Upcoming Events

Markyate circular
Mike’s Midweek walk
Mike 07594 577129
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 to pick the bus back to Dunstable . Classed Easy to Medium walk with a couple of hills, note paths can be muddy. Return time depends on time spent in Harpers.
Meet 9.00am West St Bus stop to pick up the 9.05am No 34 to St Albans
Return 2/3 pm
Distance 5 miles
Pitstone
David 07477004170
09.17 61A bus to Pitstone. Walk via GU Canal, Horton, Mentmore, Ledburn, Wing to Leighton Buzzard. F70/77 bus back to Dunstable.
09.10 West Street bus stop (Lombardo's)
About 12 ml
Views of the Ver valley
Half-day walk
Steve/Eila Goss 07964291892
A nice reasonably easy scenic walk from Redbourn which has a pub and cafe for refreshments at the end of the walk.
Priory school 9.30
approx 7 miles
Wendover
David 07477004170
A circular walk from Wendover car park, by the library, passing close to Chequers and taking in Coombe Hill and Whiteleaf Hill along the way.
09.30 Wilko car park
About 11 ml
Wetherspoon Wander
David 07477004170
Have tea/coffee and a chat before crossing the road to the Asda bus stop for the 09.56 E bus to Toddington. Walk from the green via Stanbridge back to Dunstable.
09.15 Gary Cooper.
About 12 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
Marston Vale circular
Intermediate walk
Les 07866858992

 Starting at Marston vale, we will be going through Stewartby passing Houghton house and returning to Marston vale via  Ampthill

Meet at Priory school 9.30 am
Return at 15.30
Distance 9 miles.
Hudnell circular
Half-day walk
Sue Jenkins. 07443016095
A circular walk from Hudnell,  going through Nettleden and Ashridge .
Meet at 9.30 am at the Yum Yum
Return about 13.30 approx
Distance 7 miles approx
Bletchley/Milton Keynes
Easy walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Flat walk via the Grand Union Canal and the River Ouzel areas finishing at Caldecote Lake.
Refreshments available at various points during the walk

F70 bus to Bletchley at 9.30 a.m.
Return F70/F77
High Street North (Santander) 9.20 a.m.
Return Dunstable 3/4 p.m.
8.5/9 miles
Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
09.30 F70 bus to Leighton Buzzard Station. Circular walk taking in Soulbury, Stoke hammond and Rushmere Estate then F70/77 back to Dunstable
09.20 High Street North bus stop (Santander)
About 12 ml
Woolwich to Greenwich- London Thames Path Part 1
Day walk
Olwen 07415334251

We will start the walk from King George V Dockland Light Railway Station and make our way on to the Woolwich Ferry. We will then follow the Thames path to Greenwich Pier. Although today’s walk ends here, if there is interest, through a series of 6 more walks spread through out the year , there will be an opportunity to follow the Thames Path all the way from Woolwich to Hampton Court.
To get to the starting point catch the train that arrives at Blackfriars at 9:43.  The train leaves Leagrave station at 8.55am, Luton Station at 8.59am and Luton Parkway Station at 9.02am.  We will then catch the DLR and disembark at King George V station.  With regards to the route back there will be a variety of choices and people are likely to want to leave Greenwich at different times and routes.  Distance 7 miles approx


Studham
David 07477004170
A circular walk from Studham taking in Gaddesden Row, Briden's Camp, Great Gaddesden.
09.30 Wilko car park
About 12 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
Flamstead
David 07477004170
09.05 34 bus to Flamstead. Walk to Dunstable via Gaddesden Row, Studham.
08.55 West Street bus stop (Lombardo's)
About 12 ml
Cliff's 'Mince Pie Ramble'
Half-Day Walk & Social
Cliff - 07766 958133
Cliff is hosting this ramble across the Downs/Whipsnade with a festive lunch buffet at his house afterwards. Meet at Priory School 10.00am to organise lifts (please offer a lift if you can), then walk will start from Cliff's house (46 Tring Road) at around 10.20am. A festive social afterwards with a buffet/drinks (including mulled wine and pies) and log fire. Leave in your own time. It would be helpful if you could inform Cliff by Thurs 5th Dec if you are attending the social (to help with estimating the catering needs).
10.00am at Priory School or 10.15am at Cliff's house.
5 miles/12.30pm
Hitchin Circular
Full-day walk
Peter A 07547893704
If you wish to meet Peter at the start of this walk please phone him for details.
Meet at 9.30 French's Ave.
Return 4 pm
Distance 12 mls
Wednesdays Walkers Non Traditional Christmas Lunch
Mike’s Midweek Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Starting at Coffee on the Green Redbourne. We walk the Nicky Line Back to Harpenden for our Non Tradional Christmas Lunch at Godfrey's. Booking is essential with myself by the 1st December.

