This Weeks Walk - Ockham Common - Sunday 10th November 2019

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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November 7th, 2019, 5:45 pm

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


Meet at 10.30 for 11am start :!:

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.

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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November 7th, 2019, 6:35 pm

We will be there with our🐕🐕
See you all Sunday. Paul&Cath 👍
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Honeysdad
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November 8th, 2019, 7:13 am

We'll be as well, along with the 🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕
See you all Sunday. Mick
And known to enjoy the occasional "cultural" weekend away - without the dogs
Cappo
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November 10th, 2019, 9:03 am

Hi all, we are planning to make a rare appearance at today's walk :lol: but just noticed that the A3 is closed between the M25 and Ockham, so you'll have to make a detour to get to the car park. I've checked Google and the AA and they're both saying this.
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Honeysdad
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November 10th, 2019, 7:11 pm

Once again we had a fresh but sunny walk.
We would like to say welcome back to Mark and Juliet, whom we haven't seen for a few years. Plus Otis and their new girl Lola, hope it's not as long before we see you again.
We had 15/16 dogs on the walk, though this did go up by an extra 2. Rob finally caught us up just as we got back to the carpark 😴
If we tell him we are starting at 10 next week he might be on time 😅
As normal I'll see you all next week. Mick
And known to enjoy the occasional "cultural" weekend away - without the dogs
ValChrisFreddie
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November 12th, 2019, 11:41 am

Hi everyone,

Had all good intentions we might see you at Ockham but unfortunately Freddie had a set back last week with the healing so going out is on hold for a while.
We are on month 5.. thankfully we didn't ever know it would take this long with 4 operations but we have been told by Noel we are on the home straight!!

Bye for now... Maybe Ockham the next time.

Val & Chris
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nightrunner
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November 12th, 2019, 7:33 pm

Phew, young Freddie has certainly had his share of set-backs! Hopefully, as Noel says, the worst is over and he will soon be able to enyoy romping about...Image and maybe come on a BIGGSD walk, if only for a short while.....Image

Here are some photos of the dogs romping around at Ockham on Sunday......

Nick with Bear.....

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Max showing his better side.....Image

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Well Hello to Mark with Otis & Lola....Image Image

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Milo looking quite bashfull with Tequilla..Image

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Tequilla ditched Milo and went back to chasing Poppy about Image Image

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Well it seemed a nice, peaceful walk this week. Dogs running round enjoying themselves and ham lady didn't need to don her boxing gloves.....Image

Thanks for the photos guys but wonder what Mick had the night before cause quite a few were blurred! Partying away the night again then Mick????Image

That's it for now folks. Have a good week albeit it a wet and cold one. See you all again next 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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