Our Whippets.

crown green bowler replied on 15/11/2020 16:03

Posted on 15/11/2020 16:03

Over the years the sites and places have changed due to the different dogs that have made up our family. We stayed many times on Warwick and Uttoxeter Racecourse sites and enjoyed letting our dogs run free in the middle of the course.  But that all changed when we had two whippets,  as you know whippets are sight hounds and will chase most things that move,  so now it's only sites with fenced and secure dog areas,  the bigger the better,   because to see the two of them playing and running at speed makes our holiday. 

moulesy replied on 15/11/2020 16:20

Posted on 15/11/2020 16:20

You may know this already, but can I suggest Cirencester Park to you? The site has a huge, enclosed dog area - all our setters have loved it over the years. There's also access to the park itself next door where dogs are allowed off lead , though it might be problematic for whippets! Nothing better than watching pairs of dogs race around playing!  smile

crown green bowler replied on 15/11/2020 16:50

Posted on 15/11/2020 16:20 by moulesy

You may know this already, but can I suggest Cirencester Park to you? The site has a huge, enclosed dog area - all our setters have loved it over the years. There's also access to the park itself next door where dogs are allowed off lead , though it might be problematic for whippets! Nothing better than watching pairs of dogs race around playing!  smile

Posted on 15/11/2020 16:50

Hi Moulesy. 

We have stayed at Cirencester Park many times over the years and always enjoyed it,  but I think the new access road to the site sounds a bit of a nightmare,  we always loved it and so close to the town and park was just great for us,    but we will wait and see what happens to that road. 

DavidKlyne replied on 15/11/2020 21:20

Posted on 15/11/2020 16:50 by crown green bowler

Hi Moulesy. 

We have stayed at Cirencester Park many times over the years and always enjoyed it,  but I think the new access road to the site sounds a bit of a nightmare,  we always loved it and so close to the town and park was just great for us,    but we will wait and see what happens to that road. 

Posted on 15/11/2020 21:20

The access road into the Cirencester Park site is perfectly fine and certainly an improvement on the old road!

David

JVB66 replied on 15/11/2020 22:51

Posted on 15/11/2020 22:46 by Takethedogalong

Hawes Club Site has a lovely big fenced/walled dog area adjacent to the Site. 

Posted on 15/11/2020 22:51

It is not fully secure if they manage to flush anything out ,from the area to the left of the entrance into "Pawnine way"surprised

brue replied on 16/11/2020 07:59

Posted on 16/11/2020 07:59

Hawes is OK as long as you have dogs that won't leap over a wall into the sheep field. Hillhead is a reasonable size and contained although our old terrier would have gone through the hedge if she could.

Our son has a whippet and we know how they love a run. smile

Takethedogalong replied on 16/11/2020 09:12

Posted on 16/11/2020 09:12

Others know Hawes better than us, so err on the side of caution. We had Labs with us.......fit, but as un-Whippet like as you could get! 😁

JVB66 replied on 16/11/2020 14:36

Posted on 16/11/2020 07:59 by brue

Hawes is OK as long as you have dogs that won't leap over a wall into the sheep field. Hillhead is a reasonable size and contained although our old terrier would have gone through the hedge if she could.

Our son has a whippet and we know how they love a run. smile

Posted on 16/11/2020 14:36

Has the hedge on the right of the dogwalk as you enter, now been escape proofedsurprised

brue replied on 16/11/2020 14:53

Posted on 16/11/2020 14:53

Unfortunately our trip to Hillhead was abandoned this year JVB so I don't know the present conditions. We previously had a true escape artist and could only let her off in exceptionally good circumstances! Our other dog was fine.

I imagine beaches are good for whippets as long as they have good recall, places like Godrevy and Pembrey Country Park with huge expanses of beach nearby.