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Discussion in 'Dog Walking' started by pre7tysimple, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. pre7tysimple

    pre7tysimple New Member Registered

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    Hello everybody!

    I'm Dino, and my partner and I share our lives with a crazy 2 year old beagle called Marley.

    A couple months back we started filming some of the best dog walks that we could find in our local area. Our adventure so far has taken us all over Cardiff (where we live), and we want to take it all over Wales.

    The episodes are short, fun and full of energy, and designed for other dog owners to enjoy and discover new locations to walk. I can't leave any links =(, but if you search YouTube for 'Walk of the Week', we should come up!

    We have just launched a kickstarter campaign too, hoping that we can get the bump that we need to carry on doing what we're doing. The video on our kickstarter explains our vision a little more, and we've written about our story too. Again, I can't link but you can search kickstarter for 'Walk of the Week' if you'd like to know more.

    Anyway, I was just hoping to say hi and really wanted to see what other dog owners thought of our idea (are we going crazy like everyone keeps telling us??), and if you like what we've made so far!

    Thanks

    Dino

    P.S.
    We're just starting out, so if you do like our vibe, it'd be amazing if you'd hit subscribe!!
     
  2. Mad Murphy

    Mad Murphy Well-Known Member Registered

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    Anything that encourages people to get out and get walking with their dogs has my vote..

    I wont be returning to Wales and its been nearly 40 years since I was there but I remember the stunning scenery and the great hiking trails. If you can encourage residents and visitors alike by showing them whats on the doorstep then thats great not crazy at all.. ( although I like to keep some of my best walks under my hat because sharing means the risk of ruining the peace of special places)
    Good luck with your project
     
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  3. pre7tysimple

    pre7tysimple New Member Registered

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    Hello, and thanks a lot! There is just so much to explore...

    Anyway, thanks for the support! =)
     
  4. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    Welcome @pre7tysimple :)

    I know how hard it can be starting something new - I don’t know what you were doing before but if it was like me (completely different) then it’s even harder!

    Agree with the above - anything that gets you out walking and discovering new places is good.

    Best of luck with it!
     
  5. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

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    I tend to rule out Wales because of all the sheep - what could be really useful if you could mention or list any walks where you're not likely to encounter any sheep, as so many people simply can't let their dog off lead if they might be lurking round the next corner.

    But then again, maybe there aren't any rural sheep-free walks in Wales at all!

    Good luck with your venture.
     
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    Caro Perry Well-Known Member Registered

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    Good luck - I love walking in Wales ( Well I would have to wouldn't I!). We have a folder of walks we've put together for guests to help them. I'll be looking up your you tube link :)
     
  7. pre7tysimple

    pre7tysimple New Member Registered

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    Hey, thanks everyone for your support!!!

    We started our whole venture back in January, and it's been a rollercoaster ever since, haha, but we love it. Learning so much each day, and wouldn't have it any other way! Just fingers crossed we can make it our full-time job!

    What was it you got into, and from? We'd love to hear your stories, as we are in the middle of ours and it's always good to learn from others!

    Haha, yes in rural Wales it can be a potential issue. So far we've been filming in Cardiff, but we do plan to go further afield as soon as we can! If you're ever in Cardiff, check out our Bute Park episode- it's in the centre of town, and is an amazing place to go explore!

    Ahh thanks so much! Yes, we will have to share some great walks, and hopefully when we're in your area we can go shoot them (together even!). Where is it you are based in Wales? =)
     
  8. Jack-Russell-Lover

    Jack-Russell-Lover Well-Known Member Registered

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    Hi and welcome, that is a great idea! I live in the Carmarthenshire area of Wales, and although we are surrounded by big green fields there are hardly any good off-lead dog walks! I struggle to find places to go that don't just involve boring back roads.
    @JudyN, very good point, on our walk today I had to be careful, we had only been that way once before, and because we got to a part of the trail where I know there is a house with dogs so I put Roxy's lead on just in case, shortly after that house there was a group of cute goats which were free to roam the whole trail. I know if I didn't have her on her lead she would have chased them! On this same walk, in the fields and safe from Roxy's prey drive we also saw horses, sheep, cows, chickens and pigs!...not one other dog though! :O
     
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    pre7tysimple New Member Registered

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    Thanks! Hopefully we can get round to exploring Carmarthenshire soon!! When you really start looking, there's absolutely loads to find... We're excited to get out of the city!
     
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    Jack-Russell-Lover Well-Known Member Registered

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    Yes, I'm sure there is more than people think, I've found a couple of new ones just by exploring further afield from the house
     
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    Hello! I think it’s a great idea!
    We go to Wales or the West Country every summer and often find that although we’re in the countryside, there’s not actually anywhere to let your dog off. Mostly we end up on beaches because of this reason.
     
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