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Greyhound Walks Show 2018

Well what a summer so far! We moan when it’s wet, we moan when it’s hot and we even moan when it’s in between! But despite whatever the weather may do, plans for our annual dog show are in full swing and we are hoping for the perfect day in every way. Our show has […]

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Highwoods Country Park 15th July 2018 – WALK CANCELLED

As the temperatures only seem to be getting higher, this walk is now cancelled – thank you for your understanding We will be walking at Highwoods on Sunday 15th July as usual from 11am but as the weather is very hot we will keep to the shaded areas of the park, walk at a nice […]

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Oh no, it’s still too hot … Royston Walk – Sunday 15th July now cancelled

Oh yes we are loving the fine weather but as the day gets going it is far too hot for our dogs to travel and walk. Andy Taylor has been keeping a very close eye on the predicted temperatures and it is saying 24 by 11am – too hot to risk taking the dogs across […]

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Notley walk 8 July CANCELLED – still so hot!

The decision has been taken to cancel the walk at Notley CP today as we have predicted temperatures of 24 degrees at 10am.  For the wellbeing of our dogs and walkers it is best if they are kept out of the heat and sun.  Apologies to everyone but you know it’s for the best reasons. […]

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Too hot to walk! 1st July walks cancelled

My oh my it’s hot out there! A message from the Greyhound Walks Trustees It has been decided that it would be extremely foolhardy for our two walks this coming Sunday at Brandon (Suffolk) and Hadleigh Country Park (Essex) to continue as it would be waaaay too hot to travel to and from the walks […]

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Wow! Mega Greyhound Weekend!

What a weekend it was for our Norfolk and Essex groups with record breaking numbers of hounds walking out on a bright November morning on Sunday 5th. Debbie Albins has a very loyal and friendly group of walkers who go to her monthly walk on the first Sunday of the month at Brandon Country Park […]

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Walk: Glorious Greyhounds in Lavenham

My oh my what a glorious day for a Greyhound Walk in lovely Lavenham.  The sun shone and the greyhounds and sighthounds turned out for a leisurely walk round this stunning Suffolk village, turning heads and getting well deserved praise for their impeccable behaviour. Led by Joe and Ann our Suffolk walk organisers, 56 hounds  […]

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New Year’s Day Walk – Volunteers Needed

It’s December, so that must mean it’s nearly Christmas and nearly the start of a new year.   Come and join us on our biggest walk of the year, the famous ‘New Year’s Day Walk’ at Hylands Park!  (Full details here.) Last year, more than 200 dogs and their humans enjoyed the walk.  They then enjoyed literally […]

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Greyhound Walks Show 2016 – A Good Day Out.

(Photo courtesy of Sam Morris) After daring to watch the weather forecast, what a relief to wake up to clear skies and dry ground! Some of the volunteers were scheduled to arrive at the park for 6am to start the initial set up.  I was a lucky one and didn’t need to be there until […]

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Great Global Greyhound Walk 2016 – A Special Report

The Braintree walkers had their very own carnival at Great Notley Country Park The 19th of June 2016 saw us celebrating our 7th Great Global Greyhound Walk (formerly the Great British Greyhound Walk) and we think it’s now safe to say that it was another rip-roaring success. A total of 5,021 sighthounds walked at 151 […]

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Our very special ‘Rainbow Bridge’ memorial walk.

As many of you know, we have an annual 15 mile walk to honour all our hounds that are at Rainbow Bridge. We choose to walk from Notley Country Park (Braintree) as this is where our very first Greyhound Walk was held and we go along the very peaceful disused railway line, the Flitch Way. […]

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It’s our 10th Birthday, so we had cake – LOTS of cake.

The Greyhound Walks 10th Birthday Cake The first ever Greyhound Walk was in April 2006 so we thought a little celebration was needed in April 2016. Greyhound Walks has a lot to celebrate.  For 10 years we have been promoting Greyhounds and Lurchers as pets, supporting homing organisations, socialising our beautiful Hounds and making friends, […]

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Our New Year’s Day Walk – Now Officially ‘Legendary’

We’d like to say a great big thank you to the 197 sighthounds (and their 13 non-sighthound siblings) who brought their humans to our New Years Day Greyhound Walk at Hylands Park yesterday.  It’s always wonderful to see so many happy hounds and happy owners, and meet up with friends old and new. In spite of […]

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