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loopylucy
20th November 2009, 09:47 AM
does anyone live in the west midlands and fancied meeting up? would love to meet new cav owners

Sue.k
20th November 2009, 12:12 PM
Ireland or Uk??

Gem
20th November 2009, 06:47 PM
I live in sunny Birmingham!! - where abouts are you x

ByFloSin
20th November 2009, 07:14 PM
I live in sunny Birmingham!! - where abouts are you x

Me too

Devilica
20th November 2009, 07:53 PM
I am a little further south in north gloucestershire.. Tewkesbury :)

Gem
20th November 2009, 08:55 PM
my work have an office in Tewkesbury think its about 40 minutes away from me :)

Wagtails
20th November 2009, 09:34 PM
I'm in Worcestershire, near Evesham and not that far from Tewkesbury. My OH works in Birmingham :fool:

Nicki
21st November 2009, 02:57 PM
Anyone North of Inverness??? {Scotland}

barneysmum
21st November 2009, 05:10 PM
I'm near Oban. I miss my wee girl soooo much, if anyone was around here with a cavvie, I'd love to have a cuddle:luv:

Devilica
21st November 2009, 09:39 PM
well to anyone close by... feel free to send me a pm if you ever fancy a nice walk with the dogs... I have a very safe fully enclosed field right on my doorstep :)

Wagtails
22nd November 2009, 11:29 AM
well to anyone close by... feel free to send me a pm if you ever fancy a nice walk with the dogs... I have a very safe fully enclosed field right on my doorstep :)


Will do that one day, Devilica - we met at KateH's Fun Day last year ;)

Kate H
22nd November 2009, 06:47 PM
Not really the weather for it at the moment (!) but I did put out a list at the Fun Day last April suggesting that we formed a West Midlands Cavalier Rambling Group. I got very little response then, but perhaps we could think about it again for the spring? Walk perhaps once a month and each in turn suggest a venue? If anyone's interested, I'd be happy to organise it - though I'll be limited myself to places I can get to by public transport, as I don't have a car; however, we manage to zip all over the region on my free bus/train pass and there are some lovely places to walk.

Kate, Oliver and Aled

Gem
22nd November 2009, 07:28 PM
that sounds fun Kate :)

loopylucy
23rd November 2009, 07:51 AM
i live near walsall and easily go to birmingham on a regular basis lol. would love to meet you all who own this wonderful breed or people who want one haha/

Kate H
23rd November 2009, 11:46 AM
Why don't we make a start with a walk in the week after Christmas - good for people and dogs to walk off Christmas goodies! What about meeting in Birmingham city centre and walking along the canal (if you can trust your Cavaliers not to jump in!) - safe to be off lead, nowhere to run off to, not too muddy underfoot. I regularly walk out to Selly Oak (about 3 miles) and then get the train back to New Street. As it will be school holidays, children also welcome (as long as they're as well-behaved as the Cavaliers!). And we can all leave cars at home...

Other possible places for the spring are Cannon Hill Park, Sandwell Valley, Sutton Park, Bewdley and the Wyre Forest, Sheldon Country Park - and I'm sure other people know of lots of other good walks.

Oliver can manage up to 3 miles, and if paths are good I can bring his buggy to help him go further or give him a rest. Aled needs all the exercise he can get and needs to play with other Cavaliers (Oliver is not playful). So we would be delighted to have a regular Cavalier outing.

Kate, Oliver and Aled

loopylucy
23rd November 2009, 12:26 PM
i would love to, depends though because i dotn know if my mom will let me bring the dogs to birmingham lol

ByFloSin
23rd November 2009, 05:43 PM
I'm not sure it's a goopd idea to oinclude Sutton Park any more Kate. During the summer a dead fox was PMd and found to have died of Parvo. Now there are stories almost every week of small dogs being attacked and injured by larger ones, often Staffies owned by bully boys I'm afraid.

The canal sounds a really good idea. So does the Country Park. The Green at Bourneville followed by a walk around the village sounds a really good idea too.

I'm not sure how many dogs would be allowed on the same bus so will make enquiries. Up to 2 dogs are allowed to travel free of charge on all the trains. Some of the bus comoanies charge a small amount for dogs. I can find out about this too.

