LOWDOWN Summer 2010 page 26

GILL’S LAP WALK ☆ Ashdown Forest:
24th January 2010 ☆ Jean Miller

Frankie very kindly picked me, Annie and Cass up and we started off. About fifteen minutes into the drive, I realised that I had left my wellies behind, so we had to return home and pick them up before continuing to Ashdown Forest.

All went well until the surrounding area looked a little unfamiliar, and we realised that we had missed the turning to Gill’s Lap.

We doubled back, now taking the right road and, on arriving at the car park, were greeted by a large crowd of Bassets and owners, all anxiously awaiting us.

I really appreciated having my wellies as it was quite muddy. The hounds all had a terrific time, playing and running through the puddles and the mud.

It was a lovely walk and we even had some sunshine. After all the snow and gloom of the last few weeks, everyone seemed very glad to be out in the fresh air.

I must mention that we had four new families with us. One of these: Reggie, mum and dad, even coming from as far away as Ipswich!

We all hope they had an enjoyable experience, and warmly welcome them to the Club.

In total, twenty six hounds, plus owners, were present.

Frankie very kindly picked me, Annie and Cass up and we started off. About fifteen minutes into the drive, I realised that I had left my wellies behind, so we had to return home and pick them up before continuing to Ashdown Forest.

All went well until the surrounding area looked a little unfamiliar, and we realised that we had missed the turning to Gill’s Lap.

We doubled back, now taking the right road and, on arriving at the car park, were greeted by a large crowd of Bassets and owners, all anxiously awaiting us.

I really appreciated having my wellies as it was quite muddy. The hounds all had a terrific time, playing and running through the puddles and the mud.

It was a lovely walk and we even had some sunshine. After all the snow and gloom of the last few weeks, everyone seemed very glad to be out in the fresh air.

I must mention that we had four new families with us. One of these: Reggie, mum and dad, even coming from as far away as Ipswich!

We all hope they had an enjoyable experience, and warmly welcome them to the Club.

In total, twenty six hounds, plus owners, were present.

Cover of the Basset Hound Owners Club newsletter Lowdown

GILL’S LAP walk ☞

first published in LOWDOWN

editor Tony Roberts