Let's walk the dogs - round Meon Hill

  • April 5, 2014 · 9:45 AM
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We start off in Gloucestershire for this one - and it's an exhilarating circular walk around the fringes of Meon Hill.  The hill's famous for a particularly gruesome murder, thought by many to be the work of witchcraft, and even after 100 years the case is still 'open'. Lots of open space for dogs to enjoy, and snoring hounds are guaranteed after this one! (But see note below about on-leads and sheep)

The pub is dog-friendly - we've been booked into 'The Hut' and all the dogs can come in too. Menu link is here: http://www.kingsarmsmickleton.co.uk


New members: Walks always start on time, and we don't wait for late-comers so please make sure you're ready to start walking at 0945!


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  • Sharron S.

    Well folks, it turns out that 'the coffee date' which I didn't go on but due to, is someone who asked me out some 15years ago...twice! And I replied with 'your very persistent aren't you '. OMG! What comes around.....

    1 · April 12

  • Sharron S.

    Fab walk, outstanding views and some learning time to look at the sheep, and LEAVE.

    April 6

  • Lezli R.

    Thanks for uploading the pics Ruggie :-)

    April 5

  • A former member
    A former member

    They were "Corkers"

    April 5

  • Jackie C.

    Can't remember the brand but they were delicious - sorry Ruggie - will share next time and thanks to you and Tracey for the lift home. Me and Lola been asleep on the settee for 3 hrs.... Great walk thanks!

    1 · April 5

  • Ruggie

    Oh my legs are aching! Great walk just a shame so many sheep although the lambs were cute. Pub food good but apparently the crisps are 'not made for sharing'. Good fun with plenty of laughs :-) Thanks.
    ps I can smell fox poo :-(

    1 · April 5

    • Lezli R.

      Can anyone remember the brand of crisps? Amazing!!

      April 5

    • Ruggie

      I don't know....I wasn't allowed anywhere near them!! :-(

      1 · April 5

  • Jo K.

    A very interesting walk up hill and down dale with lovely views. It did Bo good to know that she has to go on the lead sometimes although I do have one arm longer than the other. Thank you everyone and our great leader - Lezli.

    April 5

  • Lezli R.

    So lucky with the weather again!! All the dogs were so well behaved with the sheep - a real 'obedience' outing :-) And congrats to Darcey for managing two stiles fantastically well on her own.

    April 5

  • Helen T.

    A great walk with lots of variety and good company. Hope to see you all soon.

    April 5

  • Lezli R.

    Weather forecast is here http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2642639 - cloudy and possibility of showers (in brief!)

    April 5

  • Sherida

    Hi Lezli, I've decided to give this one a miss Gromit on a lead across fields is no fun. Hope everyone has a great walk

    April 4

  • Sally

    Lezli, sorry but just got back from a week away for work & absolutely knackered, for once me not max! Hope it's a great walk & see you soon. Sal

    April 4

  • Sharron S.

    Well as pub monitor, and frequenter of the kings ( my dad lives in between the pudding club and the kings), I feel it my duty to do this one! However, little Harvey wall banger succumbed to a cone on his head this morning with a dose of antibiotics and jab following a sore paw from something catching in between claws. I had myself a 3 legged woofer who ferreted upto the top of my shoulder upon the horrible lady administering a needle...well so he thought...hope to get all clear Friday.

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • Lezli R.

    Completely understand those of you who don't want to be led round by dogs! Just relieved that I managed to get over there and check it out beforehand :-)

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • Jo

    I'm going to give this one a miss just because Neville I know will want to be running about and it would worry me with the sheep. Hope you have fun.

    April 1, 2014

  • Lezli R.

    I did a recce on this at the weekend, and there are lots of sheep with lambs. So, there will be about 60% of on lead walking. That said, it's still a fabulous walk and this is exactly the right time of year to be doing it. Primrose banks, fantastic views and so lovely to be walking on grass in shoes and not wellies!!

    March 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think I'll have to miss this one too, don't fancy being dragged around the field with My Springer on a lead either. See you soon

      March 31, 2014

  • paula

    Think I will give this a miss as Rowan will just pull like crazy on the lead if there are sheep about.

    March 31, 2014

  • Toni

    What a shame I can't go on the walk. I am off to Aintree that day. Look out for Rose of the Moon in the National!

    1 · March 30, 2014

  • Lezli R.

    Please add your preferences to the summer walks start time poll - click on 'more' at the top of the page, and then 'polls'. At the moment 0830 walk starts on Saturdays have a majority!

    March 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Lezli, I messaged you but don't know if it went! I think I am being a bit ambitious bringing Bruno on this walk as his first one as he is still only 10 months old and growing. Sue

    March 23, 2014

    • Lezli R.

      Have lost my mobile Sue! I think this walk's a big ask for Bruno, and probably not a great idea. But we will see you soon!!

      March 23, 2014

  • Lezli R.

    The route for this walk is from the Pathfinder book of walks in Shakespeare's country. The book's a bit out of date now, but if you have a copy then you'll get an idea of the walk and what to expect!

    March 21, 2014

  • Lezli R.

    This is quite a long walk, but we're going around the hill and not clambering up to the top. Walking boots/tough shoes recommended.

    March 6, 2014

  • Sherida

    I may have to drop out of this one sadly depending on how the house hunting/moving is going but I'll let you know nearer the time

    March 4, 2014

    • Lezli R.

      No probs - good luck with the hunt/move!

      March 5, 2014

  • Ruggie

    Gizmo wants to come and play :-)

    1 · February 24, 2014

  • Lezli R.

    If you are not planning to have a drink or eat in the pub after the walk, please would you not park in the pub car park - there's free on street parking in Mickleton.

    February 23, 2014

  • paula

    How far is this walk?

    January 27, 2014

    • Lezli R.

      It's 6.5 miles - feels like 26 though!

      February 23, 2014

  • Lezli R.

    Sheep, and lambs, are possible in a couple of fields (not exactly sure how many as the sheep are still in), there's one uphill stretch but not particularly steep. Cows very unlikely. And a couple of stiles.

    February 9, 2014

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