meet at 7.45 pm at the Yum Yum
Attended : 17
Thanks to Bob Cornes for a fun and interesting bat walk!
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Ivinghoe to Dunstable
09.10 61 bus to Ivinghoe. Walk to Dunstable via Ashridge.
09.00 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 miles. Return about 16.00.
Attended : 16
DUNSTABLE COLLEGE MEAL
Social
Eila_goss@hotmail.com.
Choose from a 1, 2 or 3 course meal (menu on the day, but a choice of meat, fish and vegetarian) at a cost of 1 course   £6.00, 2 courses  £8.00, 3 courses  £10.00.  Good quality fresh food cooked and served by the students. http://www.hospitalitycentral.co.uk/.  Please email Eila to book your place.
Meet 7 P.M.
Attended : 17
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Ashridge to Berkhampstead Circular
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Day Walk
Mike 07594577129
A circular walk from Ashridge to Berkhampstead & back taking in a variety of paths, hills etc. We will stop at Berkhampstead for lunch. Classed as a medium  to hard walk  with some hills.
Meet at 9.30am at the Yum Yum car park.
Return late afternoon.
Distance approx 11miles.
Attended : 9
Toddington Park Circular
Half-day Walk
Jane Rouse 07513956213
Starting at Toddington we will walk to Eversholt before circling back to Toddington where we may choose to stop for refreshments.
9:30 Frenchs Avenue
1:30 return 6 miles approx
Attended : 20
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
Ouse River Walk/New Bradwell to Stony Stratford.
Chris & John's Midweek Walk.
Chris 07836 310262/ John 07840 819739.
Walk the Ouse Valley Way to Stony Stratford. A easy level walk with a couple of stiles. Refreshments available at the start and finish.

Note - we pick up the No 7 from MK to New Bradwell also a bus back to MK to pick a bus back to Dunstable .
Meet 9.25 am High St North bus stop to catch the 9.35 am X31 to Milton Keynes.
Return approx 3.30pm.
Distance 5-6 miles
Attended : 8
Aylesbury Outer Ring part 5
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Don is leading this easy-paced circular walk, starting and finishing in Wing. The first section follows the Outer Aylesbury Ring from Wing to Cublington, and then the return to Wing goes via Aston Abbots. There are possible pubs stops in Wing, Cublington and Aston Abbotts.
9:30 French's Ave
About 3.0 p.m. 8 mls
Attended : 9
Fun at Flitwick Moor.
Short/easy walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
This will be a gentle 5 mile stroll through Flitwick Moor SSSI, and Flitton  Nature Reserve. Come and have a fun walk with friends.
Meet at Priory School at 10.00 am
Return 13.30 approx
Distance 5 miles.
Attended : 21
Welcome to Sheila for her first walk with us.
The Brickhills
David 07477004170
A circular walk from Little Brickhill taking in Bow Brickhill, Caldecotte Lake, R Ouzel, G U Canal and Great Brickhill.
09.30 French's Avenue.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.
Attended : 9
Leighton Buzzard to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.15 70 bus to Leighton Buzzard. Walk to Dunstable.
09.05 at High Street North bus stop (opp. Nationwide)
About 12 ml. Finish about 16.00
Attended : 18
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Spring along the River Lea
Short/easy walk
Peter Jackson 07732 418260

Easter Monday
A short fairly easy walk (few slight hills) from Wheathamstead along the River Lea and Ayot Greenway to see the the Spring flowers/budding/leafing trees. At the end a visit to Charlie's, the excellent teashop in the village (open until 2pm).

Meet 9.30 am at the Yum Yum
Return by 2.00/2.30
Distance 4.5/5 miles approx
Attended : 9
A really pleasant walk along the River Lea.
Easter Sunday no walk planned
Day Walk
Tall Ships Parade/Cruise
Day Trip to Greenwich
Gill 07903 801203
 On Easter Sunday there will be a Bogtrotters daytrip to Greenwich.  This will be the final day of the Tall Ships Festival and at 5pm there will be a fantastic Parade of Sail - when all the ships will sail out of Greenwich in full sail.
Arrive in Greenwich (from Luton) around 11am.  There will be time to visit some of the attractions (Maritime Museum/Cutty Sark/Observatory - all open as usual) . Parade of Sail starts at 5pm. Arrive back at Luton Train Station around 10.00pm.  How you choose to spend the day is up to you.   There will be a chance to book a cruise on a tall ship!  The cruise will leave at 12pm noon for approx 2-3 hours and cost around £60.  Cruises need to be booked online in advance (early booking recommended).  Please click on the link for details and to book.  http://www.sailroyalgreenwich.co.uk/cruisetickets/tickets/cruise-tickets
Meet 9.15am, Luton Train Station.
Arrive back to Luton 10.00pm (or in your own time)
Attended : 5
Easter no walk planned
Half-day Walk
Easter Trip
Hostel Trip
Alan 07957438153 alan.plumley@ntlworld.com or Don 01582 601852
Walking in Brecon Beacon/Carmathenshire Trip is Thursday 13 April returning on Monday 17 April 2017. Booking has already been made.  If you wish to join us if you make your own arrangements: Brecon Beacons Powys Thurs 13 April to 15 April (http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/brecon-beacons). LLandeusant Carmathenshire 15 April to 17 April (http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/llanddeusant).  The first two nights will be spent at the youth hostel underneath the highest peak in South Wales and provides excellent walking even if you don't want to make the asscent to the summit.  On Saturday we move to spend two nights at Llandeusant hostel.  Here we can attempt the Carmarthen Fan (Black Mountain) or visit the lakes underneath, or perhaps walk the Cambrian Way Trail to the attractive market town of Llandovery.
Attended : 12
Stoke Hammond to Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
09.15 70 bus to Stoke Hammond. Walk to Leighton Buzzard via Drayton Parslow, Stewkley Dean, Stewkley. Catch 70/F70 half-hourly bus back to Dunstable.
09.05 at High St North bus stop (opposite Nationwide)
About 12 mls
Attended : 12
Mystery Pie Walk
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Mystery walk ending up at Mike's for a pie lunch, booking required, You can just do the  walk if need be.

Route decided on day subject  to the weather.
Meet at 10am by the Yum Yum.
Return late afternoon.
Distance up to 7 miles.
Attended : 8
A interloper wearing a beret infiltrated the lunch guess who?
Shefford Stanford circular
Half-day Walk
Eila 07964291892
An attractive short and fairly level walk based on the old River Ivel Navigation Channel. The view at Cockshoot  hill is "one of the best over the Ivel Valley". We walk between Shefford and Stanford an area which provides food for many fish, insects, birds and mammals (I can't guarantee otters, stoats, weasels, or kingfishers ). There is the possibility of a pub stop along the way.
9.30 Yum Yum
7-8 miles return 3.00 approx
Attended : 10
Beautiful walk, lots of butterflies and birds about.
Lion
Film/Social
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Sunday evening at the Grove Theatre Dunstable.  7.30pm.
Sue and Julian are getting tickets to see this film.  Who would like to join us?  Please contact Sue asap so tickets can be purchased.
Lion a film about a five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Attended : 18
Clophill circular.
Day Walk
Les 07866858992
A circular from Clophill taking in Chicksands, Shefford, Meppershall and Upper Gravenhurst.
Meet at Priory School at 9.30 am
Distance 11/12 mile
Return about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 14
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
Attended : 18
Go Houghton Meal
Midweek meal
Peter Jackson peterdajackson@aol.com Mob: 07732 418260 01582 866043
Meal at Go Houghton on Wednesday 5th April, 7.30pm. They're offering us a midweek special deal with a choice from the entire 'international' main menu: 2 courses for £12 or 3 courses for £15. http://www.gohoughton.com/menu-1/
Here's the desserts but you choose them on the night: http://www.gohoughton.com/food-menu-desserts-hot-drinks/ Peter is organising this. Please pay him a £5 deposit and make your food choices by the deadline of Wednesday 29th March.  Pre-booking is essential.  Contact Peter Jackson as above, you should give him/post him/drop in deposit (envelope with your name, e-mail address, £5 and menu choices) to 40 Bidwell Hill, Houghton Regis, LU5 5EP.
7.30 pm
Go Houghton Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, LU5 5RA
Attended : 15
Great meal, to be recommended!
Sundon Circular
Day Walk
Les Price 07866858992
A circular from Sundon hills car park passing through Sharpenhoe Clappers, Pulloxhill and Harlington.
Meet at Frenchs Avenue at 9.30
Return about 4.pm
Distance 10/11 miles
Attended : 12
Early morning walk with a breakfast
Half-day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
We are going to start at the monument for breakfast and then do an amble through Ashridge. On returning to the cafe perhaps we could have a cream tea before returning home! This is not an April Fools joke!


This is an early morning walk so 7.30 at Priory School or meet at 8am at the cafe near the monument.
Meet at Priory School at 7.30 am or Cafe in Ashridge at 8am.
Return 12.30 approx
Distance 7 miles approx
Attended : 15
Good to see Elaine also Shona and Joe.
Bulbourne to Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
09.10 61 bus to Bulbourne. Follow canal to Wilstone then via Long Marston, Crafton and Ledburn to rejoin the canal at Grove for the final leg into Leighton Buzzard. Catch 70 or F70 bus to Dunstable.
09.00 at Asda bus stop
About 12 ml. Return about 16.00
Attended : 12
Bus withdrawn from service but we still walked to LB.
Camden Lock visit
Chris & John's Midweek walk
Chris 07836310262/John 07840819739.
We catch the Busway at the Winston Churchill bus stop to Luton Interchange then the 9.50 757 to Baker St London. The walk goes through Regents Park to Camden Lock (option to enjoy lunch there) on Regents Canal. We continue to point adjacent to Lords Cricket  Ground where we catch  the 757 bus back to Luton Interchange then busway back to  Dunstable. Easy level walk 5/6 miles .
9.10am Winston Churchill bus stop.
5/6pm. 5/6 miles.
Attended : 19
REMINDER
Peter Jackson 07732 418260/01582 866043
You should have given your order deposit for Go Houghton on 5th April to Peter by now.  See listing.
Aylesbury Outer Ring part 4
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Don is leading this easy-paced circular walk, starting at Mentmore and goes via Ledburn to Wing.  We then return to Mentmore by Windmill Hill.  There is not a refreshment stop en-route so we will likely go to the pub at the finish.
9:30 Yum-Yum West St.
About 1.30 p.m. 6 mls
Attended : 10
Markyate to Gt. Gaddesden
Day Walk
Steve 01582731026
07964291892
Scenic walk along the Hertfordshire Way through Jockey End to Gt Gaddesden. Returning along the Chiltern Way via Flamstead.
9.30 Priory School
4.00 pm 13 mls
Attended : 5
Ivinghoe circular.
Short/slow walk.
Sue Jenkins. 07443016095
This is an easy 5 mile walk.  Along the Grand Union Canal, then returning to Ivinghoe via Grove Farm.  A chance for coffee at the Cafe (if open) or drinks hot or cold at the Rose and Crown.
Priory School at 10.00
1pm depending on how long we stay in Ivinghoe. 5 mls
Attended : 15
lambs ++ today. Ahh....moments.
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
Attended : 13
Easter Trip Meeting
Social
Don 01582 601852 Alan 07957438153
Join Don and Alan to discuss and arrange the Easter trip to the Breacons
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Committee Meeting
Olwen 07415334251
olwendavies11@hotmail.co.uk
Members are welcome to come and watch and listen.  If you have anything you would like us to discuss please inform Olwen or Eila.  New Committee Members and Walk Leaders are encouraged to join us.
7.30 p.m. The Bird in Hand
219 High Street North
Dunstable LU6 1AZ
Ashridge
David 07477004170
A circular walk from the monument to include Ivinghoe Beacon and Golden Valley.
09.30 at Yum Yum.
16.30 About 12 ml.
Attended : 11
Houghton to Toddington
Half-day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
This is a walk which starts at Houghton Hall Park. We can look at all the new improvements that have  taken place  over the last year in the park  We will then meander over to Grove Farm, Chalton, and on to Toddington.  Hopefully an opportunity for a drink in Toddington before catching the bus home, please bring your bus pass if you have one.
Priory School at 9.30 am
Return about 13.30
7 miles approx
Attended : 22
Little Brickhill to Toddington
David 07477004170
09.35 X31 bus to Little Brickhill. Walk to Toddington via Woburn Estate. Catch 15.00/16.00 E bus back to Dunstable.
09.25 at High St North bus stop (opposite Nationwide)
About 12 mls
Attended : 11
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Tring Reservoir Walk
Half-day Walk
Eila 07964291892
Reasonably easy walk round Tring Reservoirs starting from Marsworth Village Hall HP23 4LR going along some of the Grand Union and through Wilstone Village. Possible pub stop.
9.30 Yum Yum
7 miles return about 2.30. Depending on pub stop(s)
Attended : 9
Bit wet, but lots of birds including kingfisher and mating display by Crested Grebes.
Wheathampstead circular.
Day Walk
Mike 07594577129
A Circular walk from Wheathampstead taking in Ayot Green, Lemsford, Cromer Hyde on  variety of paths etc. Classed as a medium walk  with a pub stop at Lunch time.
9.30 am Priory School.
Return late afternoon. 10 mls max.
Attended : 11
Two visitors joined us today Nicole & Peter two friends of Chris Mountain, look forward to seeing them again.
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
Attended : 9
Hatfield line.
Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
We catch the 34 bus from West St Dunstable to St Albans then walk to Hatfield along the old Railway route, then a bus back to St Albans to catch the No 34 back to Dunstable.  Classed as a easy to medium walk on good paths. Refreshments are available at the start  & finish.
Let's hope we don't have the problems of cancelled buses this time.
9.00am West St
late afternoon. 6 mls max.
Attended : 7
We had problems with the buses yet again finally arriving over a hour late. Welcome to two of Mikes health walkers Eve & Brian.
Woburn
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Woburn car park. Route includes Wavendon Heath and Apsley Heath, Woburn Sands, Apsley Wood and the Safari Park.
09.30 at French's Avenue.
About 12 miles. Return about 16.30.
Attended : 5
College Lake /Canal walk
Short/easy Walk
Peter Jackson 07732 418260
A walk round College Lake Bird Sanctuary with some slight inclines. The cafe may be open, but bring food for an early Spring lunchtime picnic. Afterwards, a walk extension along GU Canal to Tring reservoirs with the  option of a drink after at the Grand Junction pub beside the canal. We expect to return about 2.30 or later if we walk the canal and visit the pub.
10 am. Priory School
2.30pm. 4.5-5 mls
Attended : 13
Wheathampstead to Luton
David 07477004170
09.02 A bus to Luton Interchange then 09.30 610 to Wheathampstead. Route takes in Bendish, Breachwood Green and Someries on the way to Luton for bus to Dunstable.

Note: late change to route.
08.50 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.00.
Attended : 14
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Aylesbury Outer Ring part 3
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Don is leading this easy-paced linear walk, starting at Marsworth and finishing at Mentmore.  The first part of the route follows the Grand Union Canal north to Horton Wharf and then heads west to Mentmore. There is not a refreshment stop en-route so we will likely go to the pub at the finish.
9:30 Yum-Yum West St.
About 1.30 p.m. 6 mls
Attended : 13
Rushmere /Stockgrove fig 8 circular.
Day Walk
Mike 07594577129
A figure 8 walk starting at Stockgrove Park. Walks decided on day depending on weather.
You can do one or both walks, but you will have to sort out your own transport. Each walk is 6 or 7 miles. The walks are classed as a medium to hard with hills. The lunch stop will be at the cafe in Stockgrove. If we walk both loops, expect to return in the late afternoon. Note there is a car parking charge. If you plan to meet at Stockgrove car park please arrange this with Mike.
9.30 am French's Avenue .
4 pm 6/7 miles each walk
Attended : 14
14 started , but only 7 did the 2nd walk the more hardy ones .
Annual Awards Presentation Supper
Social
Gill 07903 801203

Annual Awards and Supper Evening - An evening to present awards and thanks to fellow members.  The speaker will be Bob Cornes from the Bedfordshire Bat Group who will be speaking about these interesting creatures and what to expect from a bat walk!  (Bob will lead a bat walk for the Boggies in the spring as a follow-up to the talk).   To order your supper contact Anthony by email or phone by Feb 18th anthony_stephenson@hotmail.com/07748 1060921  The choices are either battered cod/quarter chicken/steak-kidney pie/vegetarian sausages with chips. Cost of entry is £7.50 including your meal and a sweet treat (or £2.50 entry cost with no meal).  The event promises to be at least as good as last year.  There is no need to pay a deposit in advance.  Please pay at the door (either £7.50 with meal or £2.50 without meal).  Re-contact Anthony if you need to cancel your food order (as we'll end up paying for it).  Please bring your own alchohol (there is no bar).  All cutlery and plates/cups will be provided.  Hot drinks will be available for £1.00.
Lead - Gill 07903 801203
Food Orders/Booking - Anthony Stephenson: 07748 1060921/anthony_stephenson@hotmail.com/


 
Venue - Marian Hall, St Mary's Church, 82 West Street, LU6 1NY.
Starting at 7.30pm- Finishing at 10-30pm
Attended : 42
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
Attended : 10
Aylesbury/Marsworth/College Lake/ Canal Walk.
Chris & John's Midweek Walk
Chris 07836310262/John 07840819739.

Bus to Aylesbury, Aylesbury Arm of Grand Union Canal to Marsworth, main canal to Bulbourne then to College Lake ( tea/coffee cake etc if required. )  Easy level 6 miles walk. Meet 9.05am West St Bus stop to catch the 61 to Aylesbury.

9.05am West St Bus stop
3.15pm. approx. 6 mls
Attended : 8
Wheathampstead
Day walk
David 07477004170
A circular route going north from Wheathampstead via Ayot St Lawrence, Codicote Bottom, Kimpton, Gustard Wood, Marshalls Heath and Leasey Bridge.
09.30 at Yum Yum
About 13 ml. Return about 16.30.
Attended : 13
Tour of Halton House
Half-day Walk
John (07976) 611995
Trixie Brabner, our volunteer guide, will give the Boggies a rare opportunity to tour this fascinating and impressive former Rothschild property, built in 1880-83 and now the Officers' Mess at RAF Halton. Please bring appropriate footwear - no boots inside the mess! Tour stars at 1000.
No charge, but donations would be gratefully received at the end. Please ensure to bring photo ID with you (such as a passport or driving licence)
Meet at Priory School at 9am (note early start!), and meet up at the Main Guardroom at RAF Halton at 0930 to get everyone's ID and signed in.

Tour finishes by 11.30 with the option to walk around the gardens and then down to Wendover and back for lunch and a drink.
9 am Priory School WITH ID
Tour finishes by 11.30
Attended : 28
A great tour and short walk. Thanks John and Trixie
Reminder - Food for Awards evening on 24th February.
Anthony Stephenson: 07748 1060921 or anthony_stephenson@hotmail.com

Reminder - Food ordering deadline for Awards-Supper Evening.  Food Orders/Booking - Anthony Stephenson: 07748 1060921/anthony_stephenson@hotmail.com.  Please order either battered cod & chips/quarter chicken & chips/steak-kidney pie & chips/vegetarian sausages & yes, you guessed...chips!   Pay £7.50 at the door of the Awards Evening. 

St Albans
David 07477004170
09.05 34 bus to St Albans rail station. Circular walk taking in Oaklands College, Sandridge, Childwick Green, Batchwood. Catch one of the frequent buses from St Peter Street for return.
08.55 at Asda bus stop.
11/12 ml. Return about 16.00.
Attended : 15
Welcome back, Iain.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Forest of Marston Vale
Tree Planting
Julian Clark-Lowes 07979435856

‘Join us this winter for a day of tree planting in the Forest of Marston Vale.
Come along any time between 11am and 3pm and help us towards our target of 6 million trees – all you need to bring is warm, waterproof clothes, and plenty of enthusiasm!
We will be supplying trees, tools and teas & coffees, so bring the whole family along to make a difference to the Forest, and plant something that will live for generations.

Free shuttle buses will be running throughout the day to the planting site in Cranfield, from the Forest Centre in Marston Moretaine.

Meet at the Yum Yum at 10 am.
Return whenever you wish
Attended : 3
Bad weather and we agreed to give it a miss.
Wiggington Circular
Half-day Walk
Mike 07594577129
A circular from Wiggington taking in a variety of paths. classed as  easy to medium walk with a possible pub stop at the end.
Meet at 9.30am at the Yum Yum carpark.
Return between 1-2pm.
Distance approx 6 miles.
Attended : 5
Thanks for those who turned up on a very cold & miserable morning especially Bessies older brother .
Flamstead
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Friendless Lane, Flamstead taking in Redbourn Church End, Briden's Camp and Gaddesden Row.
09.30 at Priory school.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.
Attended : 8
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
Attended : 13
Redbourn to St Albans
Mid Week Walk
Mike 07594577129
Meet at 10am at the West St bus stop to catch the No 34 to St Albans.  This is a pleasant walk along the River Ver taking in Redbournbury Mill on the way to Verulam Park. A easy walk with refreshments at the end  in St Albans.
10 am West St bus stop
2-3pm. 5 miles
Attended : 9
REMINDER
Award nominations
To Olwen at olwendavies11@hotmail.co.uk
Please submit your nominations in for the Awards Evening. This is held on 24th February nominations are due by 10th February. The principal trophies are: 
Neil Fellowes award - for the most enthusiastic member or person who has made the greatest contribution in the past year.
Dave Tomkins award - for outstanding effort.
Please note that you're unable to nominate anyone who was on the committee last year up to October for the Neil Fellowes Award, this would be Anthony, Alan, Colin, Don, Eila, Dion, and Lesley.  However, you can nominate any of these members for the Dave Tomkins Award.
We are looking for nominations for these and any additional award titles/categories - serious or light-hearted. Please let Olwen have your suggestions including: The name of the person you are nominating. The award you are nominating them for. A few words outlining why you think they should receive an award (this will be important where we have several nominations)
Gadebridge Park
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead. Route includes Potten End, Nettleden, Great Gaddesden, Gaddesden Place, Briden's Camp, Old Hemel.
09.30 at Yum Yum.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.
Attended : 15
Wilstone Reservoir (walk 1)
Short/easy Walk
Peter 07732 418260
Short easy walk: Wilstone Reservoir, Wendover Arm, Tringford Reservoir, Grand Union Canal, Startop's End, Aylesbury Arm, Wilstone. Option of Half Moon pub in Wilstone at the end.
Meet at Yum Yum at 12.30
Return by 5.30 pm (later if pub at end)
Distance 4.5-5 miles
Attended : 3
Aylesbury Outer Ring part 2
Day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Don is leading the second of these easy-paced walks of the 53 mile Outer Aylesbury  Ring.  This section, from Marsworth and goes via canals and reservoirs stopping for refreshments near Wilstone.
9:30 Priory School
About 3 p.m. 7.5 mls
Attended : 14
Good to see Sandra C.
Hemel Hempstead to St Albans
David 07477004170
09.06 X31 bus to Hemel Hempstead - Debenhams/Magic Roundabout. Walk via GU Canal, Kings Langley, etc. to St Albans. Catch one of the freqent 231 or 34 buses from St Peters St for return.
08.55 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.00
Attended : 11
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Harlington Circular
Half-day Walk
Mike 07594577129
This circular walk covers the attractive countryside of Harlington Vale. An easy to medium walk with some hills.
9.30am Yum Yum carpark.
1-2pm. 6 miles.
Attended : 13
11 boggies plus 2 visitors (Boyd's Daughter & partner) lets hope we see them again.
Post-Christmas Meal & Walk
Day Walk and Social
Ant - 07748 160921 Carolyn - 07980 950197, c.cooper47@icloud.com
A gentle walk to the bottom of the Downs and then across the Downs via the visitor centre. We'll have time to wander around the tree cathedral before walking to the Old Hunter’s Lodge, Whipsnade at about 12.30 pm. Afterwards we walk back to Dunstable around 3.30pm or get the X31 bus at 14.50pm.  Meet at Priory, 10.00am or at the venue at 12.30pm.  Contact Ant regarding walk and Carolyn about the meal.
Please pre-order from the Lodge’s Saturday bar menu and send your order and deposit of £5.00 to Carolyn - 07980 950197, c.cooper47@icloud.com, 28 Bank Avenue, Dunstable LU6 1FR. BEFORE January 20th.
Link to menu http://oldhunterslodge.co.uk/home_files/Page679. Please specify your choice of food, with your meal you can have either a salad, vegetables, fries, or potatoes, included in the price.
10 a.m. Priory School or Hunters Lodge 12.30
6 mls
Attended : 26
18walkers and 26 to eat. Thanks to Ant and Carolyn for a splendid day.
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
Attended : 12
Redbourn/Harpenden Nicky Line
Chris & John's Mid Week Walk
Chris 07836310262/John 07840819739
We meet at West St bus stop to catch the 34 to Redbourn. At Redbourn we walk across the Common (option to stop at Common Cafe for coffee/tea etc. ) and onto the Nicky Line to our destination at Harpenden ( with option for lunch at Godfreys. ) An easy level 5 mile walk. Meet 9.55am West St bus stop to catch the 34 to Redbourn.
Return on 321 to Luton interchange to catch bus back to Dunstable
Meet 9.55am West St
3pm. approx 5 miles .
Attended : 18
Excellent turnout with 15 having lunch.
Wendover
David 07477004170
A circular walk from Wendover library car park. Taking in parts of the Ridgeway and Icknield Way Trails, Coombe Hill, Whiteleaf Hill and Ellesborough.
09.30 at Yum Yum.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.
Attended : 9
Streatley Stretch
Half-day Walk
Marian 01582 658950
Marian will leading a walk at Warden Hills in this popular area similar to the walk she led last year:
Keep vigilant for golf balls on the Streatley Stretch. A drink in Streatley will help you negotiate the muddy stretch after the duck pond, across the green fields on the way home.

NB - Bramingham car park is near Sainsbury's in Quantock Rise. If you need a lift from Priory School to Bramingham please tell Marian or Alan 07957438153. A number 24h bus from Asda Dunstable stops near the Sainsburys car park.
10 am At Bramingham Ave, Freeman Ave. Car Park

3p.m. 6 mls.
Attended : 15
You should have put in your order and deposit for the Post Christmas Meal on 29th January by today.
Ivinghoe to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.10 61 bus to Ivinghoe. Walk to Dunstable via Ashridge.
09.00 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 miles. Return about 16.00.
Attended : 11
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Ver valley circular
Half-day Walk
Mike 07594577129
Circular walk from Redbourn taking in Redbournbury Mill. An easy to medium walk with hills and footpaths.
9.30am Yum Yum car park.
1pm. approx. 5 miles.
Attended : 2
Thanks for Don for turning up but we decided to cancel due to the rain & put in the programme later on in the year.
Aylesbury Outer Ring part 1
Day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Having completed the Ver Valey Walks, Don is leading the first of a series of easy-paced walks to incorporate the 53 mile Outer Aylesbury  Ring.  The first of these sections, from Wendover to Buckland Wharf, forms part of a seven and half miles walk.  This starts at Buckland Wharf and follows the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal into Wendover for refreshments.  The walk then follows the 'Ring' up through Wendover Woods (more refreshments) and back to Buckland Wharf.
9:30 Priory School
3 p.m. approx. 7.5 mls
Attended : 17
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
Curry & Bowling Evening
Social
Gill 07903801203
gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk
Meet at the Gary Cooper Weatherspons for a 'Curry Night' meal before moving on to the 10 pin bowling at approximately 8.30 p.m. Alternatively, meet us inside the venue at 8.30 p.m. The cost of the bowling is £10.00 to £15.00. You need to book your place with Gill asap so she can book the lanes.  There is a cafe and bar for those who prefer to eat, drink or just watch the bowling.
Gary Cooper 19.15
Attended : 14
Wendover Arm Aston Clinton to Marsworth
Mid week Walk
Mike 07594577129
Meet at 9.05am West St bus stop to catch  the No  61 to Aylesbury for an easy walk along the Wendover Arm back to College Lake .
9.05am West St
1-2pm. 6 miles.
Attended : 8
Downs circular
Day Walk
Steve 07935273417 0158273`026
Blows Downs and Dallow Downs returning along the ridge via Chaul End. Super views of local countryside. Includes Ups as well as Downs...
9.30 Yum Yum
approx 7 miles return about 2.00
Attended : 13
Ashridge
Half-day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
As we are in the middle of Winter lets go to Ashridge and hopefully see what it looks like in the snow. (Snow not guaranteed, but hoped for.)  A stop at the Ashridge Cafe for a hot drink.
Meet at 9.30 at Priory School
Return 2 pm approx
Distance 6 miles approx.
Attended : 21
Murky weather but very good company.
Around the Airport
David 07477004170
08.31 A  bus to Luton Interchange. Possibility to see Sylvia's Christmas decorations again and savour the hospitality (light/no breakfast beforehand?) before walking on around the far side the airport. Catch one of the frequent busway buses from Luton back to Dunstable.
08.20 at Asda bus stop.
About 10 ml. Return about 16.00.
Attended : 14
Not the advertised walk. Away from the Airport. Complaints to the Chair!
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Houghton Regis
Short easy walk
Peter Jackson 07732 418260
New Year's Day house-to-house walk.  Meet at Peter's (40 Bidwell Hill Houghton Regis LU5 5EP) at 10.30 for coffee/mulled wine/nibbles. From there (about 11.30) we'll walk through Houghton Regis chalk-pit nature reserve until about 2.30, ending up at Sylvia Last's house (32 St Michael's Avenue, HR, LU5 5DN) for food/drinks. Let Peter know if you'll want food afterwards.
Meet 10:30 at Peter's house
Finish mid/late afternoon
4-5 miles
Attended : 11
With added thanks to Sylvia for her amazing spread
Woburn Park and Heath
Day Walk
Cliff 07766958133
An easy walk is scheduled for New Years Eve on the Woburn estate land. Park at the car park opposite St Mary's Church. The walk is through the deer park beside the Abbey along the Greensand Ridge through the woodland coming out at Eversholt. The walk continues through Froxfield and Trusslers Lodge to Apsley Guise. There the Anchor Pub is worth a visit, it has a restaurant and serves real ale. Afterwards the walk continues through Woburn Sands woodlands and back to the start at Woburn.
9:30 Priory School
3:30
11 mls.
Attended : 15
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
Attended : 6
Post Christmas Trip
Hostel Trip
Alan 07957438153
Tues 27 to  Sat 31 Dec. Four nights at YHA Brighton walking in South Downs area.  Alternative of visiting castles, shopping etc. if weather wet.  Booking is now closed but please make other arrangements if you wish to join us.
Weds 28 - tba. Thurs 29 Easy walk along the sea front and the under cliff walk to Rotterdean for lunch (5 miles). Opportunity to either catch a bus or walk over the cliffs back to Brighton. ( 10 miles). Fri 30 - tba.
Attended : 11
Little Brickhill, River Ouzel, Leighton Buzzard
Half-day Walk
Alan 07957 438153
Catch the 9:35 X31 bus for an easy-paced circular walk from Little Brickhill beside the river Ouzel through Old Linslade to Leighton Buzzard. We return by bus to Dunstable, where we join other Boggies at Gary Cooper's for a Christmas drink. You are welcome to just join us at the pub for Christmas Booze & Schmooze, we expect to be back by 3 p.m. You can contact me on the mobile to check the walkers progress.
09.25 at High St North bus stop (opposite Nationwide)
8 ml. Return 3pm.
Attended : 5
Christmas Eve Booze & Schmooze
Social
Gill 07903 801203
Drinking at Gary Cooper pub - come along after the walk or turn up about 3 p.m. NO NEED TO PRE-BOOK.
About 3 p.m.
Redbourn to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.05 34 bus to Redbourn. Walk back to Dunstable via Flamstead, Markyate, Caddington.
08.55 at Asda bus stop.
Finish about 16.30. About 12 mls
Attended : 18
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Edlesborough to College Lake.
Chris & John's Midweek Walk
Chris 07836 310262
John 07840 819739
A easy to medium walk from St Mary's church Eddlesborough  to College Lake taking in the Cafe at Ivinghoe. Meet at West St bus stop at 9.10 to catch the 9.17am No 61 bus to Aylesbury.
9.10 West St bus stop
Late afternoon.
Distance 7 miles approx.
Attended : 4
Confluence Walk
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
The final walk in the Ver Valley series takes us from Colney Street north to Park Street and then south to Drop Lane where the River Ver joins the River Colne. Then back to Colney Street.
9:30 Yum Yum
1 p.m. 4 mls.
Attended : 10
Bogtrotters Grand Christmas Day Out
Day Walk
Julian 07979 435856
A short walk from Redbourn down the River Ver into St Albans, past Verulamium and the Fighting Cocks and up to the Abbey. We will be stopping for a pub lunch in St Albans. The Abbey is having a Carol Service on the hour every hour up until 4pm, a Christmas market will be open in the Vintry Garden next to the Abbey. Buses run back to Redbourn or direct to Dunstable at 5 minutes past the hour until 6.05 pm.
Distance approx 5 miles and then in and around St Albans as you wish, back on the 4, 5 or 6 o'clock bus.
09.30 Priory School or meet at Redbourn or St Albans
Attended : 16
14 walkers and 2 people joined us in St Albans.
Christmas Meal & Party Night
Eila_goss@hotmail.com
07964291892
This year the Christmas meal is at The Market Cross.  Please view the menu, which has lots of choice and imagination!   We've booked a party night and a DJ will start around 9pm for those who would like to boogie after the meal.  We'll be sitting together around various sized tables.  Please submit your DETAILED TOTAL order details to Eila ASAP and pay for the FULL COST of the meal in advance.  It's £15.00 for 3 courses and £12.50 for 2 courses.. please refer to the menu for full info by clicking on the link  http://www.marstons.co.uk/img/pubs/assets/menus/MILESTONE%20FESTIVE%202016/Carvery%2014.99/b826f96b-9b24-4b3d-a016-ed59fe378c6f.pdf .  Please inform us in advance of any special needs or dietary requirements at the time of submitting your order, we'll inform the restaurant in advance.  Payment deadline is 05/11/2016.  Early booking is recommended to guarantee a place! We look forward to seeing you at this very popular carvery-venue.
7.15pm Market Cross, 14 Luton Rd, Dunstable LU5 4JN
Attended : 34
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
Attended : 13
Ho Ho Ho! Santa Float Helpers
Charity assistance/walk
Peter Jackson
peterdajackson@aol.com
07732 418260
Dunstable Rotary have offered us the chance to accompany their Santa float raising funds for local charities, covering the Eaton Bray/Totternhoe route. It's a really fun evening, you can wear a festive hat and have a great time. We'll need to be in Eaton Bray by 5.30 ready to leave at 6pm finishing by about 8.30/9.00 pm. Afterwards we'll go somewhere for food/drink. We need 15 people committed to it (and I'll have a reserve list of those willing to step in at short notice). Please let Peter know if you'd like to be involved in this asap.

17.30 Contact Peter for details.
5-6 miles 20.30-21.00
Wednesday's Walkers Christmas Lunch
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594 577129
A Mystery walk ending up at the Crown & Sceptre for a Christmas 3 course Lunch, returning afterwards by bus. Limited spaces   approx cost £20.00 per head,  booking essential by 13th November. Menu to be sorted out nearer the date.
Meet at the bus stop in High St South at 9.10am.
Return just after 3p.m..
Distance max 5 miles
Attended : 8
Monks Risborough, Askett and Great Kimble
Day Walk
Alan 07957 438153
We drive to Princes Risborough to start this hilly ramble through the surrounding villages. We will park in the centre of Princes Risborough in the Mount car park adjacent to St Mary's church and the swimming pool.  The route takes us to the old village of Monks Risborough with the church of St Dunstan. We continue to Askett where we pass some lovely 17th century thatched and half timbered houses and the Crowns pub. Later we see the Old Grange, a 15th century brick building which was part of Missenden Abbey.  We continue to Gt Kimble and Little Kimble with a large 15th century barn, the Bernard Arms pub and the 13th century church of the AllSaints.  As we descend Pulpit Hill there is a pub stop at the Plough Inn at Cadsden, which serves food.  We then climb to Whiteleaf Hill with views over the rural countryside.  When leaving Whiteleaf Hill there is the option of taking a short cut back to Princes Risborough.  The walk continues past Redland End, Lily Bank Farm, passing a windmill at Loosley Row, where we turn to return via Pyrtle Spring back to the Mount car park.
9:30 Yum Yum
3:30 pm 10 mls
Attended : 8
Wiggington circular
Half-day Walk
Mike 07594 577129
A circular from Wiggington  taking in a variety of paths. Classed as a easy to medium walk with a possible pub stop at the end.
Meet at 10.am at Priory School.
Return between 2-3 pm
Distance Approx 6 miles.
Attended : 11
Fenny Stratford to Central Milton Keynes
David 07477004170
09.35 X31 bus to Fenny Stratford. Walk to CMK via Caldecotte and Willen Lakes and Linford Wood. Catch half-hourly or so X31/70/F70 bus back to Dunstable.
09.25 at High St North bus stop (opposite Nationwide)
Return about 16.00. About 11 mls
Attended : 15
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Pre Christmas walk with tea and cake
Half-day Walk
Jane Rouse tel 0751956213
A circular walk from Cockernhoe followed by a tea and cake at my house. Please note we will now park in Selsey Drive, Luton and walk from there to Mangrove Green.
12:00 at Yum Yum or Selsey Drive Luton LU2 8HZ
6 miles. Return 6:00 approx.
Attended : 18
Old London visit
Day Walk
Alan 07957 438153
We will walk from Blackfriars to 150 London Wall to visit a Museum of London exhibition: 350 years ago one of the most infamous disasters struck London – the Great Fire of 1666. Experience the destruction of London through the eyes of people who were there at the time, explore the evidence for yourself and find out how the city rose from the ashes in this interactive exhibition. Consession tickets are £9.60. There is also a "Meet the Punks" exhibition that former members will want to see.  We will then walk up to Clerkenwell to visit St John's Gate built 1504 as an entrance to the Priory of the Knights of St John and a museum which tells the story of the order.  There are several other curious sites we will see as we meander around the old London streets taking in a tavern or two.
9:30 Parkway Station
5 pm 10 mls
Attended : 6
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
Attended : 16
Ampthill Park
David 07477004170
From Ampthill Park the route includes Marston Vale Country Park (visitor centre) and Stewartby, and passes Houghton House on the way back to the start.
09.30 at Frenchs Ave.
About 11 ml. Return about 16.00.
Attended : 8
Aley Green & Woodside Circular
Half-day Walk
Mike 07594 577129
A walk through the  fields of  Aley Green & Woodside . Note maybe 2 stiles.
9.30am At Priory School.
Return between 12-1pm.
Distance 5 miles .
Attended : 4
City Trip to Canterbury YHA
Weekend away
John 07976 611995
A trip to Canterbury starting Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th November (three nights). The YHA has recently refurbished the hostel which is  situated close to the historic City centre and the Cathedral. Please respond promptly in line with the instructions in the recent e-mail to: John 07976 611995  john.buckley1@ntlworld.com or johnnvbuckley@gmail.com
Attended : 26
Little Brickhill to Toddington
09.35 X31 bus to Little Brickhill. Walk to Toddington via Woburn Park. Catch 15.00/16.00 E bus back to Dunstable.
09.25 at High St North bus stop (opposite Nationwide)
About 12 mls
Attended : 5
Aston Clinton /Wendover /Aston Clinton circular.
Chris & John's Mid Week Walk
Chris 07836 310262.
John 07840 819739
Bus to Aston Clinton then to Wendover along the canal , up to Wendover Woods & then back to Aston Clinton . Expect some hills  & possibly some stiles. Classed as Medium to Hard Walk.
Meet at 9.05 West St bus stop to get the 9.17 Aylesbury bus.
Return Just after 3p.m..
Distance 7/8 miles
Attended : 5
Walk to Whipsnade (and back)
David 07477004170
A reasonably brisk circular walk from the Yum Yum car park. Route includes the golf course, the Downs to Bison Hill, the Tree Cathedral, Old Hunters Lodge, Whipsnade Heath and Kensworth Quarry.
10.00 at Yum Yum car park
8 - 9 ml. Finish about 14.00 (pub dependent)
Attended : 11
Silsoe - Shillington circular.
Day Walk.
Mike 07594 577129
A circular starting from Wrest Park taking in Lower Gravenhurst, Shillington & Higham Gobion. Hope to have pub lunch ?.
Meet at 9.30 French's Avenue.
Return late afternoon.
Distance max 10 mile
Attended : 14
Barn Dance Harlington Village Hall
Social
Jane Rouse 07513956213
Come along to a Barn Dance at Harlington Village Hall with the Abella Dance Band. Tickets £15, includes supper with a choice of Chicken, Fish or vegetarian option and chips. No bar but you can bring your own drink.
Attended : 18
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
Attended : 13
Countryside Paths Surrounding Hughenden Manor
Day Walk
Alan 07957 438153
Hughenden Manor was the former home of Benjamin Disraeli.  Park by the church in the grounds of the estate.  The terrain is mainly flat with a few slight hills on well worn paths. The walk is through Cryers Hill, Harrow pub beside Gomm's Wood, Pigotts Wood, turning for home at Speen's Baptist church.  We pass the RAF High Wycombe Airbase and enter the woods of Naphill Common. After stopping to visit walker friendly CAMRA Inn http://thewheelnaphill.com we continue towards the Hughenden Mannor Estate past Downley cricket pitch.  There is a NT tea shop available in the Stables block.  You may want to carry a torch with you at this time.
9:30 Yum Yum or 10:15 Hughenden Manor Church
4 pm 9 mls
Attended : 15
Tring Reservoir Walk
Half-day Walk
Eila 07964291892
Reasonable easy walk round Tring Reservoir starting from Start Tops Car park HP23 4LJ going along some of the Grand Union and through Wilstone Village.
9.30 Priory school
6 miles return about 1.30.
Attended : 6
Good walk despite the weather forecast saying it would be a washout!
Piccotts End to Dunstable
09.06 X31 bus to Piccotts End. Walk back to Dunstable via Flamstead and Markyate.
08.55 at Asda bus stop.
Finish about 16.30. About 12 mls
Attended : 14
Became a walk from Dunstable to Harpenden.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Fenny Stratford to Leighton Buzzard along the canal footpath.
Mike's Mid Week Walk
Mike 07594 577129
A easy walk along the canal footpath , with a possible pub stop on route or at the end.  Meet at High St North bus stop at 9.25am to pick the 9.35am X31 to Milton Keynes
9.25 am High St North bus stop
2-3 pm. Approx 7miles.
Attended : 6
Water Meadows
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
The penultimate walk of the Ver Valley series takes us from St Albans to Park Street and back, via Sopwell, St Julians and St Stephens.  Start and finish at Verulamium Museum car park (charge).
9:30 Yum-Yum
2:30 p.m. 7 mls
Attended : 15
Wing
Day Walk
John Buckley 07976 611995

Circular walk of 8-10 miles, starting at Wing and heading south towards Mentmore.


