On June 22nd eight Dogs, accompanied by 13 people turned out on a glorious mid-summer's June evening for the first Wolvey Woofers Pub walk.
We all assembled in the car park / picnic area adjacent to the old Great Central Railway bridge at Newton, near Rugby, and set off on the Great Central Walk along the old railway track towards Brownsover. After the trek down the side of the very deep cutting, the surface was excellent for walking. The dogs were all let off the lead for a romp and sniff, (and for Lola, a paddle in some very muddy water). When she emerged, black up to the top of her legs, Robin declared that she was wearing her sexy black stockings to entice the boys! (It didn't work!).
Conscious of the notice which said that the car park gates would be locked at 8.30pm, we turned back just short of Brownsover, arriving back at the cars with 2 minutes to spare. We hurried needlessly, because the gates were still open at a quarter to 10, when we passed on the way home!
We paused to give the dogs a drink and take some group photos, and then headed off in the cars to the Stag & Pheasant, a quarter of a mile down the road in the centre of Newton village.
The 'Staggering Peasant', as the landlord called it, is a fantastically dog-friendly pub, which has the added bonus of serving real ale. Although we decided to take advantage of the wonderfully balmy June evening and sit outside in the pub garden with the dogs, the landlord positively encouraged us to take them into the bar, and came out to meet all the dogs and make a fuss of them, as did some of his customers. The dogs all behaved impeccably and were a credit to their owners, (and of course to the excellent training they'd received at Wolvey Woofers!)
Resolving to repeat the experience another time & having enjoyed an excellent evening's socialising, we all set off home to the accompaniment of a stunning sunset.