Some walks at Aussie Dog Care.

At Aussie Dog Care when walking home boarding clients and dog walking clients I like to stick to local walks. Here I am sharing with you some lovely walks around my area which dogs enjoy as well as me!

Etherow Park taken from ( http://www.pittdixon.go-plus.net/compstall/map-compstall-navigation.gif )
Etherow Park taken from ( http://www.pittdixon.go-plus.net/compstall/map-compstall-navigation.gif )

At Etherow Park I like to park in Compstall and walk to the weir , through Ernocroft wood and back to the Café ( which serves lovely coffee and cakes ) . However you can turn this walk into a much longer and tiring ( for me and the dogs) route by walking past the weir cottages on your right , you can walk up to Werneth Low Park from here but also around the back of Etherow Country Park. Lots of streams are here for doggies to paddle in and some great picnic spots!

I can reach Etherow Country Park by foot which is why I am quite lucky as the dogs all enjoy the walk to and from the Park especially when the dogs need that extra bit of a walk!

Etherow Country Park.
Etherow Country Park.
Werneth Low Country Park.
Werneth Low Country Park.

Werneth Low Country Park  is another fantastic place to go with your dogs it has the Tameside Trial and the much longer Trans Pennine Trail passing through it! I am very lucky to be able to walk to Werneth Low Country Park from my house and the dogs have a fantastic time!

“The country park extends for 80 hectares (200 acres) across the Northern and Western slopes of Werneth Low. Only 9.5 miles from the city centre of Manchester, the area is both a haven for wildlife and an area where visitors can find peace and relaxation. The park’s location provides panoramic views across Manchester and beyond to Liverpool. The dark blue silhouette of the Welsh mountains can often be seen on clear days, as can the Pennine hills close by.”

From – http://www.tameside.gov.uk/wernethlow/guide

Walks on the low.
Walks on the low.

We also love walks around Marple Canal and Brabyns Park! Brabyns Park is fantastic for socializing your dogs and allowing them that wind down off the lead … I know my clients enjoy it !

Marple Locks and Brabyns Park from http://www.marple-uk.com/Lockmap1.jpg
Marple Locks and Brabyns Park from http://www.marple-uk.com/Lockmap1.jpg

When the sun is out Brabyns can make for a fantastic picnic spot! But you will have to keep the dogs away from the lovely food and it also gets very busy around midday in summer months!

Amber at Brabyns Park.
Amber at Brabyns Park.

Chadkirk Chapel and Country estate is a beautiful scenic place to take any member of the family. It is a stones throw away from Romiley Village and a mere 15 minute walk from my home I love having this area of Biologic Importance and beauty so close to home. Many dogs have enjoyed the walks around the estate and surrounding walks toward the garden centre.

“Chadkirk Country Estate is a haven for wildlife, helped by sympathetic and environmentally friendly ways of maintaining the various habitats.

The meadows, pastures, woodland fringes and the gardens all provide valuable food and shelter to a wide variety of species including birds, invertebrates and small mammals.

Kirk Wood and Little Wood are both SBIs (Sites of Biological Importance) and the entire Estate has been designated as a LNR (Local Nature Reserve).” From – http://www.stockport.gov.uk/

Chadkirk Map from http://www.marple-uk.com/Chadmap.htm
Chadkirk Map from http://www.marple-uk.com/Chadmap.htm

I hope this article has given you an idea of great local walks near Romiley  !

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Wilmslow , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

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National Trust: Lyme Park Disley

At Aussie Dog Care we love regular trips to Lyme Park in Disley . If you scroll down below you can see our amazing day trip recently ay Lyme Park Disley , dog walking ! I actually used to live in Lyme Park! You can go on some many walks at Lyme Park in Disley and all the dogs are very tired out after their trip!

“Lyme Park is a large estate located south of DisleyCheshire. The estate is managed by the National Trust and consists of a mansion house surrounded by formal gardens, in a deer park in the Peak District National Park.[1] The house is the largest in Cheshire,[2] and is designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.[3]

The estate was granted to Sir Thomas Danyers in 1346 and passed to the Leghs of Lyme by marriage in 1388. It remained in the possession of the Legh family until 1946 when it was given to the National Trust. The house dates from the latter part of the 16th century. Modifications were made to it in the 1720s by Giacomo Leoni, who retained some of the Elizabethan features and added others, particularly the courtyard and the south range. It is difficult to classify Leoni’s work at Lyme, as it contains elements of both Palladian and Baroque styles.[a] Further modifications were made by Lewis Wyatt in the 19th century, especially to the interior. Formal gardens were created and developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The house, gardens and park have been used as locations for filming and they are open to the public. The Lyme Caxton Missal is on display in the Library.” Quoted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyme_Park

"open the gate"
“open the gate”

 

Lyme Park with Aussie Dog Care.
Lyme Park with Aussie Dog Care.
Aussie Dog Care Adventures at Lyme Park.
Aussie Dog Care Adventures at Lyme Park.

 

Dog Walking at Lyme Park.
Dog Walking at Lyme Park.

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

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The Countryside Code

On our walks at Aussie Dog Care with home boarding and dog walking clients we sometimes like to go off the beaten track in and around our local area of Romiley, Stockport. When you are in the countryside you have to abide by a certain code this being – The Countryside Code.  It is set for all members of the public to respect and enjoy the countryside.