 


 

9:30 Priory School
Distance 8-10 miles
Return 2-3 pm
Attended : 7
Leighton BuzzardCanal walk
Short easy walk
Peter Jackson 07732 418260

 Circular/linear canal walk from Grove Lock on the Grand Union Canal round Tiddenfoot Lake Nature Reserve, along the canal to Leighton Buzzard the the Three Locks and back. Option of pub lunch after at Grove Lock.

9.30 at French's Avenue car park.
Return about 1.00 (2.30-3.00 if having lunch) 4.5 miles
Attended : 13
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
Attended : 12
You should have booked your place at the Christmas Party at the Market Cross on the 16th December and should pay the full amount to Eila by 5th November.
Committee Meeting
activitytype
Olwen 07415334251
olwendavies11@hotmail.co.uk
Your new committees first meeting. Members are welcome to come and watch and listen.  If you have anything you would like us to discuss please inform Olwen or Eila.
8 p.m. The Bird in Hand
219 High Street North
Dunstable LU6 1AZ
Sharpenhoe Clappers and Sundon Hills
Half-day Walk
Alan 07957 438153
We walk from the car park towards Upper Sundon then turn north at the Red Loin. We cross the Sundon Hills Country Park and pass the village of Sharpenhoe.  The walk climbs up to the woodland at the top of the Clappers where the path turns and we return to the car park.
9:30 Yum Yum or 10 NT car park Sharpenhoe ref. 066296
1:30 pm 7 mls
Attended : 13
Markyate Circular
Day Walk
Steve Goss 07935273417/01582731026
Circular walk from Hicks Road car park to Flamstead going through scenic Hertfordshire countryside via Pepperstock and Friars Wash.
9.30 at Priory
approx. 13 miles returning about 4.30.
Attended : 4
Ivinghoe Beacon to Dunstable
09.10 61 bus to Ivinghoe Beacon. Walk back to Dunstable via Little Gaddesden, Studham, Whipsnade.
09.00 at Asda bus stop.
Return about 16.30. About 12 mls
Attended : 15
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Amersham /Little Missenden / Amersham circular.
Sandras Midweek Walk
Sandra 07950 572545
A medium & leisurely 8 mile walk  through wooded area with hills & stiles, with refreshments available through the day. This walk involves several buses to & from Amersham via Hemel Hempstead.  Meet at Asda bus stop 8.55am to catch the X31 to Hemel Hempstead. Return to Dunstable by 17.00 or 19.15 depending on which bus we catch.
8.55 am Asda bus stop
17.00. 8 miles.
Attended : 7
Old Warden Circular
Day Walk
Mike 07584 577129
Explore the countryside around the pretty villages Old Warden, Northill & Rockwell Green. Possible pub  stop at Lunch time in North Hills.
9.30am French's Avenue car park.
Return Late afternoon.
Distance max 10 miles
Attended : 3
Pirton, Hexton and Pegsdon
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
An easy paced ramble with only one real climb - from Pegsdon up to Knocking Hoe Nature Reserve. The route starts at Pirton and goes via Shillington Manor to Hexton (pub and tea shop) Return from Hexton is via Pegsdon village and Knocking Hoe.
9:30 Priory School
2:30 7 mls.
Attended : 17
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect about 12 ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 10
Three Burys Walk
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Fifth of the Ver Valley walk series transferred from last month. Starting from the Verulamium Museum car park (charge), the walk goes by Kingsbury Mill to Childwick Green and Beesonend to Redbournbury, Shafford Mill and Bow Bridge, to finish back in St Albans.
9.30 Yum-Yum
3 p.m.
Distance 8 miles
Attended : 12
Studham Work Party
Work Day
Julian
07979 435856
Meet 9.30 at Priory or 10.00am at studham common village hall.

Something a bit different. A morning of conservation work.

Possibly a visit to the Red Lion at the end!

Let me know if you plan to come.
9.30 Priory School
Mid afternoon
Attended : 2
Hedge laying. Lots of lunch to eat.
Wheathampstead and beyond
Day Walk
Jane Rouse 0751956213
Starting from the car park in Wheathampstead we make our way to Ayot St Lawrence and Ayot Green before returning to our start via the river Lea.
Priory 9:30
5:00 10 miles
Attended : 9
Quiz Night
Social
Gill 07903 801203
Sat 15th October - Charity Quiz Night.  Come along for fun to the Orbit Quiz and to test your knowledge!   £10.00 price includes a meal of chilli/jacket potato (veggie option available).  All proceeds to 3 charities - RNLI Lifeboat Station, Kye Vincent & Diabetic Centre, L&D Hospital.  Billington Village Hall, Gaddesden Turn, Gt Billington, LU7 9BU.  Bring own drinks (no bar).

Contact Gill Morris to book (with your meal preference) - mob: 07903 801203 gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk
Ivinghoe to Leighton Buzzard
09.10 61 bus to Ivinghoe. Walk to Leighton Buzzard via Horton, Mentmore, Ledburn, Wing. Catch half-hourly 70 or F70 bus back to Dunstable.
09.00 at Asda bus stop.
Return about 16.30. About 12 mls
Attended : 15
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
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 to Dunstable. Classed as a easy to medium walk on good paths no steep hills . Refreshments at Start  & finish, not certain on route

THIS WALK WILL BE RESHEDULED IN THE NEW YEAR.
Meet at 9am at the West St bus stop to pick up the 9.10am No 34 bus to St Albans.
Late afternoon .
Max 6-7 miles.
Attended : 9
Walk cancelled due to bus problems, bus cancelled so some did a local circular , some did a walk in St Albans because they caught a earlier bus running 25 mins late
Bogtrotters' Annual General Meeting
Eila 07964291892 chair@dunstablebogtrotters.co.uk
Dion 07908 858023, secretary@dunstablebogtrot
Your chance to choose the committee members - or join the committee for the next year. If you are unable to attend but want to propose potential representatives firstly get their agreement  then inform Eila for announcement of the nominees at the meeting.  If you have any items for the Agenda please let Dion know well in advance.
7.45 for 8.00 The Pheasant, 208 West Street, Dunstable LU6 1NX
Houghton Regis Guided walk
Short easy walk
Peter Jackson 07732 418260

Guided walk round Houghton Regis chalk-pit nature reserve by Michael Murphy (volunteer warden for the chalk-pit) with possible extension to village of Sewell. Option of pub lunch after at the Old Red Lion.

9.30 am at French's Avenue car park.
Return about 1.00 (2.30 if having lunch) 4.5 miles
Attended : 11
2 circular walks around Box moor.
Half-day Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Walking around the  Box Moor  estate  , 2 different walks  . One quite steep but fantastic  views & one on the flat.  The first walk of 3.5 mile & the second of 2.5 miles  with a pub stop on the canal on the second walk.
Meet at 9.30 am at Priory school.
Return 2-3 pm.
Distance 6 miles.
Attended : 10
YHA Cotswold weekend
Trip
Don 01582 601852
A two-night stay at a brand new hostel in the centre of the lovely market town of Cirencester. Good walking in the Cotswold Hill, and a new area to explore. To reserve a bed please contact Don a.s.a.p.
Attended : 14
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
12 ml. about 16.30.
Attended : 7
Blows Downs
Half-day Walk
Steve Goss 01582731026 07935273417
Circular walk along beautiful Blows Downs.  Some Ups and Downs involved!
9.30 at Yum Yum
approx. 7 miles, return before 2 p.m.
Attended : 6
Autumn in Wendover Woods
Day Walk
Alan 07957 438153
This well known circular route through the woods and surrounding countryside is undulating with several steep climbs and descents. The walk route takes us past Aston Hill Place, Drayton Manor, Pavis Wood, Hastoe, and an Iron Age fort Embankment at Cholesbury (view on wikipedia).  After a visit to the green and the Full Moon pub we return to the woods past Hale Farm.  There is a short cut available from Pavis wood reducing the walk to about five miles.
9:30 Priory School or 10:15 from car park ref. 892102.
5 pm 11mls
Attended : 10
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
12 ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 14
Dunstable/ Toddington
Mid Week Walk
Chris 07836 310262/ John 07840 819739
Dunstable, Houghton Regis, Chiltern Way from Bidwell to Chalton crossing the new bypass checking their progress . Pick up public footpath in Chalton  next to the Star pub easy walk to Toddington with hopefully time for a cafe stop.
9.00 at Asda bus stop.
1-2 pm easy gentle 6 mls
Attended : 12
Barton Le Clay circular
Day Walk
Les Price 0786 6858992

Barton Le Clay Circular, a medium walk passing through Pulloxhill, Harlington and Sharpenhoe, en route back to Barton Le Clay

9.30 Yum Yum
4.30 pm 11 miles approx.
Attended : 11
Two Cities
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
CHANGE of PROGRAM

As part of this route is not available on Saturdays in September, we are now doing the Ver Valley Walk no. 6 The Two Cities walk (this walk) which explores the river Ver as it makes its way through St Albans, and visit the ruins of Sopwell Nunnery, the Abbey Gate, the Clock Tower, the Roman Wall and Hypocaust,

Ver Valley Walk n. 5 will now take place on Sunday 16th October.  There is no change to the meeting place and time (9:30 at Priory Schoool or 10'ish at Verulamium Car Park.
9.30 Priory School
3 p.m.
Distance 8 miles
Attended : 13
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Chianti Wine Tasting Evening.
Social
Gill Morris gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk
A fun social, involving the sampling of genuine Tuscan/Chianti wines and food. There will be a short presentation on Chianti wine production and Gill/Janie/Les will be sharing what they learned about wine tasting in their recent trip to Chianti. There will be tasty Tuscan savoury and sweet snacks. It promises to be a fun and special evening and will be at Les’s home in Houghton Regis at 7.30 pm £10 per head payable in advance to Gill or Janie. Price includes a generous sample of several Chianti wines and a plate of food (cheeses, cured meats etc.). Places limited to 16 people. Please consider using bus/taxi or car sharing for your transport to/from the event.
Email Gill ASAP if you’re interested in reserving a place
. gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk
Attended : 11
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
12 ml. about 16.30.
Attended : 10
Caddington Circular
Half day Walk
contact Eila 07964291892
Fairly gentle walk from Caddington via Slip End and Pepperstock with tea or possibly pub stops and a chance to visit period Gardens Museum. (Apologies this mysteriously disappeared from the programme at some point)
9.30 Yum Yum
Return approx. 2 p.m ish
Attended : 8
Fine walk, with time at Gardens and Museum.
Great Offley circular
Day Walk
Les Price 0786 6858992

A medium walk passing through Ley Green, stopping for lunch in Preston, then going  via Charlton back to Great Offley

9.30 Priory School
5 pm 11 miles approx.
Attended : 7
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
about 12 ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 11
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Markyate to Redbourn linear
Mike's Midweek walk
Mike 07594 577129
A linear walk from Markyate to Redbourn taking a variety of paths. Classed as easy to medium walk with some hills.
9.05 am at West St bus stop to catch the 9.10 no 34 to St Albans.
by 2pm. 6 miles.
Attended : 8
Committee Meeting
Eila 07964291892 or
Dion 07908858023
General Meeting to discuss club matters. Ask Dion if you would like to see the Agenda (or suggest a topic), please  anyone interested is welcome to come and watch the proceedings. Volunteers for walk leaders and/or social activities always appreciated!
7.30 Thir Bird in Hand.219 High Street North, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 1AZ
Rushmere Figure of 8 walk
Day Walk
Mike 07594 577129
A figure of  8 walk starting at Stockgrove Park. Walks decided on day depending on weather. You can do both or only one walk but will have  to sort out transport if only doing one.

Classed as medium to hard with hills & a variety of paths ,lunch at the Cafe in Stockgrove.

Note there will be a parking charge.  If you wish to meet elsewhere please call me.
9.30am at French's avenue.
Rtn late afternoon approx 6/7miles each walk.
Attended : 10
6 walked in the morning & 6 in the afternoon.
Proms in the Park.
Social
Gill Morris. 07903801203

Come and watch the Last Night of the Proms on a giant screen in Priory Gardens, Dunstable.  There will be a pre-show band playing from 6pm.  You’re advised to arrive between 5-6pm with your own seat and warm clothes/a blanket to stay warm into the evening.  The Proms show starts around 7.30pm, firework display afterwards.  You may want to bring a picnic or order a picnic hamper – more info through the Dunstable Council website, click on the link.     click here for more information



 
Attended : 4
Barton Circular
all day walk
Sylvia Pigeon Tel 07587185176
Starting at Barton we will walk to Hexton, Shillington and Pirton before heading off over the Pegsdon Hills. Pub stop and pleasant village green for lunch. Some steep climbs.
9:15 Priory School
13 miles approx. 5:00 return
Attended : 4
Girls only today
Cym Ivy, Gower Peninsular
Trip
Eila 07964291892 eila_goss@hotmail.com
Thursday to Monday, 8th to 12th September. Beds virtually already sold out but possibilities for camping in the grounds. Contact Eila for details.  https://www.facebook.com/NTCwmIvyLodgeBunkhouse?fref=ts
Attended : 13
An excellent trip away in a beautiful setting
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
12 ml. approx 16.30.
Attended : 7
Open University Walk
Half-day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
This is a re-run of a walk we did last year BUT the weather was very, very wet. So we are going to try and do this again but we need a fine sunny September day. We are going to explore the grounds of the Open University in Milton Keynes. We will also venture along paths and cycleways in and around this area. Hopefully, we will find a pub for those wishing to partake.  Julian will be our guide around the University. Lots to see of interest.
9.30 Priory School
14.00 approx 7 miles
Attended : 9
Thanks to Julian for taking on the walk leading.
River Ouse and Bromham Mill
Day Walk
Cliff Shaw 07766 958133
Drive to Kempston Church End and park in the car park.  Walking  past All Saints Church and along the river bank,. Past the Three Tuns at Biddenham.  Cross the river and visit the 18 th century Bromham Mill where there is a tea room, art gallery and exhibition area. We continue along the Bunyan Trail passing the Swan Inn.  We continue to Hanger Wood which is ancient woodland dating as far back as 1200 and return to the start.
9:30 Priory School
4 pm 10 mls
Attended : 13
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Source of the River Lea
Short Easy Walk
Peter Jackson. 07732 418260

Starting from the source of the River Lea at 5 Springs in Marsh Farm we follow its early beginnings for a couple of miles round the edge of north Luton and the foot of Warden Hill (this time no diversion through a housing estate). Largely flat. Option of pub stop at the end.

 

9.30 at Priory School/10.00 Playing Fields carpark, Sundon Road
Return 1.30/2.30 (later if pub stop after) approx 4 - 4.5 mls
Attended : 7
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Open Air Cinema at Luton Hoo.
Social
Lesley Grierson
lesleygrierson_hill@hotmail.com
Open Air Cinema at Luton Hoo - to see the movie GREASE !   Gates open at 7 pm for picnic - Film starts at 8.30 pm ... so we will be out with the owls !!  The price is £13 per ticket +10% booking fee.  If you are interested book your ticket fairly swiftly as places are going fast.  You can do this directly by going on line http://www.sundowncinema.co.uk/tickets   and then contact Lesley so that we can organise lift shares and picnics

 
Attended : 8
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
12 ml. approx. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 10
Ivinghoe
Day Walk
Julia 07958 082009
Enjoy the views as we make a circular walk from Ivinghoe beacon visiting Aldbury (pub) and the Ashridge monument (cafe).
9:30 Yum Yum
2 p.m. 10 mls
Harlington Circular
Half Day walk
Mike 07594 577129
This circular covers the attractive countryside of Harlington Vale. Easy to medium walk with some hills . If you wish to meet elsewhere please advise Mike.
9.30am Priory School.
2pm. 5-6 miles.
Attended : 8
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Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
12 ml. approx. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 11
A day at the seaside
Day trip to Brighton
Jane Rouse tel 07513956213
Enjoy a day in Brighton doing whatever takes your fancy;spend the day on the beach, explore "the lanes", visit Brighton Pavilion, enjoy fish and chips on the pier or join me on the spectacular undercliffe walk to Rottingdean
8:10 Luton Train Station to catch the 8:30 train to Brighton
Aiming to catch the 17:14 train from Brighton to Luton
Attended : 17
Split into 2 groups, 10 undercliffe walkers and 7 in Brighton Group.
The Redbournebury Walk
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Fourth of the Ver Valley walk series. Starting in Redbourn the walk goes across the common and then south to Punch Bowl Lane, across Watling Street to visit Redbourne Mill and then back to Redbourn via Hammonds End farm.
9:30 Yum-Yum
1;30 p.m. 6 miles
Attended : 15
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Markyate to Gt. Gaddesden
Steve 07935273417
Scenic walk along the Hertfordshire Way through Jockey End to Gt Gaddesden. Returning along the Chiltern Way via Flamstead. Let Steve know if you want to meet at Markyate.
9.30 at the Yum Yum
13 miles. Return about 4.30 pm
Attended : 7
Good walk with added scarecrows and adventure of rescuing sheep from hedge!
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect about 12 ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 11
Edlesborough/Ivinghoe
Mid Week Walk
Chris 07836 310262/ John 07840 819739
61 bus to Travellers Rest Edlesborough continue to Ivinghoe Beacon, Pitstone Hill to Ivinghoe with cafe stop at the end of the walk. Several ascents/descends with a couple of stiles.
9.10 Yum Yum bus stop
1-2 pm 5/6 miles.
Attended : 9
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Arlesey circular.
Day Walk
Mike 07594 577129
A circular walk starting at Arlesey crossing the boundaries of Beds & Hertfordshire. Passing by the Lavender fields of Hitchin Lavender.  Medium to hard walk on a variety of paths with a pub stop for lunch.  If you wish to meet up elsewhere please advise Mike.
9am at French's Avenue
Rtn late afternoon about10 mls
Attended : 10
Ended up at 12 miles due to unexpected diversions missed sign posts.
Dunstable/Houghton coffee stop.
Half-day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Today's walk is just a saunter over to Houghton stopping off at Sue's house for a coffee and then back to Dunstable via the Quarry. Local but interesting.
9:30 Priory School
2pm depending on how long we stay at Sue's house.
Distance 7 miles approx.
Attended : 18
14 am and 18 walkers after coffee. Pimms in the garden, butterflies in the Quarry
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. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 11
Mystery picnic
Mike's Midweek walk
Mike 07594 577129
A Mystery walk ending up with a Picnic  where ?.
9.00am High St South bus stop.
Rtn afternoon max 7 miles.
Attended : 7
Walked from Jockey End to Staveley Rd for Buffet picnic lunch. Distance about 7 miles.
Shefford Navigation Walk
Half-day Walk
Eila 07964291892
Attractive fairly level walk based on River Ivel Navigation Channel between Shefford and Stanford which provides food for many fish, insects, birds and mammals (Cant guarantee otters, stoats, weasels,  or kingfishers ).  Should be a pub stop along the way. The hill view is "one of the best over the Ivel Valley".
Yum Yum 9.30
7-8 miles. Return about 3.30
Attended : 12
Quiz night at Slapton
Social
Lesley Grierson lesleygrierson_hill@hotmail.com
 Quiz at the Carpenter's Arms, Slapton @ 7.30 pm (only 3 boggies represented us at the quiz in July ... so we need reinforcements - preferably intelligent ones but we will make exceptions for those who are up for a laugh  🙂  -  Contact Lesley if you are interested in shaping a team entry.
Attended : 8
Deacon Hill
Short Easy Walk
Julian Clark-Lowes 07979435856
We will be starting on the Ickneild Way on the Hexton to Lilley road, a gentle rise to Telegraph Hill and then a walk along the tops. There are great views towards Bedford to the north. Then on to Deacon Hill. Down the hill to the main road and circle round back to Hexton where we finish.  We will have left a car at Hexton to go and collect the drivers.  Others may wish to explore the tea shop or the Raven.

For those meeting at the start we will be parking here. If there are too many cars we may have to park some just up the road a bit.
9:30 Priory School
4.8 miles
Attended : 14
Harold-Odell Country Park
Day Walk
Alan 07957 438153
Starting and finishing at Harrold-Odell Country Park (cafe), route takes in Sharnbrook and Souldrop (pub) and passes Santa Pod Raceway.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 11 miles. Rtn about 18.00.
Attended : 10
Weatherspoon Wonder
Day Walk
Ant 07748 160921
Wonder over the Downs from Blows Downs to Dunstable Downs via Caddington, Church End and Whipsnade
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
4 p.m. 11 mls
Attended : 14
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Ashridge circular
Day Walk
Ant 07748 160921
Ant will be leading a two stage walk around the Ashridge estate. In morning we will be walking around Aldbury village. After lunch at Ashridge monument the walk continues in the area of the management college.
10:00 Yum Yum
4 p.m. 10.5 mls
Attended : 12
Circular from Preston
Half-day Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Starting from Preston taking in Kings Walden, a circular walk on a variety of paths. Easy to medium walk with some hills & stiles. Possible pub stop at the end.
Meet at 9.30am at Priory School. If you wish to meet elsewhere please call me.
Return about 2pm.
Distance 5-6 miles.
Attended : 14
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 12
Hambleton/Marlow.
Mid Week Walk
Chris 07836 310262/ John 07840 819739.
A short walk of 4 or 5 miles, all on the level.
WARNING: Long bus journeys to and from location with potential alterations due to possible delays on the bus interconnections.
Route.            Depart.                  Arrive.
61.             West St 09.17.               Aylesbury 10.24.
300           Aylesbury 10.30.          H.Wycombe 11.20.
800.         H.Wycombe 11.35.       Hambleden Mill End 12.06.
Return.
800.            Marlow 14.10.            H Wycombe 14.29.
300.            H.Wycombe 14.40.   Aylesbury 15.45.
61.               Aylesbury 15.55.         Dunstable 17.12
If time permits refreshments in Marlow.
9.10 Yum Yum bus stop
Rtn as bus timetable 4/5 mls
Attended : 6
Eddie the Eagle
Film at the Grove Dunstable
Sue Jenkins. 07443016095
If you would like to see this film at the Grove on 27th July (Wednesday Evening) 7.30 Sue will be getting tickets. Or you could get your own tickets and we could meet up in the foyer. Possibility of going for a drink after the film.

If you would like Sue to get you a ticket please contact her before 6th July .
Attended : 8
Silsoe Walk
Day Walk
Sylvia 07587 185176
This a  Silsoe, Shillington and Gravenhurst Circular walk.
Pleasant walk with some good views, various footpaths and terrain
with a little road walking.   If anyone would prefer to meet at
Silsoe, just let me know.
9:30 Yum Yum
3 pm 10 mls approx
Attended : 14
Ashridge Amble
Half-day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
This going to be an early morning walk so we can get back in time for the main event of the day which is the Boggies BBQ.
So.....we start in Ashridge and have a short two hour walk. Visiting the Monument Cafe at some point and return home for 11.30 ish.
Make this a special Boggies day of events.
Meet at Priory School at 8.30 am
11.30 approx. 5 miles.
Attended : 9
Boggies BBQ
Social
Alan 07957438153
alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
Venue will be Simon Plumley's garden opposite Dunelms store 69 Luton Rd  LU5 4LW. Alan who will be cooking requires help with desserts, and salads which need to be table ready. Please bring your own plates, cutlery, drinks and seating. £5 per head payable to Alan by 13 July. Booking is now closed
1 p.m.
5 p.m.
Attended : 28
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X31 MK bus to Hockliffe. Walk to Toddington - route to be determined. Buses on the hour back to Dunstable.
09.25 at High St North bus stop.
3 pm. Approx 11 mls
Attended : 13
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Tate Modern and Docklands Museum
Day Walk
Alan 07957 438153
Starting at Blackfriars station we walk along the South Bank to visit the new extension to the Tate Modern Art Gallery.  Alternatively, you may prefer to continue to Tower Bridge for a stop at the Borough Market. We will then cross the river to walk through St Katherine's Dock onto Wapping Wall. To meet up again at the Prospect of Whitby for drinks overlooking the river.  We then walk to the West India Dock where we will visit the London Docklands museum.  We return to Blackfriars via the DLR.
9:30 Parkway station
Early evening
Attended : 9
Downs circular
Half-day Walk
Steve 07935273417
Blows Downs and Dallow Downs returning along the ridge via Chaul End. Super views of local countryside.
9.30 Priory School
approx 7 miles return about 1.30
Attended : 19
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
12 ml. about 16.30.
Linear from Stoke Hammond.
Mike's Midweek walk
Mike 07594 577129
A linear walk from Stoke Hammond to Leighton Buzzard via Soulbury  taking in a variety of paths. Classed as a medium to hard walk with some hills.
9.05 am High St North bus stop for the 9.15am No 70 bus to Milton Keynes .
2pm. 6-7 mls
Attended : 4
Thanks to Val, Cliff & John in tackling this horrendous walk with poor signage non existant footpaths.
Chipperfield Walk
Half-day Walk
Cliff 07766958133
New member Cliff Shaw will lead an easy circular walk from Chipperfield Common
9:30 Yum Yum
8 mls return approx 2 pm
Attended : 7
Thank you Cliff for a very enjoyable walk, even if the weather forecast was rubbish for it!
Circular from Wheathampstead
Day Walk
Mike 07594 577129
A circular walk from Wheathampsted taking in Ayot Green, Lemsford, Cromer Hyde  on a variety of paths etc. Classed as a medium walk with no long hills with a pub stop on route for lunch.
Meet at 9.30am at Priory School, if you wish to meet elsewhere please call me.
Return late afternoon.
Distance 10 to 11miles.
Attended : 10
MK Concrete cows and more!
Short Easy Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
This is going to be a short/easy walk in an attempt at finding the concrete cows. (NOT the ones in MK shopping Centre) We will also seek out an aquaduct, a windmill a wood and a Youth Hostel.  Sounds exciting? then join me on this easy walk.
Meet at Frenchs Ave at 9.30 am
Return 13.30 Distance 5.5 easy miles.
Attended : 14
Also found the site of a roman villa, an Abbey and ET to name just a few!
Eddie the Eagle 27th July
Film
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Eddie the Eagle is showing on July 27th 7.30 at The Grove in Dunstable. If you would like Sue to get you a ticket and have not already contacted her then today is your last chance. Thank you.
Hemel Hempstead to St Albans
X31 bus to Hemel Hempstead - Debenhams/Magic Roundabout. Walk via GU Canal, Kings Langley, Bedmond, Chiswell Green to St Albans; aiming for one of the freqent 231 or 34 buses from St Peters St.
08.55 at Asda bus stop.
16.00 approx 12 mls
Attended : 10
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Eye in the Sky
Film at the Grove, Dunstable
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
If you would like to see this film at the Grove on 6th July (Wednesday Evening) 7.30 Sue will be getting tickets. Or you could get your own tickets and we could meet up in the foyer. Possibility of going for a drink after the film.

If you would like Sue to get you a ticket please contact her before June 18th.
Attended : 9
Walk the Hoop
Day Walk
Jane RouseTel 07513956213
Walk the HOOP ( Hitchin Outer Orbital Path) Starting and ending in Hitchin town centre we follow countryside paths and some pavements that form the 12 mile (19.3km) route around Hitchin and surrounding countryside.
Yum Yum 9:30
5:00 approx. 12 miles
Attended : 7
Quiz Night in Slapton
Social
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
After a recent stop at The Carpenters Arms in Slapton we decided to go back for their quiz night.  No need to book just turn up.    It starts at 8pm. We will meet  about 7.30pm . Contact Sue Jenkins 07443016095 if you need a lift.  For more information click here
Meadows Day with the National Trust.
Half-day Walk/talk
Discover the breathtaking beauty of Sharpenhoe Clappers.  The National Trust are putting on a guided walk and information about the Meadows at Sharpenhoe.   This is a free event.  10am - 3pm.   You can stay for as long as you wish.  We will meet as a group at Priory School and car share to The Clappers.   Click here for more info
Meet at Priory School at 9.15 am
Return when you are ready.
Attended : 6
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Leader's Choice
Day walk
Julia 07958082009
Depending on available transport, walk will be from French's Avenue or around Ashridge.
09.30 at French's Avenue
Return about 17.00
About 12 ml.
Attended : 3
Mid-Summer picnic
Half-day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07444016095
A warm sunny summer's day is what is needed. Come and bring your picnic or packed lunch and enjoy a walk with a picnic in the middle. We will meet at French's Ave and walk from there.
Meet at French's Ave at 10.00
Return about 3pm or later depending on how long we stop and eat. Distance 6/7 miles approx.
Attended : 10
10 walkers and an extra for the picnic.
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 9
Redbourn to St Albans.
Mid Week Walk
Mike 075945771129
A pleasant walk along the River Ver taking in Redbournbury Mill on the way to Verulam Park. An easy walk with refreshments at the end in St Albans. We will catch the 10.10am No 34 to St Albans.
10am at West St bus stop
Return 2-3pm.
Distance 5 miles .
Attended : 6
Walking in Pembrokeshire
Alan 07957438153 alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
Monday 20th June to Saturday 2nd July. This trip, based on two hostels, the first in Newport, the second in Trefin, provides the opportunity to walk a significant length of the coastal path. Booking has been made but latecomers book directly to the YHA hostel or contact Alan with their enquiry.
Woburn & Eversholt
Day Walk
Mike 07594577129
A circular walk from Woburn taking in Eversholt. An easy to medium walk with a pub lunch stop. Please advise Mike if you wish to meet elsewhere.
10am at Yum Yum car park.
Return by 3-4 pm.
Distance approx 10miles.
Attended : 10
Welcome to Brian a new member.
Ashridge Circular
Half-Day Walk
Olwen 07415334251
This circular walk starts at Ashridge Forrest and takes in the Grand Union Canal, and Aldbury along the way. Expect to see a Lama or two too.
Meet at Priory School at 9.30.
Return 13.30/14.00
Distance about 6 miles.
Attended : 18
Dunstable Live.
Social/music/picnic
Gill Morris 07903801203
Dunstable Live is five hours of the best 80's tribute acts.  This is a FREE event in Grove House Gardens.  3pm - 8pm. You will need to bring a garden chair. click here for more information
Meet 4pm in the gardens with picnic food to share.
Eye in the Sky 6th JULY 7.30
Film
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Eye in the Sky is showing on July 6th 7.30 at The Grove in Dunstable. If you would like Sue to get you a ticket and have not already contacted her then today is your last chance. Thank you.
Fenny Stratford
Alan 07957 438153
X31 MK bus to Little Brickhill. Walk to Central Milton Keynes taking in Willen Lake and Campbell Park. Catch one of the half-hourly buses back to Dunstable.
09.25 at High St North bus stop.
About 11 ml.
Attended : 11
Studham to Ivinghoe.
Midweek Medium Walk.
Chris 07836 310262/ John 07840 819739.
Plenty of hills on this walk, outstanding forest walking with great views of Dagnall. With a compulsory stop for refreshments at the Monument Cafe. Before continuing on to Aldbury, Pitstone Hill & Ivinghoe.  We will catch the 9.06am X31 to Studham and return from Ivinghoe on the 3.15 pm No 61 to Dunstable.
8.55am at Asda
Return 3.45 p.m.
Distance 9-10 miles.
Flitwick. Two Moors Heritage Trail.
Half-day Walk
Olwen 07415334251
Exploring the moors and habitats which are a Site of Special Scientific Interest and also a walk through history.
Meet at Frenchs Ave. at 13.30
Return 17.30/18.00
Distance 5 miles.
Attended : 3
Chicksands woods.
Circular Day Walk
Les 07866858992
A moderate walk from Clophill around Chicksands  stopping for lunch in Shefford and returning back  through Meppershall and Upper Gravenhurst.
Meet 09.30 at Priory school
Return about 16.30 12 miles
Attended : 14
River Lea easy walk. Postponed.
Short/easy walk
Peter 07732 418260
Please note this walk has now been POSTPONED until a future date.
 
Pegsdon Hills Ramble
Evening Walk
Jane Rouse 07789 652177
Make the best of the long summer days with an evening ramble over Pegsdon Hills and the opportunity for a chatty drink afterwards.
7:30 Out side the Live and Let Live at Pegsdon.
4 miles approx
Attended : 7
We saw Common spotted orchids and Fly orchids.
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 11
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Tring to Wendover
Day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Starting in Tring we head for Aston Hill and Wendover Woods (tea-hut) and then drop down into Wendover for lunch. We return to Tring via The Hale, The Crong and Pavis Wood.
Yum Yum 9:30
Return 6 p.m.
Distance 11 miles
Millbrook Circular
Half-day Walk
Mike 07594577129
A circular walk from Millbrook enjoying the peaceful woodland & surrounding views of Bedfordshire taking in the boundary of Centre Parc. Classed as a medium to hard walk with some hills.  A possible pub stop at the end.  Please advise Mike if you wish to meet elsewhere.
9.30am at Priory School.
Return 2.30-3.30pm.
Distance max 7 miles.
Attended : 14
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Crown and Sceptre
Sylvia P 07587185176
Something a bit different for a Thursday. Catch X31 bus to Briden's Camp. Before walking in the Gade Valley order lunch for 13.30 at Crown and Sceptre. After lunch get the  16.22-ish X31 bus back to Dunstable.
09.00 at Asda bus stop.
About 7 ml.
Attended : 16
Attended includes one 3-year-old.
Bank Holiday Monday walk.Slapton/Grand Union Canal
Half-day walk
Peter 07732 418260

From Slapton we will follow a circular route taking in the Grand Union Canal and cross-country footpaths ending up back in Slapton. It's a very pleasant easy walk. No hills. At the end there's the option of having a drink/food at the Carpenters Arms in the village.

9.30 at French's Avenue
About 4.5/5.0mls Return by 1.00/1.30 (2.30/3.00 if we go to the pub)
Attended : 14
The Winterbourne Walk
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Third of the Ver Valley walk series. Starting at Flamstead, the route goes via Norrington End, Verlam End, Harpendenbury Farm to Redbourne and then returns to Flamstead by way of Church End and Nicholls Great Wood.
Yum Yum at 9.30 am.
Return about 2:30 pm. 8 miles
Whiteleaf Hill
David 07477004170
A circuit from Whiteleaf Hill car park taking in Loosley Row and Bledlow. Hoping for much better weather this time.
09.30 at Priory School.
About 12 ml. Return about 17.30.
Attended : 11
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 11
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Evening out at Dunstable Turkish restaurant.
Social
Come and enjoy an evening at this Turkish Restaurant. A first for the Boggies but we are assured a excellent menu. click here for more information 73 High Street North, Dunstable (opp Grove House Gardens Gate.) We will meet at 7.15 pm. Please let Gill know by email at gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk if you are planning on coming to this social.
Attended : 12
Three Locks to Leighton Buzzard.
Midweek Short Walk.
Chris 07836 310262/ John 07840 819739.
Varied walk through open fields & mainly woodland ( with several stiles & hills ) tea/coffee/cakes etc at Rushmere or Stockgrove before continuing to Leighton Buzzard. We will catch the 9.15am No 70 to the Three Locks.
Meet 9am High St North
Leighton Buzzard between 2.30 to 3 pm.
Distance approx 6 miles.
Attended : 10
Peaceful walk.
Short/easy walk
Sue 07443016095
This is going to be a Peaceful walk which will include the Peace Pagoda,  Willen Lake and part of the Grand Union.   So come along and have a peaceful, reflective walk.
Meet at Frenchs Ave at 13.00
Return about 17.30
Distance 5 miles.
Attended : 11
Very peaceful walk, no arguments or grumpiness !
Markyate to Flamstead
Day Walk
Steve 01582731026/07935273417
Starting at Hicks Road car park going to Pepperstock across to Friars Wash and through Hertfordshire countryside to Flamstead.
09.30 at the Yum Yum
About 13 miles. Return about 5pm
Attended : 9
Around Tring Park
Haf-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
An easy paced ramble around Tring Park, Hastoe and West Heath.
Priory School 9:30
Return 2:00 About 6 mls.
Attended : 15
Good to see John & Sylvia G and Elaine M.
Court Theatre, Tring. Production of 9 -5 The Musical
Social
Contact Lesley at lesleygrierson_hill@hotmail.com
An award winning adaption of the 1980 film which starred Dolly Parton and Diane Keaton - set in the 1970's with hair and flares to match !
It's bright, bubbly, yet a thought-provoking feast of great music, crazy plot lines and a feel good factor second to none. This is an antidote to the working day that will make you laugh, smile and make you wish you had friends like these (which of course we already have in the Boggies !)
Tickets are priced at £15 (£12 concession)
Contact me: lesleygrierson_hill@hotmail.com by Monday, 9th May if you would like a ticket and I'll book en-masse !
Attended : 10
St Albans
David 07477004170
34 bus to St Albans rail station. Walk to Flamstead/Markyate, then bus back to Dunstable.
09.00 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml. Finish about 16.00.
Attended : 10
Navigators Way
Half-day Walk
Eila 07964291892
Pleasant fairly level walk based on River Ivel Navigation Channel between Shefford and Stanford which provides food for many fish, insects, birds and mammals (Wont guarantee otters, stoats, weasels, kingfishers or butterflies).  Should be a pub stop along the way.
Priory School 10.00
7-8 miles. Return about 3.30
Attended : 8
Beautiful countryside and views, excellent weather
Ouse Valley Way
Circular Day Walk
Les 07866858992
An easy walk along the river Great Ouse. Circular day walk from Willington to Tempsford returning through Blunham and Great Barford.
Meet 09.30 at Priory school
10 miles return about 16.30
Attended : 21
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 12
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Circular from Dunstable
Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
A circular from The Yum Yum  taking in a variety of paths etc. Classed a easy to medium walk with some hills.
Outside the Yum Yum cafe at 9.30am.
Return by 1.30pm.
Distance 5-6 miles.
Committee Meeting
Eila 07964291892 or
Dion 07908858023
General Meeting to discuss club matters. Ask Dion if you would like to see the Agenda (or suggest a topic), please  anyone interested is welcome to come and watch the proceedings.
7.30 p.m. Dunstable Fire Station, Brewers Hill Road. LU6 1AA
College Lake/canal walk
Short/easy walk
Peter 07732 418260
Walk round College Lake Bird Sanctuary with canal extension. Some slight inclines. Cafe open but bring food for an early summer picnic.
1.30 am at Yum Yum
Return approx. 5.30pm
Distance about 4.5 -5 mls
Attended : 17
The Far Side of Berkhamsted
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Berkhamsted, looping out to include Whelpley Hill and Ashley Green.
09.30 at Yum Yum.
About 12 ml. Return about 17.30.
Attended : 10
View of Deacon Hill.
Half-day Walk
Mike 07594577129
Starting from  Pirton we ascend the chalk downs to Deacon Hill & descend via High Down House back to Pirton. Classed as a medium to hard walk with some hills. Possible pub stop at the end. Please advise Mike If you wish to meet elsewhere.
Meet 9.30am at Priory School.
Return between 1-2 pm.
Distance approx 7 miles
Attended : 18
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Wheathampstead
David 07477004170
Busway A bus to Luton Station Interchange then 09.30 636 bus to Wheathampstead. Walk to Luton to catch bus back to Dunstable.
08.50 at Asda bus stop.
About 11 ml. Return about 16.00
Attended : 16
15 walked (don't ask) including Andee, a guest from Hungary.
Chalgrave Rogation Walk, ‘Beat the Bounds’
Day walk
Julian
07979 435856
It is the only day of the year that we are legally entitled to walk those parts of Chalgrave Parish boundary that are not a public right of way.

