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 Post subject: North East. MESS walks for 2017
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North East. MESS walks for 2017





We Try And Meet Every Second Sunday................M.E.S.S, Plus Extra walks and we highlight important Doodle shows .


North East Dog Walks for 2017


Labradoodle/Cockapoo's and any other breeds that care to join our M.E.S.S. (Meet Every Second Sunday) walks are welcome.

The North East region have informal meets for owners, prospective owners, breeders etc.... In fact it’s just a great day out for the Doods and to let your dog go off leash and enjoy themselves and socialise !!! We are usually out for a couple of hours, no route marches and of course the Doods get loads of fun and frolics.



These walks have been going for over 9 years and we have learnt a few things when out on these walks. There is always a does and don't list but it is there to make your day and the dogs day out enjoyable. If the walk is too much do shout out and let us know you are turning back.


ON THE WALKS PLEASE DO NOT THROW FRISBEES OR BALLS AS THERE CAN BE A POSSESSION ISSUE, ALSO IF YOUR DOG IS ON HEAT PLEASE DO NOT BRING AS IT'S TEMPTATION FOR THE BOY DOGS..If you have treats be prepared to be mugged by dogs and also be aware that some dogs have allergies, so please ask the owner if it's all right to give treats to their dog.


PLEASE ALSO WEAR THE CORRECT CLOTHING AS THE NORTH EAST CAN BE COLD, WET AND WINDY, WELLIES ARE ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA AS WELL AS TOWELS TO DRY YOUR DOG/DOGS OFF.

IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE IN THE FRONT OF THE WALK PLEASE HAVE CONSIDERATION FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT AS SPEEDY OR PEOPLE WITH YOUNG PUPS AND NOT TO GO ROMPING AHEAD. WE DO NOT WANT A SITUATION WHERE WALKERS ARE LEFT AND OTHERS LOST OR TURNED AROUND TO WALK BACK AS THEY WERE UNSURE WHERE TO GO.




ALWAYS CHECK PRIOR TO THE WALK DATE ON Face Book JUST TO SEE IF THERE’S ANY AMENDMENTS OR CANCELLATIONS




New Year’s Day: 2017 Seaton Sluice, 12.00 along the beach this will allow the sea air to unclog heads and after the walk maybe a hair of the dog at the Kings Arms.

 
ALSO FOR 2017 the 'ANNUAL DOODLE DINNER' plus a weekend away camping and a summer BBQ


Month: January 2017

Date: Sunday 15th January

Time: 11 am (Low Tide coming in)

Walk Title: MESS Cresswell

Location: Cresswell NE61 5LA

Handy link and map: Http://www.thebeachguide.co.uk/north-ea ... ll-map.htm

Parking: Free

Poo Bins : Yes

Walk Details: Sandy beach, soft going,

Duration of walk: 2 hours +

Length: 2 miles +

Dogs can be off leash

Facilities: Drift cafe offering an extensive food menu, dogs welcome.






EXTRA WALK

Date: Sunday 29th January

Time: 11.00am

Walk Title: The Rising Sun Country Park,

Location: Whitley Rd, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9SS

Handy link and map: http://www.northtyneside.gov.uk/browse- ... tegory=523

Duration: About one and half hours to two hours.

Parking: Free park at ASDA supermarket, as you look at ASDA park to the far left. Parking at the actual centre is a bit limited, but you can park there, it’s free but in high season can be a bit full.

Poo Bins: Yes

Walk Details: a few steps about 10 in total, manly flat firm ground.

Facilities: Restaurant



Month: February 2017


Date: Sunday 12th February

Time: 11am

Walk Title: MESS Derwent Walk Country Park

Location: Gateshead NE39 1BT. Use the car park in Winlaton Mill off the A694. If coming from the north there is also a car park just before Winlaton mill beside the Rugby club which can be used of this one is full and it is easy to all meet up. The car park is as you get to a set of lights it is on your left after the lights (from the North) and on your right (from the South)."

Handy link and map:HTTPS://www.Google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&hl=en-GB&I.e.=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGHP_en-GBGB440GB440&q=derwent+country+park+gateshead

Duration: 2 hours +, firm track, can be muddy in places, steps 30 going down, there is a steady hill to climb.

Parking: Free

Poo Bins: Yes

Facilities: Pub grub nearby, simple fare

 

EXTRA WALK

Date: Sunday 26th February

Time: 11.00am ( Low Tide coming in)

Walk Title: Seaham Beach

Location: Seaham Hall beach car park. (Number 1 on the map) there is a little cafe at the entrance of this car park.

