Woody, Hen and I have an exciting announcement! We’re heading off on our biggest adventure yet and can’t wait to bring you with us. Together, we’ll be hiking the Cornish Coast Path. A 300 mile hike from Bude to Plymouth, taking us past all the dog friendly beaches in Cornwall!
I’ve been fostering dogs for Spaniel Aid UK since the start of 2019. It’s been a whirlwind of an experience so far and I’ve definitely learnt a lot. We’re excited to welcome our fifth foster dog into our home this autumn. I thought I’d share with you some of our foster dog essentials, products that have made our fostering experience so much more enjoyable!
DOGSCLOSURE: This blogpost is sponsored by Furbo and our THECORNISHDOG20 discount is an affiliate link.I receive a small commission for every purchase made via this link, however it does not make the product more expensive for you. I have also received some of the products mentioned in this post as gifts or have worked with them as clients in the past. I’ve included individual DOGSCLOSURES where applicable so you can find out more about each brand partnership!
We all know I’m passionate about living as sustainably as possible as a dog owner. I try my best to avoid single use plastic and choose to use products from more ethical and eco friendly origins wherever I can. I’m a firm believer that less is more, particularly when it comes to dogs and thought I’d share with you some of my favourite items in our low waste dog walking bag.
DOGSCLOSURE: This post contains gifted items. You can find out more about the brand partnership under each item. I highly recommend all of the products featured in this blogpost and use them on a daily basis. They’re firm favourites in my low waste dog walking bag.
Woody, Hen and I recently returned from our first camping trip together. We stayed in a farmer’s field just outside Boscastle and had a fantastic time. Camping with dogs can seem daunting at first, in fact I’d been putting it off for months out of fear of something going wrong. Fortunately, we all survived to tell the tale and today I thought I’d share with you more about our first wild camping experience together!
Woody, Hen, foster dog Snoop and I recently took a trip to see our friends Cockapoo Marley upcountry. During our stay, we travelled to North Wales to climb Mount Snowdon with the dogs. I’d never climbed a mountain before, let alone with 3 dogs, so was eager to take on the challenge! We took the Miner’s Track, which joins the Pyg Track for a steep ascent to the summit. The route is completely dog friendly and we had a whale of a time. We’ve definitely caught the mountaineering bug!
I’ve always wanted to visit the Polly Joke Poppies in Newquay. Ever since moving back to Cornwall 2 years ago, it’s been on my adventure bucket list. The wildflower fields bloom between May and June and I’ve been looking forward to it all year. I decided to take the dogs on a trip to Polly Joke to check out this agricultural phenomenon for ourselves. [Read more…]
I’m a huge fan of dog harnesses. They’re incredibly practical, especially for our outdoor lifestyle here in Cornwall and I would be lost without them! It’s taken me a while to find the right harness for us but through a lot of trial and error I think we’re there. Today I thought I’d share with you some of the adventure dog harnesses we’ve used, the reasons I bought them and whether they’ve stood the test of time!
DOGSCLOSURE: I purchased all of these harnesses myself. I purchased the majority of these harnesses new over the past year, however I also found some secondhand.
The Royal Cornwall Show is the county’s largest annual event. It attracts visitors and exhibitors from across the UK and lasts 3 days (Thursday to Saturday.) Somehow, Woody, Hen and I had never been to the show before, so we decided to attend this year. Today I thought I’d share with you our experience from the first day at the Royal Cornwall Show!
I’ve heard great things about the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek (just outside Falmouth.) They do incredible work to help local wild seal populations across the Cornish coast. They rehabilitate around 70 seals and pups each year, who would otherwise not survive on their own in the wild. On top of this, their sanctuary in Gweek is dog friendly, which really surprised me. So Woody, Hen and I decided to head over there to take a look around!
DOGSCLOSURE: My grandparents paid for my ticket to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary a few weeks ago. Each ticket provides free admittance for a whole year after purchase. It’s definitely good value for money if you live in Cornwall or visit the county frequently! [Read more…]
Woody and I took a trip up country to the New Forest recently. We were invited to attend the inaugural Dogstival event, which took place at Pylewell Park in Lymington. Our favourite sprocker friend Twiglet joined us, the dogs had VIP passes to the event! We stayed in a cosy cottage just north of the New Forest that we found online via Dog Friendly Retreats and enjoyed a lovely weekend with our friends from Wales.
DOGSCLOSURE: I am paid to create blogposts and photography for Dog Friendly Retreats. Our passes to Dogstival were also gifted.
We recently ventured across the border, where cream teas are served cream first (the scandal!) You’ll be pleased to know it was only a short trip, to spend the day in Exeter. We were invited to a dog friendly cinema screening of Pick of the Litter and brought our friend Shadow, a Romanian rescue, along with us for the ride!
DOGSCLOSURE: We were gifted our tickets to the dog friendly screening of Pick of the Litter at Exeter Picturehouse.
College Reservoir lies on the outskirts of Penryn, an old market town around a mile from Falmouth. Poorly maintained footpaths meant the reservoir was inaccessible to the public for years. However, in 2012 it reopened and is now managed by South West Lakes. It’s now possible to walk around the entire reservoir, just don’t forget your wellies as it can get pretty muddy in places!