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Thought it would be nice to see where everyone likes to do their walkies.

At the weekend we like to go to Wanstead Park. Here is a video of Dylan in the river there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHMAZQMF0CU

The nicest part is near the end where there is a tea kiosk and all the dog owners gather there for them and their pets to socialise. It's a really chilled, fun atmosphere.





We met another cockapoo there today, called Marley, quite a bit bigger than Dylan as you can see in the photo.

 

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I wish I had a place like that. It looks so refreshing and fun! I just got my road, and a few parks we visit yearly. I'll take some pics of our daily walk after we go today, and put them up soon.
 

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Looks great always saying when stoos chatting that the cafe is missing ... we do have a couple of parks with cafes but they are proper sit down affairs and so dogs are back on leads , what you've got looks a lot better x
 

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It isn't as boring as it looks lol. This is about half way down the road our house is on, it's 1 1/2 miles round trip and we walk it daily.
 

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That's a lot nicer than our roads! It's a mixed blessing living where I do in suburbia - it's all houses and concrete but on the plus side we have lots of parks, country parks and forest. Within a 20 minute drive I would have maybe 20 choices of good off-lead dog walking places, so I shouldn't dislike it as much as I do. But I find it built-up and depressing, that's why I have to walk every day to get my fix of nature. I guess that's the main reason I'm a dog owner.
 

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We took Ruby and the girls hiking this weekend. This is now my new favorite place to bring her. There were some beautiful trails, streams and even a little waterfall.

We also took her to the beach this weekend on a new boardwalk that links 2 beaches together that was AWESOME! BUT forgot my camera, but let me tell you Ruby got ALL the attention..... it was hilarious!
 

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Sounds like you got a nice place Helen! I'd be happy to trade lol. I understand about the being pinned in too, my moms the same way, she never liked being in the city much, she likes the open and empty country.
 

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I love this thread! I will need to remember to take some pictures next time Rufus and I go for a nice walk (and it isnt RAINING! ahh!)
 

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I'm a bit spoilt living in Windsor as the Long Walk which is a 2.5 to 3 mile stretch from the back of Windsor Castle is only 5 mins walk away so that where we go most days as they can be off the lead for half of the walk. It's lovely as all the pubs on the Long Walk are dog friendly and the one at the back of the Castle has a dog bowl outside so I often stop there for a drink for me (a cheeky vino or g and t as it would be rude not to) and some water for Betty. That's the plan tonight, take her out in 15 mins and go and meet some friends outside the pub for a drink. There is usually lots of dogs out there too so a win win situation!! I must get some pics now the weather is nicer!

Just found this picture from last Autumn when it was still sunny so Betty was a fair bit younger but the view never changes!

 

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That sounds wonderful. Remember your camera tonight!
I'll see if I can get a few on my BlackBerry as camera is at my parents as they had to borrow it for their holiday. have uploaded one from last autumn so you can see the lovely view I get!
 

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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! talk about a the royal treatment! ;)
that is amazing....I am so very jelous how in the UK going to the pub is just a part of life and friends and hanging with your dog....We in North america should adopt some of that I think!!
 

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I know I am really lucky in Windsor as many places are dog friendly and I am even able to carry her into the local coffee shop to pick up my take out (my Saturday morning treat on our way for a walk for Betty!). I can even take her into shops so she is with me a lot which is great! I forgot to take any pictures this evening but the Long Walk is fab for off lead walks and seeing other dogs, this evening we saw another poodle cross, three shit-zhus, two cocker spaniels, a dachshund, a yorkshite terrier puppy and a retriever and that wasn't the busiest walk either so i know its a great place to live with a dog. I must admit though that Betty is a bit of a celebrity as so many people know her!!!

Will try and get some pics over the weekend.
 

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Looks lovely Jules Windsor is beautiful... is it your baby your refering to or HM Betty who you've been having a friendly jar with ...have you been chatting about what she should wear for the wedding lol x
 

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Looks lovely Jules Windsor is beautiful... is it your baby your refering to or HM Betty who you've been having a friendly jar with ...have you been chatting about what she should wear for the wedding lol x
I do wonder if the Queen ever hears me shouting for Betty and thinks I am calling her!!!

I have actually seen Prince Phillip in the park when I was out running one morning and he said hello to me and my friend but not seen the Queen to say hello to!

Took Betty too meet my friends for a quick drink - it became a summer habit last year to stop for a quick one which often ended up being two or three and I think it was Betty leading me home!!!
 

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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! talk about a the royal treatment! ;)
that is amazing....I am so very jelous how in the UK going to the pub is just a part of life and friends and hanging with your dog....We in North america should adopt some of that I think!!
Ah I know! Every time I read about this I am so upset that we don't do this here! We should start a petition, Amanda. And not take no for an answer!!
 

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Dylansmum - the place you go look lovely!
this is a picture from a walk weve started doing at the weekends, it's quite a long one but very nice! apart from when we got caught in thunder and lightning this weekend :(
 

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