Lancs park bounds into finals of dream dog holiday awards

Dogs enjoy holidays as much as humans, says Henry Wild – and his sprocker spaniel Mischief would agree

Dogs enjoy holidays as much as humans, says Henry Wild – and his sprocker spaniel Mischief would agree

A Fido-friendly holiday park in Lancashire has been named as one of Britain’s top three places for caravanners to take their dogs – and is now up for a major national accolade.

Moss Wood in Cockerham near Lancaster is a finalist in the 2018 Dog Friendly Awards, romping ahead of more than 3,000 UK parks eligible to enter.

Now the family-run business must wait until the championship finals later this year to discover if it has the overall Rex factor in the caravan sites category.

Moss Wood was taken into the awards by votes from its customers who decided that the park’s canine credentials made it one of the UK’s most four-legged friendly sites.

One guest and his dog lapping up Moss Wood's green spaces

One guest and his dog lapping up Moss Wood’s green spaces

Its grounds took the lead in a number of different ways, including the putting aside of a four-acre pooch playing field where Bonzos can fetch their balls.

Also getting tails wagging are a raft of refreshment points and poop bins around the grounds, and information provided to pet owners on nearby dog-friendly attractions and pubs.

The organisers of the Dog Friendly Awards, whose sponsors include Eurotunnel, say their aim is to recognise businesses which go the extra mile for Britain’s 9.4 million dogs and their owners.

Henry Wild, whose family has owned Moss Wood for over 40 years, said the park had a long tradition of welcoming responsible families and their furry companions:

“Dogs benefit as much as humans from a change of scenery, and nobody likes to fret that their pets are pining for them in expensive boarding kennels far away,” he said.

“Moss Wood is a great place to exercise a dog as the grounds are virtually traffic-free, and we’ve sensible rules in place to ensure that everyone stays on friendly terms.

“We’re also on the cusp of many footpaths and trails both through the countryside and along the coast where legs can be stretched in gorgeous surroundings.

“If there’s a formula for being dog friendly, then I like to think we’ve got it off pat,” added Henry.

Caravan and motorhome owners, as well as families thinking of buying a caravan holiday home, can bone-up on the park at www.mosswood.co.uk

Going the extra mile: more canine caravan fans at Moss Wood which could soon be crowned UK dog champ

Going the extra mile: more canine caravan fans at Moss Wood which could soon be crowned UK dog champ

 

 

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