We are a group of hound owners who meet on the first Sunday of every month come rain or shine, to walk our dogs, chew the cud and generally enjoy the company of each other and our hounds.
All sighthounds and their friends are welcome – greyhounds, lurchers, whippets, salukis, deer hounds, pharoah hounds, every which cross and none. (So if you have more than just a sighthound in the family, bring them along too, as honoured guests).
We meet at the Fulford Arms http://www.thefulfordarms.co.uk/ at 10.30 am for a 11.00 start. We walk from the pub down to the north bank of the River Ouse in York, over the Foss footbridge, then up to and over Skeldergate bridge, along the south bank, over the Millenium bridge then back to the Fulford Arms, where we can chat a bit more and have a cup of tea. We sometimes give out sausages and treats to the hounds, but rarely to the people!
The walk route has recently been adapted to make sure that there are no stairs so it is suitable for older hounds, push chairs and anyone (two legs or four!) with limited mobility.
We go at a gentle pace and the walk takes about an hour.
Dates of 2018 walks:
- 1st April
- 6th May
- 3rd June
- 10th June – the Great Global Greyhound Walk 2018!
- 1st July
- 5th August
- 2nd September
- 6th October
- 4th November
- 2nd December (the Christmas special!)
Our post walk collection
In 2014 we began the Hope for Honey campaign asking our walkers to make a voluntary contribution after the walk into the Honey Pot 🙂
Honey was a beautiful 14 year old greyhound girl who was suddenly ‘orphaned’ in October 2014 when her owner died and no family members were able to care for her. A forever family was found for her with friends of Team Pointy and she went to live happily in West Yorkshire. Our collection was to pay towards Honey’s upkeep.
Sadly Honey died in summer 2016 but we carried on our monthly collections and are proud to donate money each year to a different sight hound rescue or charity. So, if a silver pot arrives in front of your nose with an apologetic smile this is what it’s about, but please don’t feel you must donate, it’s not compulsory.