Sale in Cheshire has a variety of different places you can take your dog walking. Whether its Parks, Canals, Water Parks, Rivers or Woods you are spoilt for choice. There’s even a couple of dog friendly pubs as well.
One of the most popular places in the area is Sale Water Park which is a great place to take your dog for a walk and even better if it likes to swim. There is a path around the whole of the water park with the exception of one part where you have a choice of either crossing some stepping stones or a slightly longer detour where you will end up walking along a small lane.
There is plenty of parking which is free and also The Boathouse Restaurant and a small café in the area.
Walks around Sale Water Park can be as short as 30-40 minutes if you just want to walk around the water or you can always add on lots of other trails and then the world’s your oyster. You could be out walking for several hours. Then if you want to stop for somewhere for a drink and bite to eat with your dog you have the option to go to Jacksons Boat right alongside the River Mersey.
My only disappointment with Sale Water Park is the amount of litter everywhere and Bank Holidays are even worse for it. There are a couple of waste bins in the area although these soon get filled and don’t get emptied as often as they should.
Another popular place in Sale for dog walkers is Worthington Park. It’s a nice little park to meet other dog walkers and has a nice concrete path all the way around it. It’s great if you trust your dog to not venture too far from you unless you have adventurous/nosey dogs like one of mine then my only worry is the several roads that are around the edge of the park.
You can also take a stroll along the canal if you choose and then you have the chance to visit another dog friendly pub called The Bridge Inn. This pub has gone through a couple of renovations in the last year and has certainly been done to a very nice standard.
There are a few other small parks in the area like Walton Park but it wouldn’t be my choice of places to go for a dog walk.
If you need to get some pet supplies while in Sale your options are either a small independent pet store in the centre of Sale, the supermarkets in town or slightly further out there is a Pets At Home store not too far away in Baguley or Broadheath, Altrincham.
http://www.dogs4walks.co.uk for a dog walker, cat sitting and other pet services in Sale, Northern Moor, Northenden, Wythenshawe, Gatley and surrounding areas.