The Dunstable and District Walking and Hostelling Group

Programme April to June 2018


The printed programme should be correct at 01/07/2018 but may be subject to change; for potential revisions check the website or contact the event leader.

Sunday 1st April 2018Silsoe & Higham GobionHalf-day walkDon 01582 601852
Easter Sunday an easy paced ramble from Silsoe to Higham Gobion returning via west Park.

9.30 French's Ave
2pm 6 mls.

Tuesday 3rd April 2018Ilam Trip Meeting Pre-MeetingDon 01582 601852
Don has invited us to his house for the Ilam Hall planning meeting. The usual topics are travel arrangements, Catering and Food required, Outline of walks, Any questions. Alan 07957438153. Fifteen Boggies are attending. Other useful info:
Ilam Hall, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AZ.  tel. +44 345 371 9023Ilam is situated 6 miles from Ashbourne. From Ilam Village centre, enter National Trust Country Park and follow the driveway. Parking is free for National Trust members, all other guests can purchase a discounted parking ticket from reception. Ilam is 120 miles 2 hrs 16 min drive time. OS map 119, OS Grid SK131506.

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Thursday 5th April 2018Luton to SilsoeDavid 07477004170
09.03 A bus to Luton Interchange. Walk via Barton to Silsoe. Hourly 81 bus to Luton, then busway to Dunstable.

08.55 at Asda bus stop
About 12 ml

Saturday 7th April 2018Pegsdon Spring walkHalf-day walkEila_goss@hotmail.com 07964291892




  • Starting at pub, moderate walk through important wildlife sites and should have stunning views. 600ft total ascent. no stiles.


9.30 Priory School
1.30 pm 5 miles

Sunday 8th April 2018WendoverDavid 07477004170
Circular walk from Wendover taking in Halton, Wendover Woods, Buckland Common.

09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park.
16.30 About 12 ml.

Wednesday 11th April 2018Stoke Hammond /Leighton BuzzardMike's Midweek WalkMike 07594577129
Walking from North of Stoke Hammond to Leighton Buzzards along the Grand Union Canal with a lunch stop (optional) at the Globe Pub. Booking required details to be agreed later with myself. Classed as a easy walk. Meet at the High St North  bus stop at 9.50am for the 10.00am no 77 to Bletchley. Return late afternoon if lunching.

9.50 High St North
Late afternoon 5 miles max

Thursday 12th April 2018Walking in DerbyshireTripAlan 07957438153 alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
A post-Easter hostel trip from Thursday 12th to Monday 16th April.  This will replace the usual Easter trip. We will be staying at Ilam Hall Ashbourne Derbyshire - This 17th Century gothic manor sits in 84 acres of National Trust parkland next to the river Manifold, with Dovedale just on its doorstep. The beautiful Youth Hostel is full of character and nestled near the church and quaint village of Ilam http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/ilam-hall  There is lots to do in Ashbourne and some good resturants and pubs - https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurants-g499571-zft10670-Ashbourne_Derbyshire_England.html


Thursday 12th April 2018Whipsnade and Ivinghoe Beacon.David 07477004170
08.48 35 bus to Whipsnade. Walk via Dagnall and Ivinghoe Beacon to Dunstable.

08.40 at West St bus stop (Lombardo)
About 12 ml.

Saturday 14th April 2018t.b.a.Day Walk
Walk Leader needed.


Sunday 15th April 2018The Walk That Will Finally HappenHalf-day walkGill - 07903 801203
Gill is leading this circular walk through Ashridge.  It takes in some of the best woodland and parkland on the estate.  Trails pass through areas of Berkhampsted Common and Ashridge Park. An easy- moderate walk  mainly level with a few inclines.  Start and finish at the visitors centre.  Brownlow cafe/packed lunch stop at end of walk (optional).

