In line with current law and government advice we may not be able to go ahead with previously scheduled events for 2020 due to COVID 19. In the event of changes in the law and government advice we hope to fully reinstate events when possible. Please watch this space.
Currently only six from multiple households and then, preferably, they should be at least 2m apart but if this is not possible then 1m 'plus', 'plus' being the utilisation of some other method of 'prevention' e.g. wearing a face mask. In these circumstances it would likely be a contravention of the guidance if we were to organise our usual walks.
WM 14 September 2020
Please refer to the published government guidance by clicking this link for further information.
Click the date for that year/month's event
Key: ✍ Article in Lowdown | Some photos | ☔ Cancelled due to extreme weather | 😷 Cancelled due to COVID 19
The Basset Hound is heavily built with joints that ought not be strained whilst a puppy & still growing. Up to about eight months, play in the garden & five-minutes walking on a lead is sufficient. From eight months it is recommended
that walks are no longer than 15 minutes, increasing to 30 minutes at
a year. Also during the first year discourage the puppy from jumping
on & off furniture and running up and down steps. All fully-grown
hounds (from about a year) can be exercised as much as you want, including at
least one good walk a day.
Sadly, or perhaps not, much of what is below has been rendered obsolete by 'updates' made by the various sat-nav providers. However full details of the location of each event is given on the page dedicated to it and so if my efforts below no longer work it is hoped that members will be able to enter whatever is requested by their device from that information.
Available for various SatNavs, download a BHOC POI file for your SatNav showing the locations we regularly visit for our events.
▸ GPS eXchange.gpx
▸ TomTom itinery.itn
Follow the instructions given with your device.
After the date of the latest update, it is only necessary to download and install the file on your device once, to provide POI information for all current locations.
last updated 24th March 2015
I have not been able to test all of these files and would be grateful to hear of any member’s experiences using them.
Latest models of Tom Tom use their program MyDrive Connect for updates and customisation, this should be downloaded from their website. UK users who haven't yet downloaded a copy may do so from here - My Drive Connect.
TomTom users using MyDrive Connect should download the ov2 file from this link and follow the instructions in MyDrive.
last updated 24th March 2015
Garmin provide a loader and a guide to using their POI’s here.
Those still using the older TomTom Home can download a POI file via the TomTom website by clicking this icon Follow the instructions given on the site to download the file to your TomTom. The file will appear in your TomTom device as POI category SEBBHC, this single file includes all locations current when last updated.
last updated 15th July 2013
Fully paid up members of the Basset Hound Owners Club are covered by third party insurance at our events. To retain this cover and to remain a member of the club, it is important that members remember to renew their subscription. For membership details please refer here
Designed to fit on a single A4 sheet, intended to be folded in three,
with, on one side,
shown on the left, maps for walks starting at Abbots Wood,
Butchers Hole Bottom, Sullington Warren and Cowdray Wood, whilst on
shown on the right, walks starting at various car parks in the
Ashdown Forest; Broadstone, Gill’s Lap, Millbrook East, Long and The
Those who do not have a copy, or for any reason require an additional one, may click on the map icons for printable versions. Where possible each event shown on this site is accompanied by a © map.
The Ashdown Forest is our most frequent destination. It lies centrally within our region being both in Sussex and Kent and offers open fence free paths for our walks. Each event page has information on the location of our walks but much more is available on the internet particularly on the Ashdown Forest Conservators' own site.
Included on their site are details of a number of suggested walks that you might like to explore. One, the Airman’s Grave walk will be familiar to those who join us regularly on our walks. Of particular interest is their advice on
walking dogs in the Forest.
iPhone or iPod users might like to download the free Ashdown Forest app from the iTunes store. It contains information on Ashdown Forest car parks, shows some walks that you might like to try and more.
The Ashdown Forest is highly dependent upon donations for its upkeep. If you would like to donate, they provide a way to do so online here.