We have a very young new addition to our walks, and she is a cutie indeed! Jeane is a 4 month old Lakeland Terrier and she came on her first walk last week and has enjoyed her time with us.
As she is so young and her owners have only recently welcomed her to the family, she is on short solo walks on her lead. Well, when I say solo she has been out with Mickey, who she loves as she is always walking by his side which is very cute to watch. She lives near Chorlton Ees so not too far for us to walk there and enjoy this lovely warm Spring weather we’ve been having.
We’ll see how she gets on with her next few walks and then maybe she can meet some new doggy friends, and maybe see how she gets on off her lead. Watch this space. Here are some pics of the little girl…
I’ve done this route so many times I can’t believe I haven’t included it yet! This is a walk that would take approx 1 hour unless you wanted to venture out further then it’s up to you.
If you drive to the small car park named Ivy Green, which is just near the Bowling Green pub and nearby to Beech Road, and Chorlton Ville.
You will see 3 paths that lead out from the car park – left, middle and right. Take the right path (or the left and do this route in reverse order) and keep to the right at all times. On this route you will see an exit it on to Ivy Green Road, but instead just follow the path to the left of this. The further on you walk you will come up to a gate which you can walk by and once you are past this you will arrive at a big field which is Turn Moss, which I have done a write up about in a recent post. You may want to stop off here or you may have no choice if your pooch sees it and wants to go for a run in the open field 🙂 There is also another playing field to the left so you may want to give this a look.
If not, just carry on walking up the path and you will see some steps at the top which will lead to the River Mersey Brook. You can either walk up these and turn left, or just stay on the path below and walk left. There is a path you can take to the right but this will extend the walk and I’ll cover this in another post. So now you’ve kept to the left you should be more than half way round of this route. The path will lead you all the way around the playing field on the left just mentioned, and if you stick to this path it will lead you all the way back to the car park which will end on the path you saw on the left hand side of the car park. Sounds confusing but once you’ve walked this a few times you’ll find it easy – enjoy!
Well after a nice Bank holiday break, it was back with a bang today, with lots of dogs to walk – 12 in total! Tuesday is usually a busy day anyway, so I’m usually prepared but the weather was gloriously hot today the pooches were all hot and bothered in and out of the car! Good job I took plenty of water with me!
I was out the door this morning by 8.15 and back home just after 5pm and in that period I covered Fallowfield, Hulme, Chorlton, Stretford, Old Trafford, Sale, and Northenden in picking the dogs up, and 4 parks – Platt Fields Park, Birchfields Park, Longford Park, and Chorlton Ees. I was definitely in need of a brew (and cold drink) and a good shower after all that. The pooches all had a good time and the difference of when they all get in the car, to when they are all travelling back is noticeable – happy and excited on the way, and flaked out on the way back 🙂 Job well done I’d say!
It’s been a week of new canine clients this week, and it’s been very nice and they’ve all had a great time! First on a walk was Sephy, a lovely Bedlington Terrier who has been out a couple of times this week to Chorlton Water Park. Sephy loves to play, chase the geese and swans and pop in the river for a little paddle. She does look all innocent in her picture but she can certainly bark and be very energetic bless her!
Next for their first walk are Maddie and Arthur. Their previous walker had to move away so their owners needed a new dog walker. The first few days took a while for them to get used to me and they did run off for quite a distance when out in Alexandra Park, and Platt Fields Park. I had to have my eyes everywhere as they wouldn’t stick together when off somewhere exploring. They did come back eventually after lots of shouting and whistling! By the end of the week they stayed close by and enjoyed getting out for an hour’s play!
And last but not least, is Friendly Fred the Cocker Spaniel. Fred always gives me a lovely welcome when I go to pick him up. As he lives over in Sale, I bring along some other doggy friends for him to have a run and play with and usually go to Sale Water Park, and Chorlton Ees at the top of the river brook. Fred has a playful bark in the car, and when out and is just really excited. Fred also likes to go for a little swim. I didn’t take him out today, which is a god job really as the Spring weather was freezing! Not sure he would have liked the chill afterwards!
So all in all a very good week and I look forward to more adventures with them in the coming weeks!
A very big Dogs Buddy Welcome to Daisy, the Border Collie. Daisy had her first walk today in Chorlton Park. Daisy is lovely and was very excited when I arrived. She was running around all over the place wanting me to throw a ball and even sticks. Plenty more of that in the days ahead!
Continuing with the Mersey Valley, we go the furthest end to the other side of Chorton Water Park and recommend Sale Water Park . If you fancied walking the whole scope of Mersey Valley it would take you a good 90-120 mins to cover all of this and you and your dog(s) will be nice and exercised afterwards. You can reach this by either walking along the top of the brook, or by taking a route left from Jackson’s Boat. From the Jackson’s Boat route you can enter the Park by crossing over 5 stepping stones as the Lake narrows off at the end. It can be very muddy after recent rain fall so be careful if you do this route. The Park can also be accessed form the car park near Deckers Restaurant, which can be entered from M60 motorway, junction 6.
The lake isn’t as big as the one in Chorlton Water Park however, you do get a lot of sail boats and water sport activities especialloy in the summer. There are also lots of geese and ducks so if your dog(s) tend to run at them you may be advised to keep them on a lead until you pass by. There is also a shelter to watch a variety of birds in the marshes so don’t fotget your binoculars.
Another place to visit for a snack, drink or lunchtime / evening meal is the dog friendly Horse and Jockey which is situated in the heart of Chorlton Green facing the square. This is a friendly and vibrant place to go where you can sit inside this spacious establishment, or outside where there are plenty of seats and bench tables. A sun trap in summer and a cozy, intimate place in winter, the setting couldn’t be better – The Green is at the heart of Chorlton’s conservation area, a stone’s throw from vibrant Beech Road, with its multitude of bars, pubs, restaurants, boutiques and shops, and a short stroll from Chorlton Meadows and Water Park.
After a walk with your dog around Chorlton Green, or even a stroll around the shops and cafe bars of Beech Road, you may want to pop into The Parlour for a drink or a bite to eat. The Parlour Bar is dog friendly pub and we have been in a few occasions and find the staff to be very welcoming. With a great range o food, wines and traditional ales you won’t be disappointed! The Parlour Bar has also won the monthly award in 2012 for best Sunday lunch.