Nepalese Day of the Dog Walk 2014 at Sizergh Castle: event report

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Glorious sunshine greeted dogs and walkers at this year’s Dog Day walk, held at Sizergh Castle near Kendal on Sunday 27th July.

The Lord Maclay was our special guest and he welcomed everyone with some thoughtful words about  Nepal and the event ahead. With dogs and walkers bedecked with Hindu tikka spots,  Tibetan khata scarves and marigold garlands he led off the party.

The walk visited farmland, woodland, old farmsteads and  St John’s Church and enjoyed wonderful views towards Coniston Old Man. Half way along the journey Reverend Norman Robinson gave a Christian blessing to dogs and walkers and spoke of the role more than 50,000 dogs played in the First World War. The walkers also enjoyed a glass of wine during the open air service.  The party then returned to Sizergh to conclude a delightful morning.

Funds raised through walker donations will help the work of Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre, Kathmandu Animal Rescue Centre and Community Action Nepal.

Our thanks to everyone who took part in  the walk, to Edward Strickland and the National Trust for the generous use of Sizergh Estate and to KCAC’s Celia Washington and her volunteers and to the CAN volunteers who helped on the day.

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