Date(s) - 29 July 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
Thorp Perrow Arboretum
Celebrity vet, Julian Norton will be leading a charity walk for Saint Michaels at the weekend.
- Yorkshire’s Biggest Dog Walk takes place this Sunday July 29 from 10am
- Hundreds of wagging tails will join the walk, which will be led by celebrity vet Julian Norton from the Channel 5 series ‘The Yorkshire Vet’
- The walk takes pooches and their owners through a countryside 5k course in the spectacular countryside surrounding Thorp Perrow, Bedale.
- Celebrity vet, Julian Norton, from the popular documentary series following life in James Herriot’s former practice, will lead the walk with his Jack Russell, Emmy, and is urging fellow animal lovers to join him.
- Walkers will step out in support of two North Yorkshire-based hospice care charities: Herriot Hospice Homecare, which serves the communities of Hambleton and Richmondshire, and Saint Michael’s, which offers care across the Harrogate district.
- Entry is just £7.50 per pooch when signing up online before midday on Thursday July 25, or £10 to register on the day.
- Four-legged participants will have the chance to enjoy refreshing treats such as Pawsecco, doggie beer and ice cream, as well as cooling canine activities such as a pooch paddling pool.
- In addition to the scenic summer stroll, there will be a just-for-fun Dog Show, judged by Julian himself, with categories from ‘Waggiest Tail’ to ‘Dog who looks most like their owner’.
- Participants can choose to support Herriot Hospice Homecare, Saint Michael’s, or both.
- Visit www.yorkshiredogwalk.com for more information and to register, or sign up on the day.
Emmy and I are really looking forward to seeing so many dogs of all shapes and sizes flying the flag for Yorkshire.
As someone who lives and works in the North Yorkshire community, I understand the difference organisations like Herriot Hospice Homecare and Saint Michael’s make to local families, and would urge people taking part to get behind these very special charities.
The Yorkshire Vet team is really excited to be involved in the event, which is set to be a perfect day out for the whole family, with the pets we are so passionate about front and centre.