The Dunstable and District Walking and Hostelling Group

Programme July to Sept 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 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.

Thursday 5th July 2018Edlesborough to Leighton BuzzardDavid 07477004170
09.17 61 bus to Edlesborough. Walk to Leighton Buzzard. Catch F70/77 bus (about half-hourly) back to Dunstable.

09.10 at Lombardo's bus stop, West St.
About 12 ml.

Thursday 5th July 2018Slide ShowSocialDon 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Saturday 7th July 2018Farmers Boy Meal and WalkGill 07903 801203 gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk

Circular walk from Kensworth (via Dunstable Downs, Bison Hill and Whipsnade) starting and finishing at Farmers Boy pub-restaurant. Some outstanding views, variety of terrain including woodland and a few inclines. Moderate level walk.  Option to do the walk only or the meal only.  Arrive at pub approx 1.00pm for drinks/meal.  Contact Gill if would still like to order a meal...this can be done on the day in the morning.  Meet 9.30am to car share - please offer other people lifts if you can.


9.30 am Priory School to car-share or 9.50am at Farmer's Boy pub.
Mid-late afternoon. 5-6 miles

Sunday 8th July 2018Whiteleaf HillDavid 07477004170
Circular walk from Whiteleaf Hill going towards but not necessarily reaching Great Missenden.

09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park.
About 12 mls

Wednesday 11th July 2018Windsor Great Park & River Thames AreaShort walkChris Morley 07836 310262 John Hannington 07840 819739
Easy walk with plenty of refreshment possibilities.  A Bus at 9 a.m. Dunstable/Luton Airport for 9.35 a.m. 757 to Hyde Park then 702 to Windsor

8.50 Winston Churchill
Late afternoon/evening Approx 5 miles

Thursday 12th July 2018Weatherspoon WanderDay walkAlan 07957 438153
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.

9 am Gary Cooper
16.30 12 mls

Friday 13th July 2018Pre-meeting North WalesHotel/Hostel TripSylvia 01582 728830 Alan 07957438153
Sylvia is kindly hosting this meeting at her new home in Barton and treat us to some tea and a buffet. It will be a meeting starting at 1 pm on Friday 13 July. We will discuss the usual topics, transport, accommodation, and Julia will be outlining the walks she has researched.
Please let me and Sylvia know if you are able to attend.
Sylvia 07587 185176, sylvia.pidgeon@yhaoo.co.uk. Alan 07957438153. alan.plumley@ntlworld.com

1 pm

Saturday 14th July 2018Early morning breakfast and walk.Half-day walkSue Jenkins 07443016095
Let's start with an early breakfast at the cafe in Ashridge.  Then we will do a short 6 mile walk around the woods. Cafe opens at 8am.

Meet at Priory School at 7.30 am
Return about 12 noon. Distance 6 miles approx

Sunday 15th July 2018Campbell ParkDavid 07477004170
WORLD CUP FINAL AT 4 PM SO EARLIER START. SHORTER BUT STILL QUITE QUICK. Circular walk from Campbell Park, CMK.

09.00 at French's Ave.
9 - 10 ml. Finish walk by 14.30.

Thursday 19th July 2018Ivinghoe Beacon to DunstableDavid 07477004170
09.17 61 bus to Ivinghoe Beacon. Walk back to Dunstable via  Ashridge, Whipsnade, Dunstable Downs.

09.10 Lombardo's bus stop, West St.
About 12 ml.

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

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

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.


Saturday 21st July 2018ChipperfieldHalf-day walkSteve Johnstone 07910 277032
Big Steve is leading this walk in Chipperfield, Kings Langley. A packed lunch is required although, we will be visiting the Royal Oak pub at the end of the walk.

9.15 Priory School
2 pm 5-6 mls

Sunday 22nd July 2018t.b.a.Day walk
Walk leader required


Wednesday 25th July 2018London Colney to St Albans StationMike's Midweek WalkMike 07594577129
Catching a 34 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 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 8.50 am  at the West Street bus stop  to catch 9.05am 34 to St Albans

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

Thursday 26th July 2018Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.