9.30am Yum Yum/Wilko car park or 9.50am Visitors Ctre
5-6 miles. 1.30pm

Thursday 19th April 2018Wetherspoon 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

Thursday 19th April 2018Slide ShowSocialDon 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Saturday 21st April 2018Totternhoe Guided Walk Half-Day WalkGill - 07903 801203
Guided informative talk and walk with Richard Knock - reserve officer of Totternhoe Knolls- Nature Reserve area, 5 miles.  Easy to moderate level walk with some hills.  Meet 9.45am at Priory School to arrange car sharing.  Can people with cars turn up to offer lifts please.  Walk start is 10.00am at the National Trust car park, off Castle Hill Road (see map link below).  Picnic lunch or pub stop for drinks/lunch afterwards (optional). Click on this link for more info about the area and a map... http://www.wildlifebcn.org/reserves/totternhoe

9.45am Priory School or 10.00am at Knolls Nat Trust Car Park
12.30pm, about 5 miles

Sunday 22nd April 20187 ParishesDavid 07477004170
Circular way-marked route from Woburn car park.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 14 ml.

Wednesday 25th April 2018Dunstable/ToddingtonEasy walk Chris 07836 310262 John 07840 819739
Walk from Asda Dunstable via Houghton Quarry continue the Icknield Way over new A5/M1 link road. Some gentle ascents/descents, possibility of stiles
Refreshments available in Toddington

Meet Asda bus stop 9 a.m.
6/7 miles. 1.15/2.15 p.m.

Thursday 26th April 2018Stoke Hammond to ToddingtonDavid 07477004170
09.00 F77 bus to Stoke Hammond. Walk to Toddington via Gt Brickhill, Woburn, Tingrith. Bus back to Dunstable.

08.50 at High St North bus stop (Santander)
About 12 ml.

Saturday 28th April 2018Berkhamsted and TringDavid 07477004170
Linear walk between Berkhamsted and Tring using bus or train for outward or return leg.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml.

Sunday 29th April 2018Blows Downs WalkHalf-day walkSteve 01582731026 07964291892
Along the Downs  hopefully with the chance of seeing a carpet of bluebells, but will have some ups and downs.

9.30 Yum Yum/Wilkos car park
14.00 approx 7-8 miles

Thursday 3rd May 2018Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls

Thursday 3rd May 2018Slide ShowSocialDon 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Friday 4th May 2018Chepstow hostelling. Greenmans backpackersTripDon 01582 601852 Julian 07979 435856
Join us for a three night trip to Wales over the bank holiday staying at Greenham Backpackers Chepstow.
See http://www.greenmanbackpackers.co.uk/chepstow-accommodation.  Although called a backpackers Greenmans looks quite smart and has some en-suite rooms as well as dormitory accommodation and does Bed and Breakfast (continental).  We do not have exclusive use so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.  Walking along the river Wye.  Tintern abbey is nearby.


Saturday 5th May 2018Blue Bells in AshridgeHalf-day walkOlwen 07415 334251
Olwen says "lets go and discover what blue bell delights there are in Ashridge".

Priory Walk
5.30-6.30pm. 5-6 mls.

Sunday 6th May 2018Day Walk
Walk Leader needed.


Wednesday 9th May 2018Golders Hill park to Parliament HillMike's Midweek WalkMike 07594577129
Catching the 9.30am 757 from the airport to the top of Hendon Way. Walking through Golders Hill park,The Hill up  onto Hampstead Heath then following the footpath to Parliament Hill where we catch a C4/11 back to Finchley Rd coach stop to catch the 757 back to the interchange,where we catch a bus back to Dunstable. Classed a medium walk with some  hills. Note there is as nice cafe in Golders Hill Park for refreshments. Meet 8.50am Winston Churchill bus stop to catch the 9am A bus to the airport.

8.50 Winston Churchill A bus
Late afternoon. 5/6 miles

Thursday 10th May 2018MarkyateDavid 07477004170
08.48 35 bus to Markyate. Walk back to Dunstable.

08.40 at Lombardo's bus stop, West Street.
About 12 ml.

