- 18-06-2012, 21:58 #11
Cheers for the advice folks...
I've been walking for years and never done Scafell hence the urge to box off a trip up there (touch trig point, tick).
I must say, not since getting my mutt have I realised how much walkers/farmers hate them. Seems a shame as my dim-wit is the stereotypical friendly dog. He rolls over to get his belly scratched quicker than the lib dems did at the last election.
- 18-06-2012, 22:10 #12
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- Feb 2011
There's plenty of other walks you could attempt in the lakes that are much more dog friendly .. Sour milk gill is a good walk, helvelyn as mentioned as there's a good selection of routes up, blencathra isn't too bad and my mutt enjoyed it ..*I've got better things to do tonight than die*
- 18-06-2012, 22:49 #13
- 18-06-2012, 23:47 #14
Actually there is some truth in that. He's started picking up hi lead instead of his frisbee indicating he may want to go on a walk rather than a play on the field.
He does try and eat his own shit every now and then so I'm not gonna read too much into his opinion.
- 18-06-2012, 23:49 #15
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
- In a Tory wasteland
- 19-06-2012, 00:43 #16
You can do most, but not all, of the Wainwrights with your dog. Given the press of other ramblers at times and the popularity of the main routes, I always keep mine on lead. Even though they are trained to the whistle. First time I took my Tipper with me, smartest herding dog I've ever had, we went off lead and used my whistle. I thought the poor soul in front of me was going to have a heart attack. You forget just how loud a whistle can be to someone who has never heard one before. I've used leads ever since.
Most people do very well with a well behaved dog in tow. You'll meet quite a number of people who simply have to stop and say hello to the dog. Some even become lasting friends.
- 19-06-2012, 07:05 #17
My main problem would be that it's a bit a of a bloody dull walk frankly!"In war the loser deserves to lose because his defeat must result from errors of thinking, made either before or during the conflict" Gen Andre Beaufre
- 19-06-2012, 07:35 #18
- 19-06-2012, 12:25 #19
Or, you could have a go at out doing the geriatric Fell Runner Joss Naylor's record?
- 20-06-2012, 11:36 #20
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- Feb 2004
- Jurassic Park - with the other dinosaurs
We did Scafell last summer with our blue merle Border leading the way for most of it.
As above posts , lower slopes kept him on the lead.
It's an okay walk...all I would say is the top part of Scafell is what the geologists call a felsenmeer - it's ALL rock, no grass or soil....bit hard on a dog's paws is all.
Definite tick in the box though...ping .dolly for more chat, she's done Hadrian's Wall with a dog in tow.