Upcoming HVDWA Walks
Spring walks schedule, August – October 2020
Please note that all walks commence at 10:30am unless stated otherwise.
Please bring poo bags and water for your dog(s)! If the weather looks inclement on walk day, please check our Facebook page orthis website.
Saturday 15 August – Copper Alley Bay: Drive into Cygnet and proceed through the town and the roundabout, keeping the Service Station on your left. Go past the Yacht Club and drive for about 4kms when you will come to a bridge. Once over the bridge turn left into Nichols Road and drive down to the water’s edge. This is an on-lead walk which is very pretty and popular. Following the walk there will be morning tea, provided by members and hosted by Karen and Peter Cosier at Copper Ally Bay. The property is fenced with a dam for dogs to swim.
Wednesday 26 August – Skinners Creek Track, Huonville: Meet in the Esplanade, opposite Huon Jet Boats, then follow the signs for the walk. There are several options for this walk, so depending on the weather on the day we can either do a long walk or a short one.
26 August is National Dog Day in Australia, a day to encourage responsible dog ownership, the adoption of rescue dogs and to celebrate our amazing canine companions.
Saturday 5 September – Braeside Road, Franklin: Braeside Road is 2.5 kms from the southern boundary of Franklin and is clearly sign-posted. Follow this road for 2.6 kms until you come to Archers Road on your right (Braeside Road changes into a dirt road shortly before Archers Road) drive to number 23 Archers Road and follow the sign to the parking area on the right. The walk begins through through private property and the owner will be leading the walk. If, however, you arrive late, walk along Archers Road, turn right into Braeside Road and follow the route marked by string until you come to an orange cone indicating the left hand turn at the owner’s property.
Saturday 19 September – Hartz View Road, Geeveston: This is a new walk which is along a reasonably flat gravel track. Drive to Geeveston and turn down Arve Road. Drive along Arve Road until you reach the end of the tarmac surface. On the left you will see Hartz View Road leading to Hartz View Mountains and Tahune Airwalk. Turn down this road and drive along until you see an orange Huon Valley Dog Walking Association sign at the beginning of a forestry track on your left. Turn down this track and you will see parking spaces a few metres along on your right.
Wednesday 30 September – Ranelagh Recreation Area: Park at the Ranelagh Green, by the new Catholic Church. Dogs must be on lead for the first part of the walk and once we reach the Dog Exercise Area they can all go off lead for a run and play. Following the walk, morning tea will be hosted at a member's home in Ranelagh.
Saturday 17 October – Randalls Bay: If coming from Huonville, drive south through Cygnet, turn left at the roundabout and drive south along the Channel Highway until you come to the turnoff to Randalls Bay. Drove down the hill and park near the barbecue area. Dogs must be on lead until we are past the barbecue area then they can go off lead to enjoy the beach.
Tuesday 27 October – Crabtree: Take the Huon Highway to the Grove Store, turn into Mountain River Road then take the first left into Crabtree Road, follow this for about 2.5 km then turn left into Cross Road, the turning for Lucaston. Park on the grass area and then walk along for about 2kms then return. This is all on lead and is another scenic walk.
Please note: At the time of publication of the walks schedule, we are subject to the Tasmanian Government’s requirements regarding participation in group gatherings:
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Please remember to bring your own doggy poo bags and water for your dog(s). And please take used poo bags with you!
Off lead and under control ?
Several of our walks are ‘off-lead’ but please be aware that , under the Dog Act, it is the owners responsibility to keep their dog under control and in sight at all times. We love to see our dogs running free and playing together but sometimes there maybe a distraction or situation where your dog is not
responding to you as he/she normally would and needs to go back on the lead. You may need to put your dog on a lead if he or she:
·Has poor recall
· Has a habit of running off out of your sight
· Is aggressive or upsetting other dogs
· Is behaving in a way that endangers itself or others
· Any other situation where you feel that you don’t have control of your dog.
In addition to putting a dog on lead for the behaviours outlined, it is an owners prerogative to have their dog on lead during any of the walks if they feel it is in the best interest of the dog.
We hope this information helps you and your dog to have a fun and relaxing walk.