We start at the Queens Head Tebworth at 10:00am sharp, stop for a well deserved lunch at the Fancott Arms around 1:00 PM, and get back into Tebworth around 5.30 PM.
Yum Yum, 9.30am
12 miles approx.
Attended : 17
16 Boggies walked in the morning +8 others
Bluebell walk.
Half-day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
I am guessing and hoping that the Bluebells will be early this year. So, instead of doing this walk in the first two weeks of May I am going to try to find some bluebells at the end of April. Come and find out if I manage it.
Meet at Priory School at 9.30
Return 1.30 approx and 6 miles approx
Attended : 20
Good to see Ken again.
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 14
A Day at the Races CANCELLED
David 07477004170
Visit Towcester Racecourse to see horses race over the jumps. Entrance is free. First race at 2.30 pm (gates open 12.30 pm), last at 5.30 pm. Bring your own lunch and drink or purchase something when you're there. Meet at noon in French's Avenue at junction with Delco Way then we'll drive to the venue assuming we have enough cars.

CANCELLED DUE TO COURSE BEING UNFIT FOR RACING.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Whipsnade to Markyate
Midweek Short Walk
Chris 07836 310262 or John 07840 819739
Easy walk Whipsnade, Masons Plantation, Studham ( tea/coffee/cake at Chris & Jan's ) then continue to Markyate. We will be catching the X31 bus to Whipsnade and return on the 34 bus from Markyate,
Meet 8.55am at Asda
Return between 2-3 pm.
Distance approx 6 miles.
Attended : 11
Fabulous cakes. Thank you Jan.
Upper Ver Valley
Half-day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Second of a series of walks around the Ver Valley. Starting at Markyate, the route goes to Flamstead, Trowley Bottom, and Friars Wash, returning to Markyate along the old Watling Street.
Meet at Yum -Yum car park at 9.30
Return 1.30 6 miles
Attended : 18
Circular from Lilley
Day Walk
Mike 07594577129
A Mystery circular walk from Lilley taking in a variety of footpaths & bridle ways. Classed  as a medium to hard walk with hills. Hoping for a pub stop somewhere on the way? Please advise Mike If you wish to meet elsewhere.
Meet at 9.30am Priory School.
Return late afternoon.
Distance 10-12 miles.
Attended : 14
14 finished the morning walk & 10 completed the afternoon walk.
Briden's Camp.
David 01582607318
X31 Hemel bus to Bridens Camp. Walk to Ivinghoe via Gt Gaddesden, Lt Gaddesden and Ivinghoe Beacon. Aiming for 14.54 61 bus back to Dunstable.
09.00 at Asda bus stop.
About 11 ml.
Attended : 14
St Albans and the Ver Valley
Circular Day Walk
Ant 07748 160921

An easy walk from and back to St Albans taking in Harpenden and Gorhambury. Mainly good/tarmac paths.
Meet 9.30 am at Priory School.
Return about 3.30. Distance 10.5 miles.
Attended : 15
Mystery Walk
Fairly short localish stroll
Eila 0796491892
Hopefully still a few daffs about, trees starting to bud see a few birds etc.  Expect to stop at teashop or similar for lunch.
10.00 Priory School
Approx 5 miles, return about 2.30.
Attended : 10
Bit wet, but a nice walk from Caddington with daffs, bluebells and other spring flowers
Curry Banquet Night
Social Event
Gill 07903801203
Come and enjoy a Curry Banquet Night at the Spice Lounge in West Street Dunstable. Choose a starter, main dish, veg side dish and rice or naan for only £10.95. It will be £2.50 extra if you choose a Seafood/fish/duck dish.Click here for more information.

If you would like to come to this social event please email Gill on gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk  so she can book a place for you.
Meet at The Spice Lounge in West Street Dunstable at 18.45
Attended : 20
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 12
Met and had conversation with Frank Bruno between Slapton and Little Billington. Still looking extremely fit.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
The Wendover Arm from Aston Clinton to Marsworth.
Mid Week Walk
Mike 07594577129
A easy walk along the Wendover Arm  back to College Lake.
Meet at 9.50am West St bus stop for the 10am No 61 to Aylesbury.
Return 2- 2.30pm.
Distance 6miles.
Attended : 9
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Circular from Wiggington
Half Day Walk
Mike 07594577129
A circular from Wiggington  taking in a variety  of paths etc. Classed a an easy to medium walk, with a possible pub stop at the end. Advise Mike if you are not meeting at Yum Yum car park.
Meet 10am Yum Yum
Return 2-3pm.
Distance 6 miles approx.
Attended : 15
Hexton Circular
Day Walk
Jane 07789 652177
Starting at Hexton our walk will take us over Pegsdon Hills and along the Icknield Way to Barton Hills before returning to our starting point.
9:30 Priory school
4:30 10 miles approx.
Attended : 8
Winging it from Wingrave to Wing
Short/easy walk
Julian
07979 435856
A short walk from Wingrave to Wing via Mentmore. Some small hills. Great views over the Vale of Aylesbury.
9.30 French's Avenue
About 1.30pm
5 slow miles.
Attended : 15
First walk for Sandra and Claire.
Kinsbourne Green
David 01582607318
Busway A bus to Luton Station Interchange then 321 Watford bus to Kinsbourne Green The Common. Walk back to Dunstable via Markyate and Kensworth.
08.55 at Asda bus stop. 09.35 at Luton Station I/change.
About 11 ml. Finish about 16.00.
Attended : 17
Wheathampstead
David 01582607318
Circular route with undulations walking from the free car park behind The Bull pub, taking in Kimpton and Ayot St Lawrence.
09.30 at Yum Yum.
About 12 ml. Return about 17.00.
Attended : 17
Bluebells flowering in Hoo Park, Kimpton.
Early morning breakfast and walk.
Half-day walk.
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Early morning walk from Ashridge Monument to Ivinghoe Beacon and back. BUT first breakfast at Brownlows Cafe at the Monument. On our return maybe a cream tea before returning home.
Meet at Priory School at 7.30 or The Monument at Ashridge at 8.00
Return whenever you are ready but about lunch time.
Distance 9 miles approx
Attended : 14
plus 1 for coffee only. Welcome to Ken for his second walk.
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 18
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Half-day Walk possibility if a leader can be found
Day Walk a possibility if a leader can be found
Easter Holiday in Derbyshire
Hostel Trip
Debbie 01582670509 or 07912039105
Friday 25th to Tuesday 29 March four nights at YHA Castleton. A similar programme of walks is planned to our last visit last year. Booking is now closed but you are welcome to join us, Alan can send you booking details. Please contact Debbie with your questions (d.dean845@btinternet.com).
Redbourn
David 01582607318
34 St Albans bus to Redbourn. Walk back to Dunstable via Flamstead and Caddington.
09.00 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml. Finish about 16.00.
Attended : 10
Ashridge to Berkhampstead Circular.
Day walk
Mike 07594577129
A circular walk from Ashridge to Berkhampstead & back taking a variety of paths, hills etc. We will stop for lunch in Berkhampstead. Classed as a medium to hard walk with some hills.
Meet at 9.30am at the Yum Yum car park.
Return late afternoon .
Distance 10-11 miles.
Attended : 8
7 started with John.B joining at Berkhampstead.
Discover the source of the River Ver.
Half Day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Don will be leading the first of several walks to and around the river Ver. Starting at Markyate route leads to Kensworth, Church End, Kensworth Lynch before returning to the start.
9.30 at Priory
6 miles. 3.5 hours Return 2 p.m.
Attended : 15
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 5
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Dunstable - Ivinghoe
Short Walk
Chris 07836 310262 John 07840 819739
Easy walk Dunstable (Green Lane), Totternhoe, Eaton Bray, Edlesborough (cafe stop if required) continue to Ivinghoe for further cafe stop.
Yum Yum West Street 9 a.m. 6-6.5 miles
Catch 61 bus return 2.15 p.m. approx
El Hierro - Walking in the Hidden Canaries.
David 01582607318
15th to 22nd March. Package holiday on the island of El Hierro, 70 miles off Tenerife, with 5 days walking. 425 euros for accommodation (sharing twin bedded room), transfers and guided walks; flights and food/drink extra. Fully booked.
Attended : 16
Toddington
Half-day walk
Les Price 07866858992
A circular walk from Toddington passing through Upper Sundon
Meet at Frenchs at 10.00 am
Return at 13.30. Distance 6 miles approx
Turnpike Trot
Day walk
Marian 01582 658950
Marion advises - to look out for horses on this energetic walk.  it has a golfing flavour from below as you reach the' heights' of Maulden Firs.  A quick drink will speed you on the way back to the start.
9:00 a.m. Priory School or 9:30 a.m. Bramingham car park, Freeman Ave. OS ref. 073255
Return late afternoon approx.12 mls
Attended : 9
First lambs seen in field. Thanks Marian.
Leighton Buzzard
Short easy walk
Peter Jackson 07732 418260
Circular canal walk from Grove Lock on the Grand Union Canal round Tiddenfoot Lake Nature Reserve, along canal to Leighton Buzzard, the Three Locks and back. Option of driving into Leighton Buzzard to Wetherspoons Swan Hotel for a pub lunch.
Meet 9.30 at French's Avenue.
Return about 1.30 (2.30-3.00 if having lunch)
Distance 4.5 miles
Attended : 19
Little Brickhill
David 01582607318
X31 MK bus to Little Brickhill. Walk via Woburn Park to Toddington. Catch bus back to Dunstable.
09.25 at High St North bus stop.
About 12 ml. Finish about 16.00.
Attended : 9
Actually Woburn Sands to Toddington (10 ml) after X31 failed to show.
Stoke Hammond to Leighton Buzzard via Soulbury.
Mike's Midweek Walk
07594577129
A linear walk from Stoke Hammond to Leighton Buzzard via Soulbury taking in a variety of paths . Classed as a medium to hard walk with some hills
Meet at 9.05am High St North to catch the 9.15 No 70 bus to Milton Keynes.
Return 1-2 pm.
Distance 6-7 miles.
Attended : 2
Good job Paul ( a possible new member ) turn up otherwise it would have been a solo walk
Easter trip planning meeting
Social
Don 01582 601852
Meeting to make arrangements for Easter trip to YHA Castleton
7:30 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd, Dunstable
Wendover
David 01582607318
Circular route from the car park behind Wendover Library. Expect Wendover Woods and a few ups and downs.
09.30 at Yum Yum.
About 13 ml. Return about 17.00.
Attended : 4
Mentmore Circular
Short walk
Mike 07594577129
A pleasant amble in the Vale of Aylesbury starting & finishing in Mentmore . A variety of paths, tracks & canal towpaths, classed a medium walk with some hills.
10am Frenchs Avenue.
Return 2-3 pm.
Distance 6-7 miles.
Attended : 8
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 12
Led by Brian
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd, Dunstable
Daffodil Sunday Walk
Half-day walk.
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Let's go and find some daffodils ! Not sure where yet, but will try to find an area with lots of daffs. No guarantees.
Meet 13.30 at the Yum Yum
Return 5.30 approx
Distance 6 miles.
Attended : 25
A host of golden daffodils
Figure 8 from Gaddesden Row.
Day walk
Mike 07594577129
A morning & afternoon circular starting from the Chequers Pub. Classed a medium to hard walk with some hills. You can do both or one walk but you will have to arrange your own transport. Lunch stop at the Chequers.
9.30am at Priory School
Return late afternoon.
Distance 12 miles approx.
Attended : 19
18 walkers in the morning ,15 in the afternoon.
Tring New Mill
David 01582607318
61 bus to Tring New Mill. Walk via Wilstone reservoir (cafe stop after early start?) to Leighton Buzzard then bus back to Dunstable.
08.30 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.00.
Attended : 12
Leighton Buzzard - Ivinghoe
Short Walk
John Hannington 07840819739
Easy canal walk Leighton Buzzard to edge of Pitstone with short walk to tea shop at Ivinghoe.
9 a.m. bus stop N2 High Street North for 70 bus at 9.15 a.m.
6-6.5 miles Return 2.15 p.m. approx
Attended : 5
Fish 'n' Chips Supper / Awards Evening
Lesley 01582 660135
 Guest speaker David Turner (Chair of the local Wildlife Trust support group) will briefly be telling us about Blows Downs.  There will be a small raffle.

You should have already put in your nominations, and confirmed your attendance and food order with Lesley.  Pay on the night. Fish and Chips  £5.50,Sausage and Chips £3.60, Just hips   £1.40  Chicken and Chips @ £5.20.
7.30 pm at Chews House, High St South, Dunstable.
Attended : 40
Ashwell and Chalk Downs
Day Walk
Alan 07957 438153
Walk with stops visting villages of Ashwell, Caldecote, and Hinxworh. The church at Ashwell has a 175 foot spire and also has some graffiti referring to the effects of the plague in 1349.  Pub stop at three horseshoes at Hinxworth.
9:30 a.m. Yum Yums
10 miles approx return 3:30
Attended : 10
Albury Amble
Short and easy walk.
Julian Clark-Lowes 07979435856
Short and easy circular walk starting in Albury and visiting the Monument cafe, weather permitting. (NOT UP Heart attack hill)
Meet at the Yum Yum at 10.00
Return at 13.30 . Distance 4.5 miles
Attended : 11
Watery Walk
short walk
Eila 07964291892
Fairly easy rural route mostly flat but with some steps - mainly follows Tring reservoirs and canal towpaths. Should be masses of wildfowl about. Starts at Marsworth (NOT in the Pay n Display car park ). There should be a chance for tea shop or pub at some stage.
10.00 Priory School.
Return by about 3.00. Approx 6 ml.
Attended : 20
Once again, nice to see some new faces. 1st walk for Sue and Caroline
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 11
Ably led by Ant.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Circular round Offley.
Short walk
Mike 07594577129
A circular walk  from Offley taking in the 3 Springs a medium walk with gentle hills. Note a possible pub stop at the finish.
Meet 10am Yum Yum carpark.
Return 1-2 pm.
Distance 6 miles approx.
Attended : 11
Nice to see Don out on his first full boggies walk & welcome to Kas a possible new member.
Valentine Celebration
Sylvia Pidgeon 01582 728830 sylvia.pidgeon@yahoo.co.uk
7 Parishes or Millennium Walk with Sylvia who suggests celebrating Valentine's day early. Wear something red and/or pink in honour of Valentine. And bring a pen!
9:30 Priory or 10am at Woburn
About 14 ml. Return about 17.00.
Attended : 13
Gaddesden Row
David 01582607318
X31 Hemel bus to Gaddesden Row. Walk back to Dunstable via Great Gaddesden.
09.00 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml. Finish by 16.00.
Attended : 12
First walk for Marta. Almost 13 - Alan turned up at the bus stop then proceeded to miss the bus.
Nicky Line linear.
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Walking the Nicky Line from Redbourne to Hemel Hempstead,a easy walk along a good footpath.
Meet at 9am to catch the 9.10 no 34 to St Albans At West St bus stop.
Return 1-2 pm.
Distance 5-6 miles.
Attended : 5
Like to thank David from St Albans for joining us.
The Lady in the Van
Film/Social
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
The Film The Lady in the Van is being shown at the Grove in Dunstable at 7.30. We could go as a group. Please book your own tickets and we can meet in the Gary Cooper at 6.30 for a drink or 7.15 in the foyer of the Grove.
The Gary Cooper at 6.30pm or The Grove at 7.15pm
Attended : 8
Committee Meeting
Eila 07964291892 or
Dion 07908858023
General Meeting to discuss club matters. Ask Dion if you would like to see the Agenda (or suggest a topic), please  anyone interested is welcome to come and watch the proceedings.
7.30 p.m. Dunstable Fire Station, Brewers Hill Road. LU6 1AA
Clophill and Wrest Park
Jane Rouse tel; 07513956213
Circular walk from Clophill encompassing Upper Gravenhurst and Silsoe.
9:30 Yum Yum
8.5 miles return 4:30 approx
Attended : 18
Blows Downs
Half day Walk
Steve Goss 07935273417
Circular walk taking in Blows Downs and  Dallow Downs and surrounding areas with views across Luton and Dunstable from the ridges.
9.30am Priory School
About 8 ml. Return about 2.00 pm.
Attended : 12
. Bit wet and muddy! Good to see Anna and Ollie.
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 9
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.pm. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
REMINDER
Awards night 23rd February
please email Lesley @ lesleygrierson_hill@hotmail.com
You should by 5th February have (a) confirmed your attendance and booking for  your fish and chip (sausage & chips .... or just plain chips !) supper - and
(b)  Given your nominations for the boggies annual awards.  The two principal trophies are:     • Neil Fellowes award for the most enthusiastic member or person who has made the greatest contribution in the past year. AND    • Dave Tomkins award for outstanding effort.
We are looking for nominations for these and any additional award  titles/categories - serious or light-hearted - and nominations for them.

 
Toddington
Half-day walk
Les Price 07866858992
A circular walk from Toddington passing through Tingrith
Meet at Frenchs Ave at 10.00am
Return by 13.30 6 miles approx
Attended : 13
Figure 8 round Rushmere & Stockgrove Park.
Day walk
Mike 07594577129
A morning & afternoon  circular starting & finishing at the cafe in Stockgrove Park. Classed as a medium to hard walk with some hills. You can do both walks or only one  but note you will have to arrange your own transport.  Note there is a car park charge.
9.30am at French's Avenue
Return late afternoon.
Distance approx 12-13 miles.
Attended : 4
Woburn Stroll.
Short and easy walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Come and enjoy a wander around the Woburn Estate. Hopefully we will see deer and perhaps in the snow! This is an easy 5 miles. There will be an opportunity at the end of the walk for coffee/tea in Woburn. Come and enjoy.
Meet at French's Ave at 9.30 am
Return 13.30 approx. Distance an easy 5 miles.
Attended : 24
Welcome to Richard. This was a short walk BUT not easy, sorry everyone for the mud ++ and the slippery conditions.
Little Brickhill
David 01582607318
X31 bus to Little Brickhill. Walk route to Leighton Buzzard will be determined on the day depending on prevailing conditions. Catch one of the half-hourly buses back to Dunstable.
09.25 at High Street N bus stop.
About 11 ml. Return about 15.30
Attended : 13
Jordan's Mill &
Henlow Lakes
Day walk
Alan 07957438153
Starting and finishing at Jordan's Mill car park, Langford Rd, Biggleswade, SG18 9JX, the route includes Henlow Lakes, Henlow Grange, the Hicca Way and the rivers Ivel and Hiz. pub at lunchtime. Upon return you can have tea at the excellent cafe (see www.jordansmill.com) or visit The Engineers Arms in Henlow High St SG16 6AA (CAMRA - Beds best pub 2014).
9:30 Yum Yums
8 miles
Attended : 15
Kensworth Wander.
Post-Christmas meal and walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095 re the walk.
Ant Stephenson re The meal. 07748 160921.
The choice is yours.....just walk....just eat.....or do both. We are going to walk to Kensworth to the Farmers Boys and enjoy a meal about 12.30 This will be a linear walk from Dunstable to Kensworth. There an X31 bus back 12.55/14.55 and 16.43 ) PLEASE EMAIL ANT with your meal choices. anthony_stephenson@hotmail.com

To view the menu click here
Meet at Priory School at 10.00 am
Return whenever you are ready.
Distance 5 miles.
Attended : 32
30 walkers. 32 for lunch. Thanks Ant for organising.
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 11
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he reflects on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
A walk in Rothamsted Park
Jane Rouse
07513956213
Half-day Walk starting at Harpenden we will follow the Nicki line to Redbourn before walking over the fields back to Harpenden. There might be an opportunity to stop in Harpenden at the end of the walk.
9:30 Yum Yum
7 miles Return approximately 1:30.
Ivinghoe Aston
David 01582607318
Circular walk taking in Ivinghoe Beacon, Ashridge, Aldbury, Ivinghoe.
09.30 at Priory School.
About 13 ml. Return about 16.30.
Attended : 10
Flamstead
David 01582607318
34 bus to Flamstead for a circular walk to Bridens Camp, Gaddesden Place and back. Aiming for the 15.31 34 bus to Dunstable.
08.55 at Asda bus stop.
About 11 ml.
Attended : 13
Mystery Walk.
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
A leisurely walk to Studham with a Lunch at the end courtesy of Jan & Chris.

Coming back on the X31 14.40pm bus
10.15 am West St bus stop.
Return approx 3pm.
Distance 6 miles approx.
Attended : 6
Thanks to Jan & Chris for a excellent lunch.
New Year Refresher.
Half-day walk.
Julian Clark-Lowes 07979435856
Circular walk from Great Brickhill.
Meet at the Yum Yum at 9.30
Return 14.00 Distance 7 miles.
Attended : 13
Welcome to Michelle.
Markyate Gt Gaddesden Circular
Day Walk
Steve 07935273417
Scenic walk along the Hertfordshire Way through Flamstead,  Gt Gaddesden, returning via Jockey End. Torch may be advisable.
9.15 Priory School
Approx. 13 miles return late afternoon.
Attended : 13
Around Luton Airport
David 01582607318
Busway A bus to Luton Station Interchange. Circular route taking in Wandon End, Beachwood Green, New Mill End. Busway bus back to Dunstable.
08.55 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml. Finish about 16.00.
Attended : 11
Strictly come walking pt 2 - breakfast at Sylvia's. You've set a precedent which we are unlikely to surpass - thanks Sylvia.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Suffragette at Grove
Film/Social
Peter 07732418260 or Alan 07957438153
If you have already purchased a ticket for the showing at 19:30 we will be meeting up in the Gary Cooper from 18:15.  Alternatively at the Grove around 19:15.
Grove 19:15 or Gary Cooper 18:15
Attended : 8
Circular around the Reservoirs.
Short Walk
Mike. 07594577129
Starting & finishing at College lake's  a circular walk around the Reservoirs. A easy to medium walk. Note their will be car park charge.
10am at the Yum Yum car park.
Return between 1-2 pm.
Distance approx 6 miles
Attended : 4
The first all male walk of 2016 not a lady in sight.
Whiteleaf Hill
David 01582607318
A circuit from Whiteleaf Hill car park taking in Loosley Row and Bledlow.
09.00 at Priory School.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.00.
Attended : 12
Welcome to Lee who was still smiling at the end of a wet day.
New Year's Day Wander
Short Walk
Peter 07732418260
Meet at Peter's in Houghton Regis at 11am for a coffee/hair of the cat.  A short walk starting at about 12.00 round the chalk pit led by the reserve's volunteer warden, soup at Peter's House at approx. 2.00, then another short walk in the vicinity of Houghton Hall park then to Jo's house for more food n drink. Ring Peter if you are interested.
11 am at Peter's house
Attended : 10
A good 2+ hour walk, with food, drink and excellent company.
Day Walk cancelled
Half-day Walk cancelled
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee before the walk. As it's Christmas eve, this will be a shorter, circular walk without buses.
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
About 10 ml. Finish about 14.30.
Attended : 11
+ 3 more at G Cooper afterwards
Mincepie Ramble
Sue 07443016095
Come and enjoy a stroll before visiting Don's house for a mincepie and a glass of Christmas cheer! Please wear a festive hat and tinsel and bring a torch.
Meet at Frenchs Ave at 13.30
5 miles approx. Return about 4pm.
Attended : 16
Thanks to John Gabbitass for being such a good host.
Bogtrotters Grand Christmas Day Out
Julian 07979 435856
A short walk from Redbourn down the River Ver into St Albans, past Verulamium and the Fighting Cocks and up to the Abbey. We will be stopping for a pub lunch in St Albans. The Abbey is having a Carol Service on the hour every hour up until 4pm, a Christmas market will be open in the Vintry Garden next to the Abbey. Buses run back to Redbourn or direct to Dunstable at 5 minutes past the hour until 6.05 pm.
Distance approx 5 miles and then in and around St Albans as you wish, back on the 4, 5 or 6 o'clock bus.
09.30 Priory School or meet at Redbourn or St Albans
Attended : 24
18 walkers met by another 6 people
Leighton Buzzard
David 01582607318
70 bus to Leighton Buzzard. Walk to Dunstable via canal, Slapton, Eaton Bray, Totternhoe.
09.05 at High Street N bus stop.
About 11 ml. Finish about 15.30
Attended : 11
Christmas Pudding Night
Social
Lesley Grierson-Hill
01582 660135 ASAP
A bit of a winter warmer social … homemade puddings, wine, beer and liqueur coffees

Contact: Lesley to book

 
Start at 7 p.m. Priory House Tea Rooms. Dunstable
Ashridge
Julia 07958 082009
A day's walking in and around Ashridge. Let's see whether we find any new (to us) paths.
09.30 at yum Yum car pk.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30
Attended : 12
Hudnall
Sue 07443016095
Starting and finishing at Hudnall, a short saunter around the Hudnall area.
09.30 at Priory School.
Return 13.30 approx. 6 ml.
Attended : 10
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 9
Slide Show
Don 01582601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Markyate to Redbourn.
Mike 07594577129
A linear walk from Markyate to Redbourn on a variety of paths. Easy to medium walk.
10.00 at the West St bus stop to catch the No 34.
Return 2-3pm. 6 ml plus.
Attended : 7
Valiant Trooper Meal, Aldbury
Christmas Party Overspill Night
Lesley ASAP 01582 660135 M: 07890075361

For those who can’t venture out on Thursday, 27th Nov why not come to the Valiant Trooper instead on 8th December,


Christmas menu found on their website: www.valianttrooper.co.uk


scroll to the bottom and click onto the Christmas tree !


Lilley
Mike 07594577129
A Circular walk from Lilley taking in a variety of paths & hills. Easy to medium walk with a possible pub stop the end.
10.00 at the Yum Yum car park.
Return approx 3pm. Max 6 ml.
Attended : 7
The Far Side of Berkhamsted
David 01582607318
Circular walk from Berkhamsted, looping out to include Whelpley Hill and Ashley Green.
09.00 at Priory School.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.00.
Attended : 6
Studham Common
Sue 07443016095
Come and enjoy the pleasures of Studham Common. A wonderful place to explore and a possible pub stop at the end of walk for those who would like to stop for a chat.
10.00 at Priory School.
Return 13.00 approx. 4 ml.
Attended : 10
Ivinghoe
David 01582607318
61 bus to Ivinghoe. Walk over the Beacon and back to Dunstable via Dagnall, Whipsnade and the Downs.
09.45 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml. Finish about 16.00.
Attended : 13
Candle-lit Tour of St Albans Abbey
Lesley 01582660135 lesleygrierson_hill@hotmail.com
7.45 pm for a drinks reception with the tour starting at 8pm.
£12.50. Includes drinks reception.
This unique, atmospheric tour gives you the rare chance to explore this magnificent Cathedral by candlelight. As darkness descends, you are guided around the candlelit venue by monks and historical characters who bring to life the building’s remarkable history and highlights. The tour encounters Walter of Colchester along the way who painted the rare medieval wall paintings and you may even meet an Abbot!
There will more than likely be a pub stop later!
Booking needs to be made pdq – so contact Lesley lesleygrierson_hill@hotmail.com by 5th October.
Westoning
Les 07866858992
A circular walk starting at Westoning and visiting Pulloxhill, Flitwick and Steppingley.
09.30 at Frenchs Avenue.
Return by 15.30. Approx 9 miles.
Attended : 10
Kensworth Circular
Sue 07443016095
Forget the Christmas shopping, come on a walk in and around Kensworth. Possible finish at the Farmers Boy for a drink.
09.30 at Priory School.
Return 13.30 approx. 6 ml.
Attended : 18
Wetherspoon Wander
More like a Wetherspoon Half today to give more time to get ready for this evening's dinner.  Have a tea/coffee while preparing for Chris and John to lead a linear walk. Bus back to Dunstable.
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
About 7 ml. Finish about 14.30.
Attended : 11
Wetherspoons Xmas Dinner
Eila_goss@hotmail.com / 07964291892
They have provided admirably for 30+ of us for several years. The price is only £7.50 for the main meal including drink, and you can add a starter and/or dessert for £2.25 each. For details email Eila . Please let Eila know your meal choices ASAP and pay her by the 1st November as she needs to give them an exact order. Click for menu.
7.30 for 7.45 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Watery Walk
Eila 07964291892
Easy rural route mostly flat but with some steps and stiles follows Tring reservoirs and canal towpaths. Starts at Startop’s End Reservoir car park, Lower Icknield Way HP23 4LJ.
10.00 Priory School.
Return by about 2.30. 6 ml.
Attended : 11
Wheathampstead
Mike 07594577129
A circular walk from Wheathampstead taking in Ayot Green, Lemsford, Cromer Hyde & Lemsford. Possible pub stop on route for lunch.
09.30 at Priory School.
Return late afternoon. 10 to 11ml.
Attended : 7
Piccotts End
David 01582607318
X31 bus to Piccotts End. Walk to Ivinghoe via Potten End, Ashridge, Aldbury, Pitstone Hill. Aiming for 15.15 61 bus to Dunstable.
09.00 at Asda bus stop.
About 11 ml.
Attended : 14
Slide Show
Don 01582601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Committee Meeting
Eila 07964291892 or Dion 07908858023
Members welcome.
19.30 at Fire Station, Dunstable
Warden Hills and Beyond
Jane 07513956213
Figure of 8 walk around Warden Hills and Pirton Hills. The route will be centred upon Lilley with 6 miles in the morning and a further 6 miles in the afternoon, giving a choice of  morning, afternoon or all-day walks.
Priory School 09.30 or Lilley Arms 14.00.
About 12 ml total. Return 17.00.
Attended : 18
14 am. 14 pm.
Ashridge
Olwen 07471000392
A  walk from the monument at Ashridge via Aldbury, canal, Cow Roast Lock to Norcott Hill. Then through the woods back to the monument and café.
09.30 at Priory School.
6 ml. Return by 14.00.
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 9
A Warm Ending.
Mike 07594577129
Mystery walk ending up at Staveley Rd for a warm filling ending.
10.00 at the bus stop in West St.
Return 2-3pm. Approx 6 ml.
Attended : 6
6 walked ,9 dined.
Autumn Colours 3
Peter 07732418260
We start from the source of the River Lea in Leagrave and follow the beginnings of the river for a couple of miles round the edge of north Luton and the foot of Warden Hill. Largely flat. Option of pub visit at the end.
13.00 at the Yum Yum
Return 17.30 approx. 4 - 4.5 ml.
Attended : 17
grey but dry. Eventually turned out to be nearly 6 miles.
Tring
Sandra 07801846351
Tring, Pitstone hills on Ridgeway to Ashridge monument Toms Hill to Cow Roast back via canal and Marshroft Lane. Some hills and stiles.
09.30 at Priory School.
12.5 ml. Return about 16.30.
Attended : 10
Toddington
David 01582607318
Busway E bus to Toddington. Circular walk via Upper Sundon, Sharpenhoe, Westoning, Harlington. Aiming 15.29 return bus from Toddington Green.
09.05 at White Lion Retail bus stop on busway.
About 12 ml.
Attended : 14
Slide Show
Don 01582601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Markyate
Steve 01582731026/07935273417
Starting at Hicks Road car park going to Pepperstock across to Friars Wash and through Flamstead.
09.30 at the Yum Yum
About 13 miles. Return about 5pm
Attended : 12
A beautiful unseasonably warm day.
Houghton House
Mike 07594577129
Starting from Houghton House, Ampthill taking in Maulden & back to Houghton House. Medium to hard with some hills.
10.00 Priory School.
Return approx 3pm. 6-7 miles.
Attended : 17
Wetherspoon Wander
Alan 07957 438153
We will be meeting briefly at the Gary Cooper before catching the A bus at 09:16 then the 10:00 101 bus to Hitchin. This leaves from stop C3 in Church St. and arrives at Hermitage Rd approx 10:40.

The walk to Luton passes Charlton, Preston, Kings Walden, Breachwood Green, Someries Castle then onto Upper Lee Valley Walk and Kimpton Rd where catch the A bus back to Dunstable.
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 12
Bogtrotters' Annual General Meeting
David 01582607318
Your chance to choose the new chair and committee members for the next year. If you are unable to attend but want to propose potential representatives firstly get their agreement  then inform David for announcement of the nominees at the meeting.
Click here for agenda.
Click here for 2014 minutes.
19.30 for 19.45 at Conservative Club, High Street North, Dunstable.
Attended : 27
Dallow Downs Circular
Steve 07935273417
Walking along Blows Downs with its great views, we can see what has become of Caddington golf course footpaths since we last walked them and over Dallow Downs CLOCK GO BACK.
09.30 at Yum Yum
About 7 ml. Return about 14.00.
Attended : 15
REMINDER - Wetherspoons Xmas Meal
Eila Eila_goss@hotmail.com 07964291892
You should have let Eila know your meal choices for Wetherspoons Festive Meal on 26th November and given her your money by 1st November.
Redbourn
Les 07866858992
A circular walk starting at Redbourn and visiting Harpenden, Sandridge and Redbournbury.
09.30 at Priory School
Return by 17.00. 12 miles approx.
Attended : 15
Only 14 walked. Get well soon Sylvia.
St Albans
David 01582607318
34 bus to St Albans. Walk to Markyate. Aiming for 15.36 bus near fire station for return to Dunstable.
08.55 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml.
Attended : 12
Slide Show
Don 01582601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Scenic Hertfordshire
Mike 07594577129
A circular walk starting from Markyate. On to Jockey end & Gt Gaddesden , returning via Flamstead. A pub stop will be available at lunch time.
09.30 at Yum Yum car park.
Return late afternoon. Approx 13 ml.
Attended : 19
Autumn Colours 2
Peter 07732418260
A short easy walk from Wheathamstead along the River Lea and Ayot Greenway to see the changing autumn colours. At the end a visit to Charlie's, the excellent teashop in the village.
13.00 at the Yum Yum.
Return 17.30 approx. 4 - 4.5 ml.
Attended : 15
Studham Common Work Party
Julian 07979435856
The Friends are not organising an ‘Autumn Special’ work party this year but they say that there is lots to be done and a Bogtrotter contingent would be most welcome! Tasks include hedgelaying - another chance for you to try your hand at this traditional skill – plus bracken and bramble clearance to get on top of the summer growth. Tools and lunch provided.
Meet at the Studham Common War Memorial at 10am. Ring Julian if you need transport and also to book your lunch.
Attended : 6
Meal at Olive Garden Restaurant
Lesley 01582660135 lesleygrierson_hill@hotmail.com
Come and chat about those 50th Celebrations– what was good; what made you laugh and what were those special moments? Join us at the excellent Greek Restaurant – The Olive Garden in Dunstable (opposite the Police Station) @ 7.30pm. Menu choices can be found on: www.olivegardendunstable.co.uk/
Expressions of interest to Lesley lesleygrierson_hill@hotmail.com by 6th October.
Attended : 11
Wetherspoon Wander
Alan 07957 438153
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 13
College Lake
Mike 07594577129
A circular from College Lake taking in part of the Aylesbury arm & back. Easy walk.
Meet at 09.50 at the West St bus stop to pick up the Aylesbury bus.
Return 2-3 pm. 5-6 miles.
Attended : 6
Markyate
Ann 07988964369
A circular walk from Markyate passing Beechwood School with a possible pub stop at Flamstead.
09.30 at Yum Yum car park.
About 7 ml. Return about 13.30.
Attended : 18
Thames Path and Regent's Canal, London
Paul 07591049076
At the request of a few who couldn't make it on 8th August I am repeating this walk.
This is a relaxing amble along part of the City waterways taking in views of many of London's major landmarks.
Starting at Blackfriars we walk along the South Bank to Tower Bridge with a stop at Borough Market.We then pass through St Katherine's Dock and Wapping High St arriving at Limehouse where we walk along the canal path to St Pancras from where we return by train.
Meet at Luton Airport Parkway Station at 9.20am
Return early evening. Approx 10 ml.
Attended : 7
Saw Helen Mirren putting her rubbish out!
Wheathampstead
David 01582607318
Busway A bus to Luton Station Interchange then 09.30 636 bus to Wheathampstead. Walk to Luton to catch bus back to Dunstable.
08.55 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30.
Attended : 12
Slide Show
Don 01582601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Booking Reminder
Have you booked your place at the Olive Garden with Lesley lesleygrierson_hill@hotmail.com? See entry for 16th October.
Booking Reminder
Have you booked your candle-lit tour of St Albans Abbey with Lesley lesleygrierson_hill@hotmail.com? See entry for 18th November.
Wendover Woods
Alan 07957438153
A walk based on Wendover Woods and the Icknield Way. More will be revealed on the day.
09.30 at Priory School.
About 12 ml. Return about 17.00
Attended : 9
Autumn Colours 1
Peter 07732418260
Walk round Houghton Regis Chalk Pit nature reserve (with its scenic marl lake)and Blue Water woodland, to see the changing autumn colours, accompanied by the chalk pit's voluntary warden. A few short steep inclines/steps. Option of pub lunch after.
09.30 at Frenchs Ave.
Return 12.30 approx. 4 - 4.5 ml.
Attended : 12
Preston
Mike 07594577129
Starting from Preston taking in Kings Walden, a circular walk  on a variety of paths. Easy to medium, some hills & stiles. Possible pub stop at the end.
09.30 at Priory School.
Return by 14.00. Approx 5 ml.
Attended : 14
Fees for 2015-16 were due 1st September. If you haven't done so already, please get your cheques/cash to Colin now.
NOTICE OF AGM - 27th October
David 01582607318
See AGM entry for 27th October for time and venue.
Think about what you want from the AGM this year.
Neither the current chair nor the current secretary will be standing for the new committee.
Apart from the standard agenda the subject of membership fees will be included.
If you have items that you want to be included in the AGM agenda contact Jane before the 20th (01582526780 or janeannrouse@yahoo.co.uk).
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 10
Doolittle Mill
Don 01582601852
An easy-paced, local circular walk from the Tring Road horse crossing going along Green Lanes to Doolittle Mill and back along the lower slopes of Dunstable Downs.
09.30 at Tring Road horse crossing.
6 ml. Return 13.30.
Around Mentmore Estate
David (for Don) 01582607318
An afternoon circular walk from Cheddington around the perimeter of Mentmore estate via the hamlet of Crafton and back. Possible pub stop on route.
13.30 at French's Ave.
7 ml. Return about 18.00.
Attended : 9
Silsoe to Shillington
Mike 07594577129
A circular walk starting at Wrest Park taking in Lower Gravenhurst , Shillington & Higham Gobion. Possible pub stop.
9.30am Priory School.
11/12 miles. Return about 4pm
Attended : 10
The Clappers
Julian 07979435856
A leisurely walk around Sharpenhoe Clappers admiring the views and the Autumn colours.
13.30 at French's Ave.
Return about 16.00. About 4 ml.
Attended : 14
First walk for Jeremy Ward.
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 9
Slide Show
Don 01582601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Toddington/Harlington circular.
Mike 07594577129
Walk covers the attractive countryside & views of Toddington & Harlington. Medium to hard, some hills. Possibility of a refreshment  stop in Harlington, but definitely refreshments  at the end in Toddington.
9.30 am at the White Lion Retail bus stop for E bus to Toddington.
About 6 ml. Return 1-2 pm
Attended : 6
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Golden Jubilee - Winding Down
Colin 07835936793
Canal boat trip (11.30am and 2.00pm)  from Cosgrove, just outside Milton Keynes, taking in attractive countryside with one lock and two aqueducts, including the famous Iron Trunk. The boat has a fully stocked bar and guests are welcome to bring their own picnics. You should already have booked and paid.
10.15 and 12.45 at Yum Yum car park depending on which trip you are booked on.
Golden Jubilee - In and around Ivinghoe
Don 01582601852
10.00 to 16.00. Meet at Ivinghoe Old School Community Hub to socialise and view a wide collection of memorabilia going back to 1965 - CuriosiTEA room on site. Rose and Crown provides an alternative for lunch and refreshment.

