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A midsummers night dog walk!

18th June 2010

Dog owners and their four-legged friends in Grantown are being invited to a special walk in Anagach Woods on Wednesday 23 June at 7pm.

‘A Midsummer’s Night Dog Walk’ will be a fun way for dog walkers to learn about how they can help look after the woods.

Hosted by Outdoor Access Officers at the Cairngorms National Park Authority, The Highland Council Ranger Service and a local dog trainer, people and their pooches are encouraged to come along for the walk and at the same time let their views be known on the problem of dog mess and what ideas they may have to tackle it.

Fran Pothecary from the CNPA said: “We want to get people’s views on the ongoing dog poo spraying trial and get feedback on the Poopods which some dog walkers were testing out.

“However, ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dog Walk’ is also about looking at outdoor access with dogs in a more general sense with dog trainer Sue Williams helping us to look at what it means to have your dog under proper control. We’ll also be exploring how dog walkers can contribute to the protection of ground nesting birds in the woods.”

Grantown based dog owners wanting to take part in ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dog Walk’ should meet at the car park at the bottom of Forest Road at 7pm and you are encouraged to let the organisers know if you plan to attend by contacting Fran Pothecary or Justin Prigmore on Tel: 01479 873535.