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Keep safe!
You are responsible for your own safety and that of your dog. The walks listed in this blog are not detailed guides. Plan your route! Click the landrover image for safety advice from Bowland Pennine MRT.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Farington Lodges

Farington Lodges are tucked away in Farington Moss, close to Lostock Hall. The lodges themselves are fairly small, with a couple of tree lined footpaths leading alongside the banks, and adjacent to the railway tracks, for half a mile or so. The lodges probably aren't worth a special visit but of you live locally it's a nice addition to your walk.

Todays early morning visit got us there just before the first of the fishermen arrived so the dog had a good run off-lead. If you visit during the daytime though, keep your dog clear of any fishermen on the banks.

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Doggy rating 5/10


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Ciara said...


I really enjoy reading through your blogs and it has been great for us to find nice little walks in the local area.

I have got two girls - Jazz ( black german sheperd ) and our new little addition Maisey the little terror terrier.

I was wondering if you could please help me out with your great local doggy knowledge.

I am looking for a good puppy class for Maisey in the area of Bamber Bridge. I have got a car and am pretty flexible but all classes seem to be to early in the evening and I can't make it back from work. Can you recommend anywhere ?

Just to get back to the topic of walkies - we went on the Tolkien Trail a few weeks back and it was fab ( find details on website ). Three hours of fields, woods, rivers... along stoneyhurst college and beautiful little villages.

Have a nice evening


Ciara said...


just wanted to say that I love reading your blogs and it's great to see how much fun you have when you are out and about.

I was wondering if you could help me out a little with your local knowledge.
We have got a 2 year old balck german sheperd ( Jazz) and a new addition to the family little terrier terror Maisey. we live in Bamber Bridge at the moment and I was wondering if you could recommend a good puppy training school near by. I have been searching around for a little while but every class seems to be too early and I can't make it back from work in time.

Thank you very much for your help in advance and enjoy all your walks.

we went on the Tolkien Trail a few weeks back ( on Ribble Valley Gov website ) Fab three hour walk through fields, woods, rivers... everything a doggy heart could long for ;-)

Have a nice evening


Dogs Dad said...


Glad you like it - I'll look out for you!

The Gregson Lane club is probably as close as you'll get but like you say, the classes are early evening - I think it's 6.30 or possibly 7.00. I'll find out and let you know. We got a list of training classes from the Riverside Vets, down on Watery Lane/Strand Road. There we quite a few around Preston but I've not heard what the others are like.

I know what you mean in times of early starts though. We've been looking at agility training and found a really nice club in Ormskirk - they start at 6 though for beginners which is way too early for us, especially as its so far away.

We'll try the Tolkein Trail some time - I've seen the route and it does look nice.

Dogs Dad said...

Hi Ciara

Not sure if you're sorted with a puppy class yet. Gregson Lane started a new class a few weeks ago but I'd go along to Gregson Lane Community Centre (near the post office and chippy) at about 6.30 - 6.45 on Tuesdays to check it out - ask for Denise - if you're interested. They do the kennel club bronze, silver and gold so you can join at various stages.