This Weeks Walk - Ockham Common - Sunday 1st March 2020

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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February 27th, 2020, 7:30 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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February 27th, 2020, 7:35 pm

Didn’t think we would make it this week, but we will.
See you all Sunday.
Paul&Cath 😊😊🐕🐕
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Honeysdad
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February 28th, 2020, 6:58 am

🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕 along with Sue and myself will be there as well.
See you all Sunday. Mick 👍🏻
And known to enjoy the occasional "cultural" weekend away - without the dogs
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Honeysdad
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March 1st, 2020, 6:48 pm

We had a lovely walk around Ockham today. Sun was shining and it was quite warm.
We were joined for part of the walk by 3 new dogs.
A young sable called Bear and 2 puppies, a 5 month called Freddie and another who's name I didn't get.
With these 3 we had about 14 dogs today.
With all the rain we've had lately, there was plenty of water and mud.
Much to Charlie's delight!!
Not all the dogs got dirty, but they all seemed to enjoy themselves.
As usual I'll see you all next week at Epsom.
See you there. Mick
And known to enjoy the occasional "cultural" weekend away - without the dogs
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March 1st, 2020, 11:12 pm

It was a welcome relief to see the sun today, even though the wind was a bit sharp.

Here are some photos taken at Ockham and as Mick said, the muddier it is, the more the dogs love it!

Here is new young boy Freddie....Image

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Morning Margaret with Jack.....Image

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Hi Angela, all wrapped up....

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And Sue, not wrapped up! Image

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All the rain we've had and the dogs make straight for a puddle! Image

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In they go.....

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Handsome Meeko.....

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And Paul with Ghost....having a rest from Cafe duties.....Image

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Charlie doing what he does best.....Image

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Then a nice cuppa to end the walk.....Image

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Thanks for the photos guys Image. And as the walk was at Ockham today, Cath and Paul had a little rest from their catering services. Bet the Ockham cafe didn't do a nice bacon buttie like Paul!

That's it for now folks. Have a good week everyone - whatever the weather has in store for us - and we'll do it 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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