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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!!!
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Every year at Christmas time we ask the local rehoming kennels if they would like to send us a wish list of items they don’t normally buy so that we can ‘treat’ their residents 🙂 Once again this year we had all sorts of requests and our wonderful trustees Rob & Jan Tiffen and Debbie […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
From contributions given at our walks and any profit made at our events we are able to make donations to help enhance the lives of needy sighthounds within our area who are waiting for their new homes. Grant for Better Access for Visitors After approaching us for a grant we have recently made a donation to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]