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When and where are the Big Dog Walks?

Sunday 13th September 2020 - Harewood House, West Yorkshire

Sunday 20th September 2020 - Chatelherault Country Park

Sunday 26th April 2020 - Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire

Sunday 4th October 2020 – Loseley Park, Guildford

Sunday 11th October 2020 - Hylands House, Essex

Sunday 18th October 2020 - Ragley Hall, Warwickshire

What time are the walks?

Registration will be open from 9.30am  

We will be setting off our Big Dog Walk at 10:30am. We will have walk leaders leading each route and you can stop off on the way for some rest at our pitstops en route. 

If you can’t make the 10.30am you can join our 2nd walk at 12.30pm. 

We won’t allow people out on the route after 12:30pm so please ensure you arrive to start your walk by 12:30pm 

How much are tickets?

Adult ticket - £10.50  (£11.13 inc. booking fee)


Can I buy tickets on the day?

Yes you can purchase tickets at the main entrance to the Big Dog Walk. Any advance promotions will not be valid to use when purchasing tickets on the day.

How do my dog and I raise money for Charity?

The Big Dog Walk would like as many people taking part to get sponsored for their walk as possible. 

If you already have a Charity in mind that you wish to support then you can buy your place as normal and start your fundraising for them straight away. We would always suggest contacting the charity you are fundraising for as they will be able to help you on your fundraising journey! 

Is parking free at the Big Dog Walks?

Yes, parking is free at all of the Big Dog Walk venues.

Are the walks wheelchair friendly?

Unfortunately, because of the terrain and varying weather conditions we cannot guarantee the walks will be suitable for wheelchair users.

I've lost my tickets/confirmation email, how can I get another one?

For any ticket related enquiries, please contact our ticket providers. You can do this by filling out their online customer service form   

Alternatively, you can call 0871 230 2200 for ticket assistance. Please note: calls cost 13 per minute plus network access charge. 

Are there any shaded/undercover areas in case of extreme weather?

Yes, there are tented areas for dogs to rest and take cover in case of extreme hot or wet weather on the route. 

Visitors should make extra provisions for any weather eventuality as although we’d love to have sunshine we cannot guarantee this due to the great British weather! The Big Dog Walk organisers advise bringing provisions suitable for walking including appropriate footwear and waterproof clothing. 

Animal Welfare

Please consider the temperament of your dog before you decide to attend. The walks will be busy with other dogs and people, and knowing your own dog(s), you should consider if this is an environment which they will enjoy. Please keep your dog(s) on a lead at all times when you are at on the walk. For our full animal welfare guidelines, click here

Can I attend the Big Dog Walk without my dog?

Yes, you are welcome to attend and be ready to give out lots of strokes to the dogs on the walk. 

Can I volunteer at the Big Dog Walk?

Yes, we would like as many two legged helpers as we can find for our events. If you want to join our pack please message us on our Facebook page, click here to get to our page.

Can I bring something to eat and drink?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own food and drink for you and your dog! 

Public video and photography

We allow filming at the event but wish to protect the integrity of the event. You are free to record your own visit for your own personal home use. You will not be able to sell any photos or moving images of the event for commercial or other gain. Please respect the privacy of other attendees who may not want to be filmed. Please do not bring any professional equipment with you and please be aware of health and safety issues. 

Are the Big Dog Walk events run by Dogfest?

Yes, the Big Dog Walk is one of the most popular features of our Dogfest events and we are now able to bring all the fun from Dogfest to new locations across the country. 

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