Saturday 12th May 2018Tour of Scottish Highlands & IslandsTripDon 01582 601852
This three week tour from Sat 12 May - Sun 3 June, will explore the North-West Coast of Scotland, and the islands of Skye, Harris and Lewis. Accommodation will be in hostels and bunkhouses, and transport will be by car (car sharing will be available). The tour starts in Portree and North Skye (Trotternish) and then goes to the Outer Hebrides, with stops at Tarbet and Stornaway, returning from there to the mainland at Ullapool. The tour then works north through Assynt to the most north-westerly point on the Scottish mainland at Cape Wrath, before heading homewards, with two nights in Inverness, and a stop at Kirk Yelton on the English border. If you can't spare (or afford) three weeks you can always come for part of the tour - Ullapool could be a good place to join or leave. Please contact Don soon if you want to join the trip.


Saturday 12th May 2018Ashridge Boundary TrailDavid 07477004170
Circular walk from the Bridgewater Monument following the way-marked route.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 17.00 About 15 miles

Sunday 13th May 2018Clophill CircularHalf-day walkAlan 07957 438153
Alan will be leading this walk in and around Clophill which will include a stop at the homely Stone Jug pub.

9.30 Yum Yum
2pm 7mls

Thursday 17th May 2018Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls

Saturday 19th May 2018Studham and all the ends. Half-day walkSue Jenkins 07443016095
Today's walk starts in Studham and will include Goose Hatch, Beechwood School, Jockey End and Clements End.   If you are not interested in the royal wedding or the cup final then come and join me on this lovely walk.  We can always raise a glass or two in the Red Lion at Studham.

Priory School at 9.30 am
1.30 approx. 6 miles.

Sunday 20th May 2018Sundon HillsDavid 07477004170
Circular walk from Sundon Hills taking in Streatley, Hexton, Barton, Sharpenhoe.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30

Wednesday 23rd May 2018Walking West Highland WayTripAlan 07957438153 alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
A challenging walk along the West Highland Way 95 miles. The  cost will be around £1000 for eight nights + rail fares etc. Further details from web site http://www.mickledore.co.uk.


Thursday 24th May 2018Childwickbury to LutonDavid 07477004170
09.02 A bus to Luton Interchange. 09.40 321 bus to Childwickbury. Walk via Heartwood Forest and Wheathampstead to Luton Interchage to catch busway bus back to Dunstable.

08.55 at Asda bus stop
About 12 ml.

Thursday 24th May 2018Eve Meal -'Tastes of Mexico'Meal-SocialPeter 07732 418260 peterjackson@aol.com
A Mexican-Themed Evening at Dunstable College Restaurant.  Cost is £19.00 per head (plus a £1.00 tip/donation).  This event is expected to be fully booked soon and the food is expected to be excellent.  Please notify Peter Jackson if you want to book and please commit to the booking.  Contact Peter ASAP and by April 26th deadline.  Meal starts 7.30pm (arrive a little earlier to get a drink).

Arrive around 7.15pm
9.30pm

Saturday 26th May 2018Possible Walk Stowe ParklandDay WalkAlan 07957438153
Unfortunately I have planned this walk when I will be in Scotland. If anybody would like to lead this walk please let me know. Alternatively, I will have to reschedule it to a later date.
Alan will be taking us on a visit to the famous National Trust Property at Stowe. There you can enjoy: 750 acres of parkland, a huge sale of second-hand books, and cream teas etc. in the New Inn visitor centre.  If you are NT members, remember your passes because cost of entry is £12 each and parking is £2. We will be making an earlier start for the 50 minute, 32 mile drive (satnav MK18 5EQ).

8.45 Priory School
Late afternoon. 32 mls

Sunday 27th May 2018Wrest Park to Higher GobianHalf-day walkBessie - bessierogers@uwclub.net
Starting from Wrest Park over to Higher Gobian. Refreshments at Wrest Park at the end will be available.

9.30 French's Ave
1pm. 5.5 mls

Wednesday 30th May 2018Edlesborough/IvinghoeMedium walkChris 07836 310262 John 07840 819739
Plenty of hills on this walk and some stiles. Edlesborough, Ivinghoe Beacon, Monument Cafe (cream scone if required!), Aldbury, Pitstone Hill, Ivinghoe.
61 bus Dunstable/Edlesborough 9.17 a.m.
61 bus Ivinghoe/Dunstable 2.45 p.m.

