Dogs Flying Kites at Elvaston Castle!

I haven't flown a kite for years!

I'm thinking about taking the dog down to Elvaston Castle for a walk and a chase round, and then weather permitting a bit of kite flying.

Might even finish off with a pint and a ham cob at the pub (dogs are allowed in the beer garden but not inside).

 

There are car parks at Elvaston Castle but they charge, so my plan is to park at the Harrington Arms (https://plus.google.com/105119904625889917464/about?gl=uk&hl=en) and walk from there. This is a couple of minutes walk along a residential street before you end up on Elvaston Castle grounds.

 

If anyone fancies joining me then Tyson would love to make some new friends (both human and dog!). Dogs, kites and children welcome :)

 

http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/countryside/countryside_sites/country_parks/elvaston/default.asp

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  • A former member
    A former member

    thanks to all max and i had a lovley time at our first meet up, can't wait for the next one.

    1 · November 12, 2012

  • Samantha

    I had lots of fun with great company (both human and dog!) and a delicious cream tea to boot. When can we do this again?! :)

    November 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Me and dexter had a great time meeting the other DS's and hounds. Was my first meet up and I didn't really know what to expect. Have to say everyone was very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Thankyou all for a lovely morning.

    November 11, 2012

  • Katy

    I'm running a little late guys sorry!

    November 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    See you all tomorrow guys. We're both very much looking forward to it :)

    November 10, 2012

  • Samantha

    Fab, that sounds shorter than the 1.3 miles google maps just quoted me if we went by road (although from the looks of it it was taking me right to the Castle's front door!).

    So, I'll be at the Harrington Arms car park at 11:15 to meet with Katy & Tyson (and whoever else is parking at the pub). Sarah, Dexter and anyone parking at the castle, we'll see you by the portacabin at 11:30.

    Huzzah, I love it when a plan comes together! :)

    November 10, 2012

  • Katy

    About 11.15? There is a good field on the way from the pub to the castle to let the dogs off but we can double back to that if needs be

    November 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a plan. Will be at the portacabin at 11.30. Looking forward to meeting you all :)

    November 10, 2012

  • Samantha

    How about I meet Katy at the Harrington Arms car park (and anyone else parking there) then we walk up to the castle to meet Sarah (and anyone else parking at the castle) by the portacabin Sarah suggested? Katy, what time do we need to get to the pub in order to get to the castle for 11:30? :)

    November 10, 2012

  • Katy

    Or people!

    November 10, 2012

  • Katy

    Pub may be easier to find purple

    November 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm confused too. Are we meeting at the pub or the car park? I'm up for meeting wherever. :)

    November 10, 2012

  • Katy

    I'm confused too! was going to park in harrington arms because I don't want to pay! Reading through comments I thought people were meeting in the main car park. Taken me a while to catch up!

    November 10, 2012

  • Samantha

    Um, now I'm confused; I was looking for someone to meet me at the pub car park 'cos I thought that was where we were parking and I don't know the route for walking to the castle from there. :-s

    November 10, 2012

  • Katy

    sounds good, see you then!

    November 10, 2012

  • Katy

    Sorry I haven't replied recently, been down with a chest infection. All being well I will be there tomorrow! Are people meeting in the main Elvaston Castle car park then? Can meet near the kids play park bit at 11.30?

    November 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope you're feeling a little better Katy. Sounds like a plan, or the porter cabin???? Just thinking it can get a bit congested by the play area??

      November 10, 2012

  • Katy

    Hi Sam, I could give you a lift there, just wouldn't be able to give you a lift back. Would that help?

    November 7, 2012

    • Samantha

      Brilliant, thanks Sarah! Is 11:30 OK for you? Looking forward to meeting you and Dexter.

      November 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thats ok. Shall we meet by the porter cabin at the entrance, then we wont miss each other. Look forward to meeting you too samantha.

      November 10, 2012

  • Kirstie

    Hello..... I don't have a dog or a kite. Can I still join You? :-)

    November 10, 2012

    • Samantha

      Hi Kirstie, I also don't have either (apparently Sports Direct don't sell kites at this time of year!) but am still going. Come along! :-)

      November 10, 2012

  • Samantha

    Hi Katy, if you're driving via the A6 (roundabout where A38 crosses), is there any chance I could get a lift with you and Tyson, please? No worries if not, just thought I'd ask. :)

    November 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well we look forward to meeting Dennis and Sky very soon :)

    November 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes. They are fine off lead. Their best "mate" is also a Bull Terrier (Mr Bones) a breed of dog I would've had myself had not Sighthounds just got the edge.

    November 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Aww, so sweet. Are they ok off lead? Dexter is a terror. He causes such mayhem and has very selective hearing.

    November 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dennis and Sky. Both "pedigree " Lurchers. Dennis is appox 5. Sky is approx 4. Sky is the Brindle in the photo.

    November 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What kind of dog is Dexter? :)

    November 5, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      He's an English Bull Terrier. Bit of an old boy now at nearly 9 but likes to wander with the best of 'em. :) What are your Lurchers names?

      November 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yep, major problem there. No opposable thumbs!! Dexter is very excited to be meeting new friends.

    November 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am busy teaching the dogs to fly those kites! Not sure they quite have the hang of it what with the paws etc!

    November 5, 2012

  • Katy

    I'm sure we will be around somewhere Paul. You could always ring to see where we are?

    November 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this. My mutts will love it. (2 rescue Lurchers)

    November 5, 2012

  • Paul

    How long do you plan to be there as I wouldn't be able to get there until 12:30?

    November 5, 2012

  • Katy

    Hi Sarah and Elaine, fingers crossed the weather isn't too awful!

    November 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi,
    It will be my first meet up event too, i will be there with my pooch even if its raining, looking forward to meeting you all.

    November 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Katy. This will be my first meet up event so looking forward to it lots ( as is Dexter, the hound). Will be there unless its pouring with rain. See you guys soon. :)

    November 4, 2012

  • Katy

    That's fine Amy, just listen for Tyson causing chaos and you will find us ;)

    October 22, 2012

  • Amy L.

    Ill be there at 12.30 ish if I can make it as working in the morning x

    October 22, 2012

  • Katy

    Simon, I will still go if there is a bit of drizzle but if it is pelting it down then dog would refuse to leave the house anyway! Hoping for a bit of a breeze to get the kite off the ground too!

    October 22, 2012

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