Published On: Sat, Mar 21st, 2015 on 7:05 pm

The Great Britain Dog Walk: Find your nearest event

EXCLUSIVE: The Yorkshire Standard has been given the locations of a nationwide walking event that will aim to highlight dog thefts in the country.

Get Murphy Home City Park Meet

Owners and their pups in Bradford.

On 28 March, dog walkers and their furry friends across the UK will walk one mile together for the ‘The Great Britain Dog Walk’.

It was organised after a Bradford family lost their Siberian Husky named Murphy.

He slipped from his collar in Scholemoor Cemetery on 4 December and didn’t come back as he usually does. He was found in Manchester on 26 February after two months of searching.

The organiser of The Great Britain Dog Walk event, Natalie Danson from Hertfordshire, said: “On every corner you hear about dogs being stolen and vans looking out for dogs, so we’re hoping to raise awareness about the issue.”

Each dog walk will take place in individual areas across the UK starting at 1pm.

Those who have no dogs are also welcome to join in. Children are welcome although it is not recommended for their safety.

Location list

England

Barnsley – RSPB Old Moor, Dearne Valley
Bradford – Centenary Square
Berkshire – Ascot Race Course
Buckinghamshire – Quarrendon, Medowcroft Road, Aylesbury
Cambridgeshire – Midsummer Common
Cumberland – The Sheepmount, Carlisle
Derbyshire – Queens Park, Chesterfield
Essex – Colchester – Highwoods Country Park
Glouscetershire – The Downs, Meeting, Cafe Retreat Durdham Down Rd
Hampshire – Southwood Woodlands, Kennels Lane Entrance
Hertfordshire, Letchworth Garden City, Letchworth Common
Hull – Humber Bridge, North Bank Viewing Area
Lancashire – St Annes Beach, North Promenade
Leeds – Roundhay Park
Leicestershire – Beacon Hill
Lincolnshire – Hartsholm Country Park
Manchester
– Manchester Road Park near Holy Cross (North)
– Sale/Chorlton Water Park meeting at Jackson’s Boat (South)
– Queens Park, Heywood (Greater)
Norfolk – Whitlingham Country Park
Northamptonshire – Brixworth Country Park
Northumberland – Herrington Country Park. Sunderland (SLED DOGS ONLY)
Nottinghamshire – Sherwood Forest
Poole – Poole Park
Rutland – Bluebell Walk, Barnsdale, Rutland Water
Shropshire – Haughmouth Hill
Somerset
– Frome – Market Yard
– Yeovil – Nine Springs Cafe, Yeovil Country Park
– Weston Super Mare – Weston Super Mare Beach
Staffordshire – Birches Valley, Cannock Chase
Suffolk – Claremont Pier
Sussex – Brighton Pier

Wales

Caerphilly – Caerphilly Castle
Wrexham – Alyn Waters
Aberdare – Dare Valley Country Park
Flintshire – Greenfield Valley Museum and Heritage Park
Cardiff – Bute Park
Denbighshire – Ty Maur

Scotland

Edinburgh – Arthur’s Seat
Strathclyde Castle

Notice: Areas listed are those currently confirmed by organisers. Areas may be subject to updates and new areas may be added. Anyone who would like to take part or keep up-to-date on the event can do so on Facebook here.

About the Author

Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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