9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls

Saturday 28th July 2018
DAY WALK CANCELLED.


Sunday 29th July 2018CublingtonHalf-day walkDon 01582 601852
This short(ish) walk takes in the pleasant countryside of North Bucks. Carried out at a gentle pace the route goes from Cublington to Dunton and return, with opportunity of a visit to the pub at the end.

9.30 Yum Yum
2..00pm 5 mls.

Thursday 2nd August 2018FlamsteadDavid 07477004170
09.05 34 bus to Flamstead. Walk back to Dunstable.

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

Thursday 2nd August 2018Slide ShowSocialDon 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Saturday 4th August 2018Studham circularHalf-day walkSue Jenkins 07443016095
A circular walk in and around Studham, slightly different from the last time.

9.30 am Priory School
About 1.30, 6 miles

Sunday 5th August 2018Little BrickhillDavid 07477004170
Circular walk from Little Brickhill.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml.

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.

8.50am Winston Churchill
Late afternoon. 5-7 miles.

Thursday 9th August 2018Weatherspoon WanderDay walkAlan 07957 438153
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.
Ruth is possibly leading a walk to Harpenden

9 am Gary Cooper
16.30 12 mls

Saturday 11th August 2018WoburnDavid 07477004170
Circular walk from Woburn public car park taking in Potsgrove, Milton Bryan, Tingrith, Eversholt and the Greensand Ridge walk through Woburn estate.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml.

Saturday 11th August 2018Reminder Boggies Summer BBQAlan 07957438153
12th August is the final date for advance notification and payment of £6 per head payable to Alan for the BBQ on 18 August. It will assist planning if you could text Alan that you will be coming along. Also if you are a vegetarian. As usual you need to bring along wine or beer and plates and cutlery. Picnic chairs and a umbrella may also useful.

2 pm

Sunday 12th August 2018Totternhoe Circular Half-day walkGill 07903 801203

A walk through Totternhoe Knolls nature reserve and surrounding area. Easy to moderate.  Variety of terrain. Pub stop option after walk (The Old Farm Inn has a real ale festival and BBQ). Start point will be the National Trust car park at 9.50 am.  Meet first at Yum Yum first to car share. Please offer lifts if you can.


9.30 am Yum Yum car park
5 miles. Finish 1.00pm

Thursday 16th August 2018East of LutonDavid 07477004170
09.10 A busway bus to Kimpton Road, Luton for a circular walk on the far side of the airport. Busway bus back to Dunstable.

09.00 at Asda bus stop.
About 12 ml.

Thursday 16th August 2018Slide ShowSocialDon 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Saturday 18th August 2018Boggies Summer BBQAlan 07957438153 Cliff 07766 958133



Cliff is kindly hosting the BBQ this year. He has requested that house shoes/slippers would be helpful not to trapse mud into the house. Bring your own drinks, plate/cutlery and seating. Please check you have Cliff's address for the day...46 Tring Road, Dunstable. LU6 2PT. (This is the B489 road, West Dunstable....Cliff's house is on the right hand shortly after the Totternhoe Rd turning). Booking for this event has now closed.

2 pm

Sunday 19th August 2018Flamstead FestivalSocialEila 07964291892 festival only
http://www.flamsteadscarecrowfestival.co.uk/ This is now a social event as David is leading the day walk and no walk leader was available. We have visited the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival in the past, it was enjoyable. It is a nice day out which you can drive to. The walk round the festival is also suitable for the less active in the group as a mini bus should be available. There are two pubs, stalls,  and tea tent available. There is an official car park on the edge of the village. 10.45 am meet in car park. If you cannot drive to Flamstead, please ring Eila 07974291892 and she may be able to arrange a lift.

10.45 at the official car park in Flamstead.