Yum Yum West Street 9.05 a.m.
3.15/3.30 p.m. 9/10 miles

Thursday 31st May 2018Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls

Saturday 2nd June 2018Afternoon WalkHalf-day walkPeter 07732 418260
Houghton Hall Park, Early summer afternoon walk/picnic

We will walk round the park and adjacent areas for about 3 miles, to see the newly developed/landscaped market gardens and parkland. Picnic in the park (bring contributions) + go to the new visitor centre for tea/coffee/cold drinks/cakes with the option of extending the walk afterwards.

Meet at 2pm at the cricket pavilion on Houghton Hall Village Green (park in road on side of park) - if you need a lift there phone Peter

2pm Houghton Green
5pm 3 plus miles

Sunday 3rd June 2018The Ayots, Brocket Park and the River leaDay WalkJane R 07513 956213
Starting at Wheathamstead we will walk through Ayots and Brocket Hall before following the river Lea back to our start.

9:30 Yum Yum Car Park
10 miles Late afternoon

Thursday 7th June 2018Bulbourne to Leighton BuzzardDavid 07477004170
09.17 61 bus to Bulbourne. Walk to Leighton Buzzard via Wilstone, Long Marston, Wingrave and Wing. Catch 70 or F70 bus back to Dunstable.

09.10 at West Street (Lombardo's) bus stop.
About 13 ml.

Thursday 7th June 2018Slide ShowSocialDon 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Saturday 9th June 2018Ampthill ParkDavid 07477004170
Circular walk from Ampthill Park taking in Marston Vale Visitor Centre.

09.30 French's Ave.
16.30. About 12 ml.

Sunday 10th June 2018Circular from Offley.Half-day walkSylvia 07587185176
A circular walk from Offley taking in the three springs. A medium walk with gentle hills but it can get muddy in several places. Possible pub stop at the end. Meet 10am Yum Yum car park. If you wish to meet elsewhere please call Sylvia. We return about 1-2 pm depending on the time in pub.

10am Yum Yum
1-2 pm 6 miles max.

Wednesday 13th June 2018A Day out in OxfordMike's Midweek WalkMike 07594577129
Catching a bus from Dunstable to Milton Keynes to pick up the X5 to Oxford, where we can spend time doing what we please. Catching the X5 back to Milton Keynes to pick a connection home. Meet High St North  bus stop at 8.20am to pick up the No F70  8.30am bus to Milton Keynes. Return time and walking distance will depend on what we do.

8.20 High St North bus stop
Late evening

Thursday 14th June 2018Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls

Saturday 16th June 2018Cholesbury and HawridgeHalf-day walkDon 01582 601852
An easy paced walk from Cholesbury Common to Hawridge, Ashendon and Bellingdon. Starting with a visit to Cholesbury Camp. Park in Wilkinson car park which is behind Salvation Army Centre.

9.30 Priory School
2.30pm 7 mls.

Sunday 17th June 2018Redbourn and SandridgeDavid 07477004170
Circular walk between Redbourn and Sandridge taking in Rothamsted and Heartwood Forest.

09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park
About 13 ml.

Thursday 21st June 2018Hatching Green to DunstableDavid 07477004170
09.02 A bus to Luton Interchange. 09.40 321 bus to Hatching Green/Harpenden Common. Walk via Rothamsted, Flamstead and Markyate back to Dunstable.

08.55 at Asda bus stop
About 13 ml.

