Welcome to Hunny!

We have another new addition to the gang- meet Hunny,  the 2 year old Golden Lab/Retriever cross! 2014-09-16 12.36.29

Hunny started her walks with us 2 weeks ago, and was brilliant from the first minute. She went off-lead, had great recall, stayed close by and had a lovely nature with the other pooches. They all got on really well and just enjoyed being out having fun with each other. It’s not often a new member comes out on the first day and acts like she’s been part of the group for ages but she certainly did and made my job very easy.

She is well known when we’ve been out as most other people out walking their dogs, seem to know her and always comment on how lovely she is.

She was recently adopted and it looks like she’s having the time of her life and loves her new family.

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Hello to Leo the JRT!

2013-11-07 11.58.47A big welcome to this little cutie Leo, the Jack Russell who is 1 year old and very lovable!

Leo joined us today on a group walk and he thoroughly enjoyed himself! He went out with the 2 Dexters and Mickey, and he was so excited to have a set of new pooch pals. He’s a fast little runner too for such short legs – Dexter the schnauzer was out-run on some occasions!

Mickey loves him too and he always shows a bit more fondness when he meets his own kind – I was hoping for a little JRT for this reason.

Here are some pics of him in action…

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Walk your dog in Priory Gardens

2013-09-24 13.06.50I’ve been on regular dog walks in Sale, and never really knew of this place until someone i was talking to in Worthington Park suggested it. I’ve driven past it on the motorway and on Dane Road, but never really noticed it.

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Not sure why they call it ‘gardens’ as it’s a just woodland and dirt tracks so maybe it used to be something years ago. There is no link to it on the website so couldn’t do any read ups about it.  I visited Priory Gardens a few weeks ago with Fred and Basil and it’s not bad at all. If you want to walk your dog somewhere quiet and by this I mean not many other dogs or people, then it’s worth a visit. It’s not like a quiet woodland though as you have the sound of the traffic from the motorway and also the metro link line which runs at the side of it.  It does have paths you can take to get to Sale Water Park so if you wanted to pad out your walk then have a walk over the big white bridge, or at the side which runs alongside the metro line. 

You won’t get lost as all the paths will take you back to the main car park area. It may be best to take some decent footwear on rainy days, or following any wet days as it can be quite muddy!

You can get to Priory Gardens from Dane Road, or by joining it from the Water Park.

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Hullard Park

Hullard ParkI’ve driven past Hullard Park quite a few times but never really gave it much thought as I imagined it was only small. I went there a couple of times recently and was pleasantly surprised by its size, and by the look of it too as I didn’t expect much from it.

Hullard Park is situated just off Stretford Road, and just on the border of Hulme and Whalley Range. It is looked after very well with lots of floral bed designs in the main area with 2 open spaced fields just outside of the circular bench area. There is also a children’s play area and wildlife meadow. I have attached a link to the website however, it looks like they are updating the site so this may appear soon.

Here are some pictures taken whilst I was walking around and I would definitely recommend a quick visit maybe as a stop off for a quick walk with your pooch…which is just what I did.

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Welcome to Scrumpy!

Scrumpy!A big welcome to Scrumpy, the old english/poodle mix who joined us on her first walk today, with Dexter & Tilly! Scrumpy is 8 years old although you wouldn’t think so by the way she was bouncing and running about today 🙂

Scrumpy’s owner has just moved to Chorlton and will be joining us again soon for more fun in the parks. I was told that she likes to bark and chase other dogs around and she certainly did that today. Here are some pics of the lovely looking girl… 2013-10-10 13.11.462013-10-10 12.57.47 2013-10-10 12.57.51 2013-10-10 12.57.56 2013-10-10 13.00.47 2013-10-10 13.01.00

Welcome to Lola, the greyhound!

2013-10-07 13.43.49Lola is an eight year old retired greyhound, and joined us for her first walk today! We went to Longford Park with Mickey, Barney and Bella who are all of similar age and enjoyed each others company. She was very excited when I arrived!

Lola walks very nice and calm but was eyeing up all the squirrels in the park .Thankfully she didn’t go mad to pull for them.

Here are some pics of Lola and as you can see she is a beauty! I’ll look forward to taking her out on more walks and introducing her to new pooch2013-10-07 13.42.12 pals along the way.

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Rolfie the Cocker Spaniel pup!

2013-09-16 17.10.35 This very cute little puppy is called Rolfie, who at 4 months old is my youngest pooch on walks! Rolfie is a black Cocker Spaniel and he came on his first walk and followed Mickey, all around the park who was very accommodating as he was jumping all over him 🙂

Rolfie was bouncing along happily and stopping for little breaks as his legs are not quite strong enough to keep up the pace. He had plenty of “AWS” and “Isn’t he cute” from passers-by.

Here are some pics of little rolfie…

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Turn Moss Playing Fields

I’ve not done a write-up for a while so here’s a local one to Chorlton, which is a favourite spot for dog walkers. Turn Moss Playing Fields which is just over the road from Longford Park, is a very big field which is handy for playing ball with your pooches as you’ll mostly likely see when you pay a visit there. It is there for football games and will be quite busy on weekend mornings, or when there are organised football games on.

It is actually part of Chorlton Ees Nature Reserve (which I’ll cover very soon) and if you’re out walking your dog through the paths of the Ees you’ll find your dog will be excited to run onto this being a large field for them to let off some steam and have a good run! If you just wanted to walk around all of the field this could take about 40 minutes or so and you could definitely fill an hour of playing chase the ball if you wanted to give your dog some good exercise, or just a good mooch and sniff around.

I was there on Saturday on taking Millie and Henry out and here is a couple of pics:-

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The Bridgewater Way from Dane Road to Walton Park

2013-03-29 10.00.54The Bridgewater Way provides a pleasant amble on a sunny day . The towpath has been redeveloped in recent years, and is provides a very accessible path for all abilities of walking. The surface is smooth, and makes a nice alternative to trudging through mud, yet there a plenty of grassy banks for paws to patter along! The reflectons of the surface water on a sunny day.   Yesterday, we joined the towpath from Dane Road, parking on Brindle Avenue near The Bridge Inn. From here we strolled down the towpath, passing the Sale Waterside Arts Centre.

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Along the towpath, there are occasional information boards detailing some of the industrial history of the canal.

Continuing along the towpath, we saw the private moorings of the Sale Cruising Club on the opposite side (the ‘offside’) of the canal.Walking Bridgewater Canal The canal boats are in varying states of repair, but make a colourful background to the walk. There is a miniature man-powered cable ferry which provides access for members to the off-side: we spotted a dog making a crossing (pictured).

Following the towpath further down past Sale Cemetry, you will arrive at Walton Park. The park has an interesting history: shortly after its opening in 1939, part of the grounds were dug over to make way for vegetable allotments for the “dig for victory” war effort. In a tragic accident on 3 August 1943, at 11:50 pm, a Wellington Bomber on a training exercise crashed into the park, a 2 of its six man crew lost their lives. Its difficult to imagine that the park has such a sad history, as it is now home to verdant lawns and calm flowerbeds.Parks for dogs near Sale

Walton Park is also home to a small but enchanting model railway, where on a Sunday you will see miniature steam trains doing circuits of the park, which small children can ride on. The steam train is maintained by SAMES, and has been running since 1972 (“Sale Area Model Engineering Society).

2013-03-29 10.27.23After a turn around Walton Park, we followed our tracks back through Sale. At this point you can return to the start, or extend the walk to Crossford Bridge Playing Fields, which although less scenic, provides a good spot for a run around and a game of chase for your canine companion!

Our full route is shown here:

our route