Explore by Paw is a friendly group of dog walkers in Worcestershire. We meet on 2 Saturdays each month and occasional weekdays for a 3-6 mile dog walk across open countryside and usually manage to find a dog-friendly pub or cafe at the end of the walk - subject to social distancing rules.
Explore by Paw walks are for friendly adult dogs with good recall. You must be able to lift your dog over obstacles. Social distancing means that other walkers may not help you.
The group has a Code of Conduct. This is posted up as an event so it's easy to find. All members joining the group are assumed to have read, understood and agreed to the Code of Conduct.
There is a small charge per walk of £2.00 The group is non-profit making and funds are used to maintain the group - (MeetUp doesn't charge individuals to join, but groups do pay to use MeetUp) and we support the Cinnamon Trust.
Sorry, these walks aren't suitable for growing puppies under 12 months (please see the Kennel Club health guidelines on this), or dogs who can't manage stiles on their own.
Very small toy breeds, such as chihuahuas, may not join the group because of the high risk of injury to them from the larger dogs - if you have a toy dog, the Ramblers Association is probably a better bet.
Boxers, Pugs, Staffies and other dogs with retracted noses frequently struggle with the distance; if your dog has issues with breathing on walks then this may not be the group for you.