Next Walk: Sunday 3rd June 2018

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  • All fields are mandatory

By clicking submit you are agreeing to the Rules below.

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To whom it may concern:

To clarify the rules of The Great North Dog Walk in Partnership with Dogs Trust. The exact distance of the course is 3 miles (4.8 km). The Kennel Club of Great Britain states that there are approximately 185 registered breeds. The number of participating dogs in 2017 was 30,114 and 185 breeds. Official staged start is at 10.30am and we ask that you do not walk before this time. However, registration is from 9.00am until 3pm which is "Last Entry".

The rules that I have formulated are in the best interest of the animals and owners and are as follows:

  • 1. All dogs must be on a lead.
  • 2. Any dog listed as dangerous breeds or ill-tempered must be muzzled.
  • 3. a) One dog per person with a maximum of 4 dogs per person allowed.
         b) There is no limit to the number of people that wish to walk one or more dogs, eg, one dog can have 20 walkers, two dogs can      have 15 walkers, etc.
  • 4. One container, bag "poop-scoop" per person.
  • 5. Emphasis on non-socialising of dogs.
  • 6. Water readily available at the start, on the course and at the finish.
  • 7. Large bins, strategically placed for disposal of animal and human consumption.
  • 8. Marshals and counters, clearly identified and strategically positioned.
  • 9. All dogs must have had relevant inoculations.
  • 10. Course to be clearly defined, marked out, start and finish etc. (maps supplied).
  • 11. Emphasis: "Safety at all times!".
  • 12. Westoe Vets Ltd and St John Ambulance for first Aid on standby.
  • 13. Emphasis on participation and enjoyment.
  • 14. Authentication at the start of event, i.e. sponsor form to be stamped/signed by organiser.
  • 15. Registration Tent to be set up for pre-registered and new on the day registrations from 8.30 am onwards.
  • 16. All participants receive a certificate.
  • 17. The responsibility of all participants, should their dog foul, is to clean it up.
  • 18. Participants can only raise sponsorship/funds/donations from the Official Beneficiary List on the Website.
  • Note: Failure to comply with the above, especially rule 17, may result in future walks being cancelled.

Please note there is no public parking on The Leas.

Lost Child:

Notify nearest member of staff and accompany them to the Lost child area adjoining the Metro Radio Unit.

Lost Dog:

Notify nearest member of staff or bring directly to the Registration Tent and report to Tony Carlisle. Raised over £7.27 Million for charitable causes.
UK Fundraiser of the Year 2016-2017.

Lost Property:

Notify nearest member of staff and bring directly to the Registration Tent and report to Nicola Carlisle.


Click below for the detailed information about the location, the plan of the venue, and the parking facilities.



Feel free to check the photos & the videos of the past events.



Dogs Trust

For 2018 The Great North Dog Walk has joined forces with Dogs Trust as the official charity partner of the event. Dogs Trust is the UKs largest dog rehoming charity and has 21 centres across the UK and Ireland.

For more information about Dogs Trust, please visit



We are thrilled to have a local business who has as much passion and love for animals as we do supporting our event this year. Durham Animal Feeds is one of the UK’s best and biggest suppliers of all natural animal foods. They have been established in Durham since 1969 and is a third-generation family run business who have animal welfare and care at the heart of everything they do.

For more information about Durham Animal Feeds and to try some of their natural food please visit


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