Upcoming Events

Dunstable/Toddington
Easy 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.
Stoke Hammond to Toddington
David 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.
Berkhamsted and Tring
David 07477004170
Linear walk between Berkhamsted and Tring using bus or train for outward or return leg.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml.
Blows Downs Walk
Half-day walk
Steve 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
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Chepstow hostelling. Greenmans backpackers
Trip
Don 01582 601852 Julian 07979 435856
Join us for a three night trip to Wales over the bank holiday staying at Greenham Backpackers Chepstow.
See http://www.greenmanbackpackers.co.uk/chepstow-accommodation.  Although called a backpackers Greenmans looks quite smart and has some en-suite rooms as well as dormitory accommodation and does Bed and Breakfast (continental).  We do not have exclusive use so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.  Walking along the river Wye.  Tintern abbey is nearby.
Blue Bells in Ashridge
Half-day walk
Olwen 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.
Walk Leader needed.
Golders Hill park to Parliament Hill
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 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
Markyate
David 07477004170
08.48 35 bus to Markyate. Walk back to Dunstable.
08.40 at Lombardo's bus stop, West Street.
About 12 ml.
Tour of Scottish Highlands & Islands
Trip
Don 01582 601852
This three week tour from Sat 12 May - Sun 3 June, will explore the North-West Coast of Scotland, and the islands of Skye, Harris and Lewis. Accommodation will be in hostels and bunkhouses, and transport will be by car (car sharing will be available). The tour starts in Portree and North Skye (Trotternish) and then goes to the Outer Hebrides, with stops at Tarbet and Stornaway, returning from there to the mainland at Ullapool. The tour then works north through Assynt to the most north-westerly point on the Scottish mainland at Cape Wrath, before heading homewards, with two nights in Inverness, and a stop at Kirk Yelton on the English border. If you can't spare (or afford) three weeks you can always come for part of the tour - Ullapool could be a good place to join or leave. Please contact Don soon if you want to join the trip.
Ashridge Boundary Trail
David 07477004170
Circular walk from the Bridgewater Monument following the way-marked route.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 17.00 About 15 miles
Clophill Circular
Half-day walk
Alan 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
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls
Studham and all the ends.
Half-day walk
Sue 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.
Sundon Hills
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Sundon Hills taking in Streatley, Hexton, Barton, Sharpenhoe.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml. Return about 16.30
Walking West Highland Way
Trip
Alan 07957438153 alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
A challenging walk along the West Highland Way 95 miles. The  cost will be around £1000 for eight nights + rail fares etc. Further details from web site http://www.mickledore.co.uk.
Childwickbury to Luton
David 07477004170
09.02 A bus to Luton Interchange. 09.40 321 bus to Childwickbury. Walk via Heartwood Forest and Wheathampstead to Luton Interchage to catch busway bus back to Dunstable.
08.55 at Asda bus stop
About 12 ml.
Eve Meal -'Tastes of Mexico'
Meal-Social
Peter 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
Possible Walk Stowe Parkland
Day Walk
Alan 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
Wrest Park to Higher Gobian
Half-day walk
Bessie - 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
Edlesborough/Ivinghoe
Medium walk
Chris 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
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls
Afternoon Walk
Half-day walk
Peter 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
The Ayots, Brocket Park and the River lea
Day Walk
Jane 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
Bulbourne to Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
09.17 61 bus to Bulbourne. Walk to Leighton Buzzard via Wilstone, Long Marston, Wingrave and Wing. Catch 70 or F70 bus back to Dunstable.
09.10 at West Street (Lombardo's) bus stop.
About 13 ml.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Ampthill Park
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Ampthill Park taking in Marston Vale Visitor Centre.
09.30 French's Ave.
16.30. About 12 ml.
Circular from Offley.
Half-day walk
Sylvia 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.
A Day out in Oxford
Mike's Midweek Walk
Mike 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
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls
Cholesbury and Hawridge
Half-day walk
Don 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.
Redbourn and Sandridge
David 07477004170
Circular walk between Redbourn and Sandridge taking in Rothamsted and Heartwood Forest.
09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park
About 13 ml.
Hatching Green to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.02 A bus to Luton Interchange. 09.40 321 bus to Hatching Green/Harpenden Common. Walk via Rothamsted, Flamstead and Markyate back to Dunstable.
08.55 at Asda bus stop
About 13 ml.
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
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
Kew Gardens - Day Trip
Social
Sheila
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
Old Warden to Northill
Half-day walk
Don 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.
Stopsley/Warden Hills
Medium walk
Chris 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
Wetherspoon Wander
Treat yourself to tea/coffee while discussing where to walk. May involve a bus or two...
09.00 at Gary Cooper
16.30. About 12 mls
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 Priory
7-8 miles return 3.00 approx
PREVIEW OF FORTHCOMING EVENTS
Stopsley
David 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.
Walking in North Wales
Hotel/Hostel Trip
Alan 07957438153 alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
A summer trip to the river Wye and Snowdonia. We will be based in the Blue Bell Inn Llangurig http://www.bluebell-inn.co.uk . There are two trails to walk: The North Wye Valley Way and Glyndwr’s Way. We will also spend a day at Aberystwyth walking the coastline and maybe taking a trip on the Vale of Rheidol Railway. For those who want to include the visit to the Snowdonia National Park, we then move on to YHA Llanberis hostel. Alternatively, you will be making your own B&B/YHA arrangements. If you want to go to the top of Snowdon you can decide whether you want to take a climbing route or go up by the railway. The dates for the trip are: Llangurig Sat 21 Jul departing Sat 28 Jul and Llanberis 28 Jul departing Weds 1 Aug 2018. The Bluebell Inn web site and the Boggie’s Facebook page will give more information and photographs. For example alternative bunkhouse or camping accommodation is available at Woodhouse Farm Pant-y-dwr http://www.bunkhousemidwales.co.uk.  Visit the YHA website to book at Llanberis YHA for the Snowdon part of the trip.
Ashridge Walk & 'Pot-Luck' Picnic
Walk & Social
Gill - 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
Gower Trip, S. Wales
Trip
Eila 07964291892 Eila_goss@hotmail.com
I have booked the Cwm Ivy National Trust lodge from 23rd August to 29th August. It is 10 bedded accommodation but there is room  for  campers. ttps://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/whiteford-and-north-gower/features/cwm-ivy-lodge-bunkhouse   We may be able to squeeze in one or two more. If interested contact Eila.
Annual General Meeting
Members Meeting
Olwen 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
Cliff's Christmas Ramble
Short Social Walk
Cliff 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
Christmas Walk
Day Walk
Alan 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
Christmas Hostel Trip
Trip
Alan 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.
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