South East

The South East has walks planned at different locations and we are always open to suggestions for new places to explore. Details of forthcoming mooches can be found in ‘Mooches Planned in 2019’.

As with all our mooches, they are designed as a social gathering and for those that want to know more about the breed. Other dogs are welcome.  All walks will have option of Cafe, Pub lunch or Picnic.

Check out the posts in Mooch News – South East for more information about forthcoming walks and reports and photos from our past mooches.   Updates can also be found on Facebook: The Manchester Terrier Fan Page 

Anyone with a Manchester Terrier who lives in South East can plan a mooch and advertise it on this page and in Facebook. The group is open to suggestions about other walks and locations.

Saturday 2nd March, 10.30am Tilford, Tilford Green, GU10 2DD

Meet at Stockbridge car park which is located just south of Tilford Green on Tilford Road. Heading towards Hindhead, lookout for a byway crossing the road soon after the brow of the hill. Car park is on the right. Nearest postcode to location is GU10 2DD for Stockbridge Farm.  Barley Mow

Fleur Evans has kindly offered to take us on this new walk which you can expect to be slightly hilly, with footpaths and Sandy terrain.

These Mooches are a way to socialise and we welcome those who are interested in the breed to come along. Other dogs are welcome.


Barley Mow Pub lunch is optional and will ask for numbers about a week before the walk. Postcode GU10 2BU

Saturday 20th April. 10.30am Coats Common, Nr Petworth RH20 1PZ. - Meeting in the car park.

Our ray of sunshine Ann Wadey is hosting the mooch. Slightly hilly heathland with wooded areas and about 4 miles.


Possible first picnic of the year or pub lunch (TBC). Hope on lots of cake as Dante’s birthday!

The mooch is a social and those interested in the breed are welcome to come along. Other dogs are welcome.

Saturday 18th May 10.30am Basingstoke Canal Centre, Mychett, Surrey / Hampshire border, GU16 6DD,

with an option for afternoon walk at The Ranges if the red flag is down.


As there is a camping site at the canal location I thought it would be great if we arrange for those that want to camp to rock up on Friday 17th May and have a group BBQ or takeaway, with a pre evening walk. This mooch is one of our common favourite walks located quite central for most and with a train station nearby. Anyone who needs picking up from train station and needs a room in a tent, please let me know! The walk is undulating in Heath & woodland area. There is a cafe, showers and toilets on site. No hook up for caravans unfortunately. Please look up your camping spot

Sunday 23rd June - TBC

Check back soon for details

Saturday 13th July, 10.30am South East Mooch - Petworth Park , GU28 0ET

Parking at Sylvia Beaufoy Centre Car Park. We will walk up hill into Petworth Park. An undulating Walk and the back to car park. The wonderful cricketers pub for lunch which has fantastic enclosed garden by the river. Booking for lunch required nearer the time. Hosted by our sun queen Ann Wadey.


Those interested in the breed are welcome to come on this social walk and of course other dogs are welcome.

Saturday 17th August, 10am. Coombe Bissett, Salisbury SP5 4LP

Summerlands Caravan Park, College Farm, Rockbourne Road, Salisbury, SP5 4LP


So this one has taken a fair bit of pre-arranging for a Summer Camp or caravan over the 16th, 17th and 18th August.


A beautiful area with hills, bridle paths & fields with a long walk arranged on the Saturday 17th starting at campsite (day visitors welcome) walking to fab dog friendly pub and then back to the campsite. The rest of the time to explore and do at will.


Friendly site but not huge though other small sites in short walking distance. So with that in mind I have pre-booked five Pitches (one with hook up for caravan) and these have all be allocated to those that contacted me . You can book directly, but they might book up fast. Let them know you are with our group & messenger me do have idea of numbers. Pitches I have got pitches in Mannie friendly end (no passing walkers!). To check out site here are the details


They are happy for visitors on site and we can BBQ in evening. There’s shaded areas on site and can walk straight off site onto off lead dog walking.


Like all our walks this is a social and for those interested in the breed. Other dogs are welcome.

I am sure B&B are local, but you will need to look into if don’t want the camp delights!


Sunday 15th September, 10.30am Cookham Common, Maidenhead SL6 9SB

Meeting at Cookham Moor Car Park, Cookham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, OS map SU892853, SL6 9SB. 

Set against the River Thames on a four mile easy flat walk in an open dog friendly area. Pub stop in the middle of walk at 'The Bounty' where could have drink, lunch or cake. Dog friendly pub and also do doggy food as well!


Like with all our mooches, this is a chance for a social gathering and for those that might want to know more about the breed. Other dogs are welcome. Note it can be busy in the car park, so might need to park on the road nearby.

Sunday 20th October, 11am West Wittering Beach Car Park. PO20 8AJ

I believe it is £10 for parking. Simon Rapley has kindly offered to lead the mooch. As with all our mooches, they are designed as a social gathering and for those that want to know more about the breed. Other dogs are welcome. Please make sure you let me know you are coming along nearer the time. Of course pub lunch afterwards but Simon needs to know numbers for lunch in advance which we will ask for about a week before.

Sunday 24th November, 10.30am Petworth Park GU28 0ET

Parking at Sylvia Beaufoy Centre Car Park, with a five minute walk up the hill to the first lot of Petworth Gates (on the A272)


Our last mooch before Christmas & a perfect location for the time of year. starting off with tradition of Port & mince pies. Our leader for the mooch is Ann Wadey and we get to go back to beautiful Petworth Park. It will be about two hour walk with some rolling hills followed by pub lunch if you want at The Cricketers which is three mile drive away. Screenshots in feed of menu and location.


Those interested to learn more about the breed & what our little cherubs are like in a fun environment you are more than welcome to come along.


If you can please let us know if coming along and if want lunch, so Ann can give numbers to the pub. We usually need lunch numbers a couple of weeks before event.

Monday 30th December, 10am. The Ranges, Ash Vale, Surrey / Hampshire, GU12 5HA.

Meet at The Swan pub car park. Wonderful after Christmas wobble. A few hills, heathland, wooded area and open spaces. A pub lunch if we get back for 12.00 at the Swan. Near Ash Vale train station line to Waterloo. As with all our mooches, they are designed as a social gathering and for those that want to know more about the breed. Other dogs are welcome. Please make sure you let me know you are coming along nearer the time.

If you want help to organise a Mooch in the South East please contact Linda Shaw. To advertise your Mooch on this page please contact Lesley Olbinson.

Linda Shaw
M: 07776 303735

Lesley Olbinson
M: 07989 154386

Mooch News – South East

South East Mooch – New walk at Frost Folly – Sunday 26th January

Meeting at 10.30am at our new walk at Frost Folly, Weller’s Lane, Warfield, Bracknell, RG42 6EN.

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South East end of year Mooch

Last mooch of 2019 write up from me, Linda Shaw:

South East Mooch Monday 30th December – The Ranges. Who would of believed it was December!

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Sunday 24 November 2019 – Pre Christmas Mooch Petworth Park

Linda Shaw writes:
Always love our pre Christmas mooch which started with some lovely port, homemade mince pies, stollen and choc Panettone.

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Festive Kent Mooch – 8 December 2019

There will be a festive Mooch at Hucking Estate and Woodland Trust on 8 December 2019. Meeting at Hook and Hatchet Pub, Church Rd, ME17 1QT Maidstone, Kent at 10.00.

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Sunday 20th Oct – West Wittering Mooch

The West Wittering Mooch took place on Sunday 20 October. No rain jackets required and beautiful day for a mooch with old and new friends.

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