Bath Cats and Dogs Home is calling all walking enthusiasts and their pets to dust off their walking boots and put their best paw forward at its annual Bath Skyline sponsored walk, the “Wag Walk”, on Sunday 8 May
This year walkers can bring either their own pet or alternatively take one or more of the Home’s four legged companions – not both, and they have the option of participating in either a three or six mile National Trust trail walk across Bath’s beautiful skyline. The terrain combines public rights of way, wooded areas, flat grounds and hills and takes in stunning views across the city and surrounding countryside.
The event commences from the Home’s Claverton Down site at 10am, although walkers will leave at staggered intervals between 10 – 11am to avoid congestion. The walk takes in the stunning city views from the University and Widcombe and finishes at Rainbow Woods. Free parking is available at the site.
Rachel Phelps-Allen, spokesperson, comments: “The Wag Walk is a great opportunity for individuals, couples, families or groups of friends to have a fun day out in the fresh air, whilst raising crucial funds to help care for our hundreds of needy animals. We are trying to encourage walkers to take one or more of our dogs out to ensure all our dogs on site will be able to take part in the event this year. This event is always popular and attracts hundreds of enthusiastic walkers. Walkers should allow around three hours, including a picnic stop, to complete the walk and are advised to wear suitable footwear, to bring wet weather clothing and their own lead, if at all possible, and, in case of hot weather, should ensure sufficient water for their dogs and themselves is available. Poo bags will be provided on arrival and well-deserved refreshments will be available after the walk. This is a great way to get fit and help our animals at the same time! Please get involved!”
Anyone interested in taking part in the “Wag Walk”, should call the Fundraising Department on 01225 787334 for a registration pack and sponsorship form. Alternatively, registration form can be downloaded from www.bathcatsanddogshome.org.uk. All participants completing the course will be presented with a certificate, whilst dogs will receive treats.
The animal charity is hoping to raise crucial funds towards its £3,000 daily running costs needed to care for the 3,000 unwanted dogs, cats and small animals, which are re-homed each year.