How many different walks do you do? What’s your favourite?

(13 Posts)
Opoly54 Wed 03-Jun-20 20:22:29

We have the choice of:

-an Iron Age hill fort
-2 large corn fields
-a large field close at the end of our estate
-on lead along around the local streets
-a large woodland
-small coppice
-on lead along the canal

My absolute favourite though is a wood about 10 minutes away. There’s no livestock anywhere, a little stream and it’s always very quiet. Pup is 9 months old and his recall isn’t great but there’s no real trouble he can get up to here if he’s reluctant to come back.

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JustaScratch Thu 04-Jun-20 00:54:04

Lovely! We have two we don't need to drive to:

- Quiet lanes through orange and olive trees (we're in Spain)
- Scrubby patch of land with lots of different criss crossy walks and lots of wild flowers

There is also a more formal park but dog can't go off lead

We drive to (although have not been able to because of lockdown)
- long shady riverside walk - beautiful but lots of bikes
- mountain walks through pine trees - lovely and lots of amazing views
- sand duney beach walks (can go off lead in winter, not summer)

Girlintheframe Thu 04-Jun-20 04:58:08

We are very lucky and locally have
-beautiful large beach with large woodlands attached
-smaller beach
-coastal paths of differing lengths
-6 mile hilly wood land walk
5 mile loop to practice loose lead walking
-tiny woodland/park walk
-medium sized woodland with lots of room for ball chasing

Pre lockdown we also spent most weekends going further a field and doing long country/hill walks.

We are very lucky to have so much choice where we live.

Opoly54 Thu 04-Jun-20 06:18:04

I’d love to live near the coast. Our nearest dog friendly beach is an hour away so not too far for a weekend’s drive (in normal circumstances) but to have it on your doorstep would be amazing!

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CherryPavlova Thu 04-Jun-20 06:30:19

Off road field and woodland from front door.
Off lead ‘round the square’ 2 mile circular off road from about twenty metres.
Various Downland and woodland walks within half a mile. All off lead entirely.
Kingley Vale
Park and Heath at nearest town.
National Trust high Downland
Small beach/woods
East Head beach a drive away - about half hour
Goodwood Estate walks
Lavender fields walk
Could probably do a different walk every day, if we wanted but have our favourites.

InfiniteSheldon Thu 04-Jun-20 06:36:30

4 from the house each with various permutations and the beach is ten minutes away and the South Downs ten minutes the other way. A quick walk of 1 to 2 miles I'll do from home 2 to 4 miles from a beach start and further I'll drive to the Downs. Ddog generally chooses.

fairydustandpixies Thu 04-Jun-20 06:59:57

@CherryPavlova I've probably seen you on those walks!!


CherryPavlova Thu 04-Jun-20 07:02:54

My dog is instantly recognisable fairydustandpixies. You’re not Lola, the red lab’s owner are you?

devildeepbluesea Thu 04-Jun-20 07:04:27

DDog is nearly 18 now and can't really manage long walks, so I'm usually exploring alone.

We have a large area of woods and farmland close by with umpteen possible walks, from a quick half hour (which Ddog can still manage) to several hours.

We also live near the coast so do the occasional beach walk.

There's a large country park close by too, with several possible walks.

Finally the next town has a promenade on the sea front plus a number of ornamental parks.

Looking at that list we're incredibly lucky.

getdownonit Thu 04-Jun-20 07:20:54

I've probably seen you too @CherryPavlova 😂

GrumpyMiddleAgedWoman Thu 04-Jun-20 08:28:25

Have to walk a few mins or drive to go off-lead but have access to lots of woodland, footpaths (riverside, fields), a nature reserve and public open space - playing fields, rough grass, scrub etc. Also access to lots of ponds and other water.

vanillandhoney Thu 04-Jun-20 09:58:50

We're very lucky - we live on the edge of the Lake District so we have hundreds of walks within a 20-30 minute drive from us. From the doorstep we have maybe 5-6, and another 10 or so within a 10 minute drive.

Wewearpinkonwednesdays Thu 04-Jun-20 10:01:46

The beach closest to me, there's the beach and then behind it miles of rough ground to walk through.

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