We are proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the “Big Weymouth Walkies” dog walking event for the second time on Sunday 14th April 2019, which is the last Sunday that dogs are officially allowed on the whole stretch of Weymouth Beach.
In 2016 Weymouth & Portland Borough Council changed the rules reducing the time period that dogs are allowed to be exercised on parts of Weymouth Beach. Dogs are not allowed on the beach area between Greenhill Groyne and the Pier end of Weymouth beach from Good Friday 19th April 2019 – 31 October inclusive. All relevant information, maps and guidance can be found in the Dog Owners Guide 2016.
Dave Cumber, owner of Dave Cumber Vet said “Our first Big Weymouth Walkies event which took place at the end of March last year was a huge success with hundreds of people taking part with their pets. It is very important that dogs and their owners take regular exercise. Weymouth beach and many other Dorset beaches make a perfect exercise route for a lot of people. The whole family can enjoy a day out at the beach whilst taking some good exercise in the fresh sea air. During the summer months our beautiful countryside can be a great alternative to the beach. During the “Weymouth Walkies” event this year we are celebrating dogs in the community such as Guide Dogs for the Blind, Hearing dogs and other organisations that involve dogs in the local community. There will also be lots of things to do including, refreshments, music from Wessex FM, pet food and supplies, dog agility, advice and guidance from the Dave Cumber Vets team plus goody bags and FREE poo bags”.
The “Weymouth Walkies” event will start at 10.30am and there is no need to pre- register, simply turn up at the Pavilion end of the beach with your dog on a lead. The walk will continue up to Greenhill and then return to the Pavilion. Dog walkers are free to leave the walk at any time.