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The Basset Hound is heavily built with joints that ought not be strained whilst a puppy & still growing. Up to about eight months, play in the garden & five-minutes walking on a lead is sufficient. From eight months it is recommended
that walks are no longer than 15 minutes, increasing to 30 minutes at
a year. Also during the first year discourage the puppy from jumping
on & off furniture and running up and down steps. All fully-grown
hounds (from about a year) can be exercised as much as you want, including at
least one good walk a day.
The Ashdown Forest is our most frequent destination. It lies centrally within our region being both in Sussex and Kent and offers open fence free paths for our walks. Each event page has information on the location of our walks but much more is available on the internet particularly on the Ashdown Forest Conservators' own site.
Included on their site are details of a number of suggested walks that you might like to explore. One, the Airman’s Grave walk will be familiar to those who join us regularly on our walks. Of particular interest is their advice on
walking dogs in the Forest.
On 21st November 2022 the Ashdown Forest introduced parking charges at all of their car parks. Details of the current rates are on their website. This pdf file provides background to the charges and some indication of how charges may be paid.
iPhone or iPod users might like to download the free Ashdown Forest app from the iTunes store. It contains information on Ashdown Forest car parks, shows some walks that you might like to try and more.
The Ashdown Forest is highly dependent upon donations for its upkeep. If you would like to donate, they provide a way to do so online here.