Greyhound Walks Annual New Years Day Walk
Midday - Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex
All greyhounds, lurchers, sighthounds and their companion hounds welcome
Free parking - Refreshments - Voluntary contributions appreciated
Visit our Walks & Events page for all the upcoming walks arranged through till June 2016
Welcome to Greyhound Walks!
Our annual New Years Day walk in Hylands Park Chelmsford was another HUGE success! 238 sighthounds came a-walking together with 10 of their family doggy friends - Greyhound Walks volunteers and trustees would like to thank everyone who came along!
Brilliant turnout for our New Years Day 2015 Greyhound Walk - if you were there can you spot yourself?!?
Greyhound Walks are a group of greyhound, lurcher and sighthound owners and lovers who regularly meet for an hours stroll, chatter and the sharing of doggy tales in and around Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Hertfordshire.
We always meet on the second Sunday of the month at The Discovery Centre Great Notley Country Park, Braintree, Essex at 10am. We also walk most weekends at other venues in and around our counties, see the Walk Calendar for all our planned walks.
Anyone with a greyhound or lurcher or other sighthound is more than welcome to join us, or anyone who would just like to walk out with greyhounds to see what great pets they make. Maybe even take one for a Test Drive! Just turn up on the day and you'll be made very welcome.
We also hold GreyhoundPLUS walks where other dogs from your sighthound family can come along too! See Walks & Events for details.
If you join us we ask you to observe our few walk rules:
Our walk rules:
- dogs are to be kept on their lead at ALL times.
- please bring your dogs muzzle if they need it, especially new owners. Better safe than sorry
- please don't use extending or long lunge leads (these can cause nasty accidents in a group walk
- each owner is responsible for their dog's behaviour.
Our aims are to:
- support Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and Norfolk greyhound and lurcher rehoming organisations.
- support other greyhound and lurcher rehoming organisations who share our aims.
Founder of Greyhound Walks
19.5.1996 - 22.3.2011
The first Greyhound Walk was in April 2006 when Chelsea greyhound, plus 4 others and their families got together after a letter was written to the Braintree & Witham Times seeing if local owners fancied a get-together. Numbers have grown and grown and we now walk in 4 counties 5 times a month
The number of dogs at each walk averages 60 and our record attendance was on 1st January 2013 when 244 dogs went walking.
Greyhound Walks are also the sponsors and coordinators of the national Great British Greyhound Walk - now an annual event held in June