10.45. Meet at the Community Hub if you have booked to go to Ford End Watermill - just a short walk away.

13.30. Meet at the Community Hub to join a short circular ramble to the top of Ivinghoe Beacon. 4.5 ml.

Getting there.
Car: we have arranged to use the Lawn (entrance opp. the King's Head) for parking - a small donation would be welcome.
Public transport: 61 bus to Ivinghoe Green leaves Asda bus stop at 09.54, 10.54, 11.54. Return buses leave Ivinghoe Green at 14.15, 15.15, 16.45.
Golden Jubilee Dinner
Colin 07835936793
19.30 at Old Palace Lodge, Church Street, Dunstable. You should already have booked and paid.
Final Golden Miles - A Woburn Wander.
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Let's do one of Dave Tomkins' favourite walks, starting and finishing in Woburn. Come and enjoy a walk through Woburn Abbey grounds. Woburn is a good place to stop for lunch or a drink at the end of the walk.
Meet at French's Ave at 09.30
Return about 13.30. 7 miles.
Attended : 10
10 started 9 finished. Welcome to Roland and Alison.
Golden Jubilee Gathering
Roger 01582538414
Kick off the final weekend of the Golden Jubilee celebration by joining a get-together in the function room of the Pheasant, West St, Dunstable (opp.the cemetery). A chance to meet up with with past and present members in an informal atmosphere. 19.30 to 23.00.
Golden Miles - Little Brickhill to Toddington
David 01582607318
A favourite local linear walk, starting with the X31 bus to Little Brickhill. From there we walk to Toddington via Aspley Heath and Wood, Woburn Park, Milton Bryan. LATE CHANGE: TO AVOID NEGOTIATING DUNSTABLE BYPASS ROUTE MODIFIED - NOW FINISHING AT TODDINGTON TO GET E BUS BACK TO DUNSTABLE.
09.25 at High Street N bus stop.
12 ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 15
Golden Miles - Cream Scone Walk
Chris Morley 07836310262
A classic walk from the Travellers Rest via Ivinghoe Beacon to Ashridge Monument (for cream scones) and on to Aldbury, over Pitstone Hill and down to Ivinghoe for 15.15 61 bus home.
09.50 at Asda or West St bus stop for 61 bus.
9 ml.
Attended : 8
Thanks of the scones, Chris.
Golden Miles - Great Offley Figure of 8.
Chris Mountain 07973876442
Based on two walks from Nick Moon's 'Chiltern Walks - Herts & Beds'. We start from Great Offley and head south-west to Mangrove Green taking in various woods and infrequently used paths. We return to Great Offley and visit Red Lion or Green Man for lunch. Then we head west and north to Lilley & Telegraph Hill with a little John Bunyan Trail & Icknield Way thrown in for good measure.
09.30 at French's Ave.
6 & 8 ml. Return by 17.00.
Attended : 11
Chris injured but turned up to hand over to Alan and Les. 9 walked am (6 ml) and 10 walked pm (8 ml).
Golden Miles - Strictly Come Walking
Sylvia P 07587185176
Hard to imagine Sylvia without stiles. Even harder to imagine her without style. Come on this short evening walk between Dunstable and Totternhoe to enjoy what she's arranged for you this evening.

Special request: Let's have a party atmosphere - wear something gold and sparkly; bling it up! You will also need a torch.
18.30 at French's Avenue
5ml. Finish about 21.30
Attended : 18
Of course, she didn't go OTT!
Golden Miles - Streatley Longer Walk 2
Don 015582601852
Circular walk from the hostel following the Thames to Moulsford, on to the Berkshire Downs to Aldworth then back via Thurle Grange and Lough Down. Leader to be confirmed on the day.
09.30 at Streatley YHA
12 ml.
Attended : 19
Golden Miles - Streatley Shorter Walk 2
Don 01582601852
Circular walk from the hostel going over Lough Down, along the Ridgeway National Trail and returning via Moulsford Downs, Moulsford and the Thames.
10.00 at Streatley YHA.
9 ml.
Golden Miles - Warden Hills and Beyond
Jane Rouse 07513956213
Figure of 8 walk around Warden Hills and beyond. The walk will be based around Lilley with 6 miles in the morning and a further 6 miles in the afternoon. Walk in the morning and/or the afternoon.
9:30 Yum Yum or 2:00 Lilley Arms Pub.
6 or 12 miles approx. Return 5:30 approx.
Attended : 3
Golden Jubilee - Hostelling Weekend at Streatley YHA
Don 01582601852
You should already have booked/paid but there may be room for more.
08.00 at Yum Yum (if arranged with your driver) or 09.30 at Streatley YHA.
Golden Miles - Streatley Longer Walk 1
Don 01582601852
From the hostel to Mapledurham via Goring and Goring Heath. Back via Whitchurch, Gatehampton and Goring. Walk leader to be confirmed on the day.
09.30 at Streatley YHA.
16 ml.
Attended : 17
Golden Miles - Streatley Shorter Walk 1
Don 01582601852
An easier paced circular walk from the hostel via Goring, Coldharbour, Whitchurch, Gatehampton, Goring.
10.00 at Streatley YHA
8 ml.
Attended : 19
Golden Miles - Wilstone
Bessie 01582608624
A late addition to the programme - a walk from Wilstone.
09.30 Priory School
6 miles. Return about 13.00
Attended : 2
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Golden Miles - Fenny Stratford to Leighton Buzzard
David 01582607318
X31 MK bus to Fenny Stratford. Follow canal to Stoke Hammond then across country through Hollingdon and Stewkley to Leighton Buzzard rail station for 70 or F70 bus to Dunstable.
09.25 at High St North bus stop.
12 mi. Return about 16.30.
Attended : 10
Slide Show
Don 01582601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Golden Miles - North of Hexton
Don 01582601852
Morning walk from Hexton to Shillington, returning via Apsley End and Mill Lane. Opportunity to visit pub or tea shop at the end.
09.30 at French's Ave.
6.5 ml. Return about 13.30.
Attended : 15
Golden Miles - Ashridge Boundary Trail
Sylvia P 07587185176
Come and support Sylvia as she leads her first day walk for the Boggies along this well-marked (?) circular route.
09.00 at Priory School.
16 ml. Return about 17.00
Attended : 14
Golden Miles - Hemel Hempstead to St Albans
David 01582607318
X31 bus to Hemel Hempstead - Debenhams/Magic Roundabout. Walk via GU Canal, Kings Langley, Bedmond, Chiswell Green to St Albans; aiming for one of the freqent 231 or 34 buses from St Peters St.
08.55 at Asda bus stop.
12 ml. Return about 16.00
Attended : 14
Golden Miles - College Lake
Peter 07732418260
Walk round College Lake Bird Sanctuary with possible extension to canal. Some slight inclines. Bring binoculars. Cafe with view overlooking the lake. Option to take a picnic tea.
13.30 at the Yum Yum
Return 17.30. About 4.5 ml.
Attended : 13
Golden Miles - 7 Parishes
David 01582607318
A waymarked circular route from Woburn, also known as the Millenium Walk, taking in Eversholt, Ridgmont, Husborne Crawley, Aspley Guise, Woburn Sands, Aspley Heath.
09.30 at French's Ave.
14 ml. Return about 17.30.
Attended : 9
Completion of at least 50 miles from walks designated "Golden Miles" will qualify you for an award. To claim the award contact Alan (07957438153, alan.plumley@ntlworld.com) to confirm the walks and mileage you have completed. We hope to publish a complete list of Golden Milers at the Jubilee Dinner.
Golden Miles - Tring
Sandra 07801846351
Circular walk including the canal, Ridgeway and Tring Park. Finishing at Sandra's for tea and cake. Some hills and stiles.
09.30 at Priory school.
8 ml. Return mid-afternoon.
Attended : 20
Leighton Buzzard
David 01582607318
F70 MK bus to Leighton Buzzard. Circular walk via Stewkley South End, Wing, Ledburn, Grove and GU Canal. Half-hourly 70/F70 bus to Dunstable.
09.30 at High St North bus stop.
About 13 ml. Return about 15.30
Attended : 14
Slide Show
Don 01582601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Markyate & Studham
Don 01582601852
34 bus to Markyate. An easy-paced circular walk from Markyate via Kensworth, Holywell, Studham, Beechwood Farm and Roe End Lane.
09.00 at Asda or West St bus stop.
7 ml. Return 14.00.
Toddington Circular
Les 07866858992
A circular walk starting at Toddington and going through Upper Sundon.
09.30 at the Yum Yum
Return 14.00. About 7 ml.
Attended : 13
River Ouzel & Grand Union Canal
Peter 07732418260
A short easy walk from Slapton, along the River Ouzel to Church Lock, back along the Grand Union Canal. Some gates & stiles. Maybe take in the pub in Slapton at the end.
10.00 at French's Ave.
Return 14.00. About 4.5 ml.
Attended : 9
Woburn
Alan 07957438153
A walk in the Woburn area including parts of the Greensand Ridge Walk and who knows what else?
09.30 at French's Ave.
About 12 ml. Return about 17.00
Attended : 9
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.00.
Attended : 5
Woody's Top YHA Hostel
John john.buckley1@ntlworld.com
Three nights (Mon - Thurs) exclusive use of this quiet, self-catering YHA hostel in the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds (not all of the county is flat!) Historic, Georgian Louth, with good shopping, architecture, pubs and places to eat is a short 5 mile walk away. Accommodation cost about £30 if 12 sign up - less if more book. Contact John to reserve your place asap. Payment by cheque to Colin once numbers have been finalised. Google 'YHA Woodys Top' for photos and more information.
Attended : 18
14 in YHA Woody's Top and 4 in self-catering accommodation.
South of St Albans
Don 01582601852
Walk will be led by Dave Byers of the Barnet Walking Group. It will incorporate sections of the Ver Valley and Alban Way and will finish at Dave's house, near Verulamium car park, for tea and cake.
09.45 at Yum Yum or 10.30 at Verulamium car park (charge)
About 10 ml. Return about 17.00
Attended : 14
Rushmere & Stockgrove Park.
Mike 07594577129
A walk taking in the paths of Rushmere & Stockgrove parks. Medium walk with some hills. Possible refreshments during or afterwards.
10am at Priory School.
6 miles. Return 2-3 pm
Attended : 13
A Summer's Evening Soirée
Lesley 01582660135
Join us for a summer’s evening soirée at CuriosiTEA  restaurant/café, Ivinghoe Old School Community Hub.
Menu and requests for musical, literary or artistic contributions to follow. Contact Lesley for more info and to book a place.
Attended : 17
Entertaining evening. Thanks Lesley.
Little Brickhill to Leighton Buzzard
David 01582607318
X31 bus to Little Brickhill. Walk to Leighton Buzzard to catch one of the half-hourly buses to Dunstable.

Note: late change of destination for this walk affords the opportunity to visit LB's first micropub, The Bald Buzzard Alehouse in Hockliffe Street.
09.25 at High St North bus stop.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.00
Attended : 10
Bucklands Wharf.
Mike 07594577129
A circular walk from Buckland Wharf taking in a variety of paths . A medium walk with some hills.
09.45 at West St bus stop for the 61 Aylesbury bus.
7-8 miles. Return 3-4pm
Attended : 9
Dallow Downs Circular
Steve 07935273417
Walking along Blows Downs with its great views, across the ever changing golf course footpath and Dallow Downs
09.30 at Yum Yum
About 7 ml. Return about 14.00.
Attended : 6
Thames Path and Regent's Canal, London
Paul 07591049076
A relaxing amble along part of the city's waterways, taking in views of many of London's main landmarks. Train to Blackfriars, then walk along the South Bank of the Thames until we reach Borough Market where we will stop for a while to explore independently. We then regroup to go over Tower Bridge into St Katherine's Dock. On to Regent's Canal via Wapping High St. We walk approximately half of the length of the canal to King's Cross/St Pancras for the train home.This will be a slow paced walk on flat even surfaces with regular stops. Bring lunch or choose a snack from the many offerings at Borough Market.
Check website a few days beforehand to see if we are advised of any late rail works, or phone Paul.
09.30 at Luton Airport Parkway Station
Return early evening. Distance around 9 miles
Attended : 24
First Aid Training
Lesley 01582660135
A half-day First Aid Training Course delivered by Anjesa Training. We have 10 people already booked for this – if you are interested in coming to this you need to contact Lesley asap. Will probably be at Dunstable fire station.
Time and venue to be confirmed.
Attended : 11
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml.. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 13
Slide Show
Don 01582601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Ampthill Park
David 01582607318
From Ampthill Park the circular route includes Marston Vale Country Park, Stewartby, King's Wood, Maulden, Ampthill, Cooper's Hill.
09.30 at Frenchs Ave.
About 13 ml. Return about 17.00.
Attended : 11
Amble around the Boxmoor Trust Estate
Mike 07594577129
A pleasant easy walk taking in 2 routes around the Estate.
This is 2 separate walks one of 2.5 miles & one of 3.5 miles. The 2nd walk has some steps & hills.
10am at Priory School.
Distance 6miles. Return 2-3 pm
Attended : 23
Hemel Hempstead to Tring
David 01582607318
X31 bus to Hemel Hempstead (Debenhams/Magic Roundabout). The walk to Tring takes in Ashley Green, Hawridge, Cholesbury, Hastoe.  Aiming for the 15.00 0r 16.25 61 bus from the Rose and Crown bus stop.
09.00 at Asda bus stop.
About 13 ml.
Attended : 12
Committee Meeting
David 01582607318
19.30 at Fire Station, Dunstable
Attended : 7
Harlington Circular
Les 07866858992
An easy circular walk starting at Harlington and passing through Flitwick
09.30 at the Yum Yum
Return 14.30. About 8 ml.
Attended : 13
Markyate Circular
Steve 07935273417
Starting at Hinks Road car park going to Pepperstock across to Friars Wash and through Flamstead.
09.30 Priory School.
About 13 miles. Return about 16.30
Attended : 11
A good fair weather walk.
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 8
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Bow Brickhill Heath and Woburn Woods
Don 01582601852
An easy-paced circular walking from Little Brickhill.
09.30 High St North bus stop for X31.
6 ml. Return 14.30.
Attended : 9
Janey's third walk.
Wendover Wander
David 01582607318
We'll start from the car park behind Wendover library. The rest remains to be seen but there will be hills and wooded countryside.
09.30 at Yum Yum car park.
About 12 ml. Return about 17.00
Attended : 8
Leisurely Mystery Walk.
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Mystery walk of 4.5 miles. Come and explore a local village with lots of points of interest. Pub stop at end of walk for those who would like to partake.
Meet at the Yum Yum at 13.30
Return 17.00
Attended : 17
BBQ Appetizer Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
A half-day walk from French's Ave to give us a good appetite for the BBQ this evening.
09.30 at French's Ave.
Return about 13.30. 7 ml.
Attended : 17
Welcome to Pat (?Warne) hello again to Janey.
Bogtrotters BBQ
Alan 07957438153 alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
Venue will be Simon Plumley's garden opposite Dunelms store. Alan who will be cooking requires help with desserts, etc. Bring your own drinks and seating. £5 per head payable to Alan by 13 July.
5pm to 9pm
Attended : 32
Redbourn to St Albans
David 01582607318
34 bus to Redbourn. Walk to St Albans via Harpenden, Sandridge, Smallford. Aiming for one of the frequent 34 or 231 buses in St Peter St.
08.55 at Asda bus stop.
About 14 ml. Return about 16.00
Attended : 11
Woburn & Eversholt
Mike 07594577129
A circular walk walk from Woburn taking in Eversholt. An easy to medium walk with a possible pub lunch stop.
10am the Yum Yum car park.
9 - 12 miles. Return 4-5pm.
Attended : 7
Wheathampstead/River Lea
Peter 07732418260
A short easy walk from Wheathampstead along the River Lea and Ayot Greenway. Tea-shop in village at the end.
13.30 at Yum Yum
4.5 ml. Return about 17.30.
Attended : 6
Barton Hills
Olwen 07415334251
A circular walk to Barton Hills, starting from Galley Hill.
Meet at Priory School 9.30.
About 6 ml. Return by 1.30.
Attended : 18
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 10
Redbourn to St Albans
Mike 07594577129
Walking along the River  Ver to St Albans . This is an easy walk terminating in Verulam Park or if you wish for a longer walk St Albans Station.
10am at the West St bus stop to pick up the No 34 to St Albans
5-7 miles. Return 2-3pm
Attended : 9
Whipsnade
Olwen 07415334251
A circular walk exploring Whipsnade, Kensworth and Studham. Arranged to give you plenty of time to prepare for this evening's Pantaloons' performance at Woburn Abbey.
09.30 at Yum Yum.
About 6 ml. Finish about 13.30.
Attended : 10
The Pantaloons do Pride and Prejudice
Lesley 01582660135
It is that time of the year again. This year the Pantaloons are performing Pride and Prejudice at Woburn Abbey. Performance starts at 7pm. Check Woburn Abbey website for updates, prices and booking. Confirm with Lesley, who will coordinate logistics , picnic, etc.
Attended : 12
Unmissable !
Totternhoe and Dunstable Downs
Julia 07958082009
Late addition to programme - a circular walk from French's Ave via Totternhoe Knolls and Dunstable Downs.
09.30 at French's Ave.
About 9 ml. Return about 15.00.
Attended : 8
Thanks Julia, A perfect walk.
Toddington & Woburn Park.
David 01582607318
E bus to Toddington Green. Circular walk via Tingrith, Eversholt, Woburn Park,  Milton Bryan.
09.35 at White Lion bus stop on busway.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.00.
Attended : 10
Chiltern Ridges
Don 01582 601852
Starting in Princes Risborough, the circular route goes by Lacey Green and Bradenham to West Wycombe (Hell-fire Caves, hilltop mausoleum and church with golden ball) and returns by Saunderton.
9am at Yum Yum.
About 12 ml. Return about 7pm.
Attended : 5
Pulloxhill Plod.
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Our leisurely, linear walk will start at Pulloxhill and then it will be all downhill to find a coffee shop. Come and enjoy a leisurely stroll and beautiful views.
Meet at the Yum Yum at 10.00 am
Return 13.00. Distance 4 miles.
Attended : 17
Welcome to Shaun and Carol, Lindsey, Jill and Kate
Hudnall Common
David 01582607318
Circular walk from Hudnall Common including St Margarets, Nettleden, Golden Valley, Little Gaddesden.
09.30 at Priory school.
About 8 ml. Return about 14.30.
Attended : 16
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 11
Wilstone Wander
Don 01582601852
An easy-paced walk around Wilstone Reservoir, visiting Wilstone and Drayton Beauchamp. Start and finish at Tring Wharf (61 bus). Farm shop tea room at reservoir.
Check bus times as these are liable to change.
0940 at West St bus stop.
About 6 ml. Return about 1440.
Attended : 7
Chequers Social.
Sue 07443016095
Julian and Sue are going to be in the Chequers Pub in Houghton Regis at about 7.30 and you are invited to join them. Have an inexpensive meal and a chat. Varied menu of pub grub. Hoping for a nice summer's evening.
Attended : 13
Happy Birthday to Julian. Welcome to Kate.
Heath Hop
David 01582607318
A circular walk from Whipsnade Heath skirting the eastern edge of  Kensworth Quarry, on to Dunstable Downs (Visitor Centre) and then returning via Whipsnade (Tree Cathedral, Dell Farm and Old Hunter's Lodge).
0930 at Yum Yum
About 7ml. Return about 1400.
Attended : 13
12 walked while 1 went to A&E. Free tea and cakes at Whipsnade.
Wilstone Reservoir (walk 2)
Peter 07732 418260
Easy walk: Wilstone Reservoir, Wendover Arm, Tringford Reservoir, Grand Union Canal, Startop's End, Aylesbury Arm, Wilstone
Meet at Yum Yum 1.30
Return by 5.30. Distance 4mls
Attended : 9
CANCELLED - Thames Path and Regent's Canal, London
Paul
07591049076
CANCELLED DUE TO RAIL WORKS.
Ashridge
Paul
07591049076
Starting at monument we will walk through Golden Valley into Frithsden and onto Sanuk for a coffee break . Then back round to the monument. Easy walking in the main.
09.30 at Priory School.
About 9 ml. Return late afternoon.
Attended : 10
Reminder - Bogtrotters BBQ 18 July
Alan 07957438153 alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
The BBQ's next month. Contact Alan to ensure your place.
Kinsbourne Green to Dunstable
David 01582607318
Bus to The Common, Kinsbourne Green, changing at Luton Station Interchange. Walk back to Dunstable via Markyate, Kensworth, Dunstable Downs and golf course.
09.20 at Asda bus stop for 09.30 A bus to Luton to catch 10.00 321 Watford bus.
About 11 ml. Return about 16.00.
Attended : 13
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Ashridge & Berkhampstead
Mike 07594577129
A circular walk from Ashridge to Berkhampsted & back taking in a variety of paths,hills etc. We will stop for lunch in Berkhampstead. Medium to hard walk.
9.30am at the Yum Yum carpark.
Return 5pm. Distance 10miles
Attended : 12
Open University Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Today we are going to explore the grounds of the Open University in Milton Keynes. We will also venture along paths and cycleways in and around this area. Hopefully, we will find a pub for those wishing to partake.
Meet at Priory School at 9.30
Return about 14.00. Distance 7 miles approx.
Attended : 13
Thanks to Julian for an exclusive tour of the OU grounds. Fascinating.
Tweed Valley Walking Weekend
12 - 14 June.
Steve J 01582521881 / steve.viajero@gmail.com
Using local guides; for more detail look up www.tweedvalleywalking.com.

To express interest contact Big Steve.
Wilstead and Northill
Alan 07957438153
Catch Busway to Luton for Stagecoach 81 at 10:15 from Galaxy. Route starts from Wilstead war memorial next to church, heads south towards the Greensand Ridge and Northill. Lunch at Clophill. Return loop towards Cardington. Return to Woolpack to catch hourly bus at 33 mins past the hour.
9 am at Weatherspoons
About 12 miles. Return 17:30
Attended : 9
A Surprise Ending
Mike 07594577129
A mystery walk ending up at Staveley Rd for a surprise. Medium walk with possible hills etc .
Meet at the Bus stop in West St at 9.30am
Return late afternoon. Up to 7 ml.
Attended : 6
5 walked but 6 dined.
Cancelled - Go Ape Wendover Woods
Jane 01582 526780 or Sylvia 07587185176
A trip to Wendover Woods for an opportunity to enjoy the Go Ape tree top adventure combined with a short walk in the woods. The entrance fee to Go Ape is approximately £33. Contact either Jane or Sylvia as soon as possible as all places will need to be pre-booked.
The Yum Yum Time to be confirmed
Walk 3 miles approx. Return TBC.
Winging It!
Eila 07964291892
This circular walk from Wing, mainly through undulating open fields and countryside, contains lots of stunning far reaching views. Several interesting saddle and high step stiles to test us on route, so do not expect to be walking at great speed! Hopefully, a pub stop at Aston Abbotts or Cublington.
9.30am at Priory School.
About 8 ml. Return by 3pm.
Attended : 19
Hitchin to Stopsley
Alan 07957438153
Walk from Hitchin via Pirton, Telegraph Hill, Warden Hills along Icknield Way to Stopsley. This will be a variation on the uncompleted walk of 14 May, when rain stopped play.
9.00 am at Asda, Dunstable. 9:03 Busway A then 9:41 102 Hitchin bus from Church St
About 11 miles. Finish about 2.30 pm.
Attended : 9
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Ashwell Amble
Julian 07979 435856
A circular walk in and around the beautiful northern Hertfordshire village of Ashwell. We will have time to visit the church with it's spectatular tower and see the ancient graffiti including the image of old St Pauls.
It is quite a drive to Ashwell hence the early start and late return.
9 am at the Yum Yum.
11 ml. Return about 6 pm.
Attended : 8
Brilliant ! Thanks to Julian for a visit to such an unusual village.
Over the Aquaducts
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
We are going to explore part of the Grand Union Canal that has two aquaducts quite close together. Our walk will continue on to include paths and cycleways near to the River Great Ouse.
Meet at Priory School at 9.30 am
Return about 14.00. Distance 7 miles approx.
Attended : 21
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 14
Fenny Stratford to Leighton
Buzzard.
Mike 07594577129
A easy canal footpath walk from Fenny Stratford to Leighton Buzzard with a possible pub stop on route or at the end.
9.30am bus stop High St North to pick up the X31 to MK
Return 2-3 pm. Distance approx 7 miles
Attended : 5
Committee Meeting
David 01582607318
19.45 at Fire Station, Brewers Hill Rd, Dunstable
Attended : 4
Harlington to Upper Sundon.
Julian 07979 435856
We will leave a car at Upper Sundon and drive on to Harlington for a wiggly return walk to Sundon. We will be able to visit the White Hart whilst the drivers collect their cars.
9.30 am at the Yum Yum.
6.5.ml. Return 2pm approx.
Attended : 14
Woburn Wander
David 01582607318
Circular route from Woburn taking in Potsgrove, Milton Bryan, Eversholt, Ridgmont, Woburn Park.
09.30 at French's Ave.
About 13 ml. Return about 16.30.
Attended : 13
Wilstone Reservoir (walk 1)
Peter 07732 418260
Easy walk: Wilstone, Grand Union Canal, Wilstone Reservoir, Wendover Arm.
1.30 at Priory School
Return by 5.30. Distance 4 miles
Attended : 6
Leighton Buzzard to Pitstone
David 01582607318
Bus to Leighton Buzzard rail station. Walk via Wing, Wingrave, Cheddington to Pitstone. Aiming for 15.11 bus to Dunstable from playing fields stop.
09.35 at High St N bus stop for 09.41 F70 bus.
About 12ml.
Attended : 9
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Turvey Trot
Alan 07957438153
From Turvey Bridge the walk explores the the country to the south of Turvey and crosses part of the Abbey Park, created in the late 18th century. Undulating route in the valley of the Great Ouse with possible visit to good farm butchers at tea stop, also Three Fyshes pub.
9:30 Yum Yum
12 miles. Return about 17.30
Attended : 4
To the Source of the River Hiz!
Don 01582 601852
Afternoon walk based on Great Offley with a visit to Charlton for a pub stop and returning by West Wood.
2pm at Priory School.
About 6 ml. Return about 6pm.
Attended : 12
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 7
Bulgarian Walking Holiday
Sue Jenkins 01582 865966 suejenkins13@yahoo.co.uk
'Package' walking tour based in Sliven, May 13th-20th (Wed to Wed.) Flying from Luton airport to Bourgas, Bulgaria and staying in a hotel, there will be a mixture of walking and sightseeing. Click here to look at website. If you are interested and want to know more about this holiday please contact Sue.
Attended : 10
Reservoirs Circular
Mike 07594577129
Starting & finishing at Marsworth. Easy to medium walk. Note: there will be a carpark charge .
9.30am at the YumYum.
Return between 1-2 pm. Distance 6miles approx.
Attended : 14
North Chiltern Trail Part 4
Don 01582601852
Part 4, the final leg, starts at Whitwell and goes via Peters Green, Breachwood Green, Mangrove Green to finish in Lilley. Linear walk involving car shifting.
0930 at Priory School
Return about 1700. About 12miles.
Attended : 17
Tring to Leighton Buzzard
David 01582607318
Bus to Tring New Mill. Walk via Wilstone Reservoir, Long Marston, Crafton, Mentmore, Ledburn, Grove to Leighton Buzzard. Half-hourly bus 70/F70 back to Dunstable.
09.50 at West St bus stop for 61 Aylesbury bus.
About 13 ml. Return about 16.30.
Attended : 17
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
South of Studham
Don 01582601852
An easy-paced walk from Studham Common to Jockey End, Beechwood Park and back to Studham for the bus.
0900 at Asda bus stand for X31 Hemel Hempstead.
6.5 ml. Return about 1300.
Attended : 6
Ashridge Amble
David 01582607318
Circular walk from Ashridge monument taking in Ivinghoe Beacon, Ringshall, Little Gaddesden, Golden Valley, Coldharbour Farm. Includes lunch stop at Bridgewater Arms at Julia's request.
09.30 at Yum Yum
About 12 ml. Return about 17.00.
Attended : 7
Bluebell Walk
Sue Jenkins 0744301695
Let's go and find some bluebells. Hopefully we won't be too late or too early. Bring some good sunny weather.
Meet at Priory School at 9.30 am
Return 13.30 pm. Distance 7 miles
Attended : 22
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 13
The Nicky Line
Mike 07594577129
Walking the Nicky Line from Hemel Hempstead to Redbourn. Easy walk on good footpaths.
Meet at 9am at the bus stop for the X31 in High St South .
Return 1-2 pm. Distance 5-6 Miles.
Attended : 11
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View of the Ver Valley
Mike 07594577129
Circular walk from Redbourn taking in Redbournbury Mill. Easy to medium walk with hills & footpaths.
9.30am at the Yum Yum.
Return 1-2pm. Distance 5 miles
Attended : 8
North Chiltern Trail Part 3
Don 01582601852
Part 3 starts at Great Offley and goes via Temple End, Preston, Chapelfoot and St Pauls Walden to finish at Whitwell. Linear walk involving car shifting.
0930 at Priory School
Return about 1700. About 10 miles.
Attended : 20
Ivinghoe Meander
Julian 07979 435856
We will head from the car park at Ivinghoe Beacon, up the beacon and circle round, enjoying the views across towards Aylesbury and back to the car park.
Afterwards there may be time for tea and bun at the Bridgewater memorial.
9.45 am at Priory School.
4.5 ml. Return about 13.00.
Attended : 9
Bluebells just ready.
Clements End to Ivinghoe
David 01582607318
Bus to Common Road, Studham. Walk via Ashridge to Ivinghoe. Aiming for 15.15 61 bus back to Dunstable.
09.00 at Asda bus stop for X31 Hemel Hempstead bus.
About 12 ml.
Attended : 15
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Sandy Lodge RSPB Reserve and Jordan's Mill
Lesley 07890075361
Calling all bird lovers (feathered variety!).  Get your binoculars out and join us for a guided tour around the reserve with a volunteer from the RSPB who will point out eagles and such like to us!
We will walk through the reserve to Jordan’s Mill for lunch  (there are picnic benches there as well as a café) and then back again, eagerly (pardon the pun) looking out for the birds that we didn’t see earlier.  The round trip walk to Jordan’s Mill will be 8 miles.
Those who would not wish to extend their walk back from Jordan’s Mill, may like to stay there and amble around the mill, gardens; and shop to secure their breakfast munchies, etc  – and then we will pick you up later!
There is no charge for parking on the day but the RSPB have requested a £3 donation per person to support their work in maintaining the reserve.
Let Lesley know expressions of interest asap please.
Meet 09.00 at French's Ave
Return by 17.00
Attended : 20
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 12
Toddington - Upper Sundon
Don 01582601852
Starting at Toddington Green, this easy-paced circular walk goes over to Upper Sundon, returning by Chalton (for a short pub stop) and New Barn.
0930 at White Lion Retail Pk Busway for Route E.
7.5 ml. Return about 14.30.
Attended : 15
Caldecotte & Willen Lakes
David 01582607318
Fairly flat walk between Caldecotte and Willen Lakes, mostly following the River Ouzel and Grand Union Canal.
09.30 at French's Ave.
About 8 ml. Return about 14.00.
Attended : 22
North Chiltern Trail Part 2
Don 01582601852
Part 2 starts at Barton and goes via Barton Hills, Pegsdon Hills, Tingley Wood and Little Offley to Great Offley. Linear walk involving car shifting.
0930 at Priory School
Return about 1700. About 10 miles.
Attended : 10
Eaton Bray to Leighton Buzzard
David 01582607318
Walk via Horton Wharf, Mentmore, Ledburn, Wing. Return to Dunstable using half-hourly 70/F70 bus service from Leighton Buzzard.
0937 West Street for 0947 61 bus.
About 11 ml. Return about 1500.
Attended : 17
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides - we've now reached 1987! All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Woburn
Bessie 01582608624
Heading west out of Woburn taking an undulating route through Buttermilk wood, New Wavendon Heath and Charle Wood.
09.30 at Priory school.
5 - 6 ml. Return about 13.00.
Attended : 18
Easter Walk Tour in The Peak District - Thursday 02 to Monday 06 April.
Four nights in the Dark Peak - gritstone rather than limestone. Stopping at Rosehill Hall (nr Castleton,) Hathersage, Eyam, and Ravenstor Youth Hostels. No Backpacking - luggage to be transported from hostel to hostel. Plenty of good hillwalking - Mam Tor, Win Hill and Stanage Edge to name a few. Likely cost of accommodation: about £80 for 4 nights. Easter gets booked early so contact Don (01582601852) as soon as possible.
Attended : 13
11in YHA hostels and 2 in other accom.
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 6
Committee Meeting
David 01582607318
19.30 at Fire Station, Brewers Hill Rd, Dunstable
Attended : 7
Picnic at College Lake
Peter 07732 418260
Walk round the bird sanctuary. Some slight inclines. Should be plenty of birds to see so bring binoculars. Take a picnic tea to celebrate the beginning of British Summer Time while overlooking the lake.
Meet 1.30 at the Yum Yum
Return 5/5.30pm. About 4 miles.
Attended : 8
Gaddesden Row.
Mike 07594577129
This will be figure 8 walk starting from Gaddesden Row stopping at the Chequers pub for lunch if needed. Medium to hard walk with some hills . People can do either a morning or afternoon walk or both but may require their own transport.
9.30am at Priory School. To meet elsewhere contact Mike.
Return late afternoon. 10-12 miles.
Attended : 15
Luton to Wheathampstead
David 01582607318
Walk from Kimpton Road, Luton to Wheathampstead via Someries, Peters Green, Ansells End, Kimpton, Ayot St Lawrence. Aiming for  15.51 636 bus to Luton and then busway to Dunstable.
09.34 at Asda for 09.44 A bus to Luton.
About 11 ml. Finish about 17.00
Attended : 10
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
A Murder to Remember
Lesley T: 01582660135
M: 07890075361
Court Theatre, Pendley Manor, Tring presents its 7th murder mystery play. Tickets are £17 per person including ploughman's and pudding or £15 if we book a table for 8 people. Contact Lesley for more information and to book your place
Attended : 16
Ivinghoe
Don 01582601852.
Easy paced walk from Ivinghoe via Pitstone Curch End, Bulbourne, Startops End, Great Seabrook, Ivinghoe Bridge back to Ivinghoe.
0940 West Street for 61 bus.
About 8 miles. Return about 1500.
Attended : 10
Views of the Aylesbury Vale
Julian 07979435856
Linear walk in and around Weedon, Hardwick, Whitchurch and Oving.
Meet at The Yum Yum at 9.30 am
Return at 5.30 pm. 11 miles.
Attended : 10
Mentmore Circular
Mike 07594577129
A pleasant amble in the Vale of Aylesbury starting from & returning to Mentmore taking in a variety of paths, tracks & canal towpath. Medium to hard walk with some hills.
9.30am Priory School.
Return 1-2 pm . 6-7 miles
Attended : 13
Sundon Hills Country Park
Sue 07443016095
Today we will explore paths in  Sundon Hills Country Park.
Meet at Frenchs Ave at 10am
Return about 1.30 pm. About 4 miles.
Attended : 14
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 13
Kensworth and Markyate
Les 07866858992
A circular walk starting at Kensworth passing through Studham and Markyate.
Meet at the Yum Yum at 9.30 am
Return around 2 pm. About 7 miles
Attended : 11
North Chilterns Trail Part 1
Don 01582601852.
This new 42-mile trail takes in some of the best walking in the North Chilterns. We will walk the route over 4 Saturdays. Part 1 starts in Lilley and goes via Warden Hill, Streatley and Sharpenhoe Clappers to finish in Barton. Linear walk so there will be some car shifting.
0930 at Priory School
About 10 miles. Return about 1700.
Attended : 13
12+1 Tony joined us at start of walk and left when we got to the Chequers in Streatley. Good Part One of North ChilternTrail.
Little Brickhill to Toddington
David 01582607318
Walk via Woburn Park. Aiming for bus from Toddington Green 1529/1559.
0930 High St North for 0935 X31 bus.
About 11 ml.
Attended : 12
Stoke Hammond to Leighton Buzzard via Soulbury.
Mike 07594577129
Walking from Stoke Hammond via country paths, the Cross Bucks way & the Grand Union Canal to Leighton Buzzard. Medium to hard walk with some hills.
9.05 am at the High St North bus stop to catch the 9.15 to MK.
Return 2-3 pm. 6-7 miles
Attended : 5
Due to path closure we revised our walk along the canal,footpaths & Greensands way back to Leighton Buzzard.
Markyate to Gt. Gaddesden
Les (for Steve) 07866858992
Scenic walk along the Hertfordshire Way through Jockey End to Gt Gaddesden. Returning along the Chiltern Way via Flamstead.
9.30 at the Yum Yum
About 13 miles. Return about 5pm
Attended : 8
Pulloxhill Circular
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Come and enjoy a walk going through Pulloxhill.  Some hills.
Meet at Priory at 09.30.
Return 13.30. About 7 miles.
Attended : 15
First lambs seen and a brimstone butterfly. John Bunyans Oak visited.
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 13
Stockwood Park, Slip End and Pepperstock.
Eila 01582731026 07964291892
Fairly flat country walk with a chance to stop at Harpers and/or a pub in Slip End. There is also a chance to visit Stockwood Museum to see the British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition.
9.30 at Yum Yum
About 5 miles. Return about 2 pm.
Attended : 13
Redbourn
Julian 07979435856
Redbourn to St Albans and return by bus to Redbourn.  Please bring your bus pass if you have one.
Meet at Priory at 9.30 am
Return approx 2 pm.
Distance 4.5 miles
Attended : 11
Unexpected concert in Abbey for some.
Thame Valley Walk Pt 3
Denis 07966493699
This time, we will park in Cuddington near the church. Then we will head up to the river Thame, near Nether Winchendon.  We then follow Thame Valley path to edge of Aylesbury. Then we circle back to Cuddington with some road walking at Stone and Dinton.
09.00 at Priory School
Return about 17.30. About 12 ml.
Attended : 12
PIccotts End to College Lake
David 01582607318
Walk via Potten End, Berkhamsted, GU canal. Aiming for 1401 or 1526 61 bus at College Lake.
0855 at Asda for X31 bus.
About 11 miles
Attended : 13
Ivinghoe Beacon and Ashridge
Don 01582601852
Easy paced walk using classic route over Ivinghoe Beacon, via Pitstone Hills, Aldbury, Ashridge and Wards Hurst.
0940 West Street bus stop for 61 bus.
About 8 miles. Return about 1500.
Attended : 12
Stockgrove/ Rushmere Park
Mike 07594577129
A figure of 8 walk around Stockgrove & Rushmere Park with lunch stop at the cafe in Stockgrove. Medium to hard walk with some hills. You can do the morning or afternoon walks separately but you must arrange your own transport. Note there will be a parking fee.
9.30 French's Avenue. To meet elsewhere contact Mike.
Return late afternoon .
About 12 miles.
Attended : 8
Only morning walk completed started raining after lunch heavily so cancelled afternoon walk.
Two Moors Heritage Trail
Olwen 07415334251
We will explore Flitton Moor Nature Reserve and walk on to Flitton. There will be a chance to briefly explore Flitton before following the River Flit to Flitwick Mill. Then it is on to Flitwick Moor and back to the car park via Folly Wood.
09.30 at French’s Avenue
5/6 ml. Return about 2pm
Attended : 18
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 14
Good to meet Hannah, out with Chis who was home on leave.
Fish 'n' Chips Supper / Awards Evening
Lesley 01582 660135
Details about cost and how to book/pay will be available in mid-January but format will be as on previous occasions.  As ever, we need your input for awards and nominees for them. A guest speaker will be telling us about the unique site that is Flitwick Moor nature reserve.
7.30 pm at Chews House, High St South, Dunstable.
Attended : 38
Harlington and Pulloxhill
Les 07866858992
A circular route from Harlington heading north east and passing through Pulloxhill on the return.
Meet at Frenchs Ave at 9.30
Return about 2pm. 7 miles approx
Attended : 13
Eythrope and Waddesdon
Sandra 07801846351
Walk through Waddesdon Estate. Some hills and stiles. Lovely views over the Aylesbury Vale. Possible lunch time pub stop in Waddesdon village.
0900 at Priory School.
About 9 miles. Return about 1630.
Attended : 14
Hockliffe to Leighton Buzzard
David 01582607318
Hockliffe, Church End, Battlesden Lodge & Church, Potsgrove, Bushycommon & Kings Woods, Stockgrove Pk to Leighton Buzzard. 70/F70 bus to Dunstable, 1/2-hourly service.
0930 High St North for 0935 X31 bus.
About 10 ml. Return about 1600.
Attended : 13
Tring Circular.
Mike 07594577129
A circular around Tring Park & surrounding countryside. Medium walk with some hills.
Meet 9.40 am West Street for the 9.47 bus to Aylesbury
Return between 2-3 pm. 6-7 miles
Attended : 6
Greenwich Park
Jane 01582 526780/07513956213
Starting by the Thames we will walk through the grounds of the Maritime Museum and Greenwich Park to the Royal Observatory before returning to Greenwich. You will then be free to remain in London or make your own way back via train or one of the river cruisers to Blackfriars.
9:15 Luton Parkway Railway Station
5 miles approx. Return late afternoon/early evening
Attended : 20
Around Sundon Hills
Tony 01582658950
Route goes over Warden Hill to Streatley, Sundon Hills, Sundon and Upper Sundon.
0930 at Priory School
About 6 ml. Return about 1330.
Attended : 17
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 9
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Committee Meeting
David 01582607318
19.30 at Fire Station, Brewers Hill Rd, Dunstable
Attended : 6
Dallow/Blows Downs
Steve Goss 01582731026
07935273417
A circular walk starting at Blows Downs walking across to Dallow Downs, then up to Chaul End before returning along the ridge. Some super views of our local countryside.
9.30 Yum Yum
Finish about 1.30, approx. 7 miles.
Attended : 18
Post Christmas Lunch & Walk
Dennis 07966493699
Meal is booked for 13.00 at The Plough, Wingfield. The format and walk will be the same as previous years; you can walk or drive. Possible tea and cake at Houghton Regis church. Those wanting a lift can arrange that themselves. Choose from the menu and let Dennis/Sheila have your choice and payment by 17/01/15.
Meet at Priory School 9.30 am.
About 6 miles.
Attended : 23
14 walkers. 23 for meal. Thanks Dennis and Sheila.
Piccotts End to Markyate
David 01582607318
Walk via Holtsmere End, Redbourn, Flamstead. Aiming for 1536 34 bus in Markyate.
0855 at Asda bust stop for X31 bus.
About 11 ml.
Attended : 14
Redbourn Common and Norrington End
Don 01582601852
Easy paced circular walk from Redbourn going via Nickey Line, Norrington End and Flamsteadbury.
0900 ay Asda (or West St) for 34 bus.
About 6 miles. Return about 1400.
The Imitation Game
Lesley T: 01582660135
M: 07890075361
Film at  Grove Theatre, Dunstable - English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, helps crack the Enigma code during World War II.
Performance starts at 7.30pm  - meet in the Gary Cooper for a bite to eat, drink or coffee first.
Studham/Ashridge Circular
David 01582607318
From Studham route goes via Hudnall to the Bridgewater Monument in Ashridge. Return via Dagnall.
09.30 Yum Yum car park.
About 12 ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 10
Hexton Circular
Julian 07979435856
Starting at Hexton. A circular walk on to the Downs, Deacon Hill, Ravensburgh Castle and Barton Hills.
Meet at French's Ave 9.30 am
Return at 2pm approx
7-8 miles approx.
Attended : 15
Beautiful crisp day.
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 15
14 walked.
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
130 years Birthday Bash
If you want to curry favour/flavour with Eila and Peter, join them in their joint celebration of 130 years of birthdays. Curry Club + usual Wetherspoons menus, or just pop in for a drink.
7.30pm at Gary Cooper, Dunstable
Lilley
Mike 07594577129
A circular walk from Lilley taking in a variety of paths including some hills. Easy to medium walk with a possible pub stop at the end.
10am Yum Yum carpark. To meet elsewhere contact Mike.
Return after 1pm. Distance 5-6 miles
Attended : 13
Turvey
Alan 07957438153
From Turvey Bridge the walk explores the the country to the south of Turvey and crosses part of the Abbey Park, created in the late 18th century. Undulating route in the valley of the Great Ouse with possible visit to Three Fyshes pub.
09.00 at French's Ave.
About 12 miles. Return about 5pm.
Attended : 14
REMINDER
Post Christmas Meal
Social/walk
Dennis 07966493699
This is your last chance to book yourself in for a meal at the Plough at Wingfield for Sat 31st Jan.   Please contact Dennis with your  menu choices.   For full details please look at entry for 31st Jan.
Dunstable to Ivinghoe
David 01582607318
Walk to Ivinghoe via D/Downs, Whipsnade, Dagnall, I/Beacon. Aiming to catch 15.28 bus back to Dunstable.
09.00 at Yum Yum car park.
About 12 ml.
Attended : 14
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Mike's Mystery Walk
Mike 07594577129
Where we go is dependent on weather & buses running. Medium to hard with some hills.
Meet at the bus stop in West St at 9.30am
Return 1-2pm. 5-7 miles
Attended : 7
REMINDER . Post Christmas Lunch, on Sat 31st Januray.
Social/ walk
Dennis 07966493699
If you are thinking of coming on the Post Christmas lunch and walk then you need to book this asap.  Please contact Dennis 07966493699   For full details click here
Woburn Park
Peter 07732 418260
This will take us on the Yellow Walk through Woburn park following the County Council Circular Walk and Greensand Ridge Walk (deer logo). Coffee break in the middle.
10am at French's Ave
Return 2.30pm. Distance 5 miles
Attended : 5
Chiltern Hills and Vales
Don 01582658950
Walk in beautiful Chiltern countryside. From and to Cholesbury via Chesham, for lunch break, Chartridge and Asheridge.
0930 at Yum Yum
About 10 ml. Return about 1700.
Attended : 16
Sundon Hills
Olwen 07415334251
A circular walk in and around Sundon Hills Country Park.
Meet at French’s Avenue Car Park at 9.30 am.
5/6 ml. Return around 1 pm.
Attended : 16
Heathers second walk. Very Windy.
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 9
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides - we've now reached 1986!  All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
New Year's Revolution Ramble
Don 01582601852
Set out as you mean to carry on with a circular walk from the Yum Yum to Dunstable Downs and Bison Hill. Coffee stop at Gateway Centre. One steep hill.
0930 at Yum Yum
About 6 ml. Return about 1330.
Attended : 9
Foggy !
North of Luton
Tony 01582658950
Circular walk over Warden and Galley Hills taking in Hexton and Barton Springs.
0900 at Priory School
About 10 ml. Return about 1630.
Attended : 7
Houghton House-to-House
Peter 07732 418260 peterdajackson@aol.com
Meet at Peter's in Houghton Regis at 11am for mulled wine (hair of  the cat?), coffee and nibbles. From there we'll amble to wherever we're invited or the mood takes us. For the address to join us at the start or to offer to host along the route phone/email Peter so he can co-ordinate.
Attended : 10
South Downs and Brighton
Don 01582601852
Sat 27 to Wed 31 Dec 4 nights/5 days walking on the South Downs. 2 nights at the new South Downs hostel, Itford Farm, on the S Downs Way north of Newhaven. 2 nights at the very new, soon-to-open hostel in central Brighton. Likely accommodation cost: about £80. Don needs to book now so contact him immediately if you wish to go on this trip.
Attended : 18
14 staying in YHA's 4 in other accom.
Mince Pie Ramble
Don 01582607318
A short afternoon stroll around Totternhoe finishing at Don's for festive mince pies and ginger wine.
2 pm at French's Ave.
About 5 ml. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 17
Wheathampstead Circular
Les Price 07866858992
A pre-xmas gentle walk from Wheathampstead circling Nomansland via Sandridge.
09.15 at Priory School
Return 3.30 pm approx.
9 miles approx.
Attended : 22
Toddington Circular
David 01582607318
From and to Toddington route is via Harlington, Westoning and Tingrith. Aiming for 15.59 bus back to Dunstable.
09.00 at White Lion stop on busway for E bus.
About 9 ml.
Attended : 14
Christmas Puddings at Priory House
Lesley 01582 660135
Expect to pay about £6.00 (dependent on what pudding you choose) for pudding and tea/coffee + if we have more than 6, we get a free bottle of sparkly wine!

