Walk details for Thames / Molesey
Walk Location: West Molesey – Sadlers Ride
Walk Leader(s): Toni Jackson (representing SFLS)
Contact number: 07860 161630
Walk Location Details:
This is our Christmas Quiz walk – questions are posted along the route and there are prizes on offer to the team with most correct answers. We also encourage a festive feel, bring along festive head wear!! The Molesey walk starts at the Open Space car park at Sadlers Ride off the A3050 at East Molesey Map and aim for the car park by the river – The car park is signposted off the roundabout on the A3050 between Hampton Court and Walton on Thames. Our plan is to meet at 11.00am we can wander around the meadow first to await stragglers and then walk down the river tow path towards the Weir Pub where we will be able to get coffee/refreshments and water for the dogs (they have Briards at the pub). It is an easy walk and about 5 miles long if you do car park to Weir Pub and back – no hills or difficult terrain. If you or your dog are not up to walking from Sadlers Ride to the Weir and back – then park at the Weir and walk down to meet us and then you will have a much shorter route – see myfavouritepubwalks.co.uk
Walk Duration: Approximately 3-4 hours (there is a shorter/quicker alternative for pups)
Expected Terrain: Varies from muddy/big puddles (bring wellies or very waterproof boots!), to frozen and dry dependent on recent weather.
Nearest Toilet Facilities: Toilets at car park at start/finish (need change as coin operated) Pub facilities half way.
Refreshment Facilities: The Weir Hotel – Walton on Thames (dog friendly).
Expected Hazzards:The walk follows the tow path – so there is a risk your dog may go in the river and get wet, we also pass close to some houses and roads that border the tow path for a short way – here dogs are better on leads so they don’t go in gardens or get onto roads. The pub has plenty of seats outside and staff will provide water bowls. If weather is wet – dogs are allowed in the bar.
Emergency Vet Details:
Molesey Veterinary Surgery, 4 Park Road, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9LE
Telephone: 020 8979 1384
Emergency Hospital :
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust, Galsworthy Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7QB
These dog walks are an opportunity for you and your lapphund(s) to get to meet up with other lapphund owners for a relaxing and fun walk. Great for talking about dogs, meeting like-minded lapphund lovers and generally socialising. A group of lapphunds is an impressive sight, and we will attract some attention from other walkers, so please remember that we are ambassadors for the breed and “poop scoop” where necessary and follow local park guidelines. You, and not The Southern Finnish Lapphund Society, are responsible for the safety and control of your dog. Beware, most walks will involve being near farm livestock, or wild deer at some point, and lapphunds find this tempting!
The walks are not arduous, but the full walk would not be suitable for immature pups.
Please check our website no later than the day before the walk to check any change in details. Whilst we are reasonably hardy, a walk in horizontal sheet rain across a wind-swept moor will never appeal! Please aim to be present at the walk start at 11am and the walk will begin at 11:15am. Bring your own food and water for your dog!