Thursday 21st June 2018Slide ShowSocialDon 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Saturday 23rd June 2018Whiteleaf HillDavid 07477004170
Circular walk from Whieleaf Hill taking in Loosley Row, Hempton Wainhill, Bledlow, Princes Risborough.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 17.30 About 12 mls

Saturday 23rd June 2018Kew Gardens - Day TripSocialSheila sheila.sb80@gmail.com
A day trip to the fantastic Kew Gardens which will involve plenty of walking.  Entry cost is around £16.00 for the day.  Bring picnic packed lunch/or cafe available.  Please contact Sheila who is organising this as a group trip.  Travel will depend on numbers going - please notify Sheila ASAP to register your interest.

to be arranged
Return to be arranged

Sunday 24th June 2018Old Warden to NorthillHalf-day walkDon 01582 601852
An easy paced ramble around Shuttleworth  College, going to Ichwell, Northill and Old Warden.

9.30 French's Ave.
2.30pm 7 mls.

Wednesday 27th June 2018Stopsley/Warden HillsMedium walkChris 07836 310262 John 07840 819739
Stopsley, Great Offley, Lilley, Warden Hills back to Barton Road (Bramingham area Luton) Some ups and downs and stiles. Busway to Interchange then 12 bus to Stopsley. Several options on return route.

Winston Churchill 9 a.m.
3/4 p.m. 6/7 miles

Thursday 28th June 2018Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...

09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls

Saturday 30th June 2018Shefford Stanford circularHalf-day WalkEila 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 Priory
7-8 miles return 3.00 approx

Sunday 1st July 2018PREVIEW OF FORTHCOMING EVENTS


Sunday 1st July 2018StopsleyDavid 07477004170
Circular walk from Selsey Drive taking in Great Offley, Preston, Breachwood Green, Cockernhoe.

09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park
16.30. About 12 ml.

Saturday 21st July 2018Walking in North WalesHotel/Hostel TripAlan 07957438153 alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
A summer trip to the river Wye and Snowdonia. We will be based in the Blue Bell Inn Llangurig http://www.bluebell-inn.co.uk . There are two trails to walk: The North Wye Valley Way and Glyndwr’s Way. We will also spend a day at Aberystwyth walking the coastline and maybe taking a trip on the Vale of Rheidol Railway. For those who want to include the visit to the Snowdonia National Park, we then move on to YHA Llanberis hostel. Alternatively, you will be making your own B&B/YHA arrangements. If you want to go to the top of Snowdon you can decide whether you want to take a climbing route or go up by the railway. The dates for the trip are: Llangurig Sat 21 Jul departing Sat 28 Jul and Llanberis 28 Jul departing Weds 1 Aug 2018. The Bluebell Inn web site and the Boggie’s Facebook page will give more information and photographs. For example alternative bunkhouse or camping accommodation is available at Woodhouse Farm Pant-y-dwr http://www.bunkhousemidwales.co.uk.  Visit the YHA website to book at Llanberis YHA for the Snowdon part of the trip.


Wednesday 25th July 2018London Colney to St Albans StationMike's Midweek WalkMike 07594577129

Catching a 34/35 bus to St Albans Station  to pick the 84/84A to London Colney where we pick up the river Colne & walk various paths to Colney Heath & Smallford to pick up the old Hatfield line back to St Albans Station to catch a 34/35  bus back to Dunstable. The walk is classed a easy to medium walk with a couple of stiles, with a chance detour to Morrisons cafe for refreshments.  Meet at 8.40 am  at the West Street bus stop  to catch the  8.48am 35 to St Albans


8.40 am West Street bus stop
Late afternoon. 7miles max

Wednesday 8th August 2018Little Venice to Green ParkMike's Midweek WalkMike 07584577129

Catching the 9.30 am 757 from Luton Airport to Lords Cricket ground, walking along the Regents Canal to Little Venice & the Paddington Basin to Paddington Station. Continuing on to Hyde Park where we walk to Hyde Park Corner along the side of the Serpentine. Subject to time we can walk through Green Park to Buckingham Palace or to St James Park. We will return to Luton Interchange on a 757 to catch a bus back to Dunstable. Classed as a easy walk with refreshment stops on the way. Meet 8.50 am Winston Churchill bus stop to catch the 9am  A bus to the airport


8.50 am Winston Churchill catch the 9am A bus.
Late afternoon. 5-7 miles.

