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LONG CAR PARK WALK ☆ Ashdown Forest:
Sunday 15th March 2015.

On Saturday evening, the weather forecast for Sunday was not very good with threatening rain. However, when we got to the meeting place, it wasn’t too bad, not sunny but a lovely day for walking.

As it was Mother’s Day, we expected a few absentees, so we were really pleased to see thirty hounds, four honorary hounds (including two of my first-love breed - Mini- Dachshunds), and their owners.

The walk is more or less flat all the way round, and was the first time for some weeks that Cass had attended, having had back and leg trouble. As he was not used to a long walk, I decided to just let him take it easy and turned back after a short while with Sue and Terry and their three girls. It was unusual to see Sue with a walking stick due to her sciatica.



Jill and Brian also turned back, but took a different path to the car park. The rest of the party all continued on a rather long walk. Tony, who had recently had an operation, intended originally only to do a short walk, but kept with the main group and managed to complete the whole walk.

Back at the car park, we stood around talking with friends as they arrived back. They had been surprised how dry the undergrowth and paths had been. I think that Jill and Brian did find some mud around on their route back, but much less than they expected.

When everyone decided to head home, the weather gradually began to change for the worse and we travelled back in light drizzle.





Photos courtesy of Frankie Roberts©2015



Last two photos courtesy of Tony Spencer ©2015
Cover of the Basset Hound Owners Club newsletter Lowdown

On Saturday evening, the weather forecast for Sunday was not very good with threatening rain. However, when we got to the meeting place, it wasn’t too bad, not sunny but a lovely day for walking.

As it was Mother’s Day, we expected a few absentees, so we were really pleased to see thirty hounds, four honorary hounds (including two of my first-love breed - Mini- Dachshunds), and their owners.

The walk is more or less flat all the way round, and was the first time for some weeks that Cass had attended, having had back and leg trouble. As he was not used to a long walk, I decided to just let him take it easy and turned back after a short while with Sue and Terry and their three girls. It was unusual to see Sue with a walking stick due to her sciatica.



Jill and Brian also turned back, but took a different path to the car park. The rest of the party all continued on a rather long walk. Tony, who had recently had an operation, intended originally only to do a short walk, but kept with the main group and managed to complete the whole walk.

Back at the car park, we stood around talking with friends as they arrived back. They had been surprised how dry the undergrowth and paths had been. I think that Jill and Brian did find some mud around on their route back, but much less than they expected.

When everyone decided to head home, the weather gradually began to change for the worse and we travelled back in light drizzle.





Photos courtesy of Frankie Roberts©2015



Last two photos courtesy of Tony Spencer©2015
Cover of the Basset Hound Owners Club newsletter Lowdown

Cover of the Basset Hound Owners Club newsletter Lowdown

first published in LOWDOWN

editor Tony Roberts

 Long walk