Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks. We want you and your dog to be able to enjoy walking with us. We do ask that you keep to the following measures:
Where the walk leader is aware of any specific information that may be of use to dog walkers they will provide details in their walk information in our walks calendar. This information will include things like: “livestock in field”, “difficult stiles”, “loose farm dogs”, or “fully dog friendly”. So please check the walk details before bringing your dog.
If the walk leader is not accepting dogs for any reason on a walk please respect that and do not bring your dog to that walk.
The dog should be kept on a lead and under close control at all times. Please bear in mind that some people may not like dogs or may be nervous of them.
Please take special care during lambing and calving seasons on walks were there is livestock present. During this time there is an increased risk of a parent animal attacking a dog if it feels its young are threatened. We also would not want to cause any level of increased distress to animals at this important time.
Dog faeces can contain a parasite called Neospora which persists a long time in the soil. It causes abortion in cattle. All dog fouling must be cleared up and taken away for proper disposal.
You and your dog should be able to negotiate styles and gates etc without assistance. Also please ensure you are both able to walk the distance advertised for the walk.
Please bring sufficient water for you and your dog, especially on hot days.
You have full legal responsibility for your dog and its actions on the walk.
We hope that you and your dog will enjoy walking with us.