Saturday 18th August 2018Ashridge Walk & 'Pot-Luck' PicnicWalk & SocialGill - 07903 801203
Please bring a home-made or bought item - cake, quiche, salad, fruit etc.  The idea is that each person brings 1 item to share as a 'pot-luck' style.  This keeps the cost low and is a fun way of doing a picnic. Please bring something to sit on (blanket or chair) and a few utensils/a plate/drink.  There will be a walk first - circular around Ashridge, about 5 miles.  Picnic will start near the visitors centre around 1.00pm, finish about 3pm.

10.00am at Priory School or 10.20am at the Visitors Ctre
3-4pm finish

Thursday 23rd August 2018Gower Trip, S. WalesTripEila 07964291892 Eila_goss@hotmail.com
I have booked the Cwm Ivy National Trust lodge from 23rd August to 29th August. It is 10 bedded accommodation but there is room  for  campers. ttps://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/whiteford-and-north-gower/features/cwm-ivy-lodge-bunkhouse   We may be able to squeeze in one or two more. If interested contact Eila.


Wednesday 12th September 2018Lilley CircularMike's Midweek WalkMike 07594577129
Catching any bus to Luton Interchange to catch the 9.58 am No 101 to Lilley. A circular walk taking in a variety of paths & hills. Classed as a medium walk. Subject to timing  we may be able to visit the Lilley Arms for refreshments  before catching the bus back to the interchange for  connection to Dunstable. Meet 9.15am Winston Churchill bus stop to catch any bus to the interchange to pick up the 9.58am No 101 bus to Lilley. Return late afternoon. Distance max 5 or 6 miles.

9.15am Winston Churchill catch bus to the interchange.
Late afternoon. 5/6 miles.

Wednesday 10th October 2018Markyate Circular.Mikes Midweek WalkMike 07594577129
Starting & finishing in Markyate  A circular walk on a variety of paths taking in Aley Green, Caddington,Woodside & Pepperstock with a detour to Harpers for refreshments before heading back to Markyate. Classed as a medium walk  with a couple of hills. Meet 10am West St bus stop to catch the 10.15am No 34 to St Albans. Return 2-3 depending on stop at Harpers.

10am West St to catch10.15am No 34 to St Albans.
2-3pm 5 miles

Tuesday 23rd October 2018Annual General MeetingMembers MeetingOlwen 07415 334251 Eila 07964291892
The Annual General Meeting of the group. Please come along to meet up with your fellow members at this excellent CAMRA recommended pub for a drink and a chat and show your support. It's your chance to make your views known and elect (or volunteer to become) new committee members.

Please notify Olwen of proposals, agenda items and committee nominations, before 16th October.  Olwen secretary: OlwenDavies11@hotmail.co.uk and/or Eila chair: Eila_goss@hotmail.com. Venue: function room at rear of The Victoria, 69 West St, Dunstable LU6 1ST (near the police station).

07.45 pm Victoria West St
Finish 10.30

Wednesday 14th November 2018Tring CircularMikes Midweek WalkMike 07594577129
Starting from Tring Town centre a circular walk taking in variety of paths through Tring Park & surrounding countryside. Classed as a medium to hard walk with a steep hill at the beginning or end. Refreshments available at the start or finish. Meet at 9 am West St bus stop to pick up the 9.12 am No 61 to Aylesbury. Return late afternoon. Distance 6-7 miles.

9 am West St to catch 9.12 am No 61 to Aylesbury.
Late afternoon. 6-7 miles.

Wednesday 12th December 2018Wednesday's walkers non-traditional Christmas Lunch.Mikes Midweek WalkMike 07594577129
Scrapping the Wednesday Walkers traditional Christmas Lunch for a Fish & Chip Christmas Lunch at Godfreys Harpenden.

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

Note - return journey will be by bus to Luton Interchange for connection to Dunstable.

Meet at 10am West St bus stop to catch the 10.15am No 34 to St Albans
Return late afternoon. Distance 5miles.

