Upcoming Events

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 Whiteleaf 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 Blake - 07970 328670
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 Blake who is organising this as a group trip.  Travel will be by train.   Meet 8.45am at Leagrave Station for 9.09am train (going to Brighton).  Change to overground train at West Hampstead.
8.45am Leagrave Station
Return evening
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.
Meal & Deposit Reminder
Farmer's Boy Meal & Walk
Gill - 07903 801203
gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk
Deadline is 30th June for ordering your meal for the Farmer's Boy Walk & Meal (7th July).  £5 deposit to Gill or cheque to Colin.  Thanks.
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
CALI-R Soul Night
Social
Gill - 07903 801203
Dance the night away to Soul sounds and a live band - The Real Thing.  Venue is Dunstable Conference Centre, High Street North, 8-1.30am.  Tickets £20 in advance from Big Stuff (menswear shop), Queensway or online via CALI-R website.  More info - https://cali-r.com/
8pm
Late!
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.
Edlesborough to Leighton Buzzard
David 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.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Farmers Boy Meal and Walk
Gill 07903 801203
gmorris09@hotmail.co.uk
Walk from Dunstable to Kensworth then lunch meal at Farmers Boy pub-restaurant. Please refer to the menu link http://www.farmersboykensworth.co.uk/-/media/0056a2588e934dd5be9d2d990b00ff2a.pdf and send your meal order to Gill via email (or see her out on a walk).  Meal orders and £5 deposits to Gill or cheque to Colin by 30th June deadline please.  Return by car shuffles.  Other options are a bus leaves at 15.50pm from outside The Packhorse (Flamstead, 1 mile from Farmer's Boy) or walk back.  If you prefer to do the meal only - parking is at The Farmer's Boy.  Arrive at pub approx 1.30pm.
9.30 am Priory School
Late afternoon. 7 miles.
Whiteleaf Hill
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Whiteleaf Hill going towards but not necessarily reaching Great Missenden.
09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park.
About 12 mls
Early morning breakfast and walk.
Half-day walk
Sue 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 apptox
Campbell Park
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Campbell Park, CMK. Starts with a wander through the park, then takes in the canal,  Linford Lakes and Bradwell.
09.30 at French's Ave.
About 12 ml.
Ivinghoe Beacon to Dunstable
David 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.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
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.
Chipperfield
Half-day walk
Steve Johnstone 07910 277032
Big Steve is leading this walk a packed lunch is required although, we will be visiting the Royal Oak at the end of the walk.
9.30 Priory School
2 pm 5-6 mls
Ashridge
David 07477004170
Circular walk from the monument in Ashridge.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml.
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.
Flamstead
David 07477004170
09.05 34 bus to Flamstead. Walk back to Dunstable.
08.55 at Lombardo's bus stop, West Street.
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
Little Brickhill
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Little Brickhill.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml.
Circular walk from Woburn public car park.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml.
Around the Claydons (1)
Half-day walk
Don 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.
East of Luton
David 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.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Boggies Summer BBQ
Alan 07957438153
Cliff 07766 958133



Cliff is kindly hosting the BBQ this year. Alan and his team will be cooking and Gill will be organising mediterranean salads/sides and desserts (please contact Gill to help out with these). Bring your own drinks, cutlery etc. and seating. £6 per head payable to Alan by 12 August. It will assist planning if you could text Alan and Cliff that you will be coming along. Also if you are a vegetarian.

Cheques: Alan Plumley 25 Manor Park Houghton Regis LU5 5BU
2 pm
Flamstead Festival
Day Walk
Eila 07964291892
We have visited the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival in the past, it was enjoyable so we intend to repeat it. It is a nice day out which you can drive to or walk from Dunstable and back. The walk is also suitable for the less active in the group. There are two pubs and tea tent available. There is a car park on the edge of the village. There's even a bus for non walkers!  https://www.facebook.com/flamsteadscarecrowfestival/
10 am Yum Yum
3 pm 10 miles
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.
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 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
Around the Claydons (2)
Half-day walk
Don 01582 601852
An easy-paced ramble starting from Steeple Claydon and going via Verney Junction, East Claydon Middle Claydon, Claydon House and back to Steeple Claydon.
9.30 Yum Yum/Wilkinson car park
3pm 7 mls.
Leighton Buzzard
David 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.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Wendover
David 07477004170
Circular walk from public car park behind the library in Wendover.
09.30 Yum Yum/Wilko car park.
About 12 ml.
Circular walk (another one) from Woburn public car park.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 12 ml.
Toddington to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.42 E bus to Toddington. Walk back to Dunstable.
09.35 at White Lion bus stop on the busway.
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
Great Horwood Circular
Half-day walk
Don 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.
Wheathampstead
David 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.
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 Priory School
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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