News article created on 6 February 2018

Doggy Do Dahs event along Nantwich Canal

All dogs and their owners are invited to join a mass morning dog walk in Nantwich. Starting at 10.30am, the free Doggy-Do-Dahs event is along the Shropshire Union Canal on Saturday 17 February.

Dog canal share the space

Meeting point is the large wooden horse, close to Nantwich Marina.

Lots of freebies will be on offer to both two-legged and four-legged walkers, including equipment and information on pukka ways to poop and scoop.

Ani Sutton, engagement manager with the Canal & River Trust, said: "We would love to see anyone who has a dog and fancies bringing their pooch for a morning scamper along the canal with like-minded animal lovers.

Dealing with dog dirt on the canal towpath is one of those perennial issues. What is the best way to dispose of doggy’s do-dahs? Advice from our environmental experts recommends that dog owners always pick up the poo in a disposable bag and either place it in a suitable public waste bin or take it home. Grab it, bag it, bin it!

Thanks to the work of the Canal & River Trust and our wonderful volunteers, last year this section of the Shropshire Union Canal, between Middlewich and Audlem, gained Green Flag status for the quality of environment and visitor experience, which makes it doubly important to keep the towpath looking tiptop for everyone."

For more information email enquiries.northwalesborders@canalrivertrust.org.uk.