Dog Day Walk, Lowther Castle Penrith, 30 June 2013

Join Community Action Nepal, Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre and Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre for a sponsored Dog Walk inspired by the Nepalese festival   ‘Kukur Tihar’  The Day of the Dog

For one day a year in Nepal all dogs, including strays, are paid respect. They are decorated with a tika spot and a garland of flowers and prayed to so they will guard against the ‘underworld’. Join us on a special dog walk at Lowther Castle, where our dogs will follow these ancient Nepali traditions.

We will be meeting at Lowther Castle near Penrith, for a morning walk –  which includes a Hindu blessing for your dog, a Buddhist prayer scarf for you and a Christian blessing in Lowther Church for both dogs and people. We are delighted that Lord Lang of Kersland will be leading off the walk with his lively Springer Spaniel!

DATE: Sunday 30 June 2013

WHERE: Lowther Castle, nr. Penrith,  Cumbria. CA10 2HH        Meet up point to be confirmed

WHAT TIME: 11 am to have your dog garlanded for 11.30 departure,  finishing at 1pm

COST:   £9.00 in advance    or     £12.00  on the day

Book in advance  suggested donation of £9.00   One dog bringing two adults – children under 16  free

 Book Online: please click here

By cheque: make a cheque out to KCAC ‘ and send it to:

The Dog Walk,
C/O Community Action Nepal
Stewart Hill Cottage,
Nr. Hesket Newmarket,

  Pay on the day   £12.00

Cash or cheque (NO CARDS) –  suggested donation of £12 for one dog bringing two adults – children under 16 free


If your family has more than one dog it will be £5 for each extra dog and £5 for each extra adult. We think dog day will be a day that children will enjoy and so they can come for free.

YOUR DONATION is for one dog bringing two people & includes a glass of wine & a Buddhist scarf for each person & a flower garland & a treat for each dog (thanks to During the course of our walk, all the dogs and their owners will be entering Lowther Church for a blessing.

MORE INFO: Visit Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre (KCAC) website for more information, an event poster and photos of previous years Dog Day walks click here to visit KCAC website

A special thanks to Jim and Vanessa Lowther  for generously allowing us to use their gardens for the event.

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Lowther Castle and Gardens, near Penrith



Nepal – ‘Day of the Dog’ – A  participant garlanded with marigolds and ready to walk!

 Community Action Nepal – Registered Charity No: 1067772

Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre –  Registered Charity No: 1137647

Kathmandu Contemporay Arts Centre – registered Charity No: 1121118

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