Date(s) - 07/12/2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Meeting place to be confirmed nearer the time (as it depends on how accessible the far end of the beach is after autumn tides and weather affect the height of the beach sands, which affects how easy it is to get over the groynes)
Join us for a free & friendly beach walk towards the Ballard Down (‘wild’) end of the beach. Wellies with a good grip or waterproof boots and maybe more layers than we think we’ll need will be a good idea as we’ll be on the beach, maybe coming back via the steps at Shep’s Hollow & through Day’s Park – or we may return via the beach too, depending on tides and weather. Off lead on beach & in the park, need leads briefly for the pavement bits. Join us with or without dogs! Reward yourself with a free mince pie from us at the end! And of course doggy goody bags with Marley’s Munchees treats for the dogs!
Even better…Niki from Swanage Town Council told us ‘For your information, we have our ‘Artisans on the Beach’ event taking place then (from 30th November to 2nd January 2020) so participants could also take a stroll around the goodies on offer in the Shore Road beach huts, and also the Christmas Market is being held in Station Road on 7th December from 10am to 4pm (so Station Road will be closed to traffic) .
Dorset Dogs walkies are a chance for dogs to enjoy each others company – and for their humans to do the same!
At this time of year we also highlight the need to be aware of how to help flocks of coastal birds who may have a hard winter ahead – it’s mainly about keeping ourselves and our dogs at a distance so they can rest and feed without frequent disturbance (not just from dogs but walkers, fishers, bait diggers, boats…) help us by taking a 7 question survey and find out how else you can help them https://www.dorsetdogs.org.uk/wagipawdia/dogs-birds-around-our-winter-coasts/