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Out and about in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey and East & West Sussex…

A Dog Walk in the Woods on Buttersteep Hill in Ascot

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A Dog Walk in the Woods on Buttersteep Hill in Ascot

Hooves and I went for a dog walk in the woods on Buttersteep Hill in Ascot in February.  It is a wonderfully wild and natural area that forms part of Swinley Forest, in Berkshire.  It is perfect dog-walking territory:  you are likely to see other dog walkers, the occasional runner, and if you are lucky you might see one of …

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The Thames Path – from Maidenhead to Bray Lock.

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The Thames at Bray Lock

It was a sunny January afternoon when Hooves and I walked this section of The Thames Path – from Maidenhead to Bray Lock.  The riverside at Maidenhead is a lovely place for a wander, and weather permitting, an ice cream, however if you wish to go for a decent walk to exercise your pooch then following the Thames Path …

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The Thames Path – from Hurley Lock towards Marlow

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It was one of those perfect January mornings when Hoover and I walked this section of The Thames Path – from Hurley Lock towards Marlow:  everything was white with frost but the sun was rising fast and promised to shine brightly on the sparkly landscape.  The river was like a millpond in places, and in others it was …

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A Dog Walk Steeped in History at Verulamium Park in St. Albans.

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A Dog Walk Steeped in History at Verulamium Park in St. Albans.

Last week Hoover and I went for a dog walk steeped in history at Verulamium Park in St. Albans.  Named after the Roman City of Verulamium on which it stands, Verulamium Park was purchased from the Earl of Verulam in 1929.  The park is 100 acres of beautiful parkland, ideal for letting your pooch kick up his/her heels and …

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A Frosty Dog Walk in California Country Park, Wokingham

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The Everglades Boardwalk

Hoover and I recently went for a frosty dog walk in California Country Park, Wokingham.  California Country Park is set within 100 acres of countryside, just three miles south of Wokingham in Berkshire. (map) It consists of lowland heath and bogland, including Longmoor Bog, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest that is considered a Local Nature Reserve.  …

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