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Ridgmont/Eversholt/Woburn
Easy walk with some stiles and slight inclines
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Ridgmont/Eversholt/Woburn Park walk, part of the Greensands Ridge Walk
47 bus Dunstable to Ridgmont 8.48 a.m. 47 bus Woburn to Dunstable 1.52 p.m.
Asda 8.40 a.m.
Approx 2.30 p.m.
6 miles
Dunstable to Harpenden
David 07477004170
Walk from Dunstable to Harpenden for fish 'n' chips at Godfreys, calling at Harpers for elevenses on the way. 321 and busway back to Dunstable.
09.10 Church St bus stop (Winston Churchill)
About 12 ml.
Woburn
Julia Fullwood 07958 082009
Circular walk from Woburn car park taking in Potsgrove, Battlesden, Milton Bryan and Eversholt
09.30 French's Ave.
About 11 ml. Return about 17.00
Kew Gardens
Social Event
sheila 07970328670 or
carolyn 07495950551
Meeting at Leagrave station 29th June at 8.50 train due to leave 9:09 Thameslink to Brighton platform 1 tickets can be purchase  on the day or in advance, at the station or online.  Senior railcard £11.50 or Adult £17.40  this is super off peak ,there is also a group option.  If going from Luton  platform 1 train 9.13 One  change at  West Hampstead come out of the station and  walk about 10 min  to Richmond  overground station then get off at Kew Gardens station, then it's about  5 minute  walk to Kew Gardens.  Can bring packed lunch but food is available there. Travel time : trains and walking roughly 1 hour 40 mins  some steps going to and from stations  Ticket prices for Kew concessions  online £14.50 on the gate. £16.50. Adult  £18 at the gate Concessions £16.50 online . There are some 2 for one offers  travelling by  train  see websites T&C applies  some reference to paying on the gate so please check if you do this.  Return arrangements can be discussed on the day maybe a meal before returning home. Parking at Leagrave car park  £2.70 all day
Wendover
Peter Astier 07547893704
Circular walk from Wendover library car park. Up to Wendover Woods than via Buckland Common and Swan Bottom back to the start. Woodland, hills and valleys so not flat.
09.30 Wilko car park
About 9 ml. Return about 15.30
Childwick Green
David 07477004170
09.15 A busway bus to Luton Interchange for 09.40 321 bus to Childwick Green. Circular walk taking in St Albans and Sandridge. Return via 321 bus and busway.
09.05 at Church St bus stop.
About 11 ml.
Ampthill Ramble
Half-Day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095

A circular walk involving Ampthill and Maulden.  Not sure where we will start this, I will decide once I have done the pre-walk.

Meet at Priory at 9.30
Return 13.30 approx. Distance 6/7 miles.
Winslow
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Greyhound Lane car park, Winslow taking in Addington, Adstock, Great and Little Horwood, Swanbourne.
09.30 French's Ave.
About 13 ml. Return about 16.30
Day out in Oxford
Mike’s Midweek walk
Mike 07594577129
Catching a bus to Milton Keynes to pick up the X5 to Oxford, where you are free to do what you would like. We can walk along the Oxford Canal  & Thames on a circular walk  ( to be decided on the day subject to the weather ). We will pick a bus up back to MK to catch another bus back to Dunstable/Luton. Classed as a easy walk , with plenty of places for refreshments  if you don’t want to bring anything .
8.20am at High St North bus stop to pick up the 8.30 F70 to Milton Keynes.
Return late evening depending on time leaving Oxford & connecting bus home at MK.
Distance 5/6 miles
Committee Meeting
Meeting
Carolyn or Gill
Carolyn secretary: c.cooper47@icloud.com. Venue: The Globe pub, Winfield Street, LU6 ILS. Meeting open to members to attend to observe.
7.30pm
9.00pm
Bulbourne to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.17 61A bus to Bulbourne. Walk via GU Canal and Ashridge to Dunstable.
09.10 West Street bus stop (Lombardo's)
About 12 ml
Wigginton Hawridge circular
Day Walk
Peter Astier 07547893704
The walk starts at the car park by playing field near pub and café and goes to Hawridge Common.  We return via Cholesbury where we will have a pub stop before continuing via Scrubs Wood and Grims Ditch.
Priory School 9.30
12 mls
Chess Valley walk.
Half-Day Walk
Cliff Shaw 07766958133
A walk with fine views and attractive riverside walking, through the Chess valley on the edge of the Chilterns. Half way stop in Sarratt for refreshments.
9.30 at Yum Yum/Wilko car park
2 pm 6 mls approx
Hatching Green to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.15 A bus to Luton Interchange. 09.40 321 bus to Hatching Green/Harpenden Common. Walk via Rothamsted, Flamstead and Markyate back to Dunstable.
09.05 at Church St bus stop
About 13 ml.
Totternhoe/Downs
Half-Day Walk
Alan 07957438153
For those who like to work up an appetite there will be an easy five mile walk before the BBQ.  Please park at Cliff's house.
10.30
1pm 5 mls
Summer BBQ and Garden Party
Social
Alan - 07957 438153
alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
The barbecue will start around 1pm. Food will be ready around 2pm. Please bring drinks and your own seating (optional), house slippers would be helpful. There will be delicious Mediterranean themed sides, salads and desserts. Cost £7.00 per head (cheque or cash) which must be paid to Alan by July 8th. Please text or email Alan to book by the deadline and state if you're a vegetarian. We look forward to seeing you there for some exciting food, good company and music.

