Can you and your dog do the seven park challenge, seven parks in seven weeks.
Join us each Sunday in seven different beautiful locations for our treasure trail hunt, you collect items and take pictures of your dog (such as splashing the water at Formby Beach). Starting in April when spring will have sprung, and with the evening getting longer and ever so slightly warmer, it’s a great time to get out and about with your furry friends.
We will be visiting dog walks in Merseysides beauty spots that are perfect for letting your pooch stretch their legs.
Sefton Park – week one
It’s Liverpool’s biggest green space, and there’s lots for you and your dog to explore in Sefton Park .
You will stroll around the boat lakes, stop at the aviery viewing point and simply roam around the vast amounts of green space.
Otterspool – week two
There’s nothing better than a stroll along the river on a mild spring evening, whether you’re human or canine.
We head to Otterspool Promenade for a picturesque walk that allows you to take in the views of the River Mersey – and on a clear day, as far as the Welsh hills.
Formby Beach – week three
On particularly hot days, the woods that lead down towards Formby beach will provide much needed shade for your pooch.
And when you reach the coastline, they can lap up the waves and gallop along the sand to their heart’s content.
The Wirral Way – week four
If you really want to stretch your legs and give your dog a good run out, the Wirral Way is just the ticket.
New Brighton Beach – week five
Always a popular destination when the weather starts to warm up, New Brighton beach stretches out along the Wirral coast, giving your dog plenty of space to gallop.
We will start at Fort Perch Rock and explore the sand dunes and coastal walks that head towards Derby Pool.
Royden Park – week six
This country park in Thurstaston is something of a haven for dog owners, with its wide open green spaces, and the Common is also a popular walking destination.
Heswall Dales – week seven
This nature reserve is often awash with dogs and their owners enjoying the beautiful natural space that extends out across over 70 acres.
Although you should be aware that if you walk through the main walking route, dogs should be on a lead as you pass through Dale Farm.
You will have to have collected each item from the seven walks, present them to the Dogs Home to receive your seven park challenge gift.