Sunday 19th August 2018AshridgeDay walk David 07477004170
Circular walk from the monument in Ashridge taking in Ivinghoe Beacon, Dagnall and Little Gaddesden.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml.

Wednesday 22nd August 2018Lunch at StudhamShort Walk Chris Morley 07836 310262 John Hannington 07840 819739
Easy walk with possibly a stile or two from Whipsnade to Studham, lunch at Chris & Jan's and then walk to Markyate. We catch 10.40 no.35 bus to Whipsnade,returning on 3.25 p.m. no.34 bus from Markyate to Dunstable.

10.30 The Square, Dunstable
4 p.m. 5/6 miles

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. See details here   We may be able to squeeze in one or two more. If interested contact Eila.


Thursday 23rd August 2018Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.

9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls

Saturday 25th August 2018Circular walk from Mangrove GreenDay walkLes Price 07866858992
A circular walk from Mangrove Green going to Gt Offley, Mangrove Green, Ley Green, Kings Walden and Breachwood Green.

Priory School 9.30am.
4.30pm, 11mls

Sunday 26th August 2018Wilstone reservoirs. Half-day walkSteve Johnson 07749091000
This is a walk around the Wilstone and Marsworth reservoirs.   6 miles and a visit to the Bluebell tea rooms.

9.30 Priory School
distance 6 miles. Return about 13.00
Thursday 30th August 2018Slide ShowSocialDon 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Thursday 30th August 2018Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.

9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls

Saturday 1st September 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 Priory School or 10.20am at the Visitors Ctre
3-4pm 5 mls

Sunday 2nd September 2018Chess ValleyDay walkAlan 07957 438153
A circular walk around the Chess Valley, going through Latimer village, Chenies and stopping at a pub for lunch. Lots of local history and beautiful views, some hills but not too steep. This walk starts from Westwood Park car park, off Chenies Avenue, Little Chalfont, HP6 6PR. returning to the car park at approx 4 pm.

9.30 Yum Yum
late afternoon 12 mls

Thursday 6th September 2018Weatherspoon WanderDay walkAlan 07957 438153
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.

9 am Gary Cooper
16.30 12 mls

Saturday 8th September 2018Circular walk from Sundon HillsDay walkLes Price 07866858992
A circular walk from Sundon Hills car park going to Sundon Hills, Sharpenhoe, Pulloxhill and Harlington.

Priory school 9.30am.
4.30pm, 11mls

Saturday 8th September 2018Proms Priory ParkSocialPeter Jackson 07732 418260
Watch The Last Night of the Proms on a huge screen in Priory Gardens, Dunstable. There will be a great party atmosphere with crowd singing and flag waving (as England will have won the World Cup!?)  Fireworks after the show.  Bring a chair and food/drink.  Contact Peter if you want to go and he will reserve a space for us.  The Council website is being rebuilt so he'll post the link as soon as it comes through. Provisional timing: meet c. 6pm, it starts at 7pm finishes around 10pm.

Peter Jackson  07732 418260  peterdajackson@aol.com

6 pm Priory Grdns

Sunday 9th September 2018Around the Claydons (1)Half-day walkDon 01582 601852
Starting at Botolph Claydon, this easy-paced walk follows parts of the Bernwood Jubilee Way to Quainton for refreshments and back to Botolph Claydon.

9.30 Priory School
3pm 7 mls.

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
Late afternoon. 5/6 miles.

Thursday 13th September 2018Leighton BuzzardDavid 07477004170
09.30 F77 bus to Leighton Buzzard Station. Walk back to Dunstable.

08.50 at High St North bus stop, opposite Nationwide.
About 12 ml.

