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The aim of the group is to get people together of all ages/abilities/interests who would like to meet with others and dogs. Sometimes we would love to have our own dog but can't so this might be the group for you too. People with limited mobility and wheelchair users should find this walk accessible. You may have a dog that's young and needs socialisation or a dog that's anxious around strangers and other dogs. Perhaps you live with or care for someone with a disability and would like to enjoy a break. May be you or your child are anxious around dogs and want to overcome this. Perhaps you live with a disability and would love to meet up with dogs. Whatever your reason come and join us. Walks will be up to an hour, ending with the opportunity for a chat and refreshments in a dog-friendly establishment. Polite Note: All dogs are welcome but they must have a friendly and responsible owner who can look after them both on and off the lead at all times. If they are very anxious and have biten in the past, please ensure they are muzzled. We cannot accept any responsibility for losses or injuries sustained and walks are taken entirely at owners risk. To look at the work we do please join our Facebook pages St Bernard and big paws adoptions UK and Saving Saints Rescue UK. We are also on Instagram and Twitter. Take a look at our website savingsaintsrescue.co.uk.

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Dog social dog walk - seaside special at Ainsdale, nr Southport

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Hi everyone

We are planning our trip to the seaside. Ainsdale has a very wide beach which has dunes and a long walk out to sea edge. It is a flat surface with good access. The postcode will take you to the Pontins holiday park at Ainsdale and there is a public car park on the right just before this by the side of the old Sands pub.

Everyone is welcome - with or without a four paw friend. Some in our group love to come along as they can't keep a dog permanently so get their doggy fix! For people with mobility restrictions, the access is very flat and bring a chair so you can sit and watch the dogs play if you can't walk the whole way. If you've been feeling isolated over the last year, we are a friendly bunch and chat as we walk.

Please note that no liability is accepted for dogs off lead and we as a group accept that some of our dogs may be anxious and reactive. We also provide this group to help people with their dogs' behaviour.

We request a donation of £3 per adult. This raises funds for our charity but if you are on a low income and unable to financially contribute please come along as we don't want that to be a barrier.

For those who would like to extend the walk with a coffee, chat or early lunch, there are 2 dog friendly cafes in Ainsdale just up the road.

If you are interested in learning more about our charity please visit our website and Facebook pages https://www.savingsaintsrescue.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/stbernardadoptions

Sponsored walk up Helvellyn, The Lake District

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This year’s sponsored walk will be up Helvellyn in the beautiful Lake District. Helvellyn is the 3rd highest peak in the Lake District and one of the most accessible. We will be walking up a dog safe route taking 9.3 miles, ascent to 1,100 metres. The first 3 miles of this route are relatively flat going through woods and fields and are suitable for most walkers. This route does not take us onto Striding Edge (which is unsuitable for dogs or less experienced hikers).
We will meet from 10 am and start at 10.30 am at Swirls car park, Thirlmere, Keswick, CA12 4TW which has toilet facilities. It is a National Trust car park so the daily charge is now £8.
After the walk, we will be going to eat at The Kings Head Inn, just off the A591, Thirlmere, CA12 4TN.
If you’d like to join us and walk for all or part of the way, please ensure that you wear hiking boots, take layers of clothing, including a waterproof jacket/trousers, water, food and any medicines you may need. Weather on the fells can suddenly change. Please read this guidance - What to wear and take on a walk : Lake District National Park
The walk takes around 5 hours for someone with good fitness. We will be walking at a gentle pace, and everyone is free to stop whenever they wish. Dogs are welcome on the walk, and again please judge the walk based on your dog’s ability as well as your own. There are sheep on the fells so dogs will need to be on lead. The charity does not take responsibility for participating in the event and asks that everyone carefully considers their own and their dogs’ safety and welfare.
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Chorley social dog walk

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