Early response needed to confirm booking so contact Lesley as soon as possible.

 
7pm at Priory House Tearooms, Dunstable
Attended : 18
Wendover to Whiteleaf Hill
David 01582607318
From Wendover route takes in Dunsmore, Little Hampden Common to Whiteleaf Hill. Relatively easy return to start via Lower Cadsden and Ellesborough.
09.00 at Yum Yum car park.
About 13 ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 13
Wing to Leighton Buzzard
Julian 07979 435856
Come on this lovely, leisurely walk with beauiful views out towards Mentmore.
Meet at the Yum Yum at 10 am
Return at 1 pm approx. 4 miles.
Attended : 9
9 Boggies. 0 health walkers. Thanks J. great walk.
"The Bottoms"
Mike 07584 577129
This circular walk covers the attractive countryside of Harlington Vale, starting from Harlington. Refreshments may be available at the end. Easy to medium walk with the occasional stile.
Meet at 9.30 Priory School.
To meet elsewhere contact Mike.
Return 1.30 to 2 pm. Distance 5/6 miles.
Attended : 16
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 14
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Wetherspoons Xmas Dinner
Eila_goss@hotmail.com / 07964291892
Christmas meal at the Gary Cooper - they have provided admirably for 30+ of us in previous years. The price is £7.99 for the main meal and a drink, and you can add a starter and dessert for £2.25 each. For details email me or look at their website. http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/christmas. Please let Eila know your meal choices and pay her by the 14th November as she needs to give them an exact order.
7.30 for 7.45.
Mike's Mystery Walk
Chris 07836310262
A mystery walk ending with a surprise at 34 Staveley Rd. Medium walk with field paths.

Note ;- this walk will now be led by Chris due to a hospital appointment for myself.
The walk will still end at Staveley where there will be refreshments & I will meet everyone.
9.40am West St for a bus (?) to where?
Return late afternoon .
Distance approx 7ml.
Attended : 7
Houghton Hatters Hike.
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
For this walk you need to bring a festive hat - let's hope it is not raining. The walk will be along paths near to where Sue lives. Finishing at her home for refreshments.
If you would like to meet in Houghton then we will meet on the Green at 9.40 am
Meet at the Yum Yum
Meet at 09.30 am
Return at 13.30 approx
Distance 7 miles approx
Attended : 9
tea and cake at 74.
Markyate Circular Walk
Steve Goss 01582731026/07935273417
Enjoy some local Hertfordshire countryside: across the valley from Markyate to Trowley Bottom, Flamstead and down towards the old Watling Street and up towards Pepperstock, then along Half Moon Lane back to Markyate.
Priory School 9.15 am
About 11 ml. Back about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 11
Ivinghoe Beacon to Dunstable.
David 01582607318
Bus to Ivinghoe Beacon. Walk back to Dunstable via Beacon, Ashridge, Studham, etc.
0940 at West Street bus stop for 61 bus.
About 13 miles. Finish about 1700.
Attended : 8
Started fro Ivinghoe because somebody didn't press the button in time! Still a good walk.
Committee Meeting
David 01582607318
19.45 at Fire Station, Brewers Hill Rd, Dunstable
Attended : 6
Wilstead and Northill
Alan 07957 438153
Route starts from Wilstead war memorial, next to church, heads south towards the Greensand Ridge and Northill. Return via Cardington and the old railway path; possible visit to Woolpack pub at the end.
09.00 at French's Ave.
12 miles. Return about 4pm.
Attended : 9
Offley Circular
Mike 07594 577129
From and to Offley taking in the 3 Springs a possible pub stop at the end. Medium walk with gentle hills; no stiles.
9.30am Priory School.
To meet elsewhere contact Mike.
Return approx 2pm.
Distance 6 miles approx.
Attended : 16
Indoor Picnic CANCELLED
Eila 07964291892
 

 
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 12
Extended sighting of a kingfisher along GU Canal.
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Markyate - Flamstead - Pepperstock Triangle
Don 01582601852
Easy paced walk in pleasantly scenic countryside. Cafe stop at Spotted Dog or Friars Wash.       Bus to and from Markyate.
09.00 at Asda or West Street for 34 bus.
About 6 ml. Return about 14.00.
Attended : 3
Eggington - Hockliffe
Bob 07746547224

Easy/medium walk that starts near the Indian restaurant in Eggington and passes Eggington House and the narrow gauge railway station Stonehenge Works.

9.30 am Yum Yum car park.
About 5.5 miles. Return 2 pm.
Attended : 7
Non-stop rain! What a brave lot of walkers.
Thame Valley Walk Pt2 - Thame to Nether Winchendon
Dennis 07966493699
Heading out of Thame, we follow the Thame Valley Walk, to Long Crendon, then on to Chearsley and Nether Winchendon before returning to Thame via Haddenham.
09.00 at Priory School
About 12 ml. Return about 17.30.
Attended : 8
YHA Salisbury.
Sue Jenkins 07443016095/01582 865966
This hostel is still going...... Why not come and join us on a city break to explore Salisbury and surroundings? Two nights away with a choice of walking or sightseeing. Cost will be £15 approx pppn. Food is not included in this price.
Book your place with Sue asap. suejenkins13@yahoo.co.uk
Attended : 15
A visit to Downton, Salisbury Cathedral, and Trafalgar House !
Little Brickhill to Toddington
David 01582607318
Walk via Bow Brickhill, Woburn Sands, Woburn, etc. Aiming for bus from Toddington Green 1529/1559.
09.40 at High St North bus stop for X31 bus.
About 11 miles.
Attended : 17
.. and all completed the distance.
Stony Stratford Circular
David 01582607318
Walking from and to Stony Stratford the route takes in Cosgrove, Potterspury and Deanshanger as well as tracking parts of the GU canal and the Great Ouse.
09.00 at French's Ave.
About 13 ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 8
9 turned up but one couldn't walk.
River Ouzel/Grand Union Canal
Peter Jackson 07732418260
From Slapton, along the River Ouzel to Church Lock, back along the Grand Union Canal. Gates & stiles, no hills. Pub at the end, Carpenters Arms.
09.30 at French's Avenue.
Return about 2.00pm.
4.5 miles
Attended : 10
A nice friendly atmospheric walk
Jordans Mill & Henlow Lakes
Alan 07957 438153
Starting and finishing at Jordan's Mill car park, Langford Rd, Biggleswade, SG18 9JX, the route includes Henlow Lakes, Henlow Grange, the Hicca Way and the rivers Ivel and Hiz. Upon return you can have tea at the excellent cafe (see www.jordansmill.com) or visit The Engineers Arms in Henlow High St SG16 6AA (CAMRA - Beds best pub 2014).
09.30 at French's Ave.
Return about 3 pm. 8 miles.
Attended : 12
Jordans Mill & Henlow Lakes
Alan 07957 438153
Starting and finishing at Jordan's Mill car park, Langford Rd, Biggleswade, SG18 9JX, the route includes Henlow Lakes, Henlow Grange, the Hicca Way and the rivers Ivel and Hiz. Upon return you can have tea at the excellent cafe (see www.jordansmill.com) or visit The Engineers Arms in Henlow High St SG16 6AA (CAMRA - Beds best pub 2014).
09.30 at French's Ave.
Return about 3 pm. 8 miles.
Attended : 12
Boggies Quiz Night
Joanne 01582 539534 or Eila 07964291892
£4 per person - this event is open to everyone. Teams will be of up to four people which can be organised on the night. Bring your own refreshments. Quizmaster will be Joanne.
6.45 for 7.15 pm at St Fremund's, Westfield Road, Dunstable, LU6 1DR

Finish 10.00pm
Attended : 26
Thank you Joe. Entertaining and enjoyable. Money raised for Shelter.
Reminder - Xmas Dinner
Eila_goss@hotmail.com / 07964291892
Ensure you have given Eila your meal choices and paid her for Wetherspoons Xmas Meal  (Thursday 11th December) as they want an exact order.
Wetherspoon Wander
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 17
A new record for Thursday?
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Marsworth to Tring via Cow Roast
07594 577129
A varied walk taking in canal paths, field paths & some hills. Refreshments in Tring. Medium walk.
9.30am West St bus stop for the 9.47 no 61 bus to Aylesbury.
Return by 3 pm.
Distance approx 7 miles
Attended : 6
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St Albans & Gorhambury
Don 01582601852
A walk around Gorhambury Estate using permissive paths and visiting the ruins of Old Gorhambury House. This walk can tie in with the visit to St. Albans Organ Theatre (see next entry.)
09.30 at Yum Yum car park.
About 7 miles. Finish about 13.30.
Attended : 13
12 walkers attended organ museum afterwards
St. Albans Organ Theatre
Eila 07964291892 / Eila_goss@hotmail.com
"That magical musical atmosphere that has been lost and forgotten in today's digital age. See and hear the fascinating world of mechanical musical instruments." A small unique museum run by enthusiasts. There will be a live, continuous musical performance of the various instruments, with descriptive commentary. £5.50 each or £4 if more than ten attend. Notify Eila if you intend going as they would like an idea of numbers.
320 Camp Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 5PE in St Albans for 2.15.
Finish about 6 pm.
Attended : 14
12 of us did the preceding walk. An enjoyable, entertaining afternoon.
Woburn Park Stroll
Olwen 07415334251
We will walk from Woburn car park to Park Farm and through Woburn Park, passing Paris House, and into Milton Woods. Our return through the park will take us by Woburn Abbey back to the start of the walk.
Meet at Priory school at 9.30 am.
4/5 ml. Return around 1 pm.
Attended : 6
Stoke Bruerne
Julian 07979 435856
Explore the paths in and around the Grand Union Canal and Stoke Bruerne. Possible visit to The Boat Inn at the end.
Meet at Priory School at 9am.
Return 6pm approx.
11 miles.
Attended : 12
From the Magic Roundabout
David 01582607318
Walking from the Magic Roundabout, Hemel Hempstead via GU Canal, Kings Langley, Bedmond, Chiswell Green to St Albans; aiming for 15.12 or 15.57 34 bus from St Peters St back to Dunstable.
09.00 at Asda bus stop for X31 bus.
About 11 ml.
Attended : 13
Flamstead and Markyate Circular
Jane Rouse tel 01582 526780/07513956213
A walk across the fields around Flamstead and Marykate where the infamous "Wicked Lady of Marykate" set out on her career as a highwayman.
9:30 The Yum Yum
8 miles approx. Return mid afternoon
Attended : 8
Reservoirs Circular
Mike 07594 577129
Starting and finishing at Marsworth taking in the Aylesbury and Wendover Arms. Possible cafe stop. Easy to medium walk. NOTE: expect car park charge.
9.30am Priory School.
To meet elsewhere call Mike.
Return approx 2pm.
Distance 6 mikes approx.
Attended : 14
Wetherspoon Wander
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 15
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Berkhamsted
Bessie 01582608624
Starting near Berkhamsted Castle route is on pavements, field paths and canal tow path with views of rolling chalk hills, 2 stiles. Plenty of choice of pubs or coffee shops in Berkhamsted.
9.30 am Yum Yum car park.
About 5 ml. Return about 1.00 pm.
Attended : 7
Mangrove Green
Les Price 07866858992
A medium walk from Mangrove Green, just east of Luton, taking in Ley Green and Breachwood Green.
09.30 at Priory School
Return about 4.30 pm.
11miles approx.
Attended : 17
Mushrooms everywhere!
Reminder - Organ Theatre
Eila_goss@hotmail.com
If you wish to visit the quirky St. Albans Organ museum on 9 Nov, please let Eila know as we will get a discount if enough of us go, and they would like to know how many are going.
Leighton Buzzard Circular
David 01582607318
From and to Leighton Buzzard via Stewkley (South End), Wing, Ledburn and Grove.
09.10 at High St North bus stop for 70 bus.
About 13 ml. Finish about 16.30.
Attended : 10
Lorraine's first with the BGs.
Edlesborough to Marsworth
Mike 07594 577129
Walking from St Mary's church Eddlesborough to College Lake via Ivinghoe.
Cafe at the end. Medium to hard walk with some hills.
9.30 am at West St to pick up the 9.47 61 bus to Aylesbury.
Return by 2pm.
Distance 6-7 miles
Attended : 8
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Committee Meeting - changed date
Members are welcome to attend.
19.45 at Fire Station, Brewers Hill Rd, Dunstable
Attended : 4
Ashridge & Berkhamsted
Circular
Mike 07594 577129
From and to Ashridge (cafe) via the canal & Cow Roast lock and Berkhamsted for lunch. Medium to hard walk with some hills.
9.30am at the YumYum car park. To meet elsewhere contact Mike.
Return by 5pm
Distance 9-10 miles
Attended : 8
Wheathampstead/River Lea
Peter Jackson 07732 418260
A short easy walk from Wheathampstead along the River Lea and Ayot Greenway with tea shop in the village at the end. Couple of hills but mainly flat.
1pm at the Yum Yum
Return 4.30 pm approx.
4 miles.
Attended : 16
5 Health walkers
Studham Autumn Special
Conservation Work Day
If you are interested in going to the Studham Common Autumn Special Workday then just turn up at the Studham memorial Hall at 09.30. Start off with coffee and croissants, lunch is provided and all the tools to do some conservation work. Just wear old gardening clothes. You do not have to stay all day, just volunteer for as many or few hours as you wish. A good day is always guaranteed.
Studham Memorial Hall
09.30 am
Three Locks & Great Brickhill
Olwen 07415334251
We will walk from the Three Locks along the G U Canal to Old Linslade then Rushmere Country Park, with an opportunity for a stop at a café, before going onto Great Brickhill. From there it's back to the Three Locks via Paper Mill.
09.30 at French's Avenue car park.
6/7 miles. Return before 2pm.
Attended : 10
Wetherspoon Wander
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 10
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
The Silk Trail - 7 nights.
Ann Cahill
magicann55@hotmail.com
Organised by Spanish Steps. Fully booked.
Attended : 12
Langford Meadows & Stanford Lock
Bob 07746547224
This easy to medium walk starts in Henlow, taking in Langford Meadows and Stanford Lock on the River Ivel Navigation Canal. Hopefully there will be a pub stop in Clifton.
9.30am Yum Yum car park
About 6 miles. Return 3 pm.
Attended : 13
Thame Valley Walk Pt1 - Albury to Thame
Dennis 07966493699
We walk out of Thame towards Moreton then on to Tetworth and the Oxfordshire Way to Albury. Here we start the Thame Valley Walk back to Thame via Shaddington with views of the river Thame.
09.00 at Priory School
About 12 ml. Return about 17.30.
Attended : 5
Kensworth Totter.
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Come for a walk in and around Kensworth. With a possible visit to the Dunstable Gateway Centre.
Meet 10am at Priory School
Return at 13.30 approx
Distance 4 miles approx
Attended : 7
6 Boggies 1 Health Walker Marian H.
Piccotts End to Dunstable - replaces W/spoon wander.
David 01582607318
Walk via Great Gaddesden, Hudnall, Whipsnade, D/Downs to Dunstable.
0900 at Asda stop for 0906 X31 bus
About 12 ml. Finish about 1600.
Attended : 14
Hoo Wood and Gade Valley
Don 01582601852
Easy paced walk around Gade Valley, from and to Whipsnade via Dagnall, L/Gaddesden, Hudnall and Studham. Pub stop at Bridgewater Arms.
09.00 at Asda for X31 (Hemel Hempstead) or opposite The Square.
About 8 ml. Return soon after 15.00.
Attended : 7
Annual General Meeting
David 01582607318
Jane 01582 526780 / 07513956213
Please make an effort to attend as this is your chance to air your views and elect the committee for the coming year. If you have an item that you want included in the agenda, please inform David or Jane before Tuesday 30th September.
19.30 for 20.00 in back room of Victoria PH, West Street, Dunstable
Attended : 25
Bridgewater Monument
David 01582607318
From and to the Bridgewater Monument in Ashridge via Potten End, the GU canal and Aldbury.
09.30 at Yum Yum car park
About 13 ml. Finish about 17.00
Attended : 9
Hockcliffe Hop
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
The walk today will be a circular from Hockcliffe.
Meet 09.30 at French's Avenue.
Return 13.30 approx
Distance 7 miles approx
Attended : 11
A bit wet !
Piccotts End to Dunstable
David 01582607318
Walk via Great Gaddesden, Hudnall, Whipsnade, D/Downs to Dunstable.
0900 at Asda stop for 0906 X31 bus
About 12 ml. Finish about 1600.
Attended : 15
Bus broke down before Asda. Walked 13 ml circular.
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
8.00pm at 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable
Enjoy Leighton Buzzard
Half-day Walk/social
Eila 07964291892
Easy stroll round Tiddenfoot Lake, along canal to Leighton Buzzard and back. Time to explore - browsing, eating, pubbing (Wetherspoons Swan Hotel does an excellent value Sunday lunch). Option to extend walk.
9.30 at Yum Yum
4 -6 miles
Attended : 7
A glorious day, 7 walked n went to canal pub, 5 ate Sunday lunch in LB.
Whitwell Walk
Day Walk
Julian 07979 435856
Exploring the paths beyond Whitwell starting at Codicote.
9.30 am Priory School
Return 17.00 approx. 10 miles approx.
Attended : 23
World's Biggest Coffee Morning
Sandra 07801846351
Sandra is organising and baking cakes for a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. All welcome
From 10.00 until noon at Aldbury village hall.
Attended : 19
19 boggies plus many others.
Meal at the Market Cross
Social
A chance to try our town's newest eating and drinking establishment. They do carveries, grills, jackets, salads, burgers, etc. For details see www.marketcrosspubdunstable.co.uk/
7.30 p.m. Market Cross,
14 Luton Road, Dunstable
LU5 4JN
Attended : 3
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 13
The Hoop (Hitchin Outer Orbital Path)
Day Walk
Jane Rouse 01582 526780/07513956213
A surprisingly rural walk that starts in the centre of Hitchin but soon heads out into the countryside to circumnavigate the town.
9:00 The Yum Yum
12 miles, returning about 5:00
Attended : 6
Hudnall Park
Half-day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Today's walk starts at Hudnall Park and explores the countryside beyond. Some hills.
Meet: Priory School at 09.30
Return 2pm approx. 7 miles.
Attended : 11
Tea, cakes and poems in the Vineyard. First aid needed for Don's Car!
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Toddington to Dunstable
Day Walk
David 01582607318
Walk from Toddington via Sundon Hills, Fancott, Chalgrave, Wingfield, H/Regis to Dunstable.
0935 at White Lion stop on busway for E bus.
About 12 ml. Finish about 1600.
Attended : 10
View from Deacon Hill
Half-day Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Starting from Pirton we ascend the chalk downs to Deacon Hill & desend via High Down House back to Pirton. Medium to hard walk with several hills. Possible pub stop at the end.
09.30 French's Ave. To meet elsewhere contact Mike.
Return 1-2 pm .
Distance 6-7 miles.
Attended : 11
Flamstead circular
Short/Easy Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
This short walk will be exploring paths in and around Flamstead. Come and see the Autumn colours. Hopefully a coffee or beer at the end of the walk.
Meet at 9.30 at Priory School.
Return 12.30 approx
Distance 4 miles
Attended : 14
Jane ?F 1st walk. 2 Health walkers 11 Boggies
Rex Cinema Berkhamstead
Social
Wendy 07712336318 r220hopkins@btinternet.com
Numbers limited. Contact Wendy by Thursday 21st August to register interest. Once film is known, Wendy will contact those interested to confirm what it is. She will then get the requisite tickets. We should leave Dunstable by 6.30pm to allow for parking and to enjoy the elegant bar and interior. Film starts 7.30pm. Price £9, £7.50 concession.
Attended : 13
Another good Boggies social
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 13
Toddington/Harlington circular
Midweek walk
Chris 07836 310262
Walk covers the attractive country side & views of Toddington & Harlington, starting from the Old Pump on Toddington Green. Medium to hard walk with hills.

NOTE;----Change of walk leader
9.05am at Asda bus top to pick up the 9.15am no 74 to Toddington.
Return 1-2pm.
Distance approx 6 miles
Attended : 7
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Committee Meeting
Admin
David 01582607318
Members are welcome to attend.
19.45 at Fire Station, Brewers Hill Rd, Dunstable
Attended : 7
Harrold-Odell Circular
Day Walk
David 01582607318
Starting and finishing at Harrold-Odell Country Park (cafe), route takes in Sharnbrook and Souldrop (pub) and passes Santa Pod Raceway.
09.00 French's Ave.
About 11 miles. Return about 17.30.
Attended : 12
Dragsters in action at Santa Pod and supercars at the country park.
Circular from French's Avenue
Half-day walk
David 01582607318
Walking north of Dunstable and Houghton Regis, towards but not reaching Chalton.
09.00 at French's Avenue
5/6 miles. Finish about 12.00
Attended : 6
Briefly 7
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Leighton Buzzard to Dunstable
Day Walk
David 01582607318
Walk from Leighton Buzzard to Dunstable via Canal, Ouzel, Lt & Gt Billington, Slapton, Eaton Bray, Well Head.
0910 High Street N for 0918 70 bus
About 12 miles. Finish about 1600.
Attended : 12
Wetherspoons Steak Night
Social
Meet in the Gary Cooper for a meal and/or drinks. Varied menu, but special deal on their grill menu including a free drink is about £6.50. Free parking at Asda opposite.
7.30 p.m.
Attended : 5
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Around Ashridge
Half-day Walk
Julia 07958082009
A circular walk in the Ashridge area.
09.30 Yum Yum
About 7 miles. Finish about 13.30.
Attended : 8
2nd walk for Julie Mctay ? Lovely walk. Thanks Julie.
Rushmere/Stockgrove figure of 8
Day or Half-day Walk
Mike 07594 577129
An early morning figure of 8 walk around Stockgrove & Rushmere Park & surrounding countryside. Two separate circular walks of about 6 miles with a brunch stop between - do both or one. Medium to hard walk with hills. Note: car park charge.
7am at French's Ave. To meet elsewhere contact Mike.
Return late afternoon.
Up to 13 miles.
Attended : 5
Thanks for 2 all day & 3 half day walkers .
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 8
River Ouzel/Grand Union Canal
Short/easy walk
Peter 07732418260
From Slapton, along the River Ouzel to Church Lock, back along the Grand Union Canal. Gates & stiles. Possible pub stop at the end.
9.30 at French's Ave.
Return about 1.30. 4.5 miles
Attended : 5
Somewhere in the Chilterns
Day Walk
Paul
07591049076
Expect hills, views and great scenery and hopefully a pub for lunch.
Meet at 9.30am at the Yum Yum.
Return around 5pm
Distance approx 12 miles
Attended : 4
No walk when going to press.
Walk the Northumberland Coast Path
Trip
Don 01582601852
Returning 01 Sep 2014 this walking tour will be based at Alnwick and Berwick Youth Hostels. Planning to visit the Farne Islands, Lindisfarne (Holy Island) and several castles inc. Warkworth, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh, and cross the Scottish border to walk the cliff path from St Abbs Head to Berwick. Walking is relatively easy. For more information/booking contact Don. Itinerary on web.
Attended : 27
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 9
Rex Reminder
Social
Wendy 07712336318 r220hopkins@btinternet.com
By today you should have registered your interest in going to the Rex on 13th September.
Cheviot Hills - 4 nights Youth Hostel tour.