Thursday 13th September 2018Slide ShowSocialDon 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Friday 14th September 2018Lincolnshire WoldsTripJohn Buckley 07976611995
John is organising a return to the Wolds from Fri 14 to Sun 16 Sept staying at The Viking Centre hostel. It sleeps 20 in bunks (2 rooms for 4 and 2 rooms for 6). If 10 go the price is £16 (£8 if 20 go). It is modern but basic e.g. you need to take bedding and other essentials with you. John will explain all at the pre-meeting. See also www.the vikingcentre.org. Viking Centre, Pelham Rd. Claxby, Market Rasen, Lincs LN8 3YR. If interested email John at johnbuckley@gmail.com.


Sunday 16th September 2018WendoverDavid 07477004170
Circular walk from public car park behind the library in Wendover.

09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park.
About 12 ml.
Thursday 20th September 201810 Pin-Bowling with optional meal.SocialGill 07903 801203
Same format as last year, meet at Wetherspoons 6.30pm-8pm then onto the 10 Pin-Bowling.  Option to eat at Wetherspoons and get a bevvy or 2 in before the games.  Please give your name to Gill preferably by 13th Sept deadline please.

6.30pm - 8.00pm
10.00pm

Thursday 20th September 2018Weatherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two.

9 am Gary Cooper
About 12 mls

Saturday 22nd September 2018WoburnDavid
Circular walk (another one) from Woburn public car park.

09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml.

Sunday 23rd September 2018Pegsdon Hills walkHalf-day walkEila_goss@hotmail.com 07964291892
Starting at pub, a moderate and undulating walk through important wildlife sites with stunning views. 600ft total ascent. no stiles.  Finish at pub.

9.30 Yum Yum
2.30 pm 5-6 miles

Wednesday 26th September 2018Aylesbury to Aston ClintonEasy walkJohn Hannington 07840 819739
Easy interesting walk from edge of Aylesbury, Western Turville reservoir, Wendover Arm Grand Union Canal and continue to tea shop at Aston Clinton park.
9.17 a.m. no.61 bus to Aylesbury.  Return on 2.15 p.m .61 bus from Aston Clinton.

9.10 a.m. Yum Yum
3.15/3.30 p.m. 5.5 mls

Thursday 27th September 2018Toddington to DunstableDavid 07477004170
09.42 E bus to Toddington. Walk back to Dunstable.

09.35 at White Lion bus stop on the busway.
About 12 ml.

Thursday 27th September 2018Slide ShowSocialDon 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters

8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable

Saturday 29th September 2018Great Horwood CircularHalf-day walkDon 01582 601852
An easy-paced walk from Great Horwood to Adstock and Addington, then back to Great Horwood along the North Bucks Way

9.30 Yum-Yum/Wilkinson car park
2.30pm 6 mls.

Sunday 30th September 2018WheathampsteadDavid 07477004170
Circular walk from the public car park behind the Bull in Wheathampstead going out towards Whitwell.

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

Monday 1st October 2018PREVIEW OF FORTHCOMING EVENTS


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 9.50am West St bus stop to catch the 10.05am No 34 to St Albans. Return 2-3 depending on stop at Harpers.

9.50am West St
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
Friday 26th October 2018Court Hill Center near Streatley on ThamesTripJulian Clark-Lowes 07979 435856

Julian is planning a trip to The Court Hill Center (which is the former Ridgeway YHA Hostel) on Friday 26th – Sunday 28th October (2 nights)   http://courthill.org.uk It should be possible to arrange for twin rooms and some limited single occupancy rooms. The price is £19.50 pppn. There is good walking nearby with the white horse not far off. All rooms have a maximum of 4 beds, they have wash basins but are not en-suite. We have options for food. There is a good self catering kitchen, hostel food (if booked in advance) or a good pub about 3 miles away. We can decide. If you want to come could you send Colin a deposit of £15.



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
6-7 mls Late afternoon

Friday 7th December 2018Christmas Meal & Party NightSocial Gill 07903 801203
Details to follow shortly

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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 the 10.05am 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.

9.59am West St bus stop
Return late afternoon. 5mls.

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 1.00pm 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.


10.00am Priory School
1.30pm 4-5mls

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

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.