Note the return journey will be a bus to the Interchange for a connection to Dunstable.
Meet 10am West St Bus stop to catch the 10.05 toSt Albans
Return late afternoon .
Distance Max 5/6 miles.
Wetherspoon Wander
David 07477004170
Chat over tea/coffee. Then, it's a  wander out to Pepperstock (Harper's) and back.
09.00 Gary Cooper
About 12 ml
Christmas Meal & Party Night
Social
Sheila 07970 328670
sheila.sb80@gmail.com
We are back at the popular carvery restaurant - The Market Cross, Dunstable. There will be a live band this year playing popular hits from the 60's to more present day. Please select your options for 2 or 3 courses and give/send them to Sheila. Cost is £12.00 for 2 courses, or £14.00 for 3 courses. FULL payment must be made in advance before the deadline (as this what the restaurant requires). NO OPTION TO PAY ON THE NIGHT. Cash preferred to Sheila. If you need to make make a bank/cheque payment through Julian, this option is available. Cheques must be made out to: Dunstable Walking & Hostelling Group. Payment deadline: Sun November 24th. Food orders CAN'T be changed on the night so please ensure you're happy with what you've ordered. Here is the menu... - https://www.marketcrosspubdunstable.co.uk/menus/dasher-carvery-2019-festive-fayre-display/ . We look forward to seeing you there!
7.15pm
12pm or in your own time
Aldbury Amble
Half-day walk
Olwen 07415334251

Starting at Tom’s Hill Car park, we will walk by Northchurch Common and down the hill towards Cow Roast. Then along Grand Union Canal to Tring Station and up to Aldbury before returning up hill back to our starting point.

Meet Priory at 10.00 am
Distance miles 6/7 approx Return 2.30/3.00pm approx
Redbourn
David 07477004170
A circular walk from Redbourn taking in Childwick Green, St Albans, Ver Valley Way.
09.30 Wilko car park
About 12 ml
Christmas Wetherspoon Wander
David 07477004170
Meet for tea/coffee in the Gary Cooper before crossing the road to catch the 09.56 E bus to Toddington. Walk via Harlington to Sylvia's to partake of the lunchtime refreshments she has generously offered and to check out this year's decorations. The walk continues past Barton Hills and Galley Hill to Turnpike Drive bus stop, Luton. Then it's buses back to Dunstable.
09.15 in the Gary Cooper
About 11 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
Christmas walk from Leighton Buzzard to Dunstable
David 07477004170
Catch 09.44 F70 bus to Leighton Buzzard (Tesco bus stop) from High St North/French's Ave junction. Or if you prefer to catch the bus in town it's 09.30 near Santander. Walk back to Dunstable stopping at two or three hostelries along the way. Feel free to put on your best festive gear and bring mince pies, etc.
09.25 French's Ave bus stop, High St North
About 11 ml
Blows Downs scenic walk finishing at The Swan pub.
Half-day walk
Eila/Steve Goss 07964291892
The last walk before Christmas on Eila's birthday.  Depending on conditions this will be no more than a 7 mile walk but there will be some ups and downs.  We will finish at The Swan pub on High Street South for drinks, or just turn up at about 1.30pm for festive drinks.
9.30 Wilkos carpark
5-7 miles
Visit to Worcester
Trip
Alan 07957438153
alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
Join us for a relaxing holiday after the excitement of Christmas. This year we will be staying in historic Worcester for four nights between Fri 27th to Tue 31st Dec. Please arrange your own accommodation. Seven members will be staying at Wetherspoons (The Crown Hotel). Others are at the Premier Inn.
Please notify me if you are coming and give me the details. There is good walking for us locally and up on the Malvern Hills. There are several interesting places to visit, also many pubs and restaurants. It's likely the parking is limited in Worcester so some of us are traveling by train. A saver ticket with a railcard is £42 return.
Luton Interchange 10 am
Worcester Forest St. 14.24
No walk is currently  planned.  Please check the website.
Wetherspoon Wander
Bring your ideas about where to walk today and discuss them over tea/coffee. May involve a bus or two.
09.00 Gary Cooper
About 12 ml
New Year walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Sue will lead a New Year Walk.  Details in next programme
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Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Sue's walk.  Details to follow
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Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Sue's walk.  Details to follow.
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Short or intermediate Walk
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Trip to Italy
Week away
If interested contact Julian 07979 435856 (julian.clarklowes@gmail.com) or Ilaria 07807 554343 (ilar

 Ilaria is planning a 7/8 days Boggies trip to Italy next Spring.  Suggested dates 7th to 15th April 2020. This would be based in Tarquinia, in the province of Viterbo, Lazio on the coast just north of Rome.   You should have had an email in October about this


.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarquinia#/media/File:Tar0318.jpg. There is lots to do in and around the region .
Flying probably from Luton to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport and hiring cars from there for the trip to Tarquinia, and we will have them available during our stay.We would be planning to hire a couple of AirBnB's in Tarquinia. Not many houses in the town have en-suite bedrooms.  Couples can probably be accommodated in private rooms. Single occupancy negotiable. Cost for flights and accommodation and car hire for the 8 days should not exceed £350.  Food and Drink not included.
To get cheap flights and arrange accommodation we will need to book by 10th November 2020. 
TRIP TO POLAND
holiday with ABTA bonded company
Eila_goss@hotmail.com 07964291892
We have organised a week's walking trip to Krakow and the Tatra mountains with a company called Preferred Travel Services on 23rd June 2020 flying from Luton.   Cost each for a double room is £769 (there are very few single rooms and the supplement is £140). B&B including all transport. See their website for details. https://www.preferredts.com/holiday/poland-krakow-the-high-tatras/   If you are interested you may contact Eila for more information. However, you will have to self book and provide a deposit to the company. 
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