We have a new location for our walk on Sunday, 7 May: the stunning Petworth Park in West Sussex (not far from the Surrey/Hampshire borders). After many lovely walks at Frensham Little Pond, we have taken the decision not to return this year because we have heard that Frensham (now National Trust) has imposed a new policy of dogs on leads and no swimming.
We do need to let everyone who is joining us at Petworth know that there are deer in the park so there may be areas where we need to put some dogs on leads at certain times! Dogs are not prevented from going in the water but nor do they encourage the ponds to be used specifically for dogs to swim in – so we may need to have some restraint on numbers and noise around the pond at any one time. We will all need to be responsible for our own dog(s) but having visited to check out the venue, we’re sure it will be a fantastic walk amongst stunning surroundings.
Timing remains the same: Meet time of 1045 for an 1100 startMeet location: Petworth Park car park off the A283 (post code: GU28 9LR). There is a charge of £3 per day for parking/free to National Trust members