Holly's recently tried & tested ideas..

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hollyminidoodle
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Holly's recently tried & tested ideas..

Post by hollyminidoodle » 19 Aug 2013, 21:22

Some ideas that are tried and tested by Holly & her hoomans:

1. Halshanger Barn - self catering holiday barn, sleeps 4, south Devon Dartmoor area, beautiful 'grand designs' style renovated barn complex http://www.holidaycottages.co.uk/devon/ ... anger-barn

2. The Pineapple pub - Lovely country pub near to Dorney Lake (great for walks, doing triathlons, running around with dog etc), the pub does legendary sandwiches! Nice garden and has doggie biscuits in a tin on the bar. Also within walking distance of the Thames and Jubilee rivers for a dog walk beforehand http://www.pineappledorney.co.uk/pub/

3. We've just this week returned from a canal boating adventure on the Kennet and Avon canal booked through http://www.waterwaysholidays.com/?gclid ... tAodXSUA_g .Holly had a great time, as did the hoomans. There were plenty of dog friendly pubs along the way to stop at for evening meals - funnily enough most of which had Barge in their names! http://www.thebargeinn.co.uk/index.html and http://www.bargeinnseend.co.uk/home.php and http://www.the-barge-inn.com/index.php and http://www.somersetarmssemington.co.uk were good dog friendly pubs which we stopped at for evening meals along the way!

4. A great day out but only on a sunny day is a walk into Windsor Great Park from the east entrance on Bishopsgate Road (parking is available here). If you look at the park on google maps, to the south of that entrance there's a lake called Cow Pond - this is a great little lake for doggy paddling and swimming! To finish off the day for the hoomans, head back to the car and go to The Fox and Hounds pub (http://www.thefoxandhoundsrestaurant.com) - you can only sit outside with a dog so a sunny day is a must, but it's a lovely pub courtyard and they serve some delicious lunch dishes. You frequently see horses and their hoomans come in for a beer/pimms on a sunny day, quite funny!

Those are the dog friendly adventures and holiday ideas which immediately spring to mind from the recent past - Enjoy! I'll look forward to reading other people's ideas for future holidays and days out inspiration! :)

Katie & Holly doodle x
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suebedo
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Re: Holly's recently tried & tested ideas..

Post by suebedo » 19 Aug 2013, 21:33

These sounds really great. Windsor is really not far from me. If you'd like to meet up at any point for a doodle walk, let me know.
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ClareV
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Re: Holly's recently tried & tested ideas..

Post by ClareV » 19 Aug 2013, 22:13

Ooh, I feel a Windsor doodle walk coming on! September, anyone? Just need to avoid the weekend when they have the Windsor half marathon... Not sure they would appreciate being doodled!

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Re: Holly's recently tried & tested ideas..

Post by Luciawak » 20 Aug 2013, 08:55

Hi. I haven't been on here since just after we brought home Scooter - just never seem to have the time to get on here!!

Scooter is a gorgeous 6mth old chocolate brown (medium) labradoodle. We would love to join you in a walk at windsor great park. We are at the Virginia walk end and visit there all the time. It's brilliant for dogs, joggers etc. my husband does the windsor half marathon every year - def not a good idea to go that weekend!

At the moment we only walk him as far as Seville gardens because of his age but we would be happy to stay there for coffee if the rest of you wanted a longer walk.

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Re: Holly's recently tried & tested ideas..

Post by suebedo » 20 Aug 2013, 09:00

I'm up for it. Do you want to choose a date Clare and set up a thread for it. Obviously 1st Sept we've got the Shoeburyness one (not looking forward to that drive but the swim will make it all worthwhile for Fozzie). We are away 14th sept for a week.
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Luciawak
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Re: Holly's recently tried & tested ideas..

Post by Luciawak » 20 Aug 2013, 09:18

29th sept is windsor half marathon. We are away 5th/6th October - doing bournmouth marathon but apart from that think we are free most weekends. Tell a lie, can't do 8th sept.

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Re: Holly's recently tried & tested ideas..

Post by ClareV » 20 Aug 2013, 14:44

This rather leaves Sat 28th September, so I will put up a new thread and propose that date if you are all OK with it? I really do not want to get on the M25 on a Sunday, and most of my drive will be on that wretched road!!

Have not checked with husband, but this appears to be the best date.

I love Windsor! It is a beautiful place (as long as it isn't raining... If it is I will pike out I'm afraid...)

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