I’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.
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.
When I collected Boris for his walk yesterday, his owner showed me some pics he had taken during their walk in the week. There were lots of really nice pics of the good-looking lad and he just loves to have his picture taken!
I asked if he would be kind enough to send them to me so I could share them with you good people. When I take pics of the pooches on our walks it’s from my phone camera, however, these were taken from his professional looking large lens camera with lots of functions to allow great pics from various angles.
There were lots more pics taken and these were just a few he has shared with me. If you would like some professional looking pics taken of your pooch or of anything else you may want, then please let me know and I shall put you in touch with Boris’ owner.
Over the weekend I went to see some new clients, and their lovely pooch, Monty. Monty is a black and white Springer Spaniel, who gave me a very warm welcome and enjoyed lots of strokes and play, and a short stroll to the local park.
Monty will begin his first walk next week, and whilst out on one of my walks with Lester and Fred in Sale Water Park, I met with Monty’s owners and we all went for a walk and play. Monty got on really well with my Mickey, Lester and Fred so he has met some new canine friends already and will no doubt enjoy meeting other doggy friends over the next few weeks!
Well today was a busy day with 4 walks in total but I loved every minute of it in this lovely weather! It’s about time the sun was out and feeling warm after the very long winter we’ve had! Today also saw the return of Petra and Connie who joined me on a nice walk along the Fallowfield Cycleway Loop. Both were very excited when I arrived to take them out so it was nice to have been missed. I’ll look forward to taking them out on more ventures.
All the pooches were very happy to be out and here are some picture highlights from today…
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!
Today, we welcome friendly Fred to our walks! I met Fred who is a black and white Cocker Spaniel, over the weekend and he was adorable and playful so I knew what to expect when I picked him up. He was very excited and couldn’t wait to get out. We went to Sale Water Park and through the fields at the back and up to the top of the River Mersey Brook. Mickey and another cocker spaniel, Elsa came along too, and they hit it off straight away playing chase and playing with a tennis ball.
Fred is my only canine client in the Sale area as other pooches are from Chorlton, Fallowfield and Didsbury areas, so I will need to pick others up first before getting to Fred. If there are any pooches from Sale, eager to join Fred on his walks then get in touch – remember it’s 10% discount for the first 4 weeks!
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.