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Places to Walk 9 years 4 months ago #1002

Where are your favourite places to walk your Deerhounds ?

Thought it might be useful to start a list of Deerhound friendly places to go.

One of my Favourites is The Alwen and Llyn Brenig trails

It's has plenty of space, it's big enough to spend the day if you want. It's not very busy, especially during the week. No livestock to worry and there are NO step over stiles to climb. There are lakes for the dogs to swim and drink and even a visitors centre with a cafe if you get hungry.

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Re:Places to Walk 9 years 4 months ago #1003

Before I moved to Shropshire I used to walk regularly at Cannock Chase. It can get busy at weekends but is quite in the day on weekdays. Beware though as there are Deer around in places. My dog has chased them but they are very good at giving dogs the slip

www.ramblers.org.uk/info/...nnockchase.html

One of the best places I have found in Shropshire so far is the Stiperstones Nature Reserve. I cannot find a dedicated web site however Google search will reveal much information. Dogs must be on a lead in Spring and early summer as there are birds nesting so the best time is Autumn and winter.
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Re:Places to Walk 9 years 4 months ago #1046

One of my favourite places in Scotland is Tentsmuir forest and Kinshaldy beach. The area is operated by the forestry commission and more details can be found on www.forestry.gov.uk/websi...tsmuirTentsmuir

The nearest town is Leuchars but the area is also close to St Andrews.

You need to go past the car park area where most people seem to congregate as there are places for BBQs etc and the immediate beach area. You're then into vast expanses of beach and large mainly pine forest areas. The deerhounds love it and have sufficient space to run and a variety of interests. There can be horse riders in the area but the visibility for you is such that you can usually spot them well in advance. There's no sheep in the vicinity.

We usually take the Cusidh Deerhounds there when we're up in Scotland and the 'smalls' as they're affectionately known. They are our lurchers and any other rescue lurchers that are at my Mum's. Here's a picture of a typical outing.

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Re:Places to Walk 9 years 4 months ago #1048

and one of Hallaig enjoying a bit of a dip.
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Re:Places to Walk 9 years 3 months ago #1065

Looks lovely. I used to take Isabeau, my first Deerhound to Storm Beach in Tassie.

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Re:Places to Walk 9 years 3 months ago #1067

One of our favourite walks is Claonaig Bay in Kintyre. You can walk along the beach and look over Kilbrannan Sound to the Isle of Arran, continue on the low road into the village of Skipness and then up through the forrestry onto the High road that takes you back home. HEAVEN ON EARTH.
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Re:Places to Walk 9 years 3 months ago #1074

Since we're all adding pics for the places here's one of Snowdon

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Re:Places to Walk 9 years 3 months ago #1075

and another of Llyn Brenig

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Re:Places to Walk 9 years 3 months ago #1094

great view,lovely pic..sheona
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Re:Places to Walk 9 years 3 months ago #1222

Great views. I love Wales and have very happy memories of childhood holidays on Anglesey. Grandfather was from North Wales and had relatives in Bangor and Bala.
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Re:Places to Walk 9 years 3 months ago #1259

If you were on hols, up in Sutherland it has nice places to walk. This is Ghillie and Maggie out on the hill last week...
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Re:Places to Walk 9 years 3 months ago #1285

Lovely photo Sheona, The heather looks beautiful.
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Re:Places to Walk 9 years 3 months ago #1287

One of them has pricked ears, what did she see in the distance?!!

Lovely photo's everyone, I like the idea of a deserted Scottish beach, heaven!!
Where do you stay when you go up there?
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Re:Places to Walk 9 years 3 months ago #1292

We stay with Alans father. His house is only about a ten minute walk from the beach. It is so quiet there. We smile to ourselves when Alan's father comments about how busy the lane outside his house has been that day. Two vehicles have passed, the Postman and the delivery van for the local village shop. Sometimes there is even a tractor that passes. Now that is what you call GRIDLOCKED!
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Re:Places to Walk 9 years 3 weeks ago #2861

Ah well Banrigh is on her holidays in the good old New Town of Milton Keynes. A bit of a come down from the ancient Kingdom Fife.

Anyway, in our search to find somewhere nice for her to have a run we've been going to Bow Brickhill and the Woburn Sands area/Aspley Heath area just outside MK. Here there's a suprisingly large area of woodland with big sandy tracks and a golf course. No stiles, no farm animals just some now rather scared mountain bikers oh and some horses. Banrigh is actually quite good with horses though - just needs some training re the bikes!

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Re:Places to Walk 9 years 3 weeks ago #2883

I have several favorite walks. They are:
Brecon Beacons - very celtic
Preseli hills - also very celtic
Bosheston lily ponds - lots of wildlife and cause I'm local I know all the bits that visitors don't know about :)
And all the beautiful beaches we have in Pembrokeshire. We are so lucky to live here but I do rather fancy Scotland! :)
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Re:Places to Walk 9 years 3 weeks ago #2899

Here where I live, there is a beach some 20 minutes walk away. In wintertime we can get it for yourselves if we go there on days with "not perfect sunshine". In the summertime, we can also have it to ourselves if we are there at 5 a.m. and then again after 22.
The beah itself is not that long, bt the advantage is that there is no wildlife, except for some seagulls, and there is a steep slope on one side, so tha tthe dogs cant get that way. The place is fine for hunting games at sighthound speeds.
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Re:Places to Walk 9 years 2 weeks ago #2939

Though I can only dream of walking with my girls in the Scottish Highlands ( oh my....!!!) , I live in a very beautiful place of this world , too , and am lucky to have it mostly to myself , still . We go out for about 2 hours every day , in various places of my neighbourhood - sometimes with 6 deerhounds , all being able to run free together . Here a few pics , the first right here at the lakeshore where I live , last winter .
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Re:Places to Walk 9 years 2 weeks ago #2940

Well , forgot to add the picture , here we go then.
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Re:Places to Walk 9 years 2 weeks ago #2941

And then on the top of a little mountain , looking down onto the northend of the lake , quite a climb to get up there , but worth every labored breath....
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