Handy link and map: http://www.seaham.com/heritage/timeline/index.html http://www.britishbeaches.info/seaham-h ... j8W_fYnxZU

Parking: Free

Poo Bins: Yes

Walk Details: Step steps going down but further along the coast south wards there is a ramp. Sandy soft and firm, also has a rock out crop.

Walk Duration: two hours+

Facilities: Cafe, toilets also a near by Pub for lunch

 

 

Month: March 2017



Crufts takes place from 9 - 12 March 2017

Show opening times each day: 8.15 - 19.30



Month: March 2017

Date: Sunday 19th March ( Please note this is a week later to allow people to go to Crufts which takes place from 9 - 12 March 2017 )

Time: 11 am

Walk Title: MESS Riverside Park, Newburn, Newcastle

Location: Park at the ‘Big Lamp Brewery’ Grange Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 8NL

Handy link and map: http://biglampbrewers.co.uk/location/

Duration: Three to four hours walk,

Walk Details: One of our longest, but easy going with a half way refreshment stop at Whylam, mostly flat, some grass tracks to walk.

Parking: Free parking

Poo Bins: Yes

Facilities: Toilets at Wylam in pub and toilets at Big Lamp brewery serves nice meals at the end of the walk.




MOTHERS DAY SUNDAY 26th MARCH





 

Month: April 2017

Date: Sunday 9th April

Time: 11 am (Low Tide coming in)

Walk Title: MESS Saltburn by the Sea

Location: Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Cleveland TS12 1HQ, meet by the pier.

Handy link and map: http://www.saltburnbysea.com/html/pier.html

Duration: About 2 hours.

Walk Details: Steps down to beach but there is a ramp. Sandy beach leading onto firm sand

Parking: Yes there is a fee to pay, limited at the pier but more parking around the bend, again a fee to pay.

Poo Bins: Yes

Facilities: Local shops cafes and toilets, fantastic fish and chips. Beach is closed to dogs in high season, but access is available just a bit further along from pier.



APRIL 14th GOOD FRIDAY

APRIL 17th EASTER MONDAY


EXTRA WALK MAY

SATURDAY 29th April


Rothbury, Northumberland

Location: Thrunton Wood, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66, UK

Time: 11 am

Handy Link: http://www.northofthetyne.co.uk/thrunton.html

Car Park: Free ( the one with the information board)

Poo Bins: Maybe at car park

Duration: Five hours ( we make a day of it to allow search and rescue to find us)

Walk Type: Can be muddy, woodland tracks, very steep walk in part and called by us, the 'Heart Attack Ridge'. Views to and excuse pun, to die for.

Correct walking boots and clothing a must.

The dogs love it, all off leash.......and they sleep soundly when they get home


Month: May 2017

Date: Sunday 7th May

Walk Title: MESS Ripon Walk

Place: Meet at Littlethorpe Village Hall. Littlethorpe is very near Ripon - postcode HG43LG.

Time: 11am

Length of walk: Either down to the lock and back (shorter walk - approx. 1hr 10mins) or to the next village of Bishop Monkton - very pretty and nice pubs (longer walk approx. 2hr 40mins walking plus 'rest' time at pub).Walk will be on the Ripon canal tow path and along the banks of the River Ure. (Great for a doodle dip).

Parking: At the village hall free

Facilities: Pub en route, sit out side good food.

This walk always proves to be exciting Pam ann Peter are the hosts and always do a fantastic job of looking after the Doodle walkers from arranging parking, loos and then to a welcme cuppa at the end



Month: June 2017


EXTRA WALK

Date: Saturday 3rd June



Time: 11 am

Walk Title: Watergate Country Park, Gateshead NEW NEW NEW

Location: Watergate Country Park, Lobley Hill, Gateshead, NE11 9RQ

Hand Link: http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/Leisure%20a ... rgate.aspx
Car Park: Free

Poo Bins: Yes

Duration: There's a few routes the longest. 2.75 miles, which takes a steady 1.5 hours depends on how quick you walk

Type of Walk: From the car park its Tarmac for about the first mile, which takes you to the lake, there's a few inclines paths, then it takes you off through the woods, back to a path, then again back through the woods, to the lake/car park.