Cliff is again providing his spacious garden for the party - please note the address/directions: 46 Tring Road, Lu6 2PT. This is the B489 road, West Dunstable. Cliff's house is on the right, with balloons outside,five hundred yards after the Totternhoe Road turning.

Cheques payable to Dunstable Walking and Hostelling Group and sent to A. Plumley, 25 Manor Park, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, LU5 5BU. Alternatively, given to a committee member. Gill can take cash/cheques if you see her on a walk.
1-2pm
Leave in your own time
Orkney Trip
Julian 07979 435856
Trip to Orkney is now fully booked.
Clophill Circular
Intermediate Walk
Wendy Hopkins 01582 602235/07712 336318
Starting from Great Lane, Clophill, this slow walk incorporates a leisurely lunch stop offering tea, cakes, toilets and more ……. and only 2 stiles!
Meet at French's Ave at 9.30 am
Return around 4.30/5 pm Distance about 9 miles
Weatherspoon 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
Ashridge Circular
Half-day Walk
Hazel Rolt 07929889292
Parking at the top end of the Golden Valley, then proceeding to Brownlows Cafe and the Monument, skirting the golf course. After tea shop stop picking up the Chiltern Way back to Wood yard Cottages and Ashridge College, then into Golden Valley and back to the cars.
This is an easy walk with no steep hills or stiles.
Meet at Priory School at 9.30 am
Return about 2.00pm depending upon length of cafe stop.
Distance 5 miles
Tring Nature Reserve Walk
Half-Day Walk
Gill 07903 801203
A leisurely walk around Tring College Lake, then continuing to Tring Reservoir. Lots of water, bird life and lovely views. Start and finish at College Lake. Free parking (an optional donation is requested for the car park) and cafe/loos available. Mainly flat terrain. Easy to moderate level.
9.30am at Yum Yum or 10.00am at College Lake.
5-6 miles. Finish 1pm
Lilley to Barton
Medium/hard walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Lilley, Barton Hills & Springs to Barton with refreshments etc in Barton.

There are steep ascents/descents and possibly several stiles on this walk

Busway to Interchange then 101 bus to Lilley at 9.58 a.m.
Return 81 bus to Luton, Interchange to Dunstable
Winston Churchill bus stop Church Street 9.15 a.m.
Return 3.30/4.30 p.m.
Approx 7/8 miles
Hitchin to Stopsley
David 07477004170
09.15 A bus to Luton interchange then 09.41 100/101  bus to Hitchin (Kingshott School/ St Ippolyts). Walk via St Paul's Walden, Whitwell and Breachwood Green to Stopsley then bus to interchange for busway bus back to Dunstable.
09.05 Church St bus stop
About 12 ml.
Quainton circular
Day Walk
Julia Fullwood
Oving to Quainton circular walk
9.30 Frenchs Ave
Distance 9 miles.
Chalgrave Heritage Trail
Intermediate Walk
Sylvia Pidgeon 07587 185176
Chalgrave Heritage Trail. Starting from Toddington.
Meet at French's Avenue at 9.30.
Return 2.30 approx
Distance 8 miles.
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 to St Albans
David 07477004170
09.05 34 bus to Flamstead. Walk via the Hertfordshire Way, Gorhambury, Potters Crouch to St Albans. Return to Dunstable via 321 bus to Luton and busway bus.
08.55 West Street bus stop (Lombardo's)
About 12 ml
Woburn circular
Day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Starting at the free car park in Woburn we will visit the Safari Park, with hopefully better weather than our last visit. We will then loop round to RIdgemont, Eversholt and back onto the Woburn Estate.
Meet at French's Ave at 9.30 am
Return 5.00 pm approx
Distance 10 miles.
Around Aldbury
Part Day Walk
Don Snoad 01582 601852
Starting from the car park on Pitstone Hill, this classic walk goes through Aldbury Nowers to arrive at the picture book village of Aldbury for refreshments. Continuing at a gentle pace the return to Pitstone Hill is via Duncombe Farm and Clipper Down.
Meet at Yum Yum /Wilko Car Park at 9.30 am
Return 2.00pm approx
Distance 5 miles.
Tring Circular
Mike’s Midweek Walk
Mike 07584 577129
Starting from Tring Town Centre a circular walk taking in a variety of paths through Tring Park & surrounding countryside. Classed as a medium to hard walk  with a steep hill at the beginning or end depending on what route we take. Refreshments available at the start & finish.
Meet 9.05am West St Bus stop to pick up the 9.17am No 61A to Aylesbury.
Return by 4pm to Dunstable.
Distance 6/7 miles.
Toddington circular
David 07477004170
09.59 E bus to Toddington Green. Circular walk via Harlington, Westoning, Eversholt and Tingrith. 15.20 E bus to Dunstable.
09.50 Church St North bus stop
About 12 ml
Shuttleworth Air Proms.
Social Day out.
Carolyn 07495950551 or
Sheila 07970328670

