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September Walks

With there still being some worries about Covid-19 we have arranged these walks for September, including the Great Global Greyhound Walk on 19th September. We will update everyone with plans for walks for the remainder of the year when these are confirmed – for more information or any questions please visit the Greyhound Walks Facebook […]

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Our August show is cancelled

  It is with a heavy heart that the Greyhound Walks show committee have decided to cancel our annual 2020 Greyhound & Lurcher show due to be held in August.      We have always prided ourselves that come what may we will provide walks, socialisation and fun for our hounds and their owners but […]

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What a year! Corona virus – another difficult decision made

Oh my, what a year so far, one like we have never experienced in the history of Greyhound Walks. After much deliberation and heart searching the trustees regrettably have the following announcement to make. The Covid-19 (Corona) virus Greyhound Walks Trustees have been monitoring the advice from the NHS and UK government regarding the corona […]

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Bloomin Weather! Heybridge walk CANCELLED for 1st March

Flippin heck, whenever will our weather get better? Heybridge Basin is far too muddy to walk after the rains we have had recently and more storms are forecast for tomorrow 😕 The walk leaders have rightly decided it is not a good idea for the walk to proceed so sadly again the British weather has […]

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Time to add the Greyhound Walks show to your diary!

Sharpen your pencils or click your biros and add Sunday 9th August 2020 to your diary! Oh yes, plans are underway to bring you the Greyhound Walks Show 2020 at Notley Country Park. Greyhound, lurcher and sighthound classes plus our lovely Fun Dog Show for all those other breeds and food and stalls to keep […]

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Storm Denis stops our 16th February walks – IMPORTANT UPDATE

The walk leaders for our planned walks on 16th February 2020 in Old Felixstowe and Rickmansworth have decided rather than risk our lovely dogs getting blown away and their walkers getting super-soaked the best thing to do is for everyone to stay safe and stop at home so those walks are cancelled. We rarely have […]

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IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR NOTLEY FEBRUARY WALK

Unfortunately Essex County Council have decided that Notley Country Park and all other Essex Country Parks, will be closed tomorrow due to Storm Ciara on the way so we will be unable to hold our monthly walk tomorrow 9th February.  We are sorry for any inconvenience but as you will appreciate this situation is outside […]

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New Years Day 2020 – another superb walk

New Years Day Walk 2020 – the annual tradition continues with another amazing walk! The wonderful volunteers who organised this walk at the new venue of Weald Country Park, at the now ‘must do’ even, counted in 193 dogs and 176 people🐾.  As usual it was quite some sight as the walkers and their sighthounds […]

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It’s Show Time! (nearly)

With a little under a month to go, we hope you all have one of the biggest events in the Greyhound Walks calendar in your diaries! We still have a few classes available for sponsorship, so if you would like to dedicate a class to a special hound(s) in your life, please check our Facebook […]

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Big news about our annual show coming soon!

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Goodbye 2018 – from the Herts Walkers

When you consider the extremes of weather this year, it is remarkable that we have managed any walks at all! But we have, and the two Christmas Walks at Royston and Rickmansworth were great fun. At Royston we had an opportunity to say farewell to Graham (with Hector and Bonnie), one of our most loyal […]

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Normal Service has been resumed!

Well, after the extraordinarily hot summer, finally our walks return to normal. Never have we had to cancel so many walks due to good weather! And to be fair, we don’t like cancelling them for bad weather either! But, at all times the safety of the hounds (and humans) is paramount. Far better to cancel […]

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Lee Valley Park Farm 22nd July – WALK CANCELLED

This weather is starting to get a bit tedious – especially for those who would like to enjoy their regular greyhound walks! The weather at Lee Valley on Sunday is expected to be another scorcher, so we have taken the regrettable decision to cancel. Hopefully, normal service will be resumed shortly!!!

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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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New Years Day Greyhound Walk 2018

A Sea of Colour on our 2018 New Year’s Day Walk! Hylands Park in Chelmsford was a sea of colour on New Year’s Day 2018 as one hundred and sixty nine sighthounds in their best coats brought their owners for a walk. There were graceful greyhounds, elegant salukis, gorgeous galgos, wrapped up whippets, lively lurchers […]

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Ho-Ho-Ho

Greyhound Walks always celebrate their Christmas time walks in style and this year, for the walks that went ahead, 2017 was no exception. Brandon and Rickmansworth had a great turn out of festively dressed greyhounds, sighthounds and humans who really did not mind getting into the spirit. Thank you for the great pictures posted to […]

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Greyhound Walks new event calendar now out!

  Oh Yes, the only thing you want for Christmas has been delivered and is ready for you to collect from your next walk, the Greyhound Walks Information and Walk Dates Calendar for January to June 2018. Handy folding A5 just right for slipping in your pocket or behind you sun shield in the car. If you […]

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Greyhound Walk – New Years Day 2018!

Are you one of the people who come to our now legendary New Years Day walk at Hylands Park in Chelmsford?  Or are you a new owner of a sighthound who wants to be a part of and witness the spectacle of a huge number of sighthounds gathered to celebrate the start of a new […]

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The Essex Team Impress the Wat Tyler Rangers!

When the Essex group, led by Rob Tiffen walked at Wat Tyler Country Park earlier this month they really impressed the rangers! We had this lovely message from them … “Really pleased with the group, we witnessed this groups enjoyment of the day, and the dogs of course, and the fact that the owners were […]

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IMPORTANT – A CHANGE TO OUR JULY 16TH WALK!

New Walk Venue for July 16th Greyhound Walk View from one of the bridges across Alton Water   PLEASE NOTE – Due to the predicted visitor numbers at this year’s Woodbridge Regatta, we have decided to switch the venue for our July 16th Greyhound Walk. We will now be walking at ALTON WATER, at the […]

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GGGW 2017 – Where are YOU walking?

The 2017 Great Global Greyhound Walk is now just 2 weeks away! Started back in 2010, by Greyhound Walks founder Janet Peacock, the Great Global Greyhound Walk (formerly the Great British Greyhound Walk) is now in new hands, but it is still an event that is very dear to our hearts.  In 2016 we saw more […]

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Introducing The New Greyhound Walks Management.

An introduction to the Greyhound Walks Committee … Greyhound Walks like to keep things as straightforward and easy going as possible, however we are a registered charity and we therefore need a certain amount of structure to operate. Our walks are organised at a local level, as are the show attendances, fundraisers etc, but we […]

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Announcing The 2016 Greyhound Walks Show!

It’s that time of year again.  The time when we start getting enquiries about whether there will be another Greyhound Walks Show. ….. We’re therefore very happy to announce that, yes, the show will go on!  2015 saw us host our 8th show and, with the weather being so much kinder to us than it […]

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