Forsyth and Tedd is an independent pet shop based in Faraday Mill, Plymouth. Though technically in Devon, it’s well worth a trip over the Tamar Bridge to visit and is fast becoming one of our favourite independent pet shops in the area. They stock a wide variety of stylish and practical products, as well as natural chews and their own range of waxed jackets, snoods and coats.
I thought I’d share some Christmas gift ideas for outdoorsy dog owners, talking through some of my favourite purchases from this year. I must confess I’m not a huge fan of getting dogs Christmas presents. They aren’t human and don’t understand the festive traditions at this time of year. I know Woody for one is definitely more excited by the leftover wrapping paper on Christmas Day than the actual gifts themselves!
DOGSCLOSURE: This blogpost contains a complimentary Canicross Starter Kit from DogFit UK. You can read more about the brand partnership in the main body of this post.
Bedruthan Hotel and Spa is situated in Mawgan Porth, just 5 miles north of Newquay on the north Cornwall coast. The hotel opened in 1959 and has become an iconic name in Cornwall, famed for its contemporary design, breathtaking location and relaxing spa facilities. Bedruthan Hotel is family friendly and welcomes up to 2 dogs per room.
DOGSCLOSURE: We received a complimentary Dinner, Bed and Breakfast stay in exchange for this blogpost.
Owning a dog in your twenties can cause controversy. I know I received my fair share of doubt and worry from friends and family before I adopted my two dogs. It’s completely understandable, we all know owning a dog is a big deal. Depending on your dog’s breed and age when it arrives, you could be looking at over a decade long commitment. It’s definitely not something you should rush into on a whim, however this shouldn’t put you off. I thought I’d share my honest thoughts about owning a dog in your twenties, warts and all!
The Cheesewring, also known as Stowe’s Hill is situated on Bodmin Moor in the middle of Cornwall. It’s just under 4 miles from Golitha Falls. We really enjoy exploring Bodmin Moor and jumped at the opportunity to join my friends Olivia and Tara for a walk there. I love the dramatic landscape of the moors, coupled with the breathtaking panoramic views. If you’re in the area, we highly recommend a visit!
Hedley Wood Holiday Park is situated in Holsworthy, on the Devon/Cornwall border. It’s the perfect base for exploring Bude, Kilkhampton, Morwenstow and the South West Coast Path. The site is family friendly, with plenty of amenities nearby, as well as dog friendly facilities. Dogs are welcome in selected caravans at Hedley Wood and must be kept on lead throughout the site (apart from in one of the dog walking fields.) We met all sorts of dogs during our stay and everyone was incredibly friendly.
DOGSCLOSURE: We received a complimentary 3 night stay at Hedley Wood Holiday Park in exchange for this blogpost.
I’m passionate about living as sustainably as possible with my dogs and really enjoy sharing my journey with you. I know it can be be a challenge to find sustainable alternatives to common pet products. So, I thought I’d share with you some of our favourite eco friendly dog brands. Be sure to check back here over time, as I will add to this post whenever I find a new sustainable business to support!
DOGSCLOSURE: This post contains products we have been gifted, either specifically for this post or in the past. You can find out more about specific brand partnerships throughout this post.
Woody, Hen and I recently visited Court Farm Holidays in Marhamchurch, which is 2 miles from Bude in north east Cornwall. We stayed in the Wheelwright cottage, a stunning dog friendly terraced property, which is full of character and charm. There were plenty of walks, beaches and nearby towns to explore and both myself and the dogs thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage sleeps 4 humans and up to 2 dogs.
DOGSCLOSURE: We were gifted a two night stay at Court Farm Holidays, Bude, in exchange for this blogpost and photographs for their social media.
Dog Day at Jubilee Pool is a popular event in the Cornish dogs calendar. Each year hundreds of dogs descend on the open air saltwater lido in Penzance, before it closes for the season. Woody, Hen and I attended for the first time this year and had an absolutely amazing time together
Woody, Hen and I recently completed our third and final week hiking the Cornish Coast Path. We tackled the stretch from Gwithian to Cape Cornwall but the path ultimately got the better of us. We’re not giving up completely, however we have decided to postpone our adventure. I’ll go into depth about our reasons for doing so, as well as the experiences that have prompted our decision!
We were invited to stay at The Woodland Collection, a group of luxury holiday homes at Sunrise Farm, conveniently located between Helston, Hayle and Penzance. We stayed at The Woodland Collection during our Cornish Coast Path adventure, while tackling the stretch between Hayle and Cape Cornwall. Having somewhere to base ourselves was comforting. Nothing quite beats a relaxing warm shower after a day of hiking!
DOGSCLOSURE: We received a complimentary 3 night stay at The Woodland Collection during our in exchange for this blogpost review.
We’ve completed our second week on the Cornish Coast Path and managed a respectable hike from Port Isaac to Gwithian, Hayle. It’s been another fantastic week on the trail and we’re continued to be blown away by everyone’s generosity – we’ve nearly reached our fundraising goal already! Without further ado, here’s our second weekly roundup of the path, featuring all the high’s, lows and everything in between.