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HARLESTONE FIRS WALK & DOG CLINIC | 3.4 MILES | NORTHANTS

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm GMT

Join us for a free muscular health check for your furry friends, followed by a fabulous walk in the woods.

ABOUT THE EVENT:

Free Muscular Health Check:

  • Using the art of advanced palpation (not massage), Louise will look for things such as muscle strains, knots, reduced range of motion and a variety of other checks.
  • If your dog is getting tired early in their walk/performance, or if your dog is suffering from any ongoing chronic or ongoing day to day pain, then this health check may help.
  • The free health check will last approximately 5-10 minutes and Louise will also be available on the walk if you have further questions.
  • Note: This is not a massage, it's a palpation. For massage, we always ger your verts consent to comply with the veterinary laws of 1966 and 2015.
  • For peace of mind, Louise James is fully trained in advanced clinical canine massage which includes Swedish, sports, deep tissue and direct & indirect myofascial release, assisted stretch & flex; acupoint for dogs and currently studying for her level 1 Tellington TTouch practitioner. She is fully insured with Balens.

Once registered, you will be given a slot for your dog's free health check.

For more information about Louise James, visit her website here.

The walk:

The walk is just over 3.4 miles and includes a variety of terrain, but maily through the forest, and over the golf course. Please bring good footwear and we ask that you do not bring extendable leads (too many extendable leads can cause all sorts of problems on a group walk).

If you are not having a free health check then please arrive by 9.45 am we will set off at 10 am sharp for the walk. If this is your first AG walk, then please arrive nice and early and seek out the walk leader to receive your new walker briefing. The walk leader will usually be wearing an AG baseball cap, or a yellow high vis vest.

If you are interested in purchasing any AG merchandise, or perhaps some snacks/water for the walk, then “Dave”, the AG mobile shop will be on-site from 9.15 am -9.40 am – the price list can be found here. If you are an AG Club member then there is no cash needed, we simply add the fee to your account.

MEETING PLACE: We will meet at the entrance to Harlestone Firs.

Note: we often meet in places where there is no postcode, so we encourage you to use the What3Words app which will take you to the exact location.

WHAT3WORDS: https://what3words.com/riots.tinsel.admiral

Click the link above, then click “Navigate using Google Maps”

WALK LEADER(S): Julia Doherty

IS THIS WALK OPEN TO PEOPLE WITHOUT DOGS? Yes, of course, but it may be a bit noisy!

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

  • Good trainers or walking shoes (and other clothes of course!).
  • A drink for you and your pooch.
  • Snacks (dog treats are available to purchase from Dave the mobile shop). £1.00 a packet.
  • Hand sanitiser

RULES TO KEEP YOU SAFE :

  • We walk in all weathers, however, if we have a weather warning then the event will be cancelled.
  • We will only ever walk in groups of 15 or less. If we have more than 15, we will have two walk leaders and walk in opposite directions.
  • Sweets at the halfway stage – we call this “squidge and dip” – hand sanitiser, then dip in for your free sweets.
  • Your walk leader is not allowed to carry personal possessions for you.  Please bring a bag with drink/pockets to carry keys/hats/gloves etc  (think about supporting the AG brand by purchasing an AG rucksack!). 
  • If you wish to bring and PPE, masks etc, please do.  All walk leaders will also carry sanitiser, protective gloves and the first aid kit.

Details

Date:
January 27
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm GMT
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/harlestone-firs-walk-dog-clinic-34-miles-northants-registration-230859907197

Venue

Harlestone Firs Entrance
44 Harlestone Road, Northampton, NN7 4EW
Northampton, NN7 4EW GB
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

There are no permissions expressed or implied by the Adventure Geek organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the Adventure Geek organisers.

Walking is a physically active sport. If you have any doubts about your abilities, you should always seek advice from your GP before embarking on an Adventure Geek walk.

By registering for an event you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. We regroup often and our walks cater for all levels of fitness.

Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.

Adventure Geek volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage are proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.

Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks, however, we kindly ask that only one dog per walker and that the welfare of the animal remains your responsibility throughout your walk.  On occasion, we may add a note of “No dogs allowed” on specific walks (usually those with cattle), please respect this note.