Keep safe!

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.

Friday, August 29, 2008


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pitercentre said...

hii..nice to meet this web, success for you all

Tim said...

Hello. Erm. Yes, that ought to cover it.

David said...

Great info for North West dog walkers...keep it up!!

springermum said...

Hi Dogs Dad,

I love your site! Am Mum of 2 Springers myself. Any tips on places to walk in Preston in the dark? All my walks went dark as of sunday!!

Anonymous said...

Hi. Heard about your blog in the LEP. Today we discovered Longridge Fell thanks to you! It was a great walk for our two Jack Russells! Will defo be back there again. Thanks again. Have you tried Wyreside country park? We usually park at Skippool creek on Wyre Road and start the walk following the path along the boats towards the park. Beware of the tide though! Can be a very muddy dog walk. Beatrice

Dogs Dad said...

Glad you liked Longridge Fell, it's a great spot. I've not been to Wyreside County Park with the dog but keep meaning to pay a visit. I imagine he'll be black by the time we leave!

Anonymous said...

Good site , some interesting routes I'll be looking into. I am based in Lowton WA3 2 . I have a couple of regular walks

Park at the free car park next to the canal Bridge on Slag Lane Lowton ( Plank Lane, Leigh. is just the other side of the canal) From here you can explore all of the pennington flash country park which can last a good hour or more , or you can walk down the canal bank (leeds liverpool) in the direction of wigan for about 40 mins to the Dover Lock pub for some light refreshments and walk it off going back to the car. You can also go along the canal the other way towards manchester , the boathouse pub at astley is about 1 1/2 hours walk away so this can take up a full afternoon including a stop at the pub for lunch / refreshment. All in all , from the car park you have a wide choice depending on the time you have available and the weather conditions. All of it is suitable off lead for most dogs.

Just along Slag Lane from there , heading back to lowton , look out on the right hand side for a big white house opposite byrom lane . Just after the house , on the right , there is some off road parking available next to the bus stop. From the car park you can enter some forestry commision land known as Byrom Wood. This is a circular path through open countryside which takes about 30 mins , or can be extended if you go through the gate into another field oppsite one of the two benches.

Dogs Dad said...

Cheers. I almost ended up at Pennington Flash yesterday afternoon but the torrential rain here in Preston put me off! I'll know where to go now though.