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A Dog's Blog

The adventures of Wilson in Hayling Island

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but you can certainly teach one to write a blog!

Hi Furrends!

My name is Wilson the Cavachon. My owner has asked me to write a little post about my recent ex-paw-ations in Hayling Island. My family recently decided to take a trip to the little Island just outside of Portsmouth, and wow what a time I had!

There were so many things to see and do and I thought I would share with you the highlights from my trip away.

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Our Fur-st Day

On the fur-st day we decide to expaw the beautiful beach Hayling Island offers.  My family took in the outstanding views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight, while I had a furry good time splashing in the sea and digging in the sand.

As we walked, we came across The Hayling Billy Trail - a coastal path that follows a route from Havant Train Station all the way to the south of Hayling Island along the west coast. My family took in the amazing seaside views across to Portsmouth and pawsed at the information points that are provided to learn about the history of the trail, whilst I sniffed out the wildlife around the area and checked out all the dif-fur-ent smells and sights.

Staying The Night

We found an exit from the Billy Trail just a 5 minute walk from the hotel we were staying at that night – The Langstone Quays Resort. This was my fur-st time staying in a dog-friendly hotel, and wow what an oppawtunity it was!

We had a special dog-friendly room ready for our arrival. Somepawdy had put a lovely toy in the room for me along with wipes for my paws which my owners said was very useful as I had sandy paws from the beach walk! I also heard them say how the 'Do Not Dogsturb' door sign was a great touch. 

The hotel has leisure facilities that my family enjoyed. I wasn't able to join them in the swimming pool but I'd already had a dip in the sea at the beach that day so it was ok! 

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Our Second Day

The next day, after breakfast, it was time for us to check-out. The reception team were lovely and they gave me lots of attention! Once we had checked out, my family took me to a little fishing village a 5 minute drive from the hotel called Emsworth. We walked all around the Millpond where I barked hello at the swans and ducks which was pawsome!

All the walking gave my family an appetite, and thankfully Emsworth has lots of dog friendly pubs which meant I got a chance to relax and pawnder over the great adventures I’d had the last 2 days whilst my family enjoyed a traditional Sunday lunch.

With full tummies we decided to em-bark on a journey to Kingley Vale, a nature reserve a 10 minute drive from Emsworth. It’s a big walk for my little legs, but I got to jump over all the logs and tree stumps in the forest and felt like I was competing in the Pawlympics!

Saying Goodbye

This trip away has left me barking it from the wooftops and I’ve been re-furring all my doggy friends to the hotel! My family also had a wonderful time which I’m sure was because I got to come along with them! Thanks furry much Langstone Quays for letting me stay, I can’t wait to return.

Wilson 🐾


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