Trip
Don 01582601582
This walking tour in Northumberland starts at Wooler YH and goes to Kirk Yetholm YH in Scotland, at the end of the Pennine Way, for 2 nights then returns to Wooler YH by a different route. The party transfers to Alnwick on Friday YH to link up with the others walking the Northumberland Coast Path. Contact Don to book your place.
Attended : 10
Black Poplar Trail
Half-day Walk
Bessie 01582 608624
From Wilstone passing through Long Marston. On the flat following footpaths and quiet lanes passing rare black poplars and delightful views of the Chiltern Escarpment. Nice teashop at the end.
09.30 Yum Yum car park.
About 5.5 ml. Finish about 13.30.
Attended : 11
Scarecrows
Day Walk
David 01582607318
Walk from Dunstable to Flamstead via Blows Downs, Caddington, Pepperstock, Pepsal End, Friar's Wash. Visit the Scarecrow Festival. 34 bus back to Dunstable (hourly 14.30 to 18.30.)
09.00 Priory School
About 9 miles + 2 or 3 to see the scarecrows.
Attended : 16
12 walked.
Flamstead Scarecrow Festival
Social
Further info ring Eila 07964291892
If you do not want to walk far you can use the free bus round the village (or spend time at the village hall, or in one of the pubs!). For further details see  http://www.flamstead-herts.co.uk/
9.45 at Priory School or just turn up in Flamstead.
Finish 6.00 or earlier if you wish.
Attended : 1
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Central MK to Little Brickhill
Day Walk
David 01582607318
From Central MK route includes Campbell Pk, Willen Lake, R Ouzel, B/Brickhill, L/Brickhill Copse. Aiming for 1520 or 1620 X31 bus at L/Brickhill for return to Dunstable.
0940 High Street N for 0947 X31 bus
About 11 miles
Attended : 10
Cut off the last loop and caught the earlier bus.
View of the Ver Valley
Half-day walk
Mike 07594577129
Circular walk from Redbourn taking in Redbournbury Mill. Easy to medium walk with hills & footpaths.
09.05 at West St bus stop to catch 09.14 34 to St Albans.
Return between 1-2pm
Distance 5 miles
Attended : 8
Flamstead and Markyate
Day Walk
Jane Rouse tel 01582 526780/07513956213
An easy walk on field paths in Hertfordshire.
9:30 Yum Yum
8 miles approx. Returning mid afternoon
Attended : 2
Wheathampstead/River Lea
Short/easy walk
Peter 07732 418260
A short easy walk from Wheathampstead along the River Lea and Ayot Greenway (a sequel to the Source of the River Lea walk).
1.30pm at Yum Yum
About 4 ml. Finish about 5.30pm
Attended : 1
Rainy weather. Just peter who decided not to walk by himself.
Preston & Kings Walden
Half-day Walk
Mike 07594 577129
A walk in the rolling hills between Preston & Kings Walden with its splendid former deer park. Easy to medium walk with several stiles, some hills. Possible pub stop at the end.
9.30am Priory School. To meet elsewhere contact Mike.
Return by 2pm. 5 miles.
Attended : 10
Brecon Beacons
Trip
Sylv Elliott 07890926765
Sandra Crannage 07801846351
4 nights in the Brecons - replaces trip to the Lakes. Fully booked.
Attended : 13
Fine food, fine walking!
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles. Finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 8
Villages and Their Greens
Half-day Walk
Hazel 01582661544
A circular walk from Upper Sundon going via Fancott to Toddington and back.
9.30am at the Yum Yum
Return about 1.00pm. About 5 miles.
Attended : 15
1st walk for Julie.
The Tempest
Social
Peter 07732 418260
Another production by the Pantaloons Theatre Company. Last year it was excellent.  Tickets are £12.50+ £1.25 booking fee, available from the RSPB Lodge Sandy (the shop): 01767 680541. Contact Peter to discuss booking, shared transport, picnic etc.
RSPB Sandy 2pm
Attended : 3
small group, but great performance, weather, picnic, and walk round grounds
International Food Night
Social
Wendy r220hopkins@btinternet.com or 07712336318
Wendy has volunteered to host another Bring a Plate night.  Bring food from any country of your choice! Plus your own drinks. If you wish to come please make sure you contact Wendy by 26th July as she will need to know how many people to expect. Numbers may be limited.
Start 7pm
Attended : 13
Thanks for another excellent night Wendy
Maulden Woods
Day Walk
Don 01582601852
Starting and finishing at Ampthill, this walk will include an exploration of Maulden Woods, visiting Maulden and Clophill en route.
9.30am French's Ave
Return about 5.30pm. About 11 miles.
Attended : 14
St Albans to Markyate
Day Walk
David 01582607318
Bus to St Albans station. Walk to Markyate via Alban Way, Redbourn, Trowley Bottom. Aiming for 15.35 34 bus to Dunstable.
08.55 at Asda bus stop for 09.05 34 bus.
About 12 miles
Attended : 9
Arlesey & Lavender Fields
Day Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Circular walk starting at Arlesey Village Hall crossing the boundaries of Beds & Hertfordshire. Passing by the Lavender fields of Hitchin Lavender. Medium to hard walk with a variety of paths. Pub lunch stop.
9am at French's Ave. To meet elsewhere contact Mike.
Return by 5pm. Distance approx 10 miles
Attended : 8
The Quarry and Houghton
Half-day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Venture into Houghton Regis Quarry and hopefully see lots of butterflies. A circular walk starting and finishing on The Green in Houghton Regis. Please phone if you wish to meet us in Houghton.
Meet: 9.30 at Priory School.
Return 13.30. 6 miles.
Attended : 19
Very hot. We saw lots of butterflies in the quarry.
International Food Night Reminder
Social
r220hopkins@btinternet.com or 07712336318
By now you should have reserved your place at the International Food night on 2nd August.
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 12
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Picnic in Stockwood Park
Social
Eila 01582731026 07964291892
Short, easy walk in/around Stockwood Park, Luton followed by picnic (bring food) on the grass in front of the museum and Mossman carriage collection. Hoping for sunshine..
10.00 at the Yum Yum
Finish mid afternoon. No more than 4 miles.
Attended : 5
A great walk via Harpers and the Plough. Comments on didn't realise what a large nice park Stockwood is.
Little Brickhill to French's Ave
Day Walk
David 01582607318
X31 bus out. Walk back via Woburn, Milton Bryan, Tebworth.
0945 at bus stop, High St N/French's Ave for 0952 bus.
About 12 miles, finish about 1630
Attended : 5
A select band enjoyed a fine walk, unaffected by the threatened thunderstorms.
Jockey End to Edlesborough
Day Walk
David 01582607318
Bus to Jockey End. Walk to Edlesborough via Gt Gaddesden, Ashridge, Ivinghoe Beacon. Aiming for 15.37 61 bus to Dunstable.
09.00 at Asda bus stop for 09.06 X31.
About 12 miles
Attended : 9
Open Programme Planning Meeting
Admin
Don 01582601852
All members welcome. Try to attend this to discuss the forthcoming programmes of activities. We will try to cover all aspects of our walks and trips - destinations, speeds, distances, times, etc. If you have views/ideas of how our programme can be improved/changed or if you want no change, come along and add your voice.
Meet: 7.30pm Fire Station, Brewers Hill Rd, Dunstable
Attended : 14
Outskirts of Ashridge
Day Walk
Paul
07591049076
Walking around the outskirts of Ashridge we take in Ivinghoe Beacon, The Ridgeway, Grand Union Canal and more. Pub stop at lunch time.
Meet at 9.30.am at the Yum Yum.
Return around 4pm
Distance approx 10 miles
Attended : 15
Bogtrotters BBQ
Social
Alan 07957438153
Number limited. £5 per head payable to Alan by 5th July to enable purchase of supplies. Chris and Jan will provide the venue in Studham and Alan will be in charge of the charcoal. Sous-chefs and assistants needed. Bring your own drinks and seating. Sold out.
Start: 5pm.
Finish: 9pm.
Attended : 28
Excellent!
Sundon Hills and Sharpenhoe Clappers
Half-day Walk
David 01582607318
A circular walk from Sundon Hills car park, taking in Sharpenhoe Clappers, Sharpenhoe and Harlington. There will still be time to get ready for the Boggies BBQ.
09.00 at French's Avenue.
About 8 miles.
Finish about 13.00
Attended : 7
The Clappers
Short/Easy Walk
Julian 07979 435856
A walk around Sharpenhoe Clappers admiring the views.
Meet at French's Ave at 9.30
Return at 12.30
Distance 4 miles approx
Attended : 8
1st walk for Juliana, 1 health walker. 6 Boggies.
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 11
1st walk for Ant.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Tring Circular
Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
From Tring taking in Tring Park & Wiggington. Medium to hard walk with some hills, tracks, field paths.
9.40am at the bus stop in West St to catch the 9.47am 61 bus.
Return between 2 -3pm
Distance 5-7 miles
Attended : 17
We were please to see David & Pat with their grandson who came on our walk.
Dunstable to Spice, Caddington for Indian meal.
Half-day Walk
Eila Goss Eila_goss@hotmail.com (07816012248)
Walk to Caddington, visit pub before going to Spice for 6pm. Around £11 for starter, main course, side dish, rice or nan and coffee. Either get a lift or walk back to Dunstable. You can join us for the meal only.  Contact Eila by 28 June if you intend to come for a meal - they need to know how many to expect.
15.00 at the Yum Yum
About 7 miles return, getting back before dark.
Attended : 12
An excellent meal as usual. 10 walked, 2 didn't and 10 ate...
Circular from Bramingham
Day Walk
Tony 07594532429
Cross Great Bramingham Park on the Thede Way to Warden Hill and Galley Hill. On to Sharpenhoe Clappers and Sundon Hills. Return via The White Hart, Upper Sundon.
09.00 at Priory school or 09.30 in car park, Freeman Ave, Luton behind The Bramingham.
11/12 miles. Finish about 16.00.
Attended : 14
BBQ Reminder
Social
Alan 07957438153
If you plan to go to the BBQ next Saturday payment of £5 per head is due by now. Sold out.
History of Britain
Social
Lesley Grierson-Hill
07890075361
lesleygrierson_hill@hotmail.com
The Pantaloons Theatre Group perform, outdoors, The History of Britain at Woburn Abbey. Tickets: £13.50 or £12.00. Book via website  http://www.woburnabbey.co.uk/events/theatre/history-of-britain/. Lesley is happy to co-ordinate food and transport if we go as a group and picnic together. You will need to buy your own tickets.
Performance starts at 7 p.m.
Attended : 15
Brilliant Pantaloons. Thanks
Luton to Wheathampstead
Day Walk
David 01582607318
Bus to Luton. Walk to Wheathampstead via Someries, Peters Green, Ansells End, Kimpton, Ayot St Lawrence. Aiming for  14.58 636 bus to Luton and then busway to Dunstable
08.55 at Asda bus stop for 09.03 A bus to Luton.
About 11 miles. Finish about 16.00
Attended : 12
Walk through Woburn Deer Park
Half-day Walk
Paul
07591049076
Familiar and popular walk for most. An easy stroll through the manicured estate.
Meet at the car park in French's Avenue at 9.30am
Return at lunch time.
Distance 5.5 miles
Attended : 19
Rural Hertfordshire
Day Walk
Jane Rouse 07513956213
Starting at Watton-at-Stone we will walk through Bennington, Dane End and Woodhall Park before returning to our start.
9:30 Priory School
Finish 5:00 approx.
About 12 miles
Attended : 15
First walk for Rose and Mags.
College Lake Picnic
Short/Easy Walk + Picnic
Peter 07732 418260
Walk round College Lake Bird Sanctuary and possible canal extension. Some slight inclines. Cafe open but bring food for a picnic tea.
1.30pm at Priory School
Return 5pm
Distance 4 mls
Attended : 9
4 health walkers. Tess, Jackie + two others
Reminder
Indian Meal 6th July
Eila_Goss@hotmail.com
07964291892
Deadline for informing Eila if you intend to have a meal at Spice of Caddington  so that she can tell them how many to expect.
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 6
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Regent's Park Canal, London
Day Walk
Paul
07591049076
Walk the length of this canal which was built 150 years ago to link the Grand Union Canal to the River Thames in East London. Starting at Paddington we pass Little Venice, Camden,St Pancras and Islington ending at Limehouse in Docklands. There are likely to be some interesting diversions along the way!
Meet at Luton Airport Parkway train station at 9.15 am
Return early evening
Distance 9 miles
Attended : 27
The Brickhills
Half-day Walk
Julian 07979 435856
We will be walking on the longest day of the year and will finish our walk at Great Brickhill where there may be an opportunity for a drink and a meal  at the pub for those who wish to stay on.
Meet at French's Ave,
Meet at 1pm
Return at 5.30 pm for those coming straight back.
Distance. 6 miles.
Attended : 17
17 walked. 9 stayed on for the meal. beautiful warm mid-summer evening.
Little Brickhill to Leighton Buzzard
Day Walk
David 01582607318
Bus to Little Brickhill. Walk to Leighton Buzzard via Gt Brickhill, Stoke Hammond, Hollingdon, Stewkley, Linslade. Aiming for 1541 70 bus to Dunstable.
0940 at bus stop High Street N for 0947 X31 bus
About 12 miles
Attended : 10
Dunstable/Ashridge circular
Day Walk
David 01582607318
A longish walk from the Yum Yum with the prospect of a halfway stop at the cafe in Ashridge before going on to Ivinghoe Beacon then descending along the ridge for the return to Dunstable.
09.00 at the Yum Yum
About 18 miles. Finish about 17.00
Attended : 11
Circular from Grove House Gardens
Short/Easy Walk
Sue 07443016095
Today's walk is going to start at the  Bogtrotters stall at Grove House Gardens.   We will walk over to Houghton Hall Park and back again.   We will see the new busway, the wildflowers that grow in the park, the magnificent cedar tree, the kitchen garden  and of course Houghton Hall House and Stables with those incredible chimneys.
13.30 at Grove House Gardens
Distance 3 miles.
Attended : 15
11 Boggies 4 new walkers
Go Dunstable! Festival
Social
Sue 07443016095
The Bogtrotters will have a stall at this event in Grove House Gardens running from 11am to 5pm. We are looking for volunteers to mind it, with at least one other, for 1 to 2 hours each.
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 11
Good to see Steve J out with us again.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Finger Buffet at the end of the walk.
Midweek Walk
Chris 07836 310262
Walking back from Jockey End via Beechwood House School, Studham Common, Whipsnade back to Staveley Rd for a Finger Buffet. A Medium walk suggest bringing a drink.
9am at bus stop High St South opposite Friars Walk for the 9.15am bus to Hemel
Return late afternoon.
Distance 5-7 miles.
Attended : 8
8 dined but only 4 walked.
Committee Meeting
Admin
David 01582607318
Members are welcome to attend.
19.45 at Bird in Hand, High Street N, Dunstable
Attended : 10
Climb the London Dome
Day Walk
Jane Rouse/Sylvia Pigeon Tel 07513956213/07587185176
An exciting day out in London. We will cross the Thames by cable car before climbing over the roof of the O2 Dome followed by a short walk to Greenwich. Tickets will need to booked before the day. Contact Sylvia or Jane
9:00 Luton Parkway
6:00 or later if you want to remain in Greenwich
Attended : 11
11 over the o2 and 15 on the cable car.
Swanbourne
Half-day Walk
Sue Jenkins 01582 865966
Stewkley to Swanbourne and back to the beginning.  With a  visit to the pub in Swanbourne (Betsey Wynne) for refreshments if desired !
Meet at French's Ave
Meet at 09.30
Return at 14.00 approx
Distance 8 miles
Attended : 14
Walking along paths not often used!
Gaddesden Row to Wheathampstead
Day Walk
David 01582607318
Bus to Gaddesden Row. Walk to Wheathampstead via Redbourn, Sandridge, Coleman Green. Aiming for 1458 636 bus to Luton and then busway service to Dunstable
09.00 at Asda bus stop for 09.06 X31.
About 13 miles. Finish about 1600.
Attended : 12
Evening walk to Farmers Boy , Kensworth for meal.
Social
Eila Goss 07816012248
Eila_goss@hotmail.com
This is a pretty walk and the evenings should be light. The Farmers Boy has agreed to do us another of their excellent meals at £6.50 for 2 courses.   You can turn up for drinks or the meal at about 8 p.m.  If you intend coming for a meal can you email/phone me so that I can tell the pub how many to expect.
Priory School at 6.45 p.m.
6 miles if returning to Dunstable.
Attended : 20
15 walked there and 6 walked back. An excellent value meal.
Blows Downs Fauna and Flora
Guided Walk
Eila 07964291892
This short walk will be led by Esther, the Wildlife Trust Reserves Officer with responsibility for Blows Downs. She will highlight aspects of this local amenity that most of us pass by without noticing.
Meet: 2pm at Blows Downs end of Half Moon Lane.
Finish about 4.30pm.
Attended : 18
Thank you Esther. 1st walk for Bernard and Verity, also David and Zhana
Circular walk from Redbourn.
Day Walk
Les Price 07866858992
A circular walk from Redbourn taking in the Colne valley, St. Albans and Harpenden
Meet at Priory School,
Meet at 09.30
Return at 16.00 approx
Distance 12 miles.
Attended : 15
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 6
Bank Holiday Monday...Linslade/Grand Union Canal
Short Walk
Peter Jackson 07732 418260
Starting from Grove Lock, round Tiddenfoot Nature Reserve, along the canal to the Globe Inn
Meet at French's Avenue 09.30
Return 1.30 approx
Distance 4.5-5 miles
Attended : 8
First walk for Janie.
Coombe Hill, Wendover, Princes Risborough, circular
Day Walk
Paul Ridgeway
07591049076
Hills, woodlands, villages and views, what more could you want!
Meet at 9am at the Yum Yum
Return around 5pm
Distance approx 13 miles
Attended : 10
Reminder
Meal at the Farmers Boy on 2nd June.
eila_goss@hotmail.com
(07816012248)
By now you should have let Eila know if you intend eating so that she has some idea of the numbers involved as she is going to be away over the Bank Holiday weekend!
Studham Circular
Half-day Walk
David 01582607318
A reasonably paced circular walk in the countryside bounded by Studham, Markyate, Flamstead, Gaddesden Row.
09.00 at Priory School
About 9 miles. Finish about 13.30
Attended : 6
Boggies Quiz Night
Social
Joanne 01582 539534 or Eila 07964291892
Charge: £4 per person - this event is open to everyone. Teams will be of up to four people which can be organised on the night. A raffle will be held in aid of The Wildlife Trust. Please bring your own refreshments. Quizmaster for the evening will be Joanne Robertson.
Meet: 6.45 for 7.15 pm at St Fremund's, Westfield Road, Dunstable, LU6 1DR

Finish 10.00pm
Attended : 26
Thanks Jo, a great night, made £69 for this years Charity.
Dunstable to Tring
Day Walk
David 01582607318
Walk from the Yum Yum to Tring via Totternhoe, Edlesborough, Ashridge, Tring Park. Aiming for 1513 61 bus in Tring High Street for return to Dunstable.
0900 at Yum Yum car park.
About 14 miles.
Attended : 13
Wetherspoons Curry Night
Social
Just turn up or phone Eila 07816012248
Thought it was about time we had one of these. Inexpensive curry - about £5.75 including drink. Or choose from full menu. Or just have a drink.
6.45 onwards at Gary Cooper, Dunstable
Attended : 7
Stockgrove/Rushmere
Short/Easy Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Come and enjoy a walk in and around Stockgrove and Rushmere.  Starting at Great Brickhill.  Good cafe at Stockgrove and Rushmere.  Come and enjoy the woods !
Meet at Yum Yum
Meet at 09.30
Return 13.00 approx
Distance 4 miles.
Attended : 16
Sally and Tina for their 3rd walk.
Introduction to Northamptonshire
Day Walk
Don 01582 601852
Further afield than usual but well worth the journey. A circular walk in delightful Northants countryside, visiting the villages of Litchborough. Farthingstone (with its secret garden!), Everdon, deserted Fawsley and Preston Capes.
09.00 at French's Avenue.
Finish about 18.00. 12-13 miles.
Attended : 18
Good to meet Stella and Norman from NOG
Boggies Quiz Night
REMINDER
Social
SEE ENTRY FOR NEXT  FRIDAY - 23RD MAY.
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 9
The Wendover Arm from Aston Clinton to the Reservoirs.
Midweek Walk
Chris 07836310262
An easy walk starting from Aston Clinton taking in the various aspects of the Wendover Arm back to the reservoirs. Possible refreshments at College Lake at the end.
9.40 at the West St bus stop for the 9.47 to Aylesbury.
Return 2-3pm .
Distance 5-6 miles
Attended : 9
Whitwell Wander
Day Walk
Julian 07979 435856
We will explore the paths in and around Whitwell.
Meet at the Yum Yum
Meet at 09.30
Return at 17.30
Distance 10 miles
Attended : 10
Bluebell Walk.
Half-day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
No guarantees but we will go looking for bluebells and a sunny day as well !   In and around Ashridge.
Meet at Priory School.
Meet at 09.30
Return 13.30 approx
Distance 6 miles approx
Attended : 10
Stunning bluebells and wonderful sunshine. What could be better.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Luton to Hitchin
Day Walk
David 01582607318
Bus to Luton Kimpton Road. Walk to Hitchin via Someries Castle, Wandon End, Mangrove Green, G/Offley, Charlton. Aiming for 1540 101 bus for return to Luton then any busway service to Dunstable.
0850 at Asda bus stop for 0903 A bus.
About 11 miles. Finish about 1700
Attended : 10
Called it a day at Gt Offley
Walking the Battlefields of The Ypres Salient
Trip
Bob Reid
Fully booked.
Tring Ring
Half-day walk
Sandra 07801846351
A walk from Aldbury taking in Tring Park and Tring before returning to Aldbury.
09.00 at Yum Yum car park.
About 8 miles.
Finish about 13.30.
Attended : 16
Bow Brickhill circular
Day Walk
Sue Jenkins 01582 865966
Let's get lost in the woods today!  Hoping that we can get to Woburn and return to Bow Brickhill   with a wander through Buttermilk Wood,  Old Wavendon  Heath and Woods.  Pub stop at Woburn.
Meet at French's Ave
Meet at 09.30
Return 5pm
Distance 11 miles.
Attended : 17
Lovely Bluebells.
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 9
Newly born lambs in fields near Hockliffe
Committee Meeting
Admin
David 01582607318
Members are welcome to attend.
19.45 at Bird in Hand, High Street N, Dunstable
Attended : 8
Photo and slide evening
Dunstable Fire Station.
Slideshow evening.
Don Snoad 01582 601852 or Eila Goss 01582731026
A chance to look at slides and photos from the Pyrenees Oct 2013, Christmas trip to Mid Wales and the Easter trip to the Lake District.  Plus a few misc. photos from local walks and the weekend at Stour  Valley...If we have time.
Meet at Dunstable Fire Station 07.30
Brewers Hill Rd. Dunstable LU6 1AA
Attended : 13
Thanks Don and Julian.
A circular walk in and around Bidwell and Wingfield
Day Walk
Les Price 07866858992
A circular walk from French's Avenue taking in Bidwell, Chalton, Fancott and Wingfield.
Meet at French's Ave,
Meet at 09.30
Return 15.30 approx
Distance 12 miles
Attended : 10
Soulbury Circular.
Half-day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
We walk from Soulbury to Stewkley and back.  Hopefully we will have time for a swift half in the pub at Stewkley.
Meet at French's Ave.
Meet at 09.30
Return at 13.30 approx
Distance 6/7 miles
Attended : 20
2nd walk for Sally and Tina. Sorry about the 33 stiles !!
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Studham to St Albans
Day Walk
David 01582607318
Bus to Studham Red Lion then walk via Stags End, Church End and Punch Bowl Lane to St Albans. Aiming for 15.57 34 bus in St Peter's St.
09.00 at Asda bus stop for 09.06 X31.
About 13 miles.
Attended : 9
Wetherspoons Steak Night
Social
Just Turn up or 07964291892
Steak dinner INCLUSIVE of a drink for about £7 or choose from a varied and inexpensive menu ranging from vegetarian and salads, to burgers, and jacket potatoes. You could just join us for drinks.
7.30 at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Totternhoe Knolls Nature Reserve
Short/Easy Walk
Peter Jackson 07732 418260
Easter Monday. Short, fairly easy walk, good paths but several slopes, few stiles. The route passes Castle Mound and Maiden Bower Iron Age hill fort  where we may make short detours.
Meet at 9.30 at Yum Yum car park
4 miles. Return 1.00-1.30pm
Attended : 13
9 Bogtrotters 2 health walkers 2 new walkers. Sally and TIna
Watch Boggies website for possible additional walk.
Watch Boggies website for possible additional walk.
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 5
Easter in Western Lake District.
Trip.
Don 01582 601852
Fully booked.
Attended : 11
plus Nick and Laura
Ivinghoe Beacon Wander.
Day Walk.
Julia 07958082009
Walk will be on and around Ivinghoe Beacon, Pitstone Hill, Aldbury and Ashridge.
Meet time 09.30
Meet at The Yum Yum
Return 4.30pm approx.
Distance 12 miles approx.
Attended : 14
Sharpenhoe Clappers
Short/Easy Walk
Julian 07979 435856
A gentle stroll from Streatley over to the beech woods at the top of Sharpenhoe Clappers with views to the north over the Bedfordshire countryside. We circle back to The Chequers at Streatley for those who would like refreshments. Or you may wish to go straight home.
Meet at French's Ave
Meet at 10 am
Return 1pm
Distance 3 miles.
Attended : 9
No health walkers. All Bogtrotters members.
Dallow/Blows Downs
Half-day Walk
Steve Goss 01582731026
07935273417
A circular walk starting at Blows Downs walking across to Dallow Downs and then up to Chaul End coming back along the ridge, with some super views of our local countryside.
9.30 Priory School
Finish 1.30, about 7 miles.
Attended : 8
Dallow/Blows Downs
Half-day Walk
Steve Goss 01582731026
07935273417
A circular walk starting at Blows Downs walking across to Dallow Downs and then up to Chaul End coming back along the ridge, with some super views of our local countryside.
9.30 Priory School
Finish 1.30, about 7 miles.
Attended : 8
Redbourn to St Albans
Day Walk
David 01582607318
Bus to Redbourn. Walk to St Albans via Harpenden, Sandridge, Smallford. Aiming for 1557 34 bus in St Peter St, St Albans.
08.55 at Asda bus stop for 09.05 34.
About 14 miles
Attended : 14
Swathes of bluebells near Sandridge
The Nicky Line - Hemel to Redbourn
Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
Walking the Nicky Line to Redbourn from Hemel Hempstead.
An easy walk along the old track with a hill at the start. Bring refreshments although they will be available at the start & end.
9am at Bus Stop High Street S opposite Friars Walk for the 9.15 X 31 to Hemel.
Return 1-2pm
Distance 5-6 miles
Attended : 8
comment
Little Gaddesden and Nettleden circular
Half-day walk
Paul Ridgeway
07591049076
Circular along the Hertfordshire Way and through the glorious Golden Valley. Optional pub stop at the end of the walk.
Meet at the Yum Yum at 9.30am
Return around 1pm
Distance approx 6.5 miles
Attended : 8
French's Ave to Leighton Buzzard
Linear Day Walk
David 01582607318
Walk via Edlesborough, Ivinghoe Aston and canal to Leighton Buzzard for half-hourly bus service back to French's Ave.
0930 at French's Ave car park
About 12 miles. Finish about 1630.
Attended : 14
Little Brickhill to Toddington
Linear Day Walk
David 01582607318
Walk via Bow Brickhill, Woburn Sands, Woburn, etc. Aiming for bus from Toddington Green 1529/1559.
Meet: High St North for 0947 X31 bus.
About 11 miles.
Attended : 15
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Markyate Circular
Day Walk
Steve 01582731026 or 07935273417
A scenic walk taking in Pepperstock, Friars Wash, Trowley Bottom and Beechwood House.
9.30 at the Yum Yum
Return about 5 p.m. approx. 11 miles.
Attended : 13
Started with 11, finished with 13 once they caught up with us!
Pitstone Windmill and College Lake
Short Walk
Sue 07443016095
We head off towards College Lake and come back via Pitstone Windmill.
Meet at Priory School.
Meet at 09.30
Return at 13.30
Distance 6 miles
Attended : 12
Good to see Marie-Louise again.
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 11
Whipsnade Circular
Short Walk
Hazell/Nadine
07929889292/07746975240
Revisiting one of Dave Tomkins' walks from Whipsnade to Studham.
Meet at the Yum Yum at 9.30am
Return around 2.30pm
Distance approx 5 miles
Attended : 8
Tea Shop Walk
Day Walk
Dennis 07966493699
Park in Redbourn, head via Hatching Green to Wheathampstead for teashop/pub. Second tea stop in Harpenden on way back.
Meet at Priory School
Meet at 09.00
Return at 17.00 approx
Distance 12 miles.
Attended : 11
Thanks Dennis.
Stour Valley (Suffolk) Weekend
Trip
Don 01582 601852
Two nights at a well-appointed bunkhouse near Manningtree,  in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  'Constable Country'  lies close by and a visit to Flatford Mill and Dedham Vale is a must.  Easy terrain for walking - no hills !
We have exclusive use of this bunkhouse - if we fill it the charge will be under £30 a head for the two nights. Please book A.S.A.P. by contacting Don.
Attended : 14
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Studham to Ivinghoe
Linear Day Walk
Chris 07836310262
Walk via Dagnall, Little Gaddesden, the Monument, Aldbury, Pitstone Hill to Ivinghoe for the 1528 61 bus back to Dunstable.
0905 in High St South opposite Friars Walk for 0915 X31 bus.
About 11.5 miles
Attended : 7
Tempting Tuesday at the Chequers
Social
Meet at the Chequers for a meal or drinks. (Tuesday offer: free starter or dessert with a Big Plate Special). http://www.pub-explorer.com/beds/pub/chequershoughtonregis.htm
7.15pm at The Chequers, Houghton Regis, LU5 5LB
Attended : 8
A good evening out, reasonably priced food and good company
Bovingdon and Chipperfield.
Day Walk
Don 01582 601852
From Boxmoor station (Hemel Hempstead) walk via Bovingdon to Chipperfield and the Apostle's Pond for lunch on the common (pub and cafe.) Return  via Apsley and GU Canal.
Meet at the Yum Yum.
Meet at 09.30 am.
Return about 5.30 pm.
Distance 11 miles approx.
Attended : 20
Mentmore Circular
Short Walk
Mike 07584577129
A pleasant amble through the Vale of Aylesbury starting from Mentmore.

Taking in field paths , tracks , roads & canalpaths .This would be classed as a medium walk.
Please bring refreshments but we may have a pub stop at the end.
10am at French's Ave carpark.
Please call me if you wish to meet elsewhere.
Return 2-3pm .
Distance 6-7 miles
Attended : 9
Search for Source of the Lea
Short/Easy walk
Peter 07732 418260
We start in Marsh Farm and follow the beginnings of the river for a couple of miles. No need for wellies. Largely flat.
Meet: 1.30pm at French's Ave car park
Return 5.30pm
Distance 3.5 - 4 mls
Attended : 8
Hockliffe to L/Buzzard
Linear Day Walk
Brian 01582665465
Bus to Hockliffe. Via Church End, Battlesden Lodge & Church, Potsgrove, Bushycommon & Kings Woods, Stockgrove Pk to L/Buzzard. 70 bus to Dunstable, 1/2 hr service.
0937 High St North for 0947 X31 bus.
About 10 miles, return about 1600
Attended : 10
Fenny Stratford To Leighton Buzzard.
Mid Week Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Flat walk along canal towpath. Easy to medium.
9.35 am at the High St North bus stop to catch the 9.47 to M.K
Return 2-3pm .
Distance 7 miles.
Attended : 10
Circular around Hawridge
Short Walk
Paul 07591049076
Undulating walk in fine countryside with good views. Optional pub stop at the end of the walk.
Meet at the Yum Yum at 9.30am
Return around 2pm
Distance approx 6.5 miles
Attended : 20
The Mousetrap on Wed 2nd April.
Dunstable Theatre Trip
Sue Jenkins 01582 865966
Your last chance to be included in this trip.
Julian and Sue are going to get tickets for The Mousetrap which is on at The Grove in Dunstable.   Wed 2nd April 7.30.   Price £26 or £23 concessions.  Interested? Then contact Sue on 01582 865966 before 16th March.
Flamstead to Dunstable
Linear Day Walk
David 01582607318
Bus to Flamstead. Walk back to Dunstable via Gaddesden Row, Studham, Kensworth and Quarry.
0902 at West Street for 0912 34 bus
About 12 miles.
Finish about 1630.
Attended : 12
Guest walkers - Sandra, Shiona, Jo
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
PIccotts End to Bulbourne
Linear Day Walk
David 01582607318
Walk via Potten End, Berkhamsted, canal. Aiming for 1507-ish 61 bus in Bulbourne.
0905 in High St South opposite Friars Walk for 0915 X31 bus.
About 11 miles
Attended : 10
Committee Meeting
David 01582607318
Members are welcome to attend.
19.45 at Bird in Hand, High Street N, Dunstable
Attended : 8
Preston Circular.
Day Walk.
Les 07866858992
A medium walk via Chapelfoot, Whitwell and Breachwood green.
Meet at The YumYum
Meet at 09.00 am
Return at 4.30 pm
Distance 12 Miles
Attended : 13
Circular from Pirton
Short Walk
Jane 07513956213
Starting at Pirton we will make our way along the Icknield Way to Telegraph Hill before returning to Pirton. Some moderate climbs to enjoy views from Deacon Hill .
9:30am at Priory School
6 miles approx. Returning 1:00pm
Attended : 9
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 7
Redbournbury Mill Circular
Short Walk
Mike 07594577129
A circular starting at Redbourn common  taking in Redbourbury mill.

A medium walk with some hills,stile and some steps. Bring refreshments but we could visit a pub at the end.
10am Yum Yum carpark.
Call me if you wish to meet elsewhere.
Return 1-2pm .
Distance 5/6miles.
Attended : 3
Because of weather & path condition & poor turnout of 2 plus myself I decided to cancel the walk.
Along the HS2 Route - Wendover/ Great Missenden Circular
Day Walk
Paul 07591049076
Enjoy the walk before the high speed trains arrive! Undulating walk in the heart of the Chilterns. Some hills, a pub stop and spectacular scenery.
Meet at Priory School at 9am
Return around 4pm
Distance 10 miles
Attended : 14
Second walk for Shona and Joe. First walk for Ben.
Oxford Weekend.
Trip
Don 01582 601852
A weekend (2 nights away) at the comfortable hostel in the centre of Oxford, with time divided between walking (River Thames and Oxford Canal both provide suitable exit points) and visiting colleges, churches and museum.  Accommodation is £15 a night.  Please book A.S.A.P by contacting Don.
Attended : 10
Toddington to Houghton Regis
Linear Day Walk
David 01582607318
Walk via H/Wood End, Harlington, U/Sundon, Chalton. Aiming for one of the frequent buses in Tythe Farm Road.
0900 on busway at White Lion/College Drive for route E.
About 10.5 miles
Attended : 9
1st-timer - Chris.
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Beyond Wing
Day Walk
Julian 07979435856
A day walk in and around Wingrave, Aston Abbots and Weedon.
Meet at the Yum Yum
Meet at 09.30
Return 5pm approx
Distance 11 miles approx
Attended : 17
Wilstone Circular
Short Walk
Bessie 01582 608624
From Wilstone, walk will take in canals and reservoirs. Possible teashop at the end.
Meet 09.30 at Priory School
About 6.25 miles.
Finish about 13.30.
Attended : 10
inc. 2 guests - Shiona and Joe.
College Lake Circuit
Short/Easy Walk + Winter Picnic
Peter 07732 418260
Walk round College Lake Bird Sanctuary and possible canal extension. Some slight inclines. Cafe open but bring food for an outdoor winter picnic.
Meet: 10am at Priory School
Return 2pm
Distance 3.5 - 4 mls
Attended : 2
Abandoned
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 8
Kensworth Quarry/Dunstable Downs.
Mid Week Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Circular walk from the Yum Yum via Kensworth Quarry, Dunstable Downs and Gateway Centre. Medium to hard, some hills .



Due to the weather & conditions walk was changed to a circular taking in the gateway centre,green lane,old railway line back to the Yum Yum .
Thanks to those who turned up.-----Mike
10am at the Yum Yum.
Return 1- 1.30pm.
Distance 5-6 miles.
Attended : 4
Aldbury/Ashridge circular
Short Walk
Sandra 07801846351
Walking from Aldbury. Be prepared for woods and hills.
Meet 0930 at Yum Yum car park.
Distance about 6 miles.
Finish about 1300.
Attended : 10
Wheathampstead Circular
Day Walk
Les 07866858992
A medium walk via Nomansland, Symondshyde and the Brocket estate.
Meet at Priory School
Meet at 09.00
Return 4.00pm
Distance 10 Miles
Attended : 17
First walk for Marie-Louise
Piccotts End to Markyate
Linear Day Walk
David 01582607318
Walk via Holtsmere End, Redbourn, Flamstead. Aiming for 1535 34 bus in Markyate.
0905 at The Square for 0915 X31 bus
About 10 miles
Attended : 11
Finished at Flamstead.
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Wendover/Hastoe circular
Day walk
David 01582607318
Wendover to Hastoe via Halton, Wendover Woods. Back via Buckland Common and Swan Bottom. Expect hills.
0900 at Yum Yum car park
About 12 miles.
Finish about 1630
Attended : 13
Three Locks to Rushmere
Short Walk
Sue 07443016095
Pleasant walk along the canal from the Three Locks, then find our way up to Rushmere for a coffee. Some hills.
Meet at 09.30.
Meet at French's Ave
Return at 13.30 approx
Distance 6 miles.
Attended : 20
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 4
Wiggington Circular
Short Walk
Paul 07591049076

Pleasant and relatively flat walk through beech woods. Optional pub stop at the end of the walk.
Meet at the Yum Yum at 9.30 am
Return around 2pm
Distance approx 6.5 miles
Attended : 8
Post Christmas Meal
Walk and Social
Dennis 07966493699
Post Christmas meal at The Plough, Wingfield. Meal choices must be booked and paid for in advance via Dennis/Sheila.  Expecting to arrive at the Plough about 13.00. Click link for menu
Meet: 09.30 at Priory School.
Attended : 31
20 walkers, 29 for meal. Thanks Sheila and Dennis.
Leighton Buzzard to Bulbourne
Linear Day Walk
David 01582607318
From the rail station, walk via Wing, Mentmore, Cheddington, Marsworth. Aiming for 1507-ish 61 bus in Bulbourne.
0908 at High Street Nth for 0918 70 bus.
About 10.5 miles.
Attended : 9
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
The Thames Path and the City of London
Day Walk
Jane 07513956213
Taking the train to Blackfriars we will spend the morning following the Thames Path up to Lambeth Bridge before returning on the south bank as far as the Millennium Bridge. In the afternoon we will walk around the City of London passing many of Wren's Churches.
9:30am Luton Parkway Station
4 and 3.5 miles.
Finish about 5:00pm
Attended : 21
Thanks. Jane for a brilliant day.
Barton Hills and Hexton
Short Walk
Don 01582 601852
Start in Barton and walk to the Springs and the hills behind.  The route circles round to Hexton (possible refreshment here) before returning to Barton.
Meet at French's Avenue.
Meet at 09.30 am
Return about 1.30 pm
Distance about 7 miles.
Attended : 14
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 11
Fish & Chip Supper + Awards Evening
Social.
Eila_Goss@hotmail.com
or 01582731026
Nominations asap please. To book your fish and chips please email or ring Eila. We will be able to take a few orders on the night. Cost is £6 which includes soft drinks and a donation to this year's charity. There will also be a raffle in aid of the charity so any donations of gifts will be appreciated. You may bring your own alcohol and glasses.
Meet at 7.45 pm in Chew's House, Dunstable (Room 3, upstairs)

Attended : 31
Green Lanes
Short/Easy Walk
Sue 07443016095
We will explore the Green Lanes and head towards Totternhoe Knolls.
Meet at 09.30 at French's Ave
Return 12.30 approx
Distance about 4 miles.
Attended : 10
8boggies, 1boggie/health walker. 1health walker.
Studham Circular
Short Walk
David 01582607318
From Studham route includes golf course, zoo boundary, Whipsnade, Holywell, Byslips Wood.
Meet: 0900 at Yum Yum car park
About 6.5 miles.
Finish about 1300
Attended : 17
Aylesbury Boundary
Day Walk
Sylv 07890926765
Sandra 07801846351
Will start walk from Bierton, parking in lay-by on the A418 or nearby car park on the canal.
Meet at 9am, French's Avenue car park
About 13 miles
Finish about 5pm
Attended : 12
Whipsnade to Ivinghoe
Linear Day Walk
David 01582607318
Route includes Studham, Hudnall, Berkhamsted Cmn, Aldbury Cmn, Monument, Clipper Down. Aiming for 1518 61 bus in Ivinghoe.
0905 at The Square for 0915 X31 bus.
About 11 miles.
Attended : 10
Slide Show
Don 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Mystery walk
Mid Week Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Dependent on weather/buses, walk will either be a circular from or a linear back to Dunstable. Medium to hard.
9.50am at the West St bus stop.
Return 1-2 pm
Distance 5-6 miles,
Attended : 11
REMINDER
Eila_goss@hotmail.com

You should have given Eila your order the the Fish and Chip Supper on the 14th by now.

Committee Meeting
Members are welcome to attend.
19.30 at Dunstable Fire Station, Brewers Hill Rd
Attended : 10
Icknield Way Ramble
Day Walk.
Alan 07957 438153
The route starts at Stopsley sports centre car park (St. Thomas's Rd. LU2 7UX opposite high school) then over Warden Hills onto the Icknield Way to Telegraph Hill. We will then loop around Pirton before returning via The Red Lion at Great Offley and Putteridge Bury. The route may vary due to weather conditions. Also if needed, there is an hourly 101 bus from the post office at Gt. Offley.
Meet at Yum-Yum 9:30am
Return approx 3pm
Distance +/- 10 miles
Attended : 11
Good walk for summer time. Route was 15 miles and the Pirton loop could be made longer.
Pitstone Hill Circular.
Short Walk.
Sue 07443016095
Let's start the year with a circular walk from Pitstone Hill, taking in Aldbury Nowers, Aldbury, Ashridge cafe, Pitstone Common and Ivinghoe Common.
Meet: 09.30 at Priory School.
Return at 13.30 approx
Distance 7 miles
Attended : 10
Despite the horrible weather 10 brave souls ventured out.
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Agree where to walk over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 6
New Year's Day Wander
Social
Peter 07732 418260
Meet at Peter's in Houghton Regis for a coffee/hair of the cat. Wander round Boggies' homes in the area for new year greetings/drinks/eats. Phone for details.
11am at Peter's.
Attended : 10
We enjoyed eats and drinks at Peters and then walked the huge distance to Jo's for some more. Too wet to go far, but compensated for with excellent company
Committee Meeting
David 01582607318
Members are welcome to attend.
19.45 at Fire Station, Brewers Hill Rd, Dunstable
No walk currently planned. Check the Stop Press for late additions to the programme.
Circular from Britain Street
Day Walk.
David Dumpleton
01582607318
Take some air between Christmas and New Year with a shorter day walk going out and returning across Blows Downs.
0930 outside Priory school/academy
About 9 miles.
Return about 1430
Attended : 11
Rhayder. Mid-Wales.
Bunkhouse Trip to Mid-Wales. 5 day (4 nights)
Don Snoad 01582 601852
27th - 31st December 2013 4 nights (5 days)
The traditional post-Christmas get-away explores new territory this year, with a visit to the wilds of Mid-Wales around Rhayader and the Elan Valley reservoirs.  Accommodation will be at the Beili Neuadd Bunkhouse for the first two nights about 2-3 miles from Rhayader and at the Mid-Wales Bunkhouse for the other two nights near St Harmon.
Excellent walking area, but little visited by our group. We hope to visit the Elan Valley reservoirs on one day, walk from the bunkhouse to the other on the next day. (Luggage transport will be arranged) and visit Abbey Cwmhir on the following day - maybe short walks on Day 1 and Day 5.
Cost of accommodation £64 for the 4 nights.
Details of  both bunkhouses in Independent Hostel Guide 2013. Please contact Don 01582 601852 to book your place.
Attended : 14
Circular around Chipperfield
Day Walk.
Paul Ridgeway
07591049076
Starting in Boxmoor and taking in Bovingdon and Chipperfield for a pub stop.We return via Apsley and a short stretch of the Grand Union Canal.
Meet at 9am at the Yum Yum.
Return around 4pm
Distance 9 miles
Attended : 9
Mincepie Ramble
Short Walk.
Don Snoad. 01582 601852
Afternoon walk with mincepies and ginger wine at the end of the walk.  A Christmas 'must do'
Meet at French's Avenue
Meet at 2pm.
Attended : 6
Christmas Party
Social
Sandra. 07801846351
sandra_crannage@hotmail.co.uk
A slight variation on previous years. Sylvia and Sandra have agreed to do their excellent catering for our Xmas Party. The charge is £5 per head and we require this amount in advance. This means that if you are going to attend you will have to inform Sandra at least 2 weeks before with the £5. Please bring drinks, plates, dishes, and glasses with you. There will be a raffle on the night, any prizes will be appreciated.
Meet at St Fremund Hall, Westfield Rd, Dunstable
Meet at 7.00 p.m.
We HAVE to be out of the hall by 10.30 p.m.
Attended : 31
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Bring your ideas. Decide where to walk over tea/coffee. Be prepared for a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 8
Circular walk from French's Ave.
Short Walk.
Les Price 07866858992
Start at French's Ave, from Sewell on to Tottenhoe, then on to Eaton Bray, Wellhead and back on the Icknield Way to finish.
Meet at French's Ave
Meet at 10 am
Return at 2 pm approx
Distance 7 miles.
Attended : 9
A wander around Warden Hills
Day Walk.
Jane Rouse Tel 07513956213
Another walk around Warden Hills and Barton taking us through some favourite spots including Barton Springs, Galley Hill and Lilley. There may be refreshments on the way but bring some thing to eat and drink with you.
Priory School at 9:30
10 miles approx. return 4:00
Attended : 11
Mystery Canal Walk 2.
Short and slow Walk
Peter Jackson 07732418260
Come for another of Peter's mystery canal walks.  For details of walk please check stop-press or call Peter nearer the time.
Pleasant  easy walk.
Meet at French's Ave.
Meet at 09.30
Return 13.00 approx
Distance 4 miles.
Attended : 6
Edlesborough to Leighton Buzzard
Day Walk
David 01582607318
Bus to Edlesborough. Walk to L/Buzzard via Ivinghoe Aston, Grove Fm, canal. Return to Dunstable by 70 bus (approx. half-hour between buses.)
0953 at West Street bus stop for the 1003 61 bus.
About 9 miles.
Return about 1600
Attended : 11
Slide Show
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Breakfast at Staveley & a Christmas treat at Studham
Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
A breakfast start at Staveley rd before walking to Studham for a Christmas treat & then a bus back to Dunstable.

This event will be restricted to a maximum of 12 if breakfast is required & booking is essential.
However you can still come for the walk only.