Date: Sunday 11th June

Time: 11 am (Low tide coming in)

Walk Title: MESS Beadnell Bay

Location: Beadnell Bay, Beadnell is accessed by car from the Northumberland Coastal Route, which is sign posted along the whole stretch of coastline. It lies a couple of miles South of Seahouses and can also easily be accessed using the A1. Postcode NE76 5BW. Go to the car park near the harbour.

Handy Link: http://www.yournorthumberland.co.uk/are ... illage-map

Car Park: Free

Poo Bins: Yes

Duration: 2 hours

Walk Type: Beach walk of about two miles, we go from the harbour southwards for about a mile and return. Dogs off leash.

Facilities: Various places to eat and drink in Beadnell. There is a dog friendly pub




Month: July 2017

Date: Sunday 9th July

Time: 11 am ( Low Tide coming in )

Walk Title: MESS Seaton Sluice

Location: Seaton Sluice, South of Blyth beach

Handy link and map: http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=43 ...

Duration: About 2 hours, we go left towards Blyth

Walk Type: Beach, soft sand then firm.

Parking: Plenty of free parking

Facilities: Toilets . Local pubs abound.

Poo Bins: Yes











DOODLEFEST In aid of LABRADOODLE TRUST (1st week in August)

WILL BE HELD ON Dates Pending... But as soon as they are confirmed we will let you know !!!


THIS IS A FANTASTIC WEEKEND OF FUN AND LAUGHS FOR DOODLES, DOODLE FRIENDS, HUMANS AND CHILDREN

Plus, your attendance and support will help the Doodles less fortunate than our own.

This is THE place to be!!!!!

There will be events for the weekend with Stalls, Entertainment and Refreshments on the day.

Camping will be available for the weekend for Brave Wild Campers details will be posted/ sent and Bookings taken in the New Year.

If you would like to be on the email list and sent all the camping details and updates please let Pam know: pam4doodletrust@btinternet.c​om

Local B&B’s are available for those wanting a few home comforts please book in the New Year to avoid disappointment

If you would like to offer any help or have any new ideas, please let Barb or Pam know .






Month: August 2017


Date: Sunday 13th August

Walk Title: MESS Causey Arch and Picnic Area

Time: 11am

Location: On the A6076, between Stanley and Sunniside

Handy link and map: http://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en- ... tanley/map

Duration: It's about two hours, some steep areas. Steps going up about forty, dogs on leash when crossing historic steam rail track x2.

Parking: Free parking

Facilities: The world’s oldest surviving single arch railway bridge stands high above a wooded gorge. The arch spans over 100ft, stands 80ft tall and beneath it runs Causey Burn.
We found a dog friendly pub that’s not too far away. Small tea room at car park




EXTRA WALK

Date: Sunday 27th August

Time: 11.00 am

Walk Title: Waldridge Fell Country Park
 
Location: 5.5miles North of Durham City centre, 1.5 mile West of Chester-Le- Street. From A167 Chester Moor Roundabout take Turning onto Waldridge Lane. Alternatively, access Via the Edmondsley to Waldridge road. Car parks are sign posted. Nearest post code is DH2 3RY

Handy link and map : http://content.durham.gov.uk/PDFReposit ... CTIVES.pdf

Duration: About two hours

Walk type: Mixed terrain, hilly, river splash for dogs, dogs off leash

Parking: Free

Poo bins: Yes

Facilities: We know a few local pubs that are dog friendly

 

Month: September 2017

Date: Sunday 10th September

Time: 11 am

Walk Title: MESS Weetslade

Location: From A1 south go off for signs saying Gosforth Great ParkA 1056 from the North A1 off at signs Gosforth Park and Ride and A1056. Follow signs to A1056 via Rotary Way. Roundabout left (Gosforth Park Hotel) A1056 Sandy lane past the Camping place and car sales garage on left. Roundabout first exit to B1319 along Great lime Road parking on left.


Handy link and map: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/24756750

Duration: 1 to 1 1/2hours,

Walk Type: Firm track,a walk up to the sculptures and then along the even track. Dogs off leash.

Parking: Free

Poo Bins: Yes

Facilities: No Toilets but near to local pubs.









Month: October 2017


Date: Sunday 8th October

Time: 11 am

Walk Title: MESS Druridge Country Park (Low tide coming in)

Location: Red Row Northumberland link to location.

Handy link and map: http://www.pagemost.com/Druridge-Bay-Co

Duration: Between 2 to 3 hours

Walk Type: Steps going down onto the beach. We head north for a couple of miles, all flat sand'

Parking: Free

Poo Bins: Yes

Facilities: Toilets, cafe not dog friendly but ok seated outside

This is a popular one for Doodlers, we also have the option of the lake side walk of a duration of 2 hours.