Walking off the Christmas stodge is a GREAT IDEA.

Sabby
23rd November 2009, 06:22 PM
well to anyone close by... feel free to send me a pm if you ever fancy a nice walk with the dogs... I have a very safe fully enclosed field right on my doorstep :)

I don't know if you remember me from the Fun Day. I have three Cavaliers, my friend and her cavaliers were with me and of course my OH. Don't know how far leicester is from you but it would be nice to all meet up.

Kate H
23rd November 2009, 10:33 PM
Flo wrote: I'm not sure how many dogs would be allowed on the same bus

That's why I suggested coming back from Selly Oak on the train - the buses from Selly Oak to the city centre are usually pretty crowded, so it would be difficult to fit in several dogs, but I think we could more easily invade the train! We're allowed up to two dogs each on both trains and buses. Stagecoach buses charge 50p per dog for each journey regardless of length, West Midland Transport and Coventry buses are free. For some other walks, which begin and end at the same place, we could meet at the starting point, so car owners could use cars and us carless ones could use public transport. It's just that the canal walk is one way (unless you want to turn round and walk back as well!)

Sorry to hear about Sutton Park, we've had some lovely walks there in the past. But there are endless possibilities - like Market Bosworth which is nearer to Sabby, or south of Birmingham so that Wagtails could join us.

Perhaps we need to exchange private email addresses so that we can organise a date, rather than use up space on the forum - then I'll post details so that other people can see it and perhaps join us. My address is kate879@btinternet.com

Kate, Oliver and Aled

Wagtails
25th November 2009, 10:19 AM
I'd be keen to do this from time to time to. You can actually get onto the canal towpath at Canon Hill Park and also next to the University train station as well, so that might be worth thinking about. Only problem I have found is cyclists who share the path, which makes it a bit of a problem if your dogs are running free, as the cyclists are not always considerate, unfortunately.:mad:

Lots of good places near me around Evesham/Pershore as well (both have trains stations), but they mostly involve the river, so probably better left till later in Spring time .:roll:

I think you have my e-mail address Kate, but will send it again, just in case.

loopylucy
25th November 2009, 12:22 PM
i have emailed you Kate. just so you know lol, i think this will be a brill idea

HollyDog
14th February 2012, 02:06 PM
Hi ya,

We are from Birmingham too (North Birmingham) We would love to get to know Cav owners :)

Kate H
14th February 2012, 09:10 PM
Sounds as if - once the weather warms up a bit - we need to organise a Cavalier picnic somewhere! Several people in Birmingham, others further south, me in Coventry. What would be a good central place to meet up? I don't have a car, so where we meet would need to be accessible by bus or train, but the boys and I are used to travelling to get to obedience shows, so we manage to get to most places. Ideas welcome!

Kate, Oliver and Aled

ByFloSin
14th February 2012, 09:32 PM
Hi ya,

We are from Birmingham too (North Birmingham) We would love to get to know Cav owners :)

I am in Erdington which is also North Birmingham. Whereabouts are you then?

I know another Cavalier owner in Sutton Coldfield. She doesn't do obedience with her tricolour but has qualified him as a PAT Dog and the training she has given him is awesome. Put me to shame when I met her.

Cannon Hill Park is absolutely beautiful, very spacious and complete with a lake and wildfowl. There is plenty of seating there and also a cafe for anyone who wants to buy some take outs.

MurphysMummy
15th February 2012, 01:25 PM
I am in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Me and Murphy would love a cavi walk!!


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Kate H
15th February 2012, 03:01 PM
Perhaps this is something the new Companion Cavalier Club will encourage - putting members in the same area in touch so that they can do things together.

Cannon Hill Park is indeed lovely, though the lake, formal gardens, children's play area and tennis courts are now off-limits to dogs. But there is good parking by the Nature Centre and from there we can get onto the Reay Valley path and then walk back on the other side of the park where there is a cafe for cups of tea. That's one possibility - I'll have a look at the map and see what other parks and open spaces there are on the east side of Bimingham (I've walked in most of them!) and then we can decide which is best for most people, and which day woud suit. Then pray for good weather!

Kate, Oliver and Aled