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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.