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Our dog-loving nation is set to go barking mad for the Great British Dog Walk 2017

20 fun-filled family walks in the great British countryside

Our dog-loving nation is set to go barking mad for this year’s Great British Dog Walk, 20 fun-filled countryside walks being Great British Dog Walkheld between March and June 2017 to ensure more hearing dogs can be trained to bring life-transforming benefits to deaf children and adults.

Now firmly established as one of the UK’s favourite series of dog walks, around 4,000 families and over 500 dogs of all shapes and sizes are expected to take part in this year’s fun-filled nationwide events.

There will be two different routes to choose from at each venue, many of which include National Trust properties, making the Great British Dog Walk an ideal event for dog-lovers and families. Each venue will have refreshments and entertainment on offer and participants can also bring a picnic to enjoy after the walk.

There is a free special limited-edition Great British Dog Walk doggie bandana and opportunity to be entered into a prize draw to win a luxury Forest Holidays getaway with every event booking.

The effects of hearing loss can be devastating. The lack of independence, loss of confidence, reduced self-esteem and feelings of anxiety can lead to loneliness, isolation and often depression. Hearing dogs transform their recipient’s lives by providing a special kind of independence, confidence and inclusion whether at home or out and about. Hearing dogs alert their owners to important sounds that hearing people often take for granted such as the doorbell, alarm clock and smoke alarm. Unlike a hearing ‘gadget’ a hearing dog also provides a warmth of companionship that can boost a recipient’s confidence enough to face the outside world and increase social and professional interaction thereby significantly improving health and wellbeing.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Chief Executive Michele Jennings says:

"I hope the 2017 walks in our great British countryside get tails wagging and faces smiling all over the UK.”

To sign-up to your nearest Great British Dog Walk and for more information visit greatbritishdogwalk.org

The Great British Dog Walk 2017 venues are:

Gibside, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

Sunday 12 March

 

Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex

 

Saturday 18 March

 

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

 

Sunday 19 March

 

Croome Court, Worcester

 

Saturday 25 March

 

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

 

Sunday 2 April

 

Margam Country Park, Port Talbot

 

Sunday 9 April

 

Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe

 

Gisburn Forest, Lancashire

 

Saturday 22 April

 

Saturday 22 April

Windsor Great Park, Berkshire

 

Saturday 29 April

 

Whitelees Windfarm, Eaglesham, Glasgow

 

Sunday 7 May

 

Ickworth Park, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

 

Sunday 7 May

 

Lyme Park, Stockport, Cheshire

 

Saturday 13 May

 

Ightham Mote, Sevenoaks, Kent

 

Saturday 13 May

 

Wimpole Hall, Arrington, Cambridgeshire

 

Sunday 14 May

 

Kedleston Hall, Derby

 

Saturday 20 May

 

Foxbury Common, Hampshire

 

Sunday 21 May

 

Stowe, Buckinghamshire

 

Sunday 4 June

 

Haddo House and Country Park, Aberdeenshire

 

Canonteign Falls, Exeter

Saturday 10 June

 

Sunday 11 June

 

Tickets to each event are £10 in advance for adults online at www.greatbritishdogwalk.org or £12 on the day. Children under 16 are free. Shorter routes are suitable for parents with buggies. The Great British Dog Walk is kindly supported by MedicAnimal.



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