Big Walkies tips for night time walking:
Use a Lead. Taking your dog out at night means you are at a disadvantage. Your dog can see much better in the dark then you, so they will notice, unsuspecting animals that we may not se
Flexi-leads. They are dangerous. At night, even more so because the lead is just so hard to see!
Don’t wear dark clothing.
Stick to lighted areas. Unfortunately, the world keeps getting scarier. You are much safer if you walk on lighted paths.
Walk in pairs or more!
Take a torch.
Don’t use your phone so that your full concentration is on your dog and your surroundings.
Reflective wear is not just for you, but also your dog. Many companies have reflective.
Light-up. Try a light up collar or lead. They light-up really well, have a flashing or steady feature, and come with replacement batteries. AND, they show up under long haired dogs.
Clip on collar lights are great if you don’t want a brand new collar and lead, you can attach it to whatever you already use, including a harness, and you can see yards ahead of you, making walking safer. In addition, the bright light will make it easier to pick up after your pet and it is also visible under long-hair.
Stay safe when walking in the dark and enjoy it with your dog!
We are so thankful for such an amazing 2nd show!
Thank you to our amazing sponsors and our wonderful entrants.
Regardless of placings, we all take the best pets home!
Please note change to time and venue.
Hemingford Meadow has sheep 🐑 on the field and we'd hate to scare them with the dogs 🐶
Hope to see you at Hill Rise Park this Saturday at a new time of 10am 😊
St Ives Walk
Time: 10am sharp
Location: UPDATED 20th Sept - Hill Rise, Saint Ives PE27 6SP
Information: Please meet inside the gates to the right hand side so that we are not in the way of other walkers. Dogs to remain ON lead until the walk is started. Free parking for 20 cars.
Walk Coordinator: Marni Hall
There is no requirement to book for this walk.
Participation in any of our events is deemed acceptance of our Terms & Conditions.
We would be NOTHING without our volunteers! Volunteers from across Cambridgeshire (and possibly further) give up their own time to organise our walks.
What our volunteers say about their experience:
"Big Walkies has brought me together with other dog owners, it's a great way of socialising my dogs and meeting new people to share ideas and experiences with."
What do our volunteers need to do?
Its actually pretty simple!!
What we will do for our volunteers:
If you'd like to organise a walk near you, why not apply to become a Volunteer Walk Coordinator by completing a quick application form?