News article created on 8 November 2018

We're calling on canines to keep their owners healthy this winter

We're enlisting the help of Liverpool’s four-legged friends to help keep people active this winter.

Bobs the dog Bobs the dog

We're hosting a dog walk in Liverpool on Saturday 15 December at 10am to help people embrace the local canal on their doorsteps.

As well as getting some fresh air and gentle exercise, and a free hot drink at the end, participants will find out about the rich history of the Stanley Flight and Liverpool’s industrial past. Canine companions will get doggie treats and a new bandana to help keep them warm (while supplies last).

Sara Ponting, volunteer team leader at Canal & River Trust, said: “Stanley Flight is considered a hidden gem of the city so we’d love people to come along and find out more about this incredible feat of engineering and enjoy a stress-busting walk at the same time.

“Bringing a dog is not compulsory – so come along whether you have a four-legged friend or not and find out why life is better by water.”

The meeting point and car park is: Eldonian Village, Burlington Street, Liverpool L3 6LG. The nearest train station is Moorfields. For more information, contact: sara.ponting@canalrivertrust.org.uk.