We are organising a trip to the Shuttleworth air proms Saturday 17th August .The tickets are £32.40 and entitle the purchaser access to the air museum, Shuttleworth Hall, Swiss Garden and the air display accompanied by The National Symphony Orchestra. For further details contact Carolyn 07495950551 email coopercarolyn685@gmail.com or Sheila 07970328670 email sheila.sb80@gmail.com.

Lilley circular.
Day Walk
Olwen 07415334251

Starting at Warden Hills we will make our way to Telegraph Hill. We’ll  head to Lilley via its Hoo. From Lilley we will make our way back via John Bunyan Trail.

Meet at Yum Yum/Wilko car park Dunstable at 1.30 pm.
Return 6.30 approx
Distance 7/8 miles approx
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Weatherspoon 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
Great Offley circular
Day Walk
Les Price 07866858992
Starting at Gt Offley, going through Chalton, lunching
at Preston and returning to Gt Offley via Kings Walden and Ley Green.
Meet at Priory School. 9.30 am
Return 15.30
10 miles.
College Lake Circular
Part Day Walk
Don Snoad 01582 601852
This slow ramble starts at Collage Lake ( no parking charges =  £3 voluntary donation ) and goes via Marsh Croft Farm and Park Hill Farm, and then across to Tring Station. Then its's along the Grand Union Canal to Bulbourne, returning to College Lake for refreshments.
Meet at Yum Yum/Wilko car park
at 9.30 am
Return 2.30 pm appox
Distance 5 miles.
Flamstead/Studham/Whipsnade
Easy walk with slight ascents/descents
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Flamstead via woods, Studham Commons with refreshments at Chris & Jan's house then continue to Whipsnade

34 bus Dunstable to Flamstead at 9.05 a.m.
40 bus Whipsnade to Dunstable at 2.10 p.m.
YumYum West Street 8.55 a.m.
Return 2.45 p.m.
Approx 6.5/7 miles
Milton Keynes to Toddington
David 07477004170
09.30 F70 bus to Milton Keynes (Mount Farm/Stadium MK). Walk via Caldecotte Lake, Bow Brickhill, Woburn, Milton Bryan to Toddington. 15.20 E bus to Dunstable.
09.20 High St North bus stop.
About 12 ml.
Ashridge Walk & Picnic
Half-Day Walk
Gill 07903 801203
Please bring food/drinks to share and your own seating. A leisurely walk through lovely woodland in Ashridge. Generally flat terrain. Start and finish at the visitor's centre. Option to just do the walk or just the picnic. Picnic starts around 1.00pm.
10.00am at Priory School or 10.20am at the Visitor's Centre.
5-6 miles
Wendover and Wigginton
David 07477004170
Circular walk from public car park behind the library in Wendover. Climbing to Wendover Woods and then on to Wigginton. Returning via Grim's Ditch and Icknield Way Trail.
09.30 Wilko car park.
About 12 ml
Membership fees now due
Julian 07979 435856
Please contact Julian with your membership fees.
Slide Show
Social
Don 01582 601852
Join Don as he looks back on the bygone Bogtrotters
8 p.m. at 2 Chiltern Rd. Dunstable
Stoke Hammond to Leighton Buzzard
David 07477004170
10.00 F77 bus to Stoke Hammond (Dolphin). Walk via Drayton Parslow and Stewkley to Leighton Buzzard for F70/77 bus to Dunstable.
09.50 High St North bus stop
About 12 ml
Golden Valley
Day Walk
Olwen 07415 334251
Walk through Ashridge Forrest to Golden Valley and on to Hudnall. Then on to Little  Gaddesden and back through the  forrest.
Meet at Priory School at 9.30 am
Return 2.30 - 3.00 pm
Distance 8 miles approx
Westoning - Pulloxhill circular
Part Day Walk
Don Snoad 01582 601852
A slow ramble that starts in Westoning and goes to Pulloxhill, returning to Westoning via Portobello Farm and Samshill Farm. .
Meet at Yum Yum/ Wilko's car park
9.30 am
Return 2.30 approx
Distance 5 miles.
Little Venice to Green Park
Mike’s Midweek Walk
Mike 07594 577129
Catching the 9.35 am  757 from Luto Airport  to Lords Cricket Ground , walking along the Regents Canal to Little Venice & the Paddington Basin to Paddington Station. Continuing to Hyde Park where walk to Hyde Park Corner along the Serpentine. Subject to time we can walk down to Buckingham Palace & around the lake in St James Park. You have two choices to pick up the 757 back to Luton Interchange to catch a bus back to Dunstable. ( Hyde Park Cirner or Victoria Greenline stop )

