Category Archives: Hampshire

My walk in Tweets – Hill Head beach

I took the Humans to one of my favourite beaches at Hill Head – here is my walk in Tweets: 

Ruby Dog @rubys_rambles  

  • My driver is taking me on a trip to the beach at Hill Head #walkies
  • Just gone by a white horse with tinsel around its neck – must be Santa Paws horse!
  • We have arrived at the beach, parking up at Salterns car park, Hill Head – get me out of this car! #excited
  • Such a beautiful day for zoomies!

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  • Perfect conditions for splashings! #rubysrambles
  • Time to get ready to chase the ball! #walkies

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  • Impressive work by a Jack Russel! #respect

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  • Time to go home now! #embarassing photo

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*waggy tail*

Ruby Dog x

 

An afternoon ramble in the New Forest

Ready for my New Forest ramble

Ready for my New Forest ramble

I did not want to trespass on the New Forest, so I twoofed my pal Newfy, also known as New Forest Dog:

Ruby Dog: “Hi Newfy! Seeking permission from the land owner @NewForestDog for me and my humans to walk through your New Forest today please?”

New Forest Dog: “@rubys_rambles You most welcomes! Please do not chase my anipals!”

With permission granted, off we set. First stop was Lyndhurst,  here I enjoyed musings and zoomings.

Running free with the wind through my fur!

Running free with the wind through my fur!

The puddles were of excellent quality to roll around in and run through. Newfy’s anipals were most welcoming.

Newfy's anipals.

Newfy’s anipals.

Cow enjoying his sleep - I tried not to wake it up!

Cow enjoying his sleep – I tried not to wake it up!

My humans and I then set off to Lymington for a sniff about. The quay was a nice area with a quaint pub for humans who enjoy beer, but I had to remain on lead, as I could not be trusted with the ducks!

I swim with you if I could!

I swim with you if I could!

Dad and me having jokes!

HuDad and me having jokes!

Lymington Quay

Lymington Quay

I would like to thank Newfy for an enjoyable afternoon in her New Forest. I definitely recommend Newfy’s New Forest for walks. Twoof me @rubys_rambles on Twitter if you have any favourite New Forest spots or leave me a comment on my blog.

*waggy tail*

Ruby Dog x

I’m the dog of the Castle…

Portchester Castle

Portchester Castle

Route Information

Distance: 1 mile

Time: 1 hour

Grade: Easy

Archer’s ready, trebuchet armed and ready to go – let the adventure begin… Portchester Castle is a Medieval Castle built within a former Roman Fort in Hampshire. The humans parked at the car park on the left (just before reaching the Castle gates).

Our mission:

 “rescue the Princess of Portchester imprisoned in the Keep guarded by the dragon.”

From the car park, we headed left and followed the sea wall path around the Castle, offering some superb views of Portsmouth Harbour. It is rumoured that the ghost of a monk dressed in a black robe and hood has been seen walking around the outside of the castle walls. The apparition will fade away into the distance when he is seen. Go easy as you pass the tower – you do not want to wake the Dragon! Once we reached the moat, I galloped on by taking the path down to a shingle beach – here I enjoyed splashing and swimming in the sea. HuDad was jesting about by throwing pebbles, instead of my ball into the sea for me to chase after. HuMum was left to look after my ball, which she obviously could not be trusted with, as some other dog “borrowed” it. I am sure she works undercover for The Black Knight!

Portchester Castle sea wall path.

Onward with our quest – Portchester Castle sea wall path.

Turning right up a slipway into Hospital Lane (best to have your lead on from this point), we continued our quest by heading up the road until it joined Castle Street and then headed back towards Portchester Castle ready to begin our attack.  The Castle is run by English Heritage and dogs on leads are welcome here in the Outer Bailey, but are not allowed in the Inner Bailey or Keep. I also had no gold coins on me to bribe the gate house keeper – sorry Princess no saving you today!

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I’m the dog of the castle…

The Outer Bailey, which contains a moat is a great area for families to picnic and chivalrous activities for little Knight’s in the making.  There is a gift shop, which sells a small selection of drinks and snacks. Also a doggy bar by the car park toilets.

Human putting her bag down – Any chance of a treat?

No treat then.

No treat then.

This little adventure took us about an hour by the time we had a walk and a sniff about. A great little route, but it will take a braver dog than me to rescue the Princess from the Keep! Have you walked this route? Do you have any suggestions for walks in Hampshire? Feel free to leave me a comment on the blog.

*Waggy tail*

Ruby Dog x

 

 

Ball thief or Super Hero?

Running & sniffing around Forest of Bere with my human.

Running & sniffing around Forest of Bere with my human.

Situation:

I was at the Forest of Bere last week and I was running about, enjoying my walk. I then got on to a sniffing trail, it led me to uncover a pink and yellow tennis ball. I brought this to my human, rather excitedly pleased with myself and she called me a “ball thief”! Do I look like a ball thief to you? Has this situation happened to you? Take my poll below and I will let you know the result of your views about this important dog issue in one weeks time!  Am I a ball thief or a super hero?

Poll:

Voting now closed 09/09/2014.

Results:

100% Super Hero – I knew it!

*waggy tail*

Ruby Dog x

Hill Head – An evening walk at the beach

 

Sunset from Hill Head

Sunset from Hill Head

Route Information

Distance: As long as you want to make it!

Time: 1 hour

Grade: Easy

There are a variety of places you can take your human’s to explore and enjoy.  Hill Head beach is just a short drive away from me and you can make the walk as short or long as you like! Mum and Dad looked bored, so off we popped one evening for a seaside stroll. Hill Head is a residential area with a shingle beach on the coast of the Solent. Get your human’s to park at Salterns Road car park, as the parking is free (just note that dogs are banned from the beach between May and September).  Make your own route…you can choose to scamper along the promenade, play in the grass area or just run along the beach like me!

Dad trained to throw stones in the sea for me to swim after!

Dad trained to throw stones in the sea for me to swim after!

I love the beach, running in and out of the sea and shaking my coat off.  I have to be careful not to get Mum and Dad wet, otherwise there is no chance of a treat later. If you want, you can chase seagulls off the beach or there is plenty of driftwood to play fetch with.

Stretch your sea legs!

*waggy tail*

Ruby x