This Weeks Walk - Ockham Common - Sunday 25th July 2021

Please join us on one of our weekly walks around the sometimes sunny surrey countryside! Everyone is welcome!
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Tequilasdad
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July 20th, 2021, 5:27 pm

This week’s walk is at: Ockham Common, also known locally as Wisley Lake/Bolder Mere.


Meet at 10.30 for 11am start :!:
(BECAUSE OF COVID 19 SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL APPLY)

Directions are: :arrow:
Nearest Postcode is KT11 1ND
From the A3 follow signs to Effingham.
From Junction 10 of the M25 turn off to Guildford and follow signs to Effingham.
The car park is the first on the left - Please drive slowly or you will miss it!!
From the Effingham Junction follow Old Lane right through to the car parks.
The car park from Effingham is the 3rd on the right just before you join the A3 go slow or you will miss it!

Don't forget the hot and cold food and drinks that can be bought at the cafe, so you don't have to miss your breakfast! There are also toilets for those that need them.

Dogs MUST be kept either in cars or walked AWAY from the car park until the start of the walk. (The only exception to this, is when the weather is really hot, then you must stay with your dog, to insure it's wellbeing)

It's a fairly busy place and it doesn't help our cause to have the dogs barking and bouncing about on the leads. It is up to us to make sure that our dogs are not seen in a bad light and to have a large amount of dogs in the car park barking at people and their dogs as they go past is not acceptable & it's not fair on the rest of us who spend a great deal of time and effort trying to improve how the public looks at dogs like ours.


And don't forget a loud shout of Horses, Dog Walkers or Cyclists will alert the rest of the group, as to what is ahead, and take the appropriate action

All dogs and owners welcome as usual, but we would ask that all owners please be responsible for your own dog. BIGGSD will not tolerate, be held accountable or responsible for any accident, fight or unwarranted behaviour towards a member of the group or member of the public. We welcome new members and dogs and positively urge them to come on the walks for their and their dogs benefit but we do expect owners to keep their dogs in check. We all come on the walks to socialize the dogs & have a natter with like-minded people and have a good walk, but if you think your dog maybe aggressive to other dogs or you don't know how your dog will react to other dogs we do ask that you muzzle it for your dogs and others safety. If your dog is unpredictable, we ask that you either keep it on a lead or a long line. Please be courteous and respect others by keeping an eye on your dog and being aware of what it's doing, we do not want to stop people or dogs coming on the walk but we will be left with no choice if a dog is a constant problem. If a member’s dog is being too problematic (for one reason or another), you will be approached by one of the walkers, who will politely request that you either put your dog back on a leash &/or muzzle for a period of time.
This is not intended to offend anyone, it is a request to restrain your dog from getting too carried away, making a nuisance of itself &/or it being too aggressive. If you are unsure how your dog will react on the walk, then the dog must be kept either on a lead or a long line.
If the owner is not in close proximity (for one reason or another) another walker may place your dog on a lead until it is reunited with its owner & the reason why will be explained.

Please make sure your dog is wearing a suitable dog tag before the walk, by law this MUST have the owners address and telephone numbers on and preferably that the dog is chipped and neutered.

On returning to the car park after the walk, please ensure all dogs are on leads to avoid them wandering around the car park.

If the walk has to be cancelled for some reason it will be posted on here at least 2 hours before the walk. It won't be cancelled if it is just raining!
So please check here before you set off. :D :)
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Tequilasdad
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July 20th, 2021, 5:34 pm

We won't be at Ockham this Sunday, but we will see you at Chertsey Meads on Sunday 1st August.
See you all then Paul&Cath :D :)
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Honeysdad
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July 22nd, 2021, 7:06 am

We'll be there.
🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕
See you Sunday. Mick
And known to enjoy the occasional "cultural" weekend away - without the dogs
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Honeysdad
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July 27th, 2021, 7:51 pm

Sorry I'm a bit late posting this week.
There's been a few problems with the site 🙁
We got very lucky with the weather Sunday.
It was raining when I left home, but it stopped before we got there. For the whole walk it remained dry.
Sadly the same can't be said for guite a few of the dogs.
As most of the puddles had dried up, there were some extremely muddy dogs.
A fair few of our regulars were missing due to breaks away. But we still had 14 dogs on the walk.
We were also joined by a 4 month puppy called Etta.
Brought along by Michael who used to come along a few years ago with Brie and Elsa. Sadly both now have passed away, at the age of 13.
Etta only did about 100 yards with us due to her age.
At the end of the walk Dee popped by with her new puppy Alfie. For a meet and greet with the big guys.
For a 15 week pup he was fearless!! Checked out everyone and even sat patiently for treats.
John also dropped by with Leia, she's getting braver so hopefully she'll join us soon for a walk.
Maybe Christine will be able to post some pictures this week 🤞🏻
See you all next week at Chertsey. Mick
And known to enjoy the occasional "cultural" weekend away - without the dogs
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nightrunner
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July 27th, 2021, 9:57 pm

Sorry for the delay in posting photos but a few gremlins decided to hit the site......now dealt with, I hope!

Anyway, here are some photos of the walk at Ockham on Sunday.....

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Little Alife & Cher following Sue, infamous for her sausages!

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Alfie is the star of the show.....Image

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That's it for now folks and we'll do it all again at Chertsey on Sunday.

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KYSA - trying to be guided from above by Major, Dexter and Alfie.....but he's not for listening!
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