Social WalksJoin our relaxed group walks around mid-Cornwall.
Cornwall is a great place to own a dog, with many fabulous walks around various environments including beaches, woodland, dunes and rivers.
Each Thursday afternoon, past and present class members may join us to enjoy a social walk with their dogs. The walks provide an opportunity for some healthy exercise, dogs to run together, whilst their owners catch-up with each other. It’s also a chance for dogs to socialise with various breeds and to ask any dog-related advice from an experienced trainer.
Walk locations vary from week to week around mid-Cornwall. Below is a brief summary of our current walks, please zoom in on the map below for the exact meeting location of the walk.
Also known as Penhale or Perran Sands, this is a popular dog walk just north of Perranporth at Tolgate. The walk is about 1.5 hours across gently undulating dunes with just one small steep, sandy climb up St.Pirans monument at the half-way point. Mostly short dune grass, sandy areas and one or two patches of standing water in the wet seasons. Meet at the car park located about 100m on the right along the Haven Holiday Park road.
A woodland, owned and actively managed by the Duchy of Cornwall in the middle of the County, between Truro and Mitchell. This walk is about 1.5 hours. A few gentle hills and lots of flat track. Ladock woods are usually quite muddy outside of mid-summer so wellies or waterproof walking boots recommended. Meet at the main Ladock Woods car park off the country road between Ladock and Mitchell.
A wide and long beach on the south coast, just off the main road between Tregony and St. Mawes. With a wide tidal range, walks here are scheduled when a low spring tide occurs in the afternoon and do not take place in the summer due to seasonal dog restrictions. The walk is about 1 hour to the end of the beach and back with one hill between the car park and beach. Meet in the beach car park.
Actively managed and owned by The Woodland Trust, Kingswood is a very large wood, set on a steep hill in between St Austell and Mevagissey. Although lots of climbs, most are fairly steady, following purpose-built wide tracks and footpaths. Walk time is around 1.5 hours. Some muddy areas along the valley streams at the foot of Kingswood. Meet at the car park area accessed via the track from London Apprentice. Follow this track to the end – it’s not first car park you come across.
- To join the walk, the owner and dog must have attended a course or class with any PAWS 4 FUN trainer.
- Attending dogs must be friendly and mix well with other dogs and have the correct legal ID tags.
- All owners must carry a supply of poo bags and clean up after their dog.
- Please contact Josie if you wish to join the social walks for the first time.
- Host: Josie Hawken.
Next Social Walks
- 25 January 2018 2:30 pmPerran Dunes
- 1 February 2018 2:30 pmPendower Beach
- 8 February 2018 2:30 pmKingswood
- 15 February 2018 2:30 pmPerran Dunes
- 22 February 2018 2:30 pmPendower Beach
- 1 March 2018 2:30 pmPerran Dunes
- 8 March 2018 2:30 pmPendower Beach
- 15 March 2018 2:30 pmPerran Dunes
Social Walk Enquiry / Request to Join
Please use the form below to ask any questions or request to join an upcoming walk. Your message will be sent to Josie, who will reply as soon as possible. Any personal details you provide, such as your email address and phone numbers will only be used to respond to your message.
Puppy & Junior Foundation Course Trainer and Social Walk Host
Having been a firm dog lover all her life Josie came into formal dog training when faced with a particular cocker spaniel with attitude – what we like to call ‘a challenge’! Finding the whole question of canine behaviour and related training so fascinating, she embarked on the Intermediate and Advanced Think Dog training courses and was then accepted as a Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Josie owns a black Labrador and a long haired Corgi. Josie also offers one-to-one dog training by arrangement.
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Social Walk Locations
Beautiful places for safe and enjoyable off-lead dog walking.