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.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A walk in the dark

Hi there to "Springermum" who left a post in the guest book asking if we knew of any good evening walks now that the dark nights are upon us. Unfortunately we've not got much to recommend and don't suggest you follow the example of some others by wandering around the local park with a torch!

Most of our evening walking sees us treading the same dull path up and down local roads and possibly a spell wrecking the grass in the garden, longing for the weekend when we can have a really good trip out. On the plus side, the mornings are a little lighter for now at least, so there's the possibility of an off lead run before work. We're also lucky to have Chris or Martin, our wonderful dog walkers from Home Comfort Pets, to get the dog out in daylight if we're at work.

The only half decent local walk in the dark I'd recommend is around Preston docks. It's reasonably interesting, generally traffic free (although we keep the dog on the lead), well lit and provided you don't leave it too late, popular with other people out for a stroll or a jog. You can even combine with a trip to Pets at Home! If you go a little further afield, Lytham Green and the Prom is nice and well lit too.

Almost goes without saying but keep to well lit areas that you know and make sure you and your dog can be seen. There's plenty of reflective gear, or "flashing" accessories to make sure you do.

Let us know if you find anywhere better!

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