Sunday 16th December 2018t.b.aDay walk
Walk leader required

t.b.a

Saturday 22nd December 2018Cliff's Christmas RambleShort Social WalkCliff 07766958133
A relaxed, and easy stroll over to the Downs-Whipsnade area returning to Cliff's house about 1.30pm for a festive social afternoon. Warm mulled wine/beer/beverages with mince pies & nibbles. Cliff is kindly promising walkers a homely Christmas with a log fire, decorations and Christmas tree.  Please notify Cliff if you are attending as it will help with the planning, ask if some food or drink would be welcomed. Some parking is available outside the house. Bring house shoes to change into.

09.30 Yum Yum
1.30pm 4 mls

Sunday 23rd December 2018Christmas WalkDay WalkAlan 07957 438153
A easy paced circular walk from Dunstable to Houghton Regis chalk pit, Sewell, Eaton Bray, We will be making a pub stop at The White Horse about noon. It serves real ales and offers a nice bar snacks menu.
After a leisurely return via Tottenhoe, we will then join other Boggies in the Gary Cooper for a jolly afternoon. Please advise me if you want to meet us enroute.

09.30 Yum Yum
3-4pm 10 mls

Sunday 23rd December 2018t.b.aDay walk
Walk leader required

t.b.a

Thursday 27th December 2018Christmas Hostel TripTripAlan 07957 438153
This walking-hostelling trip will be from Dec 27th-Dec 31st.   We will stay 4 nights in the newly refurbished Bath YHA. Alternatively, you can make your own arrangements for accommodation. We'll be walking in and around the city and visit pub/restaurants in Bath and Bristol https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/bath. Please contact Alan soon if you want to book a place, ensuite rooms are limited. We will have a planning meeting nearer the time to organise car-sharing and food/catering.







Guidance for those attending Dunstable Bogtrotters events.

You walk with the Bogtrotters at your own risk.

You must ensure that you have suitable equipment, footwear and clothing, and enough food and drink for the activity being undertaken. You should carry your own first aid kit.

Do not leave the walk without telling the leader. Keep in front of the back marker when there is one and make sure that the walk leader or back marker knows if you temporarily leave the walk for a comfort break or other reason.

Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult member of their family, who will remain responsible for them at all times.

We do not allow dogs on our walks except for assistance dogs.

Before a walk starts participants are entitled to obtain a clear and, as far as  possible, accurate description of the walk. Be aware however that not every route is walked in advance and even when a path is familiar things may have changed since we were last there. Different walk leaders have developed different styles of walk introduction. Some give a formal health and safety talk, others a more general descriptive talk and others dislike the enforced formality and give only a fairly perfunctory introduction! If you are in any doubt about the walk you are going to undertake, or your own ability to complete it, you should raise your concerns with the walk leader first.

On local walks or weekend trips participants may choose to share cars or take their own. Before leaving the meeting place make it clear to the walk leader if you are prepared to take passengers, if you are willing to use your car to transfer drivers when this is necessary and if you will need to leave the walk early.

Drivers are not able to charge a fare for helping with transport, however a voluntary donation is usually made by their passengers.

Some walks are planned to be accessible by public transport. However bus times and services are subject to change so walk details will sometimes vary from those set out in the programme. It is advisable to contact the walk leader to obtain up-to-date information if public transport is involved.

Photographs of our activities, sometimes with the names of those participating, often appear on our website. If you do not wish to be photographed and possibly appear on the web, tell the event leader and they will include this notification in their introduction.

When walking as a member of the public on public footpaths in England and more generally in Britain there are well established and understood laws which govern the relationship, rights and obligations of the land owner to the walker and vice versa. When walking with a Bogtrotter walk leader you remain a member of the public, as does he/she. Nothing in the relationship between you as a walker and your walk leader adds to or alters this. By walking with us you do not improve upon your existing rights that are already well established in law.

Guests are welcome to join us for 2 or 3 walks after which they will be expected to enrol as members. Individual membership fee is currently £10 per year (01 September to 31 August.)

Location Plan...

Where we meet...
The Yum Yum, Priory School, Chews House,
French's Avenue and the Fire Station.