This would be classed as a medium to hard walk with some hills , footpaths etc
Meet at 34 Staveley rd 9.30am or 10.15 if walking .
Return late afternoon.
Distance Approx 7 miles.
Attended : 12
Also thanks to Chris & Jan for a excellent spread for lunch at Studham.
Early morning breakfast walk to Ashridge
Long walk
Mike 07584 577129
A early mornings winter walk to Ashridge for a well earned breakfast.
If you wish to join us just for breakfast that is OK.
Because this is a linear walk we need to arrange for transport back to Dunstable & any volunteers would be appreciated.

Because breakfast is at the end of the walk I suggest you bring a hot drink with you.

This would be classed as a medium to hard walk with some hills .
meet at 7.30am at the Yum Yum carpark
Return after noon.
Distance 10miles approx
Attended : 7
Thanks Colin for turning up to give a lift back also for David D & Sylvia G for offering.
Silsoe/Pulloxhill Meander.
Short Walk.
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Today we start our walk in Silsoe we make our may over to Pulloxhill.  We will be looking out for ancient meadows, medieval earthworks and a fishpond.  Extra points for those who spot these features.  A pub at the end of the walk in Silsoe.
Meet at French's Ave.
Meet at 09.30
Return 13.00
Distance 6 miles.
Attended : 17
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Bring your ideas. Decide where to walk over tea/coffee. Be prepared for a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 12
Christmas Dinner Wetherspoons
Social
Email:Eila_goss@hotmail.com (01582731026)
We have had an excellent Christmas Dinner in the Gary Cooper previously. They are doing a similar deal this year. It is £11.95 for 3 courses or you can have 1 or 2 courses. Of course you are quite welcome to  join us later in the evening for drinks only!The menu isStarters at £2.10 Chicken liver & Ayrshire Bacon Pate -Broccoli & Shropshire Blue Cheese Soup -Organic Tomato & Basil Soup - Mains at £7.75 Which includes the usual drink.Roast Sliced turkey breast, served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, bacon-wrapped sausages, a selection of veg, gravy and cranberry sauce.Portobello Mushroom Chickpea and Pumpkin Seed Roast - Served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, a selection of veg, gravy and cranberry sauce.Salmon Fillet - Seasoned and served with Hollandaise sauce, chips and a dressed side salad.Desserts at £2.10 Christmas Pudding and Custard, Christmas Pudding and brandy sauce, or Mint Chocolate Cheesecake. If you are interested please contact me  by 18th November as they want numbers, and a list of what everyone wants to eat plus a £3 deposit per person.
7.30
Gary Cooper,Unit 2, Court Drive Dunstable
LU5 4GP
leave whenever you want to
Attended : 28
28 enjoyed a good meal + a couple turned up for drinks at the end
Ivinghoe Walk.
Short Walk.
Les Price. 07866858992
Start at Ivnghoe hills, on the Ridgeway to Pitstone Hills, past the windmill to Ivinghoe and back to the start going around Ivinghoe Beacon.


Meet at 10 am.
Meet at The Yum Yum
Return 2pm approx
Distance 7 miles.
Attended : 19
Ashridge To Berkhampstead Circular
Day Walk.
Mike 07594577129
Starting from Ashridge via the Canal & Cow Roast Lock to Berkhampstead for Lunch then back to
Ashridge via country paths etc .

Refreshments at the start & end at the cafe at Ashridge will be available.

This would be classed as a Medium to Hard walk with some hills.
Meet 9am at Priory School.
If you wish to meet elsewhere please call me.
Return by 5pm
Distance 11miles plus.
Attended : 9
St Albans to Flamstead
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582607318
Bus to St Albans rail station. Walk to Flamstead via colne and Ver Valley walks. Aiming for 1529 bus at the Three Blackbirds.
0902 at West Street bus stop for 0912 34 bus.
About 9 miles.
Return about 1600
Attended : 11
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Circular from Hudnall Common
Day Walk.
David Dumpleton
01582607318
Drive to Hudnall Common. Walk takes in Little Gaddesden, Ashridge (monument/cafe), Northchurch Common, Frithsden (pub), Nettleden.
0900 at Yum Yum car park
About 12 miles.
Return about 1600.
Attended : 16
Houghton/Wingfield Wander.
Circular Short Walk.
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
We are going to start our walk on Houghton Regis and make our way over towards Wingfield and Chalgrave, before returning to Houghton Regis.
Meet time 09.30
Meet at French's Avenue
Return 13.00
Distance 6 ish miles.
Attended : 13
Welcome to guest walkers Rosemary and John from Boston USA.
Post Christmas Walk and Meal.
Notice
Dennis Smith 07966493699
This is a reminder. 25TH JANUARY 2014 Details under 25th Jan 2014. But reserve this date for our popular Post Christmas meal which will be at The Plough in Wingfield. Walk first or just come for the meal. This will need to be booked with Dennis and Sheila. So if you are interested please contact Dennis to book a place. Please click herefor menu choices.
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Bring your ideas. Decide where to walk over tea/coffee. Be prepared for a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 10
Slide Show
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Lumpini Thai Meal POSTPONED
Social Meal
Eila 01582731026 or better still email Eila_goss@hotmail.com
Committee meeting
All members are welcome to attend and contribute to the running of the club. (and to join us afterwards if we decide to visit a local pub)
Meet at 19.30pm at Dunstable Fire Station, Brewers Hill Rd, Dunstable, LU6 1AA
Attended : 10
Wingfield wander.
Short Walk.
David
Today's walk will start nr. The Plough pub in Wingfield walking into Toddington. Return via the Queen's Head in Tebworth.
Meet at Yum Yum
Meet at 10 am
Return 13.00 approx
Distance 6 miles
Attended : 8
Originally Sally's walk.
Figure of Eight walk Milton Bryan/Eversholt/Ridgmont
Day Walk.Possible to do half day
Paul Ridgeway
07591049076
Parking in Eversholt the morning walk takes in Milton Bryan.The walk after lunch is up to Ridgmont and back via Woburn Park.
Those interested in just doing the afternoon walk let me know.We will be leaving from the pub in Eversholt at 1.30pm. Morning and afternoon walks are each 6 miles.
Meet at 9 am at French's Avenue
Return approx 4pm.
Total distance 12 miles.Part walk 6 miles.
Attended : 16
Full walk - 13. Half - 3.
Ampthill walk
Short and slow Walk
Sue Jenkins
We are going to walk to Coopers Hill (not that hilly) and then through to Ampthill Park (a little bit hilly) before making our way to see Houghton House (English Heritage.)  We then  return to Ampthill.
Meet at 13.30
Meet at French's Ave
Return 16.00
Distance 3.5 miles
Attended : 9
4 Boggies,3 Health Walkers/Boggies 2 Health Walkers
Markyate to Dunstable
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582607318
Bus to Markyate. Walk back to Dunstable via Jockey End, The Hoo, Clement's End, Kensworth, Church End
0902 at West Street bus stop for 0912 34 bus.
About 12 miles.
Return about 1600
Attended : 10
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The Aylesbury Arm Canal
Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
A easy walk from Marsworth to Aylesbury along the Aylesbury Arm canal.
Refreshments available at the end in Aylesbury, but suggest you bring a drink & refreshments.
Meet at the West St bus stop at 9.50 to pick the 10.03 bus to Aylesbury.
Return 2-3 pm.
Distance approx 7 miles.
Attended : 19
Due to a diversion we added a extra 2 miles .
No walk currently planned. Check the Stop Press for late additions to the programme.
No walk currently planned. Check the Stop Press for late additions to the programme.
Stow on the Wold
Hostel trip
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Sorry. This trip is now fully booked.
8th - 10th November.
Two nights away at this lovely Cotswold Hostel.
Attended : 25
20 in hostel 5 in B & B. Walking Fri pm 18. Sat 23am 17pm. Sun 25.
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Bring your ideas. Decide where to walk over tea/coffee. Be prepared for a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 7
Slide Show
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
A walk around Rothamsted Park
Short Walk.
Jane Rouse Tel 07513956213
Starting in Harpenden we will walk past Rothamsted Experimental farm before join the Nicki line to Redbourn and circling back to Harpenden. This would be classes as a moderate to easy walk
9:30 at The Yum Yum
1:30 approx. 5 miles
Attended : 24
Markyate to Great Gaddesden
Day Walk.
Steve Goss 01582731026 07935273417
Scenic walk along the Hertfordshire way via Beechwood House School and Jockey end to Gt. Gaddesden returning along the Chiltern Way via Flamstead and back to Markyate. A few hills and stiles. Bring refreshments as pub stop only available if we take a slightly longer detour, decision taken on the day...
9 a.m. Priory School
return approx. 5 p.m. Max 13 miles depending on conditions.
Attended : 12
Ivinghoe Beacon to Dunstable.
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582607318
Bus to Ivinghoe Beacon. Walk back to Dunstable via Beacon, Ashridge, Studham, etc.
0953 at West Street bus stop for the 1003 61 bus.
About 13 miles.
Return about 1700.
Attended : 12
Wetherspoons Tuesday Popular Steak Night
Social
Just turn up or phone Eila 07816012248 01582731026
Enjoy a steak or grill meal including an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink from a wide selection for a special price of around £5.99; have something else from their menu, or just turn up for a drink (Note free parking at Asda car park in the evening). More details can be found on www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk.
Meet at 7.00 pm onwards
Grove Park,Court Drive
Dunstable LU5 4GP
leave whenever you wish
Attended : 4
Heating broken down. Brrrr....
Circular from Ampthill Park
Day Walk.
David Dumpleton
01582607318
From Ampthill Park the route includes Marston Vale Country Park, Stewartby, King's Wood, Maulden, Ampthill, Cooper's Hill
0900 at Frenchs Avenue car park.
(Clocks change this weekend!)
About 12.5 miles.
Return about 1630.
Attended : 14
View Of Deacon Hill
Short Walk.
Mike 07594577129
Starting at Pirton we will ascend the chalk downs to Deacon Hill & descend via High Down House back to Pirton, following the Icknield Way.
There will be a pub stop at the end but suggest you bring a drink & snacks .

This would be classed as a medium to hard walk with some hills, with green lanes, tracks & field paths.
Meet at 9.30 am at French's Ave carpark. If you wish to meet elsewhere please contact me.
Return 2-3pm
Distance 6-7 miles
Attended : 16
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Bring your ideas. Decide where to walk over tea/coffee. Be prepared for a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 11
Slide Show
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Attended : 8
Circular around Woburn Sands
Short Walk.
Hazell Rolt and Nadine Ridgeway
07929889292/07746975240
Taking in Apsley Guise and Wavendon and returning via Wavendon Woods.Optional pub stop at the end.
Meet at 9.30 am at French's Avenue
Return around 2.30pm
Distance 6 miles
Attended : 10
Bramingham/Streatley Saunter.
Day Walk.
Tony Woodward 07594532429
We start our walk from the car park behind Bramingham Pub. We cross Great Bramingham Park following Thede Way to Galley Hill. Continue to Streatley, Sundon Hills the White Hart Upper Sundon and back to start of walk
No Stiles. Bring food and drink, no food at pub.
Please note that this walk starts from free car park behind Bramingham pub. Freeman Ave off Whitehorse Vale. Luton.
Meet time 09.30
Meet at Free car park Behind Bramingham pub. Freeman Ave off Whitehorse Vale. Luton.
Return 15.30 approx
Distance 9.5 miles.
Attended : 6
Mystery Canal Walk. 1
Short and slow Walk
Peter Jackson 07732418260
Come on a mystery canal walk with Peter.  This is the first of two.  Easy pleasant walk.
For details of walk please check stop-press or call Peter nearer the time.
Meet at French's Ave.
Meet at 09.30
Return 13.00 approx
Distance 4 miles
Attended : 11
9 walked
Toddington to Dunstable
Day Walk
Bus to Toddington Green. Walk back to Dunstable includes Lodge Fm, Palmer's Shrubs, M/Bryan, Battlesden, Tebworth, Sewell Lane.
0930 at bus stop College Drive for Busway E bus to Toddington.
About 12 miles.
Return about 1600
Attended : 4
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Ivinghoe Beacon Wander.
Day Walk.
Julia Fullwood. 07958082009
Today's walk will be in and around Ivinghoe Beacon, Pitstone Hill, Albury and Ashridge.
Meet time 09.30
Meet at The Yum Yum
Return 4pm approx.
Distance 10 miles approx.
Attended : 3
cancelled - heavy rain
Lae De Haut - Pyrenees
One week trip away.
Julian 07979435856
Walking in the Pyrenees. This trip will cater for mixed walking abilities. Although it sounds formidable there will be valley and gorge walks. Some of the more adventurous may choose to attempt some of the smaller peaks. There will also be opportunities for a little time out and sightseeing. Much or our programme will be organised once we arrive and are able to discuss our options with our host.
A variety of accommodation is available ranging from en-suite self-contained rooms with a terrace to shared rooms in a gite.
Details can be found at http://www.selfcatering-pyrenees.com/index.html
Ideally to get the cheapest possible rates, transport for this trip should be booked early. Therefore if you are thinking of coming on this trip please contact Julian asap.
Attended : 18
Brilliant !
Circular around Hawridge(just south of Berkhamsted)
Short Walk.
Paul Ridgeway
07591049076
Pleasant rural walk.Hawridge Common passing by Chorlesbury, along White Hawridge Bottom.There is an optional pub stop at the end of the walk.
Meet at 9.30 am at Priory Middle School
Return around 2.30pm
Distance 6 miles
Attended : 7
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Bring your ideas. Decide where to walk over tea/coffee. Be prepared for a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 4
Redbourn To St Albans
Mid Week Walk.
Mike 07594 577129
Walking along the River Ver & part of the Hertfordshire Way. Which way decided on the day .
Refreshments can be bought at both the beginning or the end, but I suggest you bring a drink with you anyway.
Classed as a Easy to Medium walk.
Meet at bus stop in West St at 9.05 to pick up the 9.14 bus to St Albans.
Return between 2-3pm.
Distance max 7 miles
Attended : 10
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Annual General Meeting.
20.00
Julian Clark-Lowes.
07979 435856
This is your opportunity to air your views and elect a new committee for the coming year, so please make every effort to attend.  If you have an item that you want included for discussion please inform a committee member by Tuesday  24th September 2013. We will be discussing which charity to adopt for this year, so any ideas will be welcome.


 
Meet time 19.30 pm for 20.00 start of meeting.
Meet at the barn of the Victoria PH, West Street, Dunstable
Attended : 21
Ampthill Amble
Short Walk.
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Come and explore the footpaths in and around Ampthill.   We will visit Coopers Hill and Millbrook Warren to name just a few.
Meet at The Yum Yum
Meet at 09.30
Return 13.30
Distance 6.5 miles
Attended : 18
A gentle walk in Hertfordshire
Day Walk.
Dennis Smith 07966493699
This is a walk we did last year and I’ve been asked to do it again.

We start at Welwyn Garden City and head for Bramfield then on to Datchworth. Coming back is via Burnham Green and Digswell. There is a pub and tea shop at Datchworth and maybe at Digswell.
Meet at Priory School
Meet at 09.30 am
Return 17.30 approx
Distance 10-12 miles approx
Attended : 10
Gaddesden Row to Dunstable
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582 607318
Bus to Gaddesden Row.  Walk back to Dunstable via Nirvana, Flamstead, Markyate, Kensworth.
0905 The Square bus stop for the 0915 X31 to Gaddesden Row.
About 12 miles.
Return about 1600.
Attended : 9
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Slide Show
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Attended : 8
The Navigators Way
7-8 mile Walk.
Eila 07816012248
A walk based on the Old River Ivel Navigation between Shefford and Stanford. Mostly flat, no stiles. The channel and rivers Hit and Flit are clean and provide habitat and food for many fish, insects, birds and mammals. There are willows, other trees and wild flowers along the path. There is a real ale pub with micro brewery in Shefford and possibly one along the way. Suggest bringing a packed lunch and a drink anyway.
9.30 at the Yum Yum
2.30 pm approx
Attended : 11
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Lilley Short Walk
Short Walk
Sue Jenkins 01582 865966
Mystery walk in and around Lilley.  Turn up on the day prepared to be amazed.
Meet at Priory School.
Meet at 09.30
Return 13.30 approx
Distance 5/6 miles
Attended : 17
John Harper on his 2nd walk. Debbie's first walk.
An European Evening
Social
Eila Goss Eila_goss@hotmail.com 07816012248/01582731026
The idea is that everyone brings a plate of food from any country they fancy within the EU. So it could be British, Polish, German, Italian, Bulgarian, etc. etc. If you cannot bring a plate, please give a donation which will go to our Charity for this year. As numbers will be limited at Les's, can you please let Eila know if you intend coming and bring a fold up chair if possible. I also suggest you bring something to drink and a glass with you. By past experience this should be a good get together and another opportunity to meet up with other members (some of which you may not often meet as perhaps they prefer different walks to the ones you usually attend!)
7 p.m. Contact Eila for details
Leave when you have had enough fun/eaten too much.
Attended : 15
A very good evening. Thank you Les for your hospitality
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Bring your ideas. Decide where to walk over tea/coffee. Be prepared for a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 7
Old Warden circular
Short Walk.
Jane Rouse 07513956213
A short walk around Old Warden Park with good views and some pleasant wooded stretchs.
9:30 at the Yum Yum
4.5 miles 1:30 approx
Studham 'Autumn Special'
Conservation Day on Studham Common.
Sue Jenkins 01582 865966
Keep this day free for our annual work-party to Studham Common. Please wear suitable clothing, old gardening clothes and bring gloves. FOSC will provide tools.  Breakfast is at 09.45 at Studham Village Hall and then we are going to be treated to a lovely BBQ lunch and finally tea and cake before finishing our days labour.  Not to be missed. Contact Sue if you intend to come to this work-party as Studham need to know numbers for tools and for catering.
Meet at Priory.
Time to be advised. Phone Sue.
Attended : 8
Brilliant Studham. Thanks for a good day and lots of lovely food.
Ampthill to Toddington
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582607318
X31/42 bus to Ampthill (change at Toddington Green). Walk to Toddington via Maulden, Flitton, Westoning, Harlington Wood End. Aiming for 1606 X31 to Dunstable.
0924 at bus stop High St North X31 bus to Toddington.
About 11 miles.
Return about 1630
Attended : 9
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Wetherspoons Curry Night
Social
JUST TURN UP or phone Eila 07816012248
Always popular. Another chance to enjoy a good inexpensive curry, or just turn up for drinks, they have a reasonable curry selection and this includes a free alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink for about £5.75 . Or they also have a full menu. (Note that parking is free at the adjacent Asda car park after 5 pm.)   More details can be found on the website: www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk. Please note I have put this earlier so that the Thursday walkers can stay for a curry after their walk if they wish.
From 6.00 onwards
Gary Cooper
Court Drive Dunstable
LU5 4GP
go home whenever you want...
Slide Show
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Attended : 9
Wetherspoons Curry Night
Social
JUST TURN UP or phone Eila 07816012248
Always popular. Another chance to enjoy a good inexpensive curry, or just turn up for drinks, they have a reasonable curry selection and this includes a free alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink for about £5.75 . Or they also have a full menu. (Note that parking is free at the adjacent Asda car park after 5 pm.)   More details can be found on the website: www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk. Please note I have put this earlier so that the Thursday walkers can stay for a curry after their walk if they wish.
From 6.00 onwards
Gary Cooper
Court Drive Dunstable
LU5 4GP
go home whenever you want...
Clophill Circular
Day Walk.
Jane Rouse 07513956213
A pleasant and undemanding walk. Starting at Clophill we will walk to Upper Gravenhurst and Silsoe before making our way back to Clophill. There a pubs along the way but bring some refreshments in case they are not open.
9:30 at the Yum Yum
4:00 8.5 miles
Attended : 1
Cancelled
Redbournbury Mill
Short and slow Walk
Sue Jenkins 01582 865966
Today will be a short walk to visit Redbournbury Mill and also walk along the River Ver.Hopefully we will have a good weather for this beautiful walk.

Meet at the Yum Yum
Meet at 13.30
Return about 17.00
Distance 3 miles approx
Attended : 5
Good weather despite the weather forcast.
St Albans Church Hike
Short Walk.
Elaine Morgan -01582 696718
We shall be visting a few churches en route around the town, where refreshments may be available finishing at St Albans Abbey, There are plenty of places to eat in town but you can bring your own if you wish.
A nice  & interesting way to find out about the history of the various  churches at a leisurly pace.

Meet at 9am to catch the 09.12 bus to St Albans.   Meet at Bus stop in West Street.

Now meet at the Bus stop in West Street to catch the 34 bus.
Meet at 09.00
Return late afternoon
Distance upto you.
Attended : 2
Streatley YHA.
Hostel trip.
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Hostel weekend(2 nights) at Streatley on Thames (nr. Goring)  Good walking all around - Chiltern Hills, Berkshire Downs and River Thames Path.
Cost £26 for two nights.
Early booking essential for this trip. For more details contact Don Snoad 01582 601852 asap.
Attended : 14
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Bring your ideas. Decide where to walk over tea/coffee. Be prepared for a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 3
Toasties & Tasties Walk
Mid Week Walk.
Mike 07594 577129
A Mystery walk finishing at Stavely Rd for Toasties & Tasties.

Classed a medium  walk with hills , depending on the route.
10am at the West St bus stop
Late afternoon.
Distance upto 5-7 miles depending on route
Attended : 17
The quieter parts of Ashridge (circular)
Short Walk.
Paul Ridgeway
07591049076
Spectacular walking across Golden Valley,Berkhamsted Golf Course and Asridge College with a visit to Sanuk, which must be the most unique tea shop in the U.K.
Meet at the Yum Yum at 9.30am
Return around 3.30pm
Distance approx 8 miles
Attended : 16
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Early Morning Walk In Stockgrove incl brunch
Day Walk.
Mike 07594 577129
A early morning figure 8  walk around Stockgrove & Rushmere Park with a brunch stop at the cafe. This is 2 seperate walks of 5-6 miles,  so people can do both or only one or just come for brunch.

This would be classed as a  hard walk with plenty of hills but very interesting .
7am French's Avenue.
If you wish to meet elsewhere please call me.
Late afternoon.
Upto 12 miles plus depending on weather etc
Attended : 19
13 early risers with 6 joining for brunch & the other leg of the walk.
Hemel circular
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582607318
Bus to Hemel Hempstead. Circular walk taking in Bovingdon, Whelpley Hill, Bourne End. Aiming for 1610 bus back to Dunstable.
0905 at The Square for 0915 X31 bus to Hemel Hempstead.
About 12 miles.
Return about 5pm.
Attended : 9
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Slide Show
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Circular from Sharpenhoe Clappers
Day Walk.
David Dumpleton
01582607318
From Sharpenhoe Clappers car park today's route heads towards Harlington, then swings round to go through Pulloxhill to Silsoe. The return is via Wrest Park, Higham Gobion,  Sharpenhoe.
0900 at the Yum Yum car park.
About 14 miles.
Return about 1700.
Attended : 9
1 guest - Julie
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Coombe Hill
Short Walk.
Sue Jenkins 01582 865966
Today's walk will be in and around Coombe Hill and Wendover.  Always a good place to explore and a pub stop at the end of the walk.
Meet time 09.30
Meet at Priory School
Return 14.00
Distance 6 miles
Attended : 19
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Bring your ideas. Decide where to walk over tea/coffee. Be prepared for a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 10
Wetherspoons Tuesday Steak Night
Social
Just turn up or phone Eila 07816012248 01582731026
Always popular for an inexpensive get together. Enjoy a steak or grill meal including an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink from a wide selection for a special price of around £5.99. You can also have something else from their menu, or just turn up for a drink (Note parking is free at Asda car park in the evening). More details can be found on www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk . If you would prefer to eat earlier there is nothing to stop you turning up early...
Meet at 7.00pm onwards
Grove Park,Court Drive
Dunstable LU5 4GP
leave whenever you wish
DAY IN ST ALBANS with opportunity for roast dinner and a Brewery Tour inc, Ale!
Social
Eila 07816012248 or Eila_goss@hotmail.com

A change from the advertised walk I thought it might be good to visit St. Albans . I have spoken to the Farmers Boy in London Road, St. Albans and they do a carvery lunch for £8.95 beef pork or lamb, and they have their own Micro brewery which we can to look round, and if we are lucky they may well have live music in the afternoon. If you have a meal and do the tour (which includes an informative talk and the chance to sample up to 2 pints of their ale as well) it will cost you £16.50. However if that doesn't take your fancy you could just wander round the City and perhaps enjoy the delights of retail therapy.


Yum Yum at 10.30 am
about 6 pm
Attended : 2
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Shillington Circular
Day Walk.
Les Price 07866858992
A circular walk starting at Shillington taking in Clophill, Chicksands, Shefford & back to Shillington.   You can assume there will be a pub stop somewhere on route but suggest you bring refreshments & a drink.

This would be classed as a medium to hard walk.
9.30am French's Avenue.
If you wish to meet elsewhere please call me.
Return by 5pm.
Distance 13 miles .
Attended : 8
Pitstone Wander.
Short and slow Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Another little wander in and around the Ashridge Area.  Perhaps we could finish at the monument for a coffee.

Meet at Priory School.
Meet at 09.30
Return 13.00 approx.
Distance 3 miles.
Attended : 7
Wet weather but pleasant walk and good company.
Markyate to Redbourn
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582607318
Bus to Markyate. The route to Redbourn takes in Kinsbourne Green, Harpenden, Redbournbury. Aiming for 1522 bus in Redbourn High St.
NOTE CHANGE: 0902 at The Square bus stop for 0912 34 bus.
About 12 miles.
Return about 4pm.
Attended : 7
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Circular walk from Wheathampstead
Day Walk.
David Dumpleton
01582607318
Setting off from Wheathampstead, the route includes Gustard Wood, Kimpton, Whitwell (hopefully for lunch break), Kimpton Mill, Codicote Bottom, Ayot St Lawrence.
0900 at the Yum Yum car park.
About 13 miles.
Return about 1700.
Attended : 8
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Studham & Whipsnade
Short Walk.
John Gabbitass
01582 664036
If we park by the Tree Cathedral we can end our walk with refreshments at the recently opened tea shop at Whipsnade Village Hall! Confirm with your driver whether he/she intends to do this or not.
From Whipsnade we shall make our way to Oldhill Wood, across fields and then along Roe End Lane( traffic free). Field paths take us across to Kennels Lodge next which is within the grounds of Beechwood Park Estate.At that point we veer off to the right and make our way through woodland to Studham Common and village.Possible stop here at the pub if there are enough takers.We close the circle by walking the paths through pleasant farmland to emerge on Studham Lane (traffic free) which exits near to the Village Hall at Whipsnade.
Meet at Priory School at 9.30am
Return approx 2.30pm
Distance 6.5 miles
Attended : 15
Trip to Lofoten Islands. Norway.
Trip Away
Sue Jenkins 01582 865966
Robin Tavener and Chris Clayton are organising a trip to The Lofoten Island, Norway in August. They are looking for two people to join them.  The dates that have been  booked are August 15th-22nd.  Costs will include flights , car hire and accommodation in Youth Hostels etc. There won't be much change out of £1000 although  it is not costed as yet. Must be fairly  reasonable walkers and like hills.
If you are interested or need to have more details then contact Sue Jenkins initially who will put you in contact with Robin.
Attended : 7
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
Bring your ideas. Decide where to walk over tea/coffee. Be prepared for a bus or two...
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Expect 12+ miles and a finish about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 6
Marsworth To Tring via the Cow Roast Lock.
Mid Week Walk .
Mike 07594 577129
A varied walk taking in canal footpaths, field paths & hills. This would be classed as a medium walk with some hills.

Refreshments are available at the end  but I suggest you bring your own & a drink.
9.50 am at the West St bus stop to catch the10.03 to Aylesbury bus.
Return by 3pm.
Distance approx 7 miles
Attended : 13
Committee
Meeting 19.30
All members are welcome to attend and contribute to the running of the club. (and to join us afterwards if we decide to visit a local pub)
Meet at 19.30pm at Dunstable Fire Station, Brewers Hill Rd, Dunstable, LU6 1AA
Chicksands.
Short Walk.
Sue Jenkins 01582 865966
Today we are going to explore the paths in and around Chicksands.
Meet at 13.30
Meet at the Yum Yum
Return 17.30 approx
Distance 5/6 miles
Attended : 14
Welcome to Mia and Paul who joined us for their first walk today.
Arlesey Circular
Day walk
Mike 07594 577129
A circular walk starting from Arlesey Village Hall passing through the boundaries of Bed & Hertfordshire. Passing by the Lavender fields of Hitchin Lavender.
We will be stopping for a pub stop late morning /early afternoon but suggest you bring refreshments & a drink.
This is classed as a Medium to Hard circular walk with tracks, fiels paths, pavements& hills.
9am Priory School. If you wish to meet elsewhere please call me.
Return by 5pm . Distance 9-10 miles
Attended : 11
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Wetherspoons Curry Night
Social
JUST TURN UP or phone Eila 07816012248
Always popular. Another chance to enjoy a good inexpensive curry, or just turn up for drinks, they have a reasonable curry selection and this includes a free alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink for about £5.75 . Or they also have a full menu. (Note that parking is free at the adjacent Asda car park after 5 pm.)   More details can be found on the website: www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk. Please note I have put this earlier so that the Thursday walkers can stay for a curry after their walk if they wish.
From 6.00 onwards
Gary Cooper
Court Drive Dunstable
LU5 4GP
go home whenever you want...
Hemel Hempstead station to Rose and Crown,Tring
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582 607318
Bus to Hemel Hempstead station.  The route to Tring takes in Ashley Green, Hawridge, Cholesbury, Hastoe.  Aiming for the 1623 61 bus at the Rose and Crown.
0905 at bus stop, The Square for the 0915 X31 to Hemel.
Return about 5.10pm. Distance about 12.5 miles.
Attended : 10
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Ivinghoe circular
Day Walk.
Paul Ridgeway
07591049076
From Ivinghoe over to the canal.Pub stop at lunch time.Return via Aldbury and the Ridgeway.
Meet at the Yum Yum at 9.30 am
Return approx 4pm
Distance 10 miles
Attended : 6
Milton Keynes Ouzel
Short Walk
John Gabbitass
01582 664036
We start this walk from beside Caldecote Lake in Milton Keynes and follow the course of the River Ouzel downstream as far as Willen Lake.A full lap around Willen would add another 2 miles to our journey,so sorry not today.Instead we will make for the village of Woolstone and the pub for a lunch stop!On the return to Caldecote we will walk a section of the canal to Simpson and then back to the river to conclude our journey.This is a very easy walk with no stiles.
Bring a drink and a sandwich with you just as a precaution.
Meet at French's Avenue at 10 am
Return approx 3pm
Distance 6.5 miles
Attended : 22
Long W/End in the Yorkshire Dales
Walking
Sandra Crannage 07801846351
Sylv Elliott 07890926465
SORRY BUT THIS TRIP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED !
Sandra and I have arranged a long week-end in The Old School Bunkhouse Chapel le Dale Ingleton Yorkshire Dales.
We intend to stay from Friday 2nd August - Tuesday 6th August 2013. The cost will be £20pppn (may be less) plus £35-£40pp for all the food. Sandra and Sylv will be doing all the catering.  In the first instance please let Sandra or Sylv know then a £20pp deposit will be required which should be sent to Colin. Although the bunkhouse sleeps 30 WE ARE NOT filling it to its capaclty.

The website is www.oldschoolbunkhouse.co.uk
Attended : 18
Thanks SAS for a brilliant weekend. Gorgeous food. Lovely walks
Events in August 2013
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
See who turns up. Have tea, coffee, etc while we decide where we will walk - may involve a bus or two.
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Distance 12+ miles. Return about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 7
Exploring the ups and downs of the downs
Short Walk
Olwen Davies
Tel 0745334251
A chance to explore the different paths up and down the downs with a walk to the tree cathedral
1:30pm Yum Yum Carpark
4/5 miles
Return by 5pm
Attended : 9
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Claydon Kaleidoscope
Day Walk
Mervyn Kempster 01525 222257
Today  we drive out to the Claydons, 4 miles south west of Winslow, Bucks, for a circular walk from Bololph Claydon into the surrounding countryside & back.This is considered to be "one of the most scenic areas Of South Bucks ".. National Trust Magazine. Afterwards we will be visiting the NT run Claydon House, home of the Verney family since 1750, for tea at the restaurant.
9.30am French's Avenue.
Return by 5pm .
Distance 6-8 miles.
Little Brickhill to Dunstable
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582 607318
Bus to Little Brickhill.  Walk back to Dunstable via Woburn.
9.45am at bus stop, High Street North, Dunstable for 9.55am X31 to Little Brickhill
Return about 5.30 pm.
Distance about 14 miles
Attended : 8
Slide Show
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE AT THE MOUTH
Social
Eila 01582731026
Eila_goss@hotmail.com 07816012248
07816012248
Back by popular demand.  18 of us went last time and everyone said how good it was.You pay £12.90 - special group price - and order what you want from their menu and they cook it all freshly for you (no greasy help yourself bowls of food which may have been hanging about).  PLEASE ENSURE YOU TELL EILA YOU ARE COMING asap AS SHE NEEDS TO BOOK NUMBERS WITH THE RESTAURANT.
7.00 p.m. at The Mouth
168 High St North
DunstableLU6 1AT
When you have had enough, probably around 10 p.m.
Attended : 6
Although a select few this time, a good night with excellent food and service.
Harlington Circular
Day Walk
Les Price 07866858992
A circular walk starting at Harlington taking in Flitwick, Flitton & Pulloxhill & back to Harlington.

There is bound to be pub stop on route at sometime, but still bring refreshments & drinks  just in case,

Class as a medium to hard walk
9.30 am at French's Avenue.
If you wish to meet elsewhere please call me.
Return by 5pm.
Distance 12 miles
Attended : 6
Berkhamsted Walk
Short and slow Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Today we will do some walking by the Grand Union Canal at Berkhamsted and  also see the Norman Motte and Bailey Castle.

Meet at the Yum Yum
Meet at 13.30
Return 17.00 approx
Distance 4 miles.
Attended : 5
Lovely hot day. We enjoyed exploring the Castle.
Mentmore Circular
Short Walk
Mike 07594 577129
A pleasant amble in the Vale of Aylesbury, passing the site of th 20th Century most audacious  crime. Starting at Mentmore & walking field paths, tracks, roads & canal towpath with a couple of stiles. This is classed as a medium  circular walk.

May be a chance of a drink at the end. But I suggest you bring a snack & a drink.
10am at Priory School.
If you wish to meet elswhere please call me.
Return 2-3pm .
Distance 6-7 miles
Attended : 16
HENLOW RACE NIGHT
Socialay at the Dogs
Gwen admin@wymondley.herts.sch.uk 01462 815865 07785 244 965
This has been recommended as a great fun night out and excellent value for money.Gwen has provisionally booked a Table at Henlow Greyhound Stadium HOWEVER THE DATE IS TO BE ADVISED. The Cost is £11.50 and includes 1 portion of fish & chips + free entry & race card + first drink for £1. E-mail Gwen at admin@wymondley.herts.sch.uk to reserve place. Make sure put 'Boggies - henlow racing' in subject as she gets hundreds of e-mails) . Gwen has to pay in advance for this so cheques (payable to G. Bethell) should be sent to 4 Old Vicarage Gdns, High Street, Henlow, Beds. SG16 6AD.  If you wish to hand them to Eila to pass on that will be OK. Please note that if payment is not received in time your place cannot be booked.
6.35 pm at the Yum Yum car park
about 11.00 back in Dunstable.
Luton to Wheathampstead
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582607318
Bus to Church Street, Luton. Walk to Wheathampstead along the Lea Valley via Someries, Chiltern Green, Peters Green, Bower Heath, Marshalls Heath. Aiming for 1502 657 bus from Wheathampstead to St Albans then 1557 34 bus to Dunstable.
0850 at Winston Churchill bus stop for 0900 31 bus to Luton.
About 9 miles.
Return about 1630.
Attended : 12
Circular from the Yum Yum car park
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582607318
This local walk follows familiar paths along the Downs and by the Zoo to Studham, returning  to the start via Holywell and Whipsnade.
9.30am at the Yum Yum car park, West St.
About 12 miles.
Return about 4pm.
Attended : 6
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WATCH THIS SPACE, DATE NOW 25th AUGUST
Eila 07816012248 or Eila_goss@hotmail.com
For St Albans visit see listing for 25th August.
Yum Yum at 10.30 am
about 6 pm
REMINDER ONLY
Chinese Meal
Eila Eila_goss@Hotmail.com
See description for 23rd July. (Sorry wrong on paper copy.)Please make sure you have informed Eila if you are going so that she can let the Mouth know how many to expect. (she will be away from 19th to 21st July) Thanks.
Boggie`s Charity Walking Day around Woburn
Short walk/Day walk
Paul Ridgeway
07591049076
The charity walk is the same format as last year covering four different walks over the day. Please come and see how many walks you can do to support the Boggie's charity the Wildlife Trust and Houghton Regis Chalk Pit.
The four walks are:
1)7.15am-10am over to the golf course
2)10.30am-1pm around the deer park
3)1.30pm-4pm skirting the safari park
4)4.30pm-6.30pm to Potsgrove and back

Whether you walk one or all four walks the cost will be £5.
Those without transport contact Paul as lifts may be available.
Meet at the free car park opposite the church in Woburn. All walks start from there.

On the day 21 walkers turned out for only 3walks as we decided to cancel the 4th due to the heat.
We raised a total of £150 00.
Thanks to all who turned out on a very hot day.
Walk one is approx 7 miles.Other walks around 6 miles
Attended : 21
13 on first walk, 12 on second walk, 8 on third walk. Thank you Paul. VERY HOT day.
Leighton Buzzard station to Ivinghoe
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582607318
70 bus to Leighton Buzzard rail station. Walk to Ivinghoe via Wing, Mentmore, Cheddington, Horton. Aiming to catch the 1518 61 bus at Ivinghoe Green for the return to Dunstable.
0839 at bus stop in High Street North for 0849 70 bus.
About 11 miles. Return about 4.00 pm.
Attended : 4
Slide Show
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Toddington to Harlington Station Circular.
Midweek Walk
Mike 07594 577129
This circular walk covers the attractive countryside & views of Toddington & Harlington, starting from the old pump on Toddington Green.
Refreshments can be obtained at the start & end of the walk, but suggest you bring a drink etc.
This should be classed as a medium walk taking in a variety of paths & stiles.
9.25 am to catch the Toddington bus at Bus Stop L High St North
Return 1 - 2 pm
Distance max 6 miles
Attended : 21
Wetherspoons Tuesday Steak Night
Social
Just turn up or phone Eila 07816012248 01582731026
Always popular for an inexpensive get together and a chance to celebrate and enjoy some of their special ales. Enjoy a steak or grill meal including an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink from a wide selection for a special price of around £5.99. You can also have something else from their menu, or just turn up for a drink (Note parking is free at Asda car park in the evening). More details can be found on www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk . If you would prefer to eat earlier there is nothing to stop you turning up early...
Meet at 7.00pm onwards
Grove Park,Court Drive
Dunstable LU5 4GP
leave whenever you wish
Attended : 5
Aldbury Short Walk
Short Walk.
Paul Ridgeway. 07591049076
Short walk.  6 miles circular walk , around  Aldbury to include the golf course and canal. Easy pleasant walk .
Meet at the Yum Yum.
Meet at 9.am
Return 1 pm.
Distance 6 miles.
Attended : 12
Houghton Regis Chalk Pit
Short Guided Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443 016095
You may remember Becky from her brilliant talk about the Houghton Regis Chalk Pit when she spoke at our Annual Fish and Chip Supper in Jan.    She has kindly offered to take us on a guided walk around the Chalk Pit in Houghton Regis so we can see for ourselves the work that is being done there.  It will be good for us to see this project as next week (July 13th) we will be doing a Charity Walk to support this.

Becky Pitman, Reserves Officer for Houghton Regis Chalk Pit will be leading a guided walk around the Quarry.