Code Logo from http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/
Code Logo from http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/

This is the Countryside Code:

  • Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs
    1. Take maps/guidebooks
    2. Be prepared for changes in weather
    3. Check the weather so you know what to expect
    4. Let someone know where you are going, how long you plan to be
    5. Learn signs and symbols used in the countryside
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
    1. Farmers may leave gates open to allow their animals to move – so leave an open gate open, and a closed gate closed
    2. Contact the local authority if you see a sign which may be misleading or illegal (e.g. Private, no entry – on a public footpath)
    3. Follow paths where crops are growing
    4. Use gates or stiles if possible, rather than climbing walls or fences, to avoid damage
    5. Don’t disturb ruins or historic sites
    6. Don’t interfere with machinery or livestock
  • Protect plants and animals and take your litter home
    1. Litter and leftover food spoils the beauty of the countryside
    2. Don’t damage, destroy or remove features such as rocks, plants and trees
    3. Give wild animals and farm animals plenty of space as they can behave unpredictably
    4. Be careful not to drop matches or smouldering cigarettes.
  • Keep dogs under close control
    1. By law, you must control your dog so that it does not disturb or scare farm animals or wildlife
    2. Farmers are, by law, entitled to destroy a dog that injures or worries their animals
    3. Always clean up after your dog and get rid of the mess responsibly
  • Consider other people
    1. Respect the needs of local people
    2. When riding a bike or driving a vehicle, slow down for horses, walkers and livestock and give them plenty of room
    3. By law, cyclists must give way to walkers and horse-riders on bridleways
    4. Support the rural economy – for example, buy your supplies from local shops

Taken from http://www.thethreepeakschallenge.co.uk/ . Even though this is taken from Three Peaks Challenge this code applies for any walk in the countryside.

Aussie Dog Care walks in the countryside.
Aussie Dog Care walks in the countryside.
Aussie Dog Care Adventures at Lyme Park.
Aussie Dog Care Adventures at Lyme Park.
Dog Walks At Aussie Dog Care.
Dog Walks At Aussie Dog Care.

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Wilmslow , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

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Lyme Park Disley

At Aussie Dog Care we love regular trips to Lyme Park in Disley . If you scroll down below you can see some pictures of our dog walking at Lyme Park Disley.

“Lyme Park is a large estate located south of DisleyCheshire. The estate is managed by the National Trust and consists of a mansion house surrounded by formal gardens, in a deer park in the Peak District National Park.[1] The house is the largest in Cheshire,[2] and is designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.[3]

The estate was granted to Sir Thomas Danyers in 1346 and passed to the Leghs of Lyme by marriage in 1388. It remained in the possession of the Legh family until 1946 when it was given to the National Trust. The house dates from the latter part of the 16th century. Modifications were made to it in the 1720s by Giacomo Leoni, who retained some of the Elizabethan features and added others, particularly the courtyard and the south range. It is difficult to classify Leoni’s work at Lyme, as it contains elements of both Palladian and Baroque styles.[a] Further modifications were made by Lewis Wyatt in the 19th century, especially to the interior. Formal gardens were created and developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The house, gardens and park have been used as locations for filming and they are open to the public. The Lyme Caxton Missal is on display in the Library.” Quoted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyme_Park

National Trust Lyme Park at Aussie Dog Care!
National Trust Lyme Park at Aussie Dog Care!
Dog Walking at Lyme Park.
Dog Walking at Lyme Park.
National Trust Lyme Park.
National Trust Lyme Park.
National Trust Lyme Park at Aussie Dog Care.
National Trust Lyme Park at Aussie Dog Care.

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

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Goyt Valley

 
At Aussie Dog Care we love our walks around the countryside and Goyt Valley is one of them . It is a beautiful place to go on a long walks with dogs or with the whole family.
“The Goyt Valley is located between Macclesfield and Buxton in the Peak District National Park, England. The valley is close to the Cheshire and Derbyshire county border.The River Goyt that flows through the valley rises high on Axe Edge Moor near the Cat and Fiddle Public House, (the second highest public house in England) and flows north through Taxal, Whaley Bridge and New Mills before joining with the River Tame near Stockport to form the River Mersey. This website concentrates on the area known as the Upper Goyt Valley close to the source of the River Goyt.” From http://www.goytvalley.co.uk/about.htm
Three Walks below from http://www.walkthehills.co.uk/peak%20district/three-goyt-valley-walks-shining-tor-cats-tor-windgather-rocks-taxal-moor.html
“Three walks based around the Goyt Valley’s excellent western ridge, stretching from Shining Tor in the south to Taxal Moor in the north. The walks all start in the valley itself between Fernilee and Errwood Reservoirs, and begin with an ascent to Shining Tor via the Stake Side/Shooter’s Clough ridge, followed by a stroll down the main ridge from Shining Tor to Pym Chair via Cats Tor.

Route 1 then returns via Foxlow Edge to Shooter’s Clough Bridge (as per the Goyt Valley Horseshoe) – this is a short but fantastic walk and probably the best walk when time’s short or as a great introduction to the mighty and all-conquering Goyt Valley

Route 2 continues north from Pym Chair, keeping on the moorland parallel to the minor road, until Windgather Rocks. This is a popular spot for climbers and a good place for a lunch stop. The route then heads east, past Taxal Moor Road and down into the valley. After crossing Mill Clough, a farm track then takes you to Fernilee Reservoir and the return stroll along the old railway line.

Route 3 continues from Windgather Rocks along the ridge of Taxal Moor (access land – no path marked on OS map, but it’s there on the ground) and then east back down to the River Goyt. The route then heads south along the river and Fernilee Reservoir. Great walking in one of the best areas of the Peak District.” From http://www.walkthehills.co.uk/peak%20district/three-goyt-valley-walks-shining-tor-cats-tor-windgather-rocks-taxal-moor.html

From -http://www.mdoc.org.uk/tp2006/goyt_valley.jpg
From -http://www.mdoc.org.uk/tp2006/goyt_valley.jpg
  • The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

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