Walking with Dogs

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Walking a dog with the Romsey Group

​Well behaved dogs are welcome on many of our walks but it is up to the individual leader to allow dogs on their walks or not.  Walks where dogs are not allowed are marked 'Assistance dogs only'.  Should you wish to bring a dog on a walk please contact the leader beforehand.

Some points to bear in mind: ​​ 

  • Dogs must be kept on a short lead and under close control.
  • Dogs (and owners) must be able to negotiate stiles and other obstacles without the aid of others.  Even if the walk is advertised as dog friendly, it doesn't mean that all stiles will have doggy gates on them.
  • Owners are expected to bag and bin their dog's poo; you can use any public waste bin or take it home to your own bin.  This is especially important on agricultural land because, for example, a parasite found in dog faeces called Neospora can cause pregnant cows and sheep to abort.
  • Please see Ramblers Walking with Dogs for some useful guidance for walking near livestock and for meeting aggressive dogs. You can also download the Countryside Code Leaflet: The Dog Walking Code.