Only fully paid up members of the
Basset Hound Club are covered by insurance at branch events. To retain this cover and to remain a member of the branch, it is important that members remember to renew their subscription to the Basset Hound Club. For membership details please refer to our membership page
Members received a map leaflet with their copy of
This was designed to fit on a single A4 sheet, intended to be folded in three, with, on one side, shown on the left, maps for walks starting at Abbots Wood, Butchers Hole Bottom, Sullington Warren and Cowdray Wood, whilst on the other, shown on the right, walks starting at various car parks in the Ashdown Forest; Broadstone, Gill’s Lap, Millbrook East, Long and The Hollies.
Those who do not have a copy, or for any reason require an additional one, may click on the map icons for printable versions. These are pdf files, are quite large and may take some time to download.
Download a POI file for your TomTom device showing the locations we regularly visit for our events by clicking this icon . The link will take you to the TomTom website. Follow the instructions given there to download the file to your TomTom. The file will appear in your TomTom device as POI category SEBBHC, this single file includes most current and recent event locations. It is only necessary to download and install it on your device once to provide POI information for almost all locations.
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. I have tried to provide sufficient information on each event page but much more information on the forest is on offer on the internet particularly on the Ashdown Forest Conservators' own site.
Included on the 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.
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 following advice is given on the
Basset Hound Club website
in its ‘A New Owners Guide’ regarding
exercising your Basset Hound. “The Basset Hound is a heavily built hound with
joints that should not be strained while the puppy is still growing.
Up to about eight months a play in the garden and a five-minute walk
on the lead is quite 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 and off furniture and running up and down steps. All fully-grown
hounds (at about a year) can be exercised as much as you want, and at
least one good walk a day.”