 

EXTRA WALK

Date: Sunday 22nd October

Time: 11.00am (Low Tide coming in)

Walk Title: Whitley Bay Beach

Location: .Old Hartley, Whitley Bay, Tyne And Wear NE26 4RL

Handy link and map: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&q= ... CBIQ_AUoAg

Duration: About one and half hours

Walk Type: Paths, beach and steps involved at St Mary's light house and also going onto the beach at Whitley Bay.

Parking: Meet at Old Hartley, you can park by the Delaval Arms (free parking) , we park down nearer the dunes, just follow the road as it comes to a dead end.

Poo Bins: Yes

Facilities: Local loos, the Briardeen pub should be re opened but doubt it's dog friendly inside !!


 

Month: November 2017



EXTRA WALK

Date: Saturday 4th November

Time: 11 am

Walk Title: Hedley Hall

Location: Hedley Hall Woods,

Hand Link: http://visitwoods.org.uk/en/visit-woods ... j83MMSQGrU
Car Park: Free

Poo Bins: No

Duration: Approx 2-3 miles

Type of Walk: An extended walk which takes you down the old track line to Beamish Hall, where you generally stop for coffee or a pint at The Stables http://www.beamish-hall.co.uk/stables then make our way back




Date: Sunday 19th November ( This is a week later as Remembrance Sunday is on the 13th November)

Time: 11 am

Walk Title: MESS Chopwell Woods

Location: High Spen, Chopwell, Rowlands Gill Gateshead

Handy link and map: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/recr ... Aim for Car Park

Duration: 3 hours plus


Walk Type: It can be firm if dry, but take Wellington's just in case. They have changed the route and it is longer. Dogs off leash and there is a river to splash in.

Parking: Plenty of free parking

Poo Bins: No, you have to take your poop home

Facilities: We need local knowledge on this as most people have gone their seperate ways.



Month: December 2017




EXTRA WALK

Date: Saturday 9th December

Time: 11 am

Location: Ouseborough Woods, near Beamish

Hand Link: http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/Leisure%20a ... rough.aspx.
Car Park: Free, park at the pub http://www.shepherdbeamish.co.uk, then start there

Poo Bins: Yes

Duration: Approx 2-3 miles

Type of Walk: It's quite hilly in places but you can start at the highest bit and walk down but that means you have to come back up some where! The pub is normally the finishing point and has loads of tables outside, don't think they allow the dogs inside




Date: Sunday 17th December

Time: 11 am ( Low Tide coming in )

Walk Title: MESS Cresswell beach

Location: Aim towards Cresswell there is an ice cream shop at the junction go left aim for the car park on the right with the overhead barrier, opposite the Drift Cafe.


Handy link and map: http://www.aboutbritain.com/maps/cresswell-map.asp

Duration: About 2 hours, beach of soft sand going to beach but firm once on. Wrap up well as it can be cold and windy at this time of year..

Parking: Free

Poo Bins: Yes

Facilities: Drift cafe, dog friendly,



WALKS OVER THE FESTIVE PERIOD (the dogs still need a walk)



Christmas Day: Blyth Beach by the cafe 10.30am, note the time, it's to allow time to get the sprouts on for Christmas lunch (Tide coming in)



Boxing Day: CRESSWELL beach by the DRIFT cafe 10am, (Tide coming in)



New Year’s Day: 2017 Seaton Sluice, 12.00 along the beach this will allow the sea air to unclog heads and after the walk maybe a hair of the dog at the Kings Arms.











Tuesday evening summer walks at Plessey Woods Free parking free poo bags. (Walks start in the summer and end in September as the gates close at 7pm). The walk then moves to Blyth beach updates will be posted. These walks last until it's too dark to be safe.



A morning walk every Wednesday at 10am from Blyth Beach, beach chalet car park for some of the year then it moves. This because of the beach/dog regulations and this happens we then meet at the bandstand, there is free parking at both and the walk is about an hour and a half.





Just a reminder these dates may be subject to change, so do keep checking for updates, thank you.



You participate in walks entirely at your own risk and neither the Northern Doodle Forum or Facebook nor the organiser of the walk is liable for any accidents/injuries or situations that may occur during the walk. By joining the walk we take this as your acceptance that the club or members will not be held liable for any claims for injury or illness

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I think me and Angus will join you on the Sunday 29th January


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