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A Dog Day Out Thread

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by tsgray70, Apr 21, 2011.


  1. tsgray70

    tsgray70 PetForums Member

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    Hi guys

    I have been looking around various sites for ideas of places to take Amy during our Easter Holidays. We are in Leicester and now that the nice weather is here, our usual haunts are full of people with unsocialised dogs and chavs.

    It would be really great if we could start a thread with suggestions for other dog owners of places that we may take for granted, that other dog owners would love to visit. For instance, I have been looking for a dog friendly beach in Lincs/Norfolk and i have found the beaches that have restrictions but very few places advertise as dogs welcome.

    We are more than happy to drive for a couple of hours and I am hoping that you can all offer up some ideas. I am sure that this will be a common topic with the holidays upon us.

    SUggestions don't have to be near beaches or bright lights and excitement. Out of the way places to sniff and explore are also welcome.
     
  2. Steph&Boys

    Steph&Boys PetForums Junior

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    Hi Im also from Leicester! Is that a Collie pup is your profile pic?

    Places of interest for us are Swithland Woods, Watermead lakes (access in Thurmaston, Syston and Birstall). There is the Arboretum on shady lane which is a nice walk. Plus plenty of local footpaths.

    Beach wise, we have taken ours to Skegness before and never had any problems, taken them the far ends of the the beach out of the way, but dont think there is a complete restriction?
     
  3. tsgray70

    tsgray70 PetForums Member

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    Yes, thats Amy, she is 2 years old on Saturday. We tend to go to either Western or Victoria Park. Mostly we go to Aylestone Meadows. However this week has been awful now that the sun is out. It's Chavtastic!

    I would like to clarify at this point that I have nothing against chavs particularly. However I do object to owners of unsocialised dogs which have obviously not seen the light of day all winter, spoiling the fun of everyone else.
     
  4. Steph&Boys

    Steph&Boys PetForums Junior

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    Twiggy PetForums VIP

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    What about Bradgate Park? I remember my sister and I walking our collies there after a course at Markfield.

    Wells-next-the-Sea is a beautiful beach with no restrictions. Best to park on Queen Anne Drive adjacent to the entrance to Holkham Hall. There will be lots of people this week-end though.
     
  6. Steph&Boys

    Steph&Boys PetForums Junior

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    Bradgate Park is lovely but tends to get really busy! especially when its nice weather!

    Another place, just an hour away from Leicestershire, is Derbyshire - Peak District - will be some fantastic walks around there!! Im very much looking forward to a long weekend in Wormhill with the dogs next month!
     
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