Classed as a easy walk with plenty of refreshment stops on route together with toilets.
Meet 8.30am Winston Churchill bus stop to pick up the 8.40 am No A to the Airport.
Return late afternoon .
Distance max 5-7 miles
Toddington to Dunstable
David 07477004170
09.59 E bus to Toddington. Walk via Harlington and Upper Sundon to Dunstable.
09.50 Church St bus stop (Winston Churchill)
About 12 ml
Great Brickhill Circular
Half-Day Walk
Sue Jenkins 07443016095
Great Brickhill, venturing into Rushmere and Stockgrove Park. Some inclines.
Meet at French's Ave at 9.30 am
Return 13.30 approx
Distance 6/7 miles.
Wheathampstead
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Wheathampstead car park (behind the Bull). Route to be decided.
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
Weatherspoon 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
Westoning circular
Intermediate walk
Les Price. 07866858992
Starting at Westoning, going through Flitwick and Greenfield, and returning to Westoning via
the White House.
Meet at Priory School at 9.30
Return at 15.00
9 miles
Steve mystery walk
Half-Day Walk
Steve/Eila Goss 07964291892
9.30 Yum Yum/Wilko Car park
5-7 miles
Woburn/Leighton Buzzard
Medium/hard walk
Chris Morley 07836 310262
John Hannington 07840 819739
Walk on Greensands Ridge path Woburn, Stockgrove/Rushmere parks, Grand Union Canal to Leighton Buzzard. Some inclines/declines and a stile or two.

47 bus Dunstable to Woburn 8.48 a.m.
Return from Leighton Buzzard using 47, F70 or F77 bus
Refreshments at start, middle and end of walk
Asda bus stop 8.40 a.m.
Return Dunstable 3/4 p.m.
Approx 10 miles
Weatherspoon 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
Millbrook Warren
Part-Day Walk
Don Snoad 01582 601852
This is a slow ramble around the perimeter of the Center Park at Millbrook Warren. Staring from Millbrook Village, the route follows the Greensand Ridge Walk overlooking the Millbrook Proving Ground and follows woodland paths and tracks around Millbrook Warren. After a refreshment stop en route, we return to Millbook Village.
Meet at Priory School at 9.30 am
Return 2.30 pm approx
Distance 5 miles.
Ver source walk
Intermediate Walk
Eila 07964291892
Walk from Markyate to Kensworth via Caddington Common
9.30 wilco/yum yum car park
Approx 7_8 miles return 2.00ish
Proposed trip to Poland in May 2020
Trip abroad
Eila_goss@hotmail.com.
We are planning to do a trip to the High Tatras in Poland next May. The flights are to Poprad Tatry from Luton and are currently under £70 return. A week's half board hotel accommodation (with wellness sauna centre) will work out at under £500 each for a double room and the use of a walk guide. (if more people go the price will decrease) The hotel will organise transfers from the airport to the hotel. Details will be emailed to everybody.
Please let Eila know if you are interested. Eila_goss@hotmail.com.
Ashridge and Berkhamsted
David 07477004170
Circular walk from Ashridge visitor centre calling at The Crown, Berkhamsted (Wetherspoons).
09.30 French's Ave
About 12 ml
Weatherspoon 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
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