If you would like to meet at the start of the walk then please meet at Farrier's Way, in Houghton Regis at 10am.
Meet at Priory School
Meet at 09.40
Return 13.00 approx
Distance 3 miles approx.
Attended : 14
Wye Valley/Forest of Dean.
Hostel Trip
Don Snoad. 01582 601852
Two nights away.  A YHA trip to the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean staying in a genuine Norman Castle at St Briavels followed by a night on the banks of the River Wye near Symonds Yat at Welsh Bicknor
Early booking essential for this trip. For more details contact Don Snoad 01582 601852 asap.
Attended : 21
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
See who turns up. Have tea, coffee, etc while we decide where we will walk - may involve a bus or two.
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Distance 12+ miles. Return about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 8
Colin out!
Events in July 2013
Weston to Graveley circular
Short Walk
Bob Reid
01582 516956
This is an easy walk with the occasional hill.It starts by following an old bridleway linking Weston to Graveley and continues by weaving between fields and through a series of woods.If I get the timing right there will be a pub stop in Graveley but bring refreshments.
Meet at the Yum Yum at 10am. If you wish to meet at Weston please ring me.
Return 3.30pm.
Distance 6.5 miles.
Bradenham circular
Day Walk
Paul Ridgeway
07591049076
Circular around Bradenham taking in West Wycombe Hill,Naphill and Downley Commons.Possible pub stop.
There will be some slopes to negotiate, not surprising as it`s in the Chiltern Hills.
Meet at Priory School at 9.30am
Return around 5pm
Distance 10/11 miles
Attended : 6
Sharpenhoe Clappers
Short and slow Walk
Julian 07979435856
A gentle stroll from Streatley over to the beech woods at the top of Sharpenhoe Clappers with views to the north over the Bedfordshire countryside. We circle back to The Chequers at Streatley for those who would like refreshments, alternatively you may wish to go straight home.
Meet at French's Avenue
Meet at 10 am
Return 1 pm
Distance 3 miles
Attended : 4
We saw orchids today.
Mid-Summer Party.
At Wendy's house in Dunstable.
Cost £5
Social
Sandra 07801846351
Sylv 07890926465 or
Wendy 01582 602235
Please book your place with Sylv or Sandra asap but before the 26th June
Book this date in your diary so you don't get double booked. An event not to be missed.
The Bogtrotters are going to have a Mid-Summer Party at Wendy's house in Dunstable.  We are very lucky that Sylv and Sandra are going to organise the catering.  So all you need to bring is yourself, a chair, a drink and glass, and a lovely sunny evening.  See you there?
Meet at Wendy's at 19.30
Attended : 39
39 + 3 non eating guests. Fabulous evening. Thank you Sylv, Sandra and Wendy.
Leighton Buzzard to Dunstable
Day Walk
70 bus to Leighton Buzzard. Possiblity of tea/coffee in the Swan before walking via canal and River Ouzel to Slapton and then wander back to Dunstable.
0908 at bus stop in High Street North for 0918 70 bus.
About 10 miles. Return about 4.00 pm.
Attended : 10
Slide Show
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Upper Lea Valley and Someries Valley
Day Walk
Jane Rouse
Tel 07513956213
Starting from the car park at the Retail Park by Luton Parkway we will follow the Upper Lea Valley Walk then circling back over the hills to Peters Green and Someries Castle before dropping back into Luton. There should be refreshments on the way but do bring lunch and a drink with you in case refreshments are not available.
Please note this walk will now be starting from Peters Green
9:30 at the Yum Yum
10 miles approximately
Warden Hills to Lilley Circular Walk
Short Walk
Olwen Davies
07415334251
A circular walk starting and finishing aroung Warden Hill, walking to Lilley via Galley Hill and the John Bunyan Trail. We will leave Lilley passing by Lilley Woods and walk towards Whitehill Farm and return to our starting point via the Chiltern Way.
9.30am Priory School. Ring Olwen if you want to meet at Warden Hill Road
5/6 miles
Return around 1.30pm
Attended : 11
Welcome Christine
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
See who turns up. Have tea, coffee, etc while we decide where we will walk - may involve a bus or two.
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Distance 12+ miles. Return about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 5
Committee
Meeting 19.30
All members are welcome to attend and contribute to the running of the club. (and to join us afterwards if we decide to visit a local pub)
Meet at 19.30pm at Dunstable Fire Station, Brewers Hill Rd, Dunstable, LU6 1AA
Leighton Buzzard to Ampthill
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582607318
Bus to Leighton Buzzard. Walk to Ampthill along Greensand Ridge Walk - canal, Rushmere Park, Woburn, Eversholt, Millbrook, etc.

Aiming for No.42 bus at 16.56, from Ampthill (Prince of Wales) to Dunstable.
0819 at bus stop, High Street North near crossroads for 0829, 70 bus to Leighton Buzzard.
About 18.5 miles.
Return about 1745.
Attended : 10
1 guest walker - Sandra.
Redbourn to Dunstable
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582 607318
34 bus to Redbourn. Head for the golf club to pick up the Chiltern Way then return to Dunstable via Flamstead, Markyate, etc.
0902 at bus stop in West Street to catch 0912 34 bus.
Distance about 12 miles.
Return about 4pm.
Attended : 6
Slide Show
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Meal and a drink at The Chequers in Houghton Regis. (The Hungry Horse)
Social
Julian Clark-Lowes 07979435856
Julian and Sue are going to The Chequers in Houghton Regis for a drink and a meal.  Wednesday is Curry night but there is also the usual menu available.  See website for information  http://www.pub-explorer.com/beds/pub/chequershoughtonregis.htm  This is not expensive and some meals  include a drink.
We are going to be there from 19.30 and will eat about 20.00
Just turn up. It would be great if a few 'Bogtrotters' could join us for an enjoyable evening.
The Chequers, Houghton Regis.
(Hungry Horse)
Starts 19.30 onwards.
Attended : 15
A Happy Birthday to Julian and Steve.
View of the Ver Valley
Midweek Walk
Mike 07594 577129
A circular walk starting from Redbourn Common to Redbournbury Mill & back. Taking in the views of the Ver Valley . This would be classed as a easy to medium walk with some hills,stile & some steps. Refreshments can be obtained at the start & end of the walk but still suggest you bring refreshments.
9am to pick up the 9.15 bus to St Albans at the bus stop in West St
Return Approx 1 pm.
Distance max 5 miles
Attended : 10
REMINDER
Gourmet Indian Meal 16th June
Eila_Goss@hotmail.com
07816012248
Can you please make sure you have informed Eila if you intend coming to the Indian  Restaurant at Caddington   so that she can tell them how many to expect.
The Final Part of The Thames Path Walk to The Thames Barrier.
Day Walk .
Mike 07594 577129
Join Paul on his Final Leg of his Thames Path Walk from Westminster to The Thames Barrier.

This will entail a train journey into London from Parkway and returning by Underground  back to a mainline station.

This would be classed as a easy walk on pavements  etc with a stop for lunch on the way & at the end. Expect a long day with a late return.
9am Yum Yum car park.
If you wish to meet elsewhere please call me.
Return Late.
Distance 12 Miles approx
Attended : 7
Potsgrove circular
Short Walk
John Gabbitass
01582 664036
This walk starts from the old church at Potsgrove then circles anticlockwise round to Battlesden and the lovely long avenue taking us to Milton Lodge.It`s a quick dash across the busy main road and then into Woburn Park for some deer spotting.We shall exit the park at Speedwell Cottages, another quick dash across the road, followed by footpaths across fields back to our starting point.Bring a drink as there are no pubs en route.
Meet at French`s Avenue at 9.30am
Return approx 2pm
Distance 7 miles
Attended : 21
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
See who turns up. Have tea, coffee, etc while we decide where we will walk - may involve a bus or two.
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Distance 12+ miles. Return about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 8
Evening walk with another super value meal.
Social
Eila Goss 07816012248
Eila_goss@hotmail.com
A walk from Dunstable to the Farmers Boy in Kensworth, who have agreed to do us another of their excellent meals at a bargain price of £6.50 for 2 courses.  This is a pretty walk and hopefully as the evenings should be light we can walk back again.  If you just want to turn up for drinks or the meal at about 8p.m. there is no problem.  However, if you intend coming for a meal can you email me so that I can give the pub an idea of how many to expect.
Priory School at 6.45 p.m.
3 Miles or 6 Miles if returning to Dunstable. Approximately 10 p.m. depending on whether you walk back to Dunstable.
Attended : 12
An excellent meal at bargain price. 8 walked both ways and the weather was very kind to us.
Delights & surprises of Tring Park & Wiggington
Short Walk
Bessie Rogers 01582 608624
A circular walk taking in Tring Park & Wiggington.

This would be classed as a medium walk with some hills. Refreshments should be available at  the  end of the walk but bring a drink & refreshments just in case.
Yum Yum car park at 10am.
Call me if you wish to meet at Tring
Return approx 2pm
Distance 6miles
Attended : 15
Ampthill Big Circle. (ABC walk)
Day Walk
Sue Jenkins. 01582 865966
Let's try this walk again ! After having to cancel due to poor weather in Feb hopefully we will have better weather this time.
This is a big loop starting at Ampthill and hopefully we will visit Houghton Conquest,  Haynes, Clophill, and Maulden before returning to the start of our walk.  Depending on the day we can go the other way around!   Please bring a packed lunch and snacks. Hopefully we will have a pub stop somewhere along the way.
Please contact Sue if you wish to meet in Ampthill.
Meet at Priory School
Meet at 09.00
Return about 17.30
Distance 12 miles approx.
Attended : 9
Fabulous views and lovely warm weather
Harpenden to St Albans
Day walk
David Dumpleton
01582607318
202 bus to Harpenden.  Walk to St Albans via Nomansland, Colemans Green, Sandridge, Childwick Green.  Aiming to be in Verulam Road by about 4pm to catch 34 bus to Dunstable.
0920 at bus stop outside Asda/Gary Cooper for 0930 202 bus.
Return about 5pm.
Distance about 12 miles
Attended : 6
Slide Show
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Attended : 5
The Lovely Southern Chilterns.
Day Walk
Don 01582 601852
A days walk in arguably the loveliest part of the Chiltern Hills A.O.N.B. visiting the villages of Hambleden, Stonor, Turville & Skirmett. An area much favoured by film crews (Midsummer Murders, The Vicar Of Dibley etc ). Several pubs on route.
9am at the Yum Yum car park.
Return 6.30 pm approx.
Distance 12miles approx.
Attended : 8
Old Warden circular
Short Walk
Hazell Rolt and Nadine Ridgeway 07929889292 or
07746975240
We park at the church car park where a donation is required.It is a pleasant walk through fields,woodland and villages with a possible pub stop along the way.We planned to do this walk last year but it was waterlogged so we are hoping for better weather.
Meet at the car park in French`s Avenue at 9.30am
Return around 3.30pm
Distance 8 miles
Attended : 7
Pretty walk. Lovely warm weather!
City Break in Liverpool
Weekend away at Liverpool YHA
Three nights away.
John Buckley (01582) 896215
Red squirrels, ‘Ferry Cross the Mersey’, Maritime Museum, Titanic artefacts, Pier Head, Battle of the Atlantic Western Approaches Museum, U-boat tour, two cathedrals, Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ sculpture, Tate Modern Art Gallery, Beatles Museum, shopping and a walk too! All this and more.
Three nights ‘City Break’ during the late May bank holiday (Friday 24th May to Monday 27th May), staying at the modern YHA hostel located centrally next to the Albert Dock. 6 male and 6 female beds have been booked, in en-suite dormitories of 3 beds.
Cost for the accommodation will be around £70, including our group discount. (Breakfasts will be available for an extra £4.95 per day).
First come, first served, so please forward cheque deposits of £20 made out to ‘Dunstable Walking Group’ to Colin or John B by Friday 22nd March to secure your place. Please e-mail your contact details to john.buckley1@ntlworld.com or telephone him on (01582) 896215. Please note that like his popular trip to Manchester a few years ago, this is a City Break, ‘pottering’ around Liverpool rather than lots of formal led walks.
Attended : 7
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
See who turns up. Have tea, coffee, etc while we decide where we will walk - may involve a bus or two.
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Distance 12+ miles. Return about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 8
REMINDER
Meal at the Farmers Boy on 4th June.
eila_goss@hotmail.com
(07816012248)
By now you should have let Eila know if you intend eating so that she has some idea of the numbers involved as she is going to be away over the Bank Holiday weekend!
Ashridge to Little Gaddesden Cirular Walk
Short Walk
Olwen Davies
07415334251
This walk starts at Bridgewater Monument and follows a forest path to Ringshall and then on towards Little Gaddesden Green. We will then walk to the Golden Valley and on to Ashridge College, along Prince's Riding back to the Monument
1.30pm Yum Yum Car Park
Contact Olwen if you want to meet at Ashridge
5 miles
Return 5.30pm
Attended : 8
Warden Hill circular
Day Walk
Les Price 07866858992
A circular walk taking in Warden Hills, Telegraph Hill, Pegden Hills & Hexton.

The clue is in the  in the decription "HILLS " so it could be demanding. We hope to have a pub stop midway but still suggest you bring refreshments.
9am Priory school.
If you wish to meet me at Warden HIll, please give me a call.
Return 5pm approx.
Distance 12 miles approx.
Attended : 13
The north face of Ivinghoe Beacon
Short and slow Walk
Julian Clark-Lowes
07979 435856
We had to cancel this walk due to snowy weather, let's try again!
If the weather is OK then we will head from the car park at Ivinghoe Beacon, up the beacon and circle round, enjoying the views across towards Aylesbury and back to the car park. (Actually we will be going up the beacon from the south, but that doesn't sound so good). Afterwards those that want to can join me for a tea and bun at the Bridgewater memorial. If the weather is poor and Ivinghoe seems too exposed we might divert more into Ashridge/Aldbury where it will be more sheltered. Either way will involve a bit of a climb, but we will stop for breath as necessary! No stiles.
Meet 9.30 am At Priory School
Call me if you intend to meet us there.
3 miles, back by lunch time
Attended : 9
+ one extra for breakfast at the Monument. Bluebells an extra bonus
Toddington to Dunstable
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582 607318
X31 bus to Toddington. Walk back to Dunstable via Harlington, Sharpenhoe Clappers, Sundon Hills, Upper Sundon, Chalton, Houghton Regis.
0924 at bus stop in High Street North for the 0934 X31 bus.
About 13 miles.
Return about 4.30pm.
Attended : 9
Slide Show
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides,  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Attended : 10
Wetherspoons Curry Night
Social
JUST TURN UP or phone Eila 07816012248
Always popular. Another chance to enjoy a good inexpensive curry, or just turn up for drinks, they have a reasonable curry selection and this includes a free alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink for about £5.75 . Or they also have a full menu. (Note that parking is free at the adjacent Asda car park after 5 pm.)   More details can be found on the website: www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk. Please note I have put this earlier so that the Thursday walkers can stay for a curry after their walk if they wish.
From 6.00 onwards
Gary Cooper
Court Drive Dunstable
LU5 4GP
go home whenever you want...
Attended : 10
Markyate Circular Walk
Day Walk
Steve Goss 01582731026
Another chance to enjoy some of the local Hertfordshire countryside, passing the original family home of the Sebright family, across the valley to Trowley Bottom Flamstead and down towards what is thought to be the site of a Roman temple close to the old Watling Street (did you see Time Team?)  and up towards Pepperstock and then along Half Moon Lane  back to Markyate.  Suggest you bring sandwiches and a drink as although possibility of a snack, pubs probably not open on a Sunday.
Yum Yum car park 9.30 am
Back by about 5 pm 10 miles approximately
Attended : 12
Potter's End Potter. Circular
Short Walk
Sue Jenkins. 01582 865966
Today's walk is going to take us through the Woburn Estate and out the other side to Potter's End.  Hopefully we can stop for a drink in Woburn at the end of the walk.  Please bring something to eat.
Meet at 09.30
Meet at French's Ave
Return 13.30
Distance 6/7 miles approx
Attended : 16
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
See who turns up. Have tea, coffee, etc while we decide where we will walk - may involve a bus or two.
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Distance 12+ miles. Return about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 6
Canal Reservoirs circular.
Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
A circular walk taking in the canal from the reservoirs, the Aylesbury Arm & Wilstone. Returning back via the Wendover Arm to College lake to pick up the bus back.
This would be classed as an easy to medium walk .
Refreshments may be available en route and at the end , but still suggest bringing a drink.
Meet at 9 50 to catch the no 61 to Aylesbury at the West St bus stop
Return 2-3pm
Distance 6 miles Approx.
Attended : 15
A day with a difference in Bedfordshire!
Short Walk and social
Paul Ridgeway
07591049076
Today we combine an easy 5-6 mile walk in the morning with a private visit to the Manor House at Stevington to see their stunning gardens.
Bring your picnics to eat in the gardens at 1.45pm.After lunch the owner will take us on two short guided tours, firstly around the 4 acre garden and then around the village of Stevington explaining its historical connections.We will return to the Manor for tea and cakes at 4pm before departing.
The gardens at this time of year should be spectacular and further details are available on the website www.kathybrownsgarden.com
The price is £8 per person, payable on the day, for the 2 guided walks, admission to the gardens and tea and cake at the end.
If anyone wishes to opt out of the mornings walk and participate in the afternoon please contact me.
Meet at 9.45am at French`s Avenue
Distance 5-6 miles
Return around 5.30pm
Attended : 28
28 for morning walk, 32 for afternoon walk, tea and cakes.
Circular walk from Wilstone
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582 607318
Park in Wilstone. Varied walk taking in reservoirs, canals, hills, woods. Route outline: Drayton Beauchamp, Halton, Wendover Woods, Hastoe, Bulbourne, Startop's End.
Meet at Priory school 9.00am.
Distance about 14 miles.
Return about 5.30pm.
Attended : 12
Traveller's Rest to Dunstable.
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582607318
61 bus to Traveller's Rest. Walk back to Dunstable via Ivinghoe Beacon, Pitstone Hill, Aldbury, Ashridge, etc.
0953 at bus stop in West Street for the 1003 61 bus.
About 15 miles.
Return about 5pm.
Attended : 12
Slide Show
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides. All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Attended : 10
Boxmoor circular
Day Walk
Paul Ridgeway
07591049076
Starting from Boxmoor, over to Chipperfield via the Chiltern Way and then a pub stop.After lunch we walk along the Hertfordshire Way to the Grand Union Canal and take the tow path back to Boxmoor.
Meet at the Yum Yum at 9.30am
Return approx 5pm
Distance approx 11miles
Attended : 8
Harlington Vale;- "THe Bottoms"
Short Walk
Mike Elliott 07594577129
This circular walk covers the attractive countryside of Harlington Vale. Starting from Harlington. Refreshments only at the end of the walk  so bring drinks and a snack.

This would be classed as a Easy to Medium walk taking in a variety of hills,paths etc  with the occassional stile.

Due to a Path Closure  we added a extra mile.
10am -French's Avenue car park.
If you wish to meet me at Harlington please call me
Return 1.30-2pm
Distance 5 Miles
Attended : 14
Dorset Coast Trip
Weekend Away.
Sue Jenkins 01582 865966 suejenkins13@yahoo.co.uk
This is a two/three nights away in Weymouth or Portland.  I have found accommodation in Weymouth a very nice B&B at £30 pppn or dorm beds in Portland YHA £15 + Breakfast £4.95   I propose to walk around Portland Bill, also to Lulworth Cove and possibly a walk around the Swanage area.  If staying at the B&B there are no facilities for cooking or making packed lunches.  There are lots of shops, pubs and restaurants, including a Wetherspoons in Weymouth so lots of scope for eating out.
Attended : 22
10 in YHA 12 in B&B It was too much for the Jurassic Coast and a major landslide the day after the Boggies had walked there
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
See who turns up. Have tea, coffee, etc while we decide where we will walk - may involve a bus or two.
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Distance 12+ miles. Return about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 4
Wetherspoons Tuesday Steak Night (St. Georges Day)
Social
Just turn up or phone Eila 07816012248 01582731026
Always popular for an inexpensive get together and a chance to celebrate and enjoy some of their special St. Georges Day Ales. Enjoy a steak or grill meal including an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink from a wide selection for a special price of around £5.99. You can also have something else from their menu, or just turn up for a drink (Note parking is free at Asda car park in the evening). More details can be found on www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk . If you would prefer to eat earlier there is nothing to stop you turning up early...
Meet at 7.00pm onwards
Grove Park,Court Drive
Dunstable LU5 4GP
leave whenever you wish
Attended : 10
Committee
Meeting 19.30
All members are welcome to attend and contribute to the running of the club. (and to join us afterwards if we decide to visit a local pub)
Meet at 19.30pm at Dunstable Fire Station, Brewers Hill Rd, Dunstable, LU6 1AA
Wheathampstead Circular
Day Walk
Les Price 07866858992
A circular starting at Wheathampstead, walking through Ayot St Lawrence, Ayot Green and Coleman Green.

This is a fairly flat walk . We hope to have a pub stop midway , but suggest you bring refreshments anyway.
9.30am Yum Yum car park.
If you wish to meet me at Wheathampstead please call me.
Return approx 5pm .
Distance 11 miles approx.
Attended : 13
Beautiful sunny day!
Chipperfield revisited
Short walk
John Gabbitass
01582 664036
We last did this walk a couple of years ago-only this time I will try not to go wrong at the very start! So today we will set off from the car park beside the church and from there take the path through woods to hopefully pick up the Hertfordshire Way path.The HWP will take us via some lovely countryside to the outskirts of Kings Langley before we head round to the equally lovely Scatterdells Wood.We shall hopefully emerge from the greenery unscathed and able to continue our route beside various paths and back to Chipperfield.
Meet at the Priory School at 9am
Return approx 2pm
Distance 7 miles
Attended : 12
Piccotts End to Dunstable
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582 607318
X31 bus to Piccotts End.  Walk back to Dunstable  via Potten End, Frithsden, Nettleden, Little Gaddesden, etc.
0905 at bus stop, The square for 0915 X31 bus.
Return about 4.30pm.
About 13 miles
Attended : 7
Slide Show
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides,  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Wilstone to Marsworth Circular Walk
Short Walk
Olwen Davies
Tel 07415334251
The walk starts at Wilstone Reservoir and follows a disused canal to Tringford Pump Station. From there we walk alongside the Tring Reservoirs to reach the Grand Union Canal at Marsworth. There we can stop for refreshments before walking along the Aylesbury Arm Canal path to Wilstone and back to our starting point.
1:30pm at Yum Yum Car Park.
Contact Olwen if you want to meet at Wilstone
5 mile walk.
Returning by 5.30pm
Attended : 14
First warm day of the year! Thanks Olwen.
Toddington to Dunstable
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582 607318
X31 bus to Toddington. Walk back to Dunstable via Sundon Hills, Upper Sundon, Fancott, Chalgrave, Houghton Regis.
0924 at bus stop in High Street North for the 0934 X31 bus.
Distance about 11 miles. Return about 4.30pm.
Attended : 12
College Lake.
Short and slow Walk
Sue Jenkins. 01582 865966
Short slow walk   This will take us around the nature reserve at College Lake.  We can also go to the Grand Union Canal, which is not far away, if people would like to extend the walk.  Coffee stop at the nature reserve.  Very pleasant  easy walk.
Meet at Priory School.
Meet at 10 am.
Return about 1pm.
Distance 3 miles.
Attended : 20
10 Health walkers joined by 10 boggies.
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
See who turns up. Have tea, coffee, etc while we decide where we will walk - may involve a bus or two.
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Distance 12+ miles. Return about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 7
Redbourn To Hemel Hempstead via The Nicky Line
Midweek Walk
Mike 07594577129
A rather easy walk along the Nicky Line from Redbourn to Hemel Hempstead. Refreshments are available at the start & end of the walk, but I suggest you bring a drink etc.
Meet at 9am to pick up the 34 bus to St Albans in West St
Return 1-2 pm.
Distance max 5 miles.
Attended : 15
Whitwell Circular
Day Walk
Julian Clark-Lowes
07979 435856
A day walk from Whitwell in Hertfordshire heading off along the Chiltern Way Extension (past the old YHA building closed in the 60's), up to Chapelfoot where we may have to stop in The Royal Oak and then on to The Red Lion in Preston.   Sandwiches on the green if you prefer.  And then back by a different path to Whitwell. We might find time to pop into the Watercress Shop in Whitwell  where there will be another chance to stock up on cress for your watercress soup
Meet at 9.30 am
French's Avenue
Return 5.30 pm
10 miles approx
Attended : 17
Warden Hills Circular walk
Short Walk
Sue Jenkins. 01582 865966
Today we will explore the views from Warden Hills before striking off towards Streatley. Possible stop at The Chequers for coffee before returning to the start of our walk via Keech Hospice Care.
Please contact  Sue if you wish to meet at the start of the walk near Warden Hills.
Meet at Priory School.
Meet at 09.30
Return at 13.30
Distance 6 miles approx.
Attended : 14
The sun finally came out!
Little Brickhill to Dunstable
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582 607318
Bus to Little Brickhill.  Walk back to Dunstable via Woburn.
9.45am at bus stop, High Street North, Dunstable for 9.55am X31 to Little Brickhill
Return about 5.30 pm.
Distance about 14 miles
Attended : 12
Slide Show
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another retrospective slide show of Don's old slides.  All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Attended : 10
Berkamstead Circular
Short Walk
Jane Rouse
07513956213
Starting in the centre of Berkhamstead we will walk up to Northchurch Common before returning to our starting point via the Grand Union canal.
1pm Yum Yum Car park
Return 4-5pm
Distance 5-6 miles
Bradwell Meander
Day Walk
Sue Jenkins. 01582 865966
Easter Saturday and a lovely day walk in and around Bradwell.  We will see Bradwell Abbey, the concrete cows, the windmill, the canal, Willen Lake and possibly Cambell Park and Great Linford Woods. Bring a packed lunch and good weather.
Meet at French's Avenue
Meet at 9.30
Return 4-5pm
Distance 11 miles
Attended : 10
Cold but good walking and two welcoming and warm pub stops.
Easter Trip- Tour of Snowdonia and North Wales.
Hostel trip 5 days (4 nights)
Don Snoad 01582 601852
We plan to go to North Wales this Easter.  Exact routes and locations are not known at present, depending on the availability of hostels, but we hope to visit Conwy and Betws-y-Coed and explore the hills and mountains of the area.  Early booking is essential, so please show your interest ASAP.
Contact Don Snoad 01582 601852
Attended : 15
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
See who turns up. Have tea, coffee, etc while we decide where we will walk - may involve a bus or two.
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Distance 12+ miles. Return about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 2
Wetherspoons Steak Night
by popular demand
Social
Just turn up or Eila 07816012248
Always a popular chance for an inexpensive get together. Enjoy a steak or grill meal with all the trimmings which includes a free alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink from a wide selection for approx £6.75. You can try something else from their menu or just turn up for a drink (Note that parking is free at the adjacent Asda car park in the evenings) More details can be found on their website http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/food/menu/main/mains-2. NOTE I HAVE CHANGED THE START TIME TO 7.00 as requested by some of our members!
7.00 onwards
Grove Park,Court Drive
Dunstable LU5 4GP
leave whenever you wish
Attended : 10
Earlier start seems to suit people better. A good night!
Four Villages in Hertfordshire
Day Walk
Sylv Elliott 07890926765
Sandra Crannage 07801846351
We will start in Apsley Herts and walk to Kings Langley through Shendish House grounds. From KL over the A41 to Chipperfield and then on to Sarrat where you have a choice for a pub or your own pack lunch on the green. On our return to Apsley we walk to Belsize (not sure if this is classed as a village), Chipperfield and pass Phasel Wood scout camp. We will walk over fields so there will probably be stiles to climb over.
Meet Yum Yum car park 9am
Return approx 5pm
11/12 miles
Attended : 13
And a lovely cream tea at Sylv's
Sundon Circular Walk
Short Walk
Olwen Davies 07415334251
A circular walk in and around Sundon Hills Country Park
9:30am French's Avenue Car Park. Call Olwyn if you want to meet at Sundon
About 4 miles, We should return by 1pm
Attended : 7
Lovely walk which was enhanced by the heavy snow.
Hemel Hempstead station to St Albans.
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582 607318
X31 bus to Hemel Hempstead station.  Walk back to St. Albans via the canal, Kings Langley, Bedmond, Chiswell Green. Aiming for 1615   34 bus in St Peter's Street, St. Albans.
0905 at bus stop, The Square for 0915 bus.
About 11 miles.
Return about 5.00pm.
Attended : 8
Aldbury Circular
Short Walk
Hazell Rolt and Nadine Ridgeway.
07929889292/07746975240
A circular walk around Aldbury taking in part of the Grand Union Canal.Optional pub stop in Aldbury at the end of the walk.
Meet at the Yum Yum at 9.30am
Return approx 2pm
Distance around 6 miles
Attended : 18
The Tree Cathedral
Short and slow Walk
Sylv Elliott 07890926765
Sandra Crannage 07801846351
We will start the walk from the gateway Centre towards Bison Hill and weather permitting have great views. From here we will walk towards and through The Tree Cathedral and then back to the Gateway.

Not sure how long it will take so will probably be early afternoon when we get back to Frenchs Ave especially if we have tea in the Gateway.
Frenchs Avenue 9.30pm
About 3 miles
Attended : 9
Welcome to Rita, Brian and Louise 3 Health Walkers.
Roger's no longer a Mystery Walk
Day Walk
Roger Pepworth. 01582 538414
A pleasant day walk across mostly pastureland  tracks and paths in Aylesbury Vale. We shall walk from Stewkley to Winslow on the Cross Bucks Way  and back on more minor paths.
Plenty of lunch time possibilities in Winslow. A  visit to Swanbourne Tea rooms for coffee  is anticipated and we may also be able to visit a very early, historic Baptist Chapel in Winslow.
Distance - depends on the weather - but from 10 to 14 miles
Meet at Priory School
Meet at 09.00
Return late afternoon. 17.00 or later
Distance as above
Attended : 4
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
See who turns up. Have tea, coffee, etc while we decide where we will walk - may involve a bus or two.
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Distance 12+ miles. Return about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 9
Slide Show
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another  retrospective  slide show of Don's old slides, , showing pictures from the 1970's.   All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Attended : 7
Tring Circular
Mid Week Walk
Mike Elliott 07594 577129
A circular walk starting at Tring taking in Tring  Park & Wiggington  & returning by various paths back to Tring.    This would be classed as a Medium To Hard walk with various paths  & hills.

Refreshments are available at both the start & end, but would suggest you bring refreshments especially a drink .
Meet 9.50 am West St Bus stop to catch the Aylesbury bus.
Return 2-3pm
Distance Approx 6 miles.
Attended : 10
Walking in Chiltern Hundreds
Day Walk
Paul Ridgeway
07591049076
Varied undulating walk taking in Chorlesbury, Ashley Green and Whelpley Hill.Likely pub stop at lunch time.
Meet at the Yum Yum, Dunstable at 9am
Return around 6pm
Distance approx 11.5 miles
Attended : 6
Flamstead Circular
Short Walk
Sue Jenkins 01582 865966
Today's walk will start in Flamstead.  We will briefly view the motorway but not for long.  We will meander over towards Redbourn but not quite reach there and then make our way back toward Flamstead via the Hertfordshire Showground.  A little mystery tour all in one morning.  If I don't get lost hopefully we will return in time for lunch!
Meet at Priory School 09.30
Return about 13.00
Distance 6 miles.
Attended : 19
Pitstone to Dunstable.
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582607318
61 bus to Pitstone. Walk back to Dunstable via canal, Slapton, Eaton Bray, Totternhoe.
0953 at bus stop in West Street for the 1003 bus.
About 11 miles.
Return about 4pm.
Attended : 10
John and Ruth out again - perhaps you could send me a few membership forms/packs?
Toddington to Upper Sundon Circular
Short Walk
Bob Reid 07746547224
This will be Bob's Inaugural walk a circular from Toddington taking in Upper Sundon.

This is a Medium walk with country paths , possible stiles & hills.Bring  refreshments but there may be a stop on route depending on time, but definitely a pub stop at the end.
Meet 9.30am Yum Yum car park.
If you wish to meet at Toddington please ring Bob.
Return approx 2pm.
Distance approx 6 miles
Attended : 15
welcome to Tim and Irene
Ivinghoe Beacon to Dunstable.
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582607318
61 bus to Ivinghoe Beacon. Walk back to Dunstable via Little Gaddesden, Dagnall, Whipsnade and D/Downs.
0953 at bus stop in West Street for the 1003 bus.
About 12 miles.
Return about 5pm.
Attended : 8
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
See who turns up. Have tea, coffee, etc while we decide where we will walk - may involve a bus or two.
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Distance 12+ miles. Return about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 8
Slide Show
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another  retrospective  slide show of Don's old slides, showing pictures from the 1970's.   All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Attended : 12
Wetherspoons Curry Night
Social
JUST TURN UP or Eila 07816012248
Always popular. Another chance to enjoy a good inexpensive curry, or just turn up for drinks, they have a reasonable curry selection and this includes a free alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink for about £5.75 . Or they also have a full menu. (Note that parking is free at the adjacent Asda car park after 5 pm.)   More details can be found on the website: www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk. Please note I have put this earlier so that the Thursday walkers can stay for a curry afterwards if they wish.
From 6.00 onwards
Gary Cooper
Court Drive Dunstable
LU5 4GP
go home whenever you want...
Attended : 7
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Committee
Meeting 19.30
All members are welcome to attend and contribute to the running of the club. (and to join us afterwards if we decide to visit a local pub)
Meet at 19.30pm at Dunstable Fire Station, Brewers Hill Rd, Dunstable, LU6 1AA
Markyate to Great Gaddesden Circular
Day Walk
Steve Goss 07935273417
Lovely walk starting in Markyate along the Hertfordshire way via Beechwood House School & Jockey End to Gt Gaddesden, returning along the Chiltern Way via Flamstead & back to Markyate. This will be a Medium to Hard walk with some hills & stiles.              Being refreshments as a pub stop will only be viable if we take a detour - decision taken on the day & depending on the weather.
Meet 9am at the Yum Yum Car park.
If you wish to meet at Markyate please call Steve.
Return approx 5pm
Distance Max 13 miles depending on weather & conditions
Attended : 11
Aldbury Amble
Short and slow Walk
Sue Jenkins. 01582 865966
Today's walk is going to be slow and short. We are going to be starting in Aldbury and walking through Ashridge to stop at the Bridgewater Monument and Cafe for tea/coffee. Not sure which way round this walk will go, we can decide on the day.
Meet at the Yum Yum
Meet at 10.00
Return about 13.00
Distance 3 miles approx.
Attended : 10
including 2 new walkers from the HR health Walks. Tess and Jackie.
Two Moors Heritage Trail
Short Walk
Olwen Davies 07415334251
This walk starts at Flitwick Mill and follows the River Flit to Flitton. From Flitton we will walk through Flitton Moor Nature Reserve and pass Ruxox Farm and Folly Farm. The final part of the walk goes through Flitwick Moor a Site of Special Scientfic Interest and then back to Flitwick.

N.B Possible change -We may start the walk at Fltwick Moor because car parking better there.
Meet 9:30 at Frenchs Avenue Car Park Call Olwen if you want to meet in Flitwick
5 miles
Return around 1.30
Attended : 8
Piccotts End to Dunstable
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582 607318
X31 bus to Piccotts End.  Walk back to Dunstable  via Flamstead, Markyate, Kensworth, D/Downs.
0905 at bus stop, The Square for 0915 bus.
About 12 miles.
Return about 4.30pm.
Attended : 12
John back again. Another newbie: Ruth.
Dunstable and Blows Downs
Short Walk
John Gabbitass
01582 664036
A circular walk starting from the Yum Yum from where we shall head off towards the Gateway Centre, where you may if you wish, pause for some early refreshments.From there we will make our way along past the quarry and across to Kensworth Church End, Blows Downs and back to Dunstable.
Meet at the Yum Yum at 9.30am
Return approx 1pm
Distance 7 miles
Attended : 7
Dunstable Circular Walk
Day Walk
Roger Pepworth 01582 538414
Roger's mystery walk is now  a day walk of either 11 or 15 miles, depending on whether you start from Britain Street or The Gateway Centre. After a coffee at the Centre we shall walk via the Tree Cathedral to Dagnall and then on to Little Gaddesden where there will be a lunch stop at the Bridgewater Arms or the Church- according to taste. We shall return home via Studham, Whipsnade  and the Downs. It is mixed walking, overwhelmingly on well used field paths or bridleways. There are a few stiles and the lunch time pub is reasonable, has real ale and provides food.
Meet 9am Priory School,
OR 10 am at The Gateway Centre on Dunstable Downs.
Return late afternoon 5pm.
Distance 11miles or 15 miles
Attended : 9
Boggies Not quite a Valentines Quiz Night
Social
joanne robertson 01582 539534
Our Quiz Nights are  great fun and normally very well supported. This event is open to non-members as well as paid-up Boggies. Teams will be of two to four people but do not worry if you are unable to raise your own team these can be organised on the night. A raffle will be held during the evening and all profits will be donated to this year's Bogtrotters chosen charity. There will be a chance a chance to buy hot drinks and cake, but you are welcome to bring your own refreshments. Your Quizmaster for the evening will be Joanne Robertson.
Meet time 6.45 for 7.15 pm
Meet at St Fremund the Martyr : Westfield Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 1DR

Finish about 10.00pm
Attended : 18
Thanks Joe for another excellent quiz and an enjoyable evening.
Wetherspoon Wander
Day Walk
See who turns up. Have tea, coffee, etc while we decide where we will walk - may involve a bus or two.
9.00 am at Gary Cooper, Court Drive, Dunstable.
Distance 12+ miles. Return about 4.30 pm.
Attended : 4
Slide Show
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Another  retrospective  slide show of Don's old slides,  showing pictures from the 1970's.   All welcome.
Meet: 2 Chiltern Road, Dunstable 8.00pm
Finish: 9.30pm
Attended : 8
Harpenden to Flamstead via the Nicky Line & Hertfordshire Way
Mid Week Walk
Mike Elliott 07594 577129
Walking along the Nicky Line then country paths to Flamstead.This would be classed as a Easy to Mediun walk with possible hills.

Refreshments may be available at the end of the walk depending on the time,but suggest you bring a drink & food just in case
9.20am Winston Churchill Bus Stop to catch the Harpenden Bus
Return 2-3pm
Distance 6 miles plus
Attended : 7
Work Party at Milton Keynes YHA (Bradwell Village)
Tues - Thurs 12th - 14th Feb.
Don Snoad. 01582 601852
Help is needed to paint and decorate the dormitories at this, our closest Youth Hostel.   It's a listed building in a village area within Milton Keynes.  You can turn up for the day or stay overnight.  Contact Don for further information.  01582 601852
Ampthill Big Circle. (ABC walk)
Day Walk
Sue Jenkins. 01582 865966
This is a big loop starting at Ampthill and hopefully we will visit Houghton Conquest,  Haynes, Clophill, and Maulden before returning to the start of our walk.  Depending on the day we can go the other way around!   Please bring a packed lunch and snacks. Hopefully we will have a pub stop somewhere along the way.
Please contact Sue if you wish to meet in Ampthill.
Meet at the Yum Yum
Meet at 09.30
Return about 17.30
Distance 12 miles approx.
Attended : 3
3 brave walkers turnup for this wallk but we decided to pospone until another day because of bad weather conditions.
Chalgrave Circular.
Short Walk
Sue Jenkins 01582 865966
This is a short walk around the area of Tebworth,  Chalgrave, and Wingfield.  Hopefully we will be able to get the keys to go and have a look at the church in Chalgrave.   Also a optional stop at The Plough in Wingfield.   Please bring a snack and good weather.
Meet at French's Ave. at 10.00
Return about 13.00
Distance 6 miles approx
Attended : 16
+ 1 who joined us for a drink at the end of the walk. Verv, very muddy!
Tebworth to Dunstable
Day Walk
David Dumpleton
01582 607318

X31 bus to Tebworth.  Walk back to Dunstable via Battlesden, Milton Bryan, Toddington, Chalgrave, Houghton Regis.
0924 at bus stop, High Street North for 0934 bus.

About 11 miles.
Return about 4.00pm.
Attended : 12
Another first-timer - John.
The Three Springs Walk Offley
Half Day Walk
Mike 07594 577129
A circular walk starting from Offley taking in the Three Springs.      Refreshments at the Red Lion pub at the end ,but suggest you bring a drink & snacks.

This would be classed as a Medium walk with gentle hills & no stiles,
Meet 9.30am at the Yum Yum car park.
If you wish to meet at Offley please call me.
Return 2pm .
Distance 5-6 miles