The Attlee’s adventures Archive


Walking the Shakespeare Way and Taking the Naturo Challenge

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April 23, 2016 It’s Shakespeare’s birthday – 400-and-something today in human years – and to celebrate Jane and I have visited Stratford-upon-Avon. (As a dog of letters, it’s right that I pay… Read more »


5* Luxury in a Dog (and Cat) Friendly Modern Mansion

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Hey there Phileas Phans, Willow here – long time no sniff. I’ve been very busy this last year – we bought a house so now I have my very own place. (Hannah… Read more »


Dog-Friendly Scarborough: Ox Pasture Hall Hotel

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Oh I do like to bark beside the seaside – oh, I do like to bark beside the sea. Oh, I do like to bark along the prom, prom, prom – and… Read more »


Dog-Friendly Coniston, Lake District

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It’s November (or it was November at time of putting paw to quill and ink but Jane is rather tardy at posting on-line) and that means it’s the month for Phileas Dogg’s… Read more »


Our dog-friendly summer!

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Amazing wee-ing opportunities at Wells Reclamation Company Ltd, Coxley, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1RQ Tel: 01749 677087; www.wellsreclamation.com   Judging at the All Dogs Matter Great Hampstead Bark Off, Hampstead Heath, London All… Read more »


The Peak District with Harry the Westie

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Ey up me ducks! My name is Harry and I’m a Derby-based Westie, aged 10 and three months. For some reason I can’t get my fluffy head around all the people here… Read more »


Ston Easton Park, Somerset

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Bark in the park – what in Dog’s name is this? I bark in the park at least one hundred times a day and a fine old racket I make too, waking… Read more »


The dog-friendly Bath Arms at Longleat

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Well I am in a wagging good mood today and no mistake – not only are Jane and I off on our travels, I have been sent a whole parcel of IMPORTANT… Read more »


The Pennine Way: Haworth to Gargrave

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It’s day two of our Pennine Way perambulation and I am raring to go rovering as we have breakfast at dog-friendly Cobbles and Clay in Haworth but, within a mile or so… Read more »


Ollie of Northfields’ Holiday Highlights

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I’m Ollie from Northfields in West London (or ‘West of London’, as the humans say to people who might not approve of a spaniel in the city). Whilst I may technically be more of an unemployed-cocker… Read more »


The Pennine Way: Hebden Bridge to Haworth

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Blow up the balloons and hang out the bunting, pups, for the Pennine Way is 50 years old – 350 in dog years which is ancient! Our friend Apricot is ancient too… Read more »


Dog-Friendly Self-Catering Accommodation at Tower Bridge

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The Crown Jewels in the Tower of London are safe tonight: I, Attlee Common, am on guard in my role as Yeoman Wagger and Beefeater expawdinaire. And, in recompense for my services,… Read more »


Dog-Friendly Ramsgate, Kent

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Ramsgate has been in the news of late because a man called Nigel Farage is standing to be MP there. Apparently Nigel Farage does not care for foreigners so I was on… Read more »


A Scruff Goes to Crufts

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Well, at last, the Kennel Club has finally recognised me as a superior sort of chap and, this year, I was invited to Crufts. What took you so long KC? Best in… Read more »


Snowy in Northern Ireland

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Top o’ the morning to you!  I’m Snowy, a six-year-old White German Shepherd and I live in Dromore, Northern Ireland, with my human pawrents Melanie and Steve and our 12 rescue cats,… Read more »


The Waggy Way Is Essex: dog-friendly Loughton with Monty

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  Hello humans, I’m Monty. I’m around three and live in Loughton, Essex with Louise, Dave and their son and daughter.  I rescued my family two years ago when they visited the… Read more »


Happy New Year from Dog-friendly Helsbury Park, Cornwall

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Happy New Year to all our Phileas friends and a big thank you and high paw for all your support in 2014. The book has sold brilliantly (naturally – I’m on the… Read more »


Dog-Friendly Windermere, the Lake District

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The Lake District is famous for its animals – I’ve heard bark of a duck called Jemima, a rabbit called Peter and a hedgehog called Mrs Tiggywinkle.  It’s also famous for its… Read more »


Dog-Friendly Liverpool

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Rover Reporter Murphy in Dog-Friendly Liverpool I’ve always believed that I’m a VIP – that’s a Very Important Pup – but my trip to a Very Posh Hotel in Liverpool confirmed it…. Read more »


The Kennel Club’s Be Dog-Friendly Awards

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Voting closed yesterday in the Kennel Club’s Be Dog-Friendly Awards – where did you vote for holidaying hounds of Bitey (sorry, Blighty)? The winners are announced at Discover Dogs on November 8th-9th… Read more »


Dog-friendly Thirsk, North Yorkshire

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Thirsk is a little town in Yorkshire, famous for its horse races and as the town where Alf Wight, who wrote the James Herriot novels, worked as a vet, basing the books… Read more »


A dog-friendly summer with Attlee

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Well it’s a hard life being a celebrity author: my paws have barely touched the ground since our book was published in May and it’s been a non-stop cavalcade of festivities, signings… Read more »


Dog-friendly Hadrian’s Wall……

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With the reFURendum taking place this week, we sent Geordie Paw ELVIS to check out how sturdy Hadrian’s Wall is, in case the country splits into two…. (We would have asked a BORDER… Read more »


Dog-Friendly Portwrinkle, Cornwall

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This is Eddie the Tibetan Terrier here – or Joyberna Eddie Potter, aged seven, to give me my full and very well deserved Kennel Club Title.  I want to put paw to… Read more »


Dog-Friendly Anglesey with Monty Spaniel

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Dog friendly Anglesey with Monty We’re in Anglesey for the weekend, where Sara is writing a piece about horse riding on the island. Having let her witter on for a few poncy… Read more »


A Dog-Friendly Forest Holiday Cabin in North Yorkshire

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Now, as my regular readers will attest, I am a dog who enjoys travelling – I’m Phileas Dogg, after all, and HOLIDAY is my middle name. But I have never in all… Read more »


Dexter in Dog-friendly Dunstable….. and Beyond

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Hello there, my name is Dexter and as you may have spotted, I only have three legs. Being a tripawd doesn’t stop me from doing anything my four-legged friends can, though. My… Read more »


Willow goes camping in the Scottish Borders

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  Hi there holidaying hounds – Willow here, fresh back from my first ever camping trip. Now I know what you’re thinking: “Willow the little ball of fluff – camping?’ And I… Read more »


Dog-Friendly Stamford, Lincs.

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Since we penned our BOOK, Jane has become obsessed by something called our Amazon ranking. She has become as obsessed by Amazon rankings as I am by SQUIRRELS – in fact, she… Read more »


A Dog-Friendly Day out at Belsay, Northumberland

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Three hundred English Heritage properties are dog-friendly and Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens in Northumberland proves its canine canny credentials by holding dog-friendly days when it’s an access all areas pass for… Read more »


Mojo returns to Newport, Pembrokeshire!

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So here I am Mojo the Spaniel on tour with Hudson Human again at my favourite place in the whole world – Newport, Pembrokeshire. And, this time, the weather is sunny, which is a… Read more »


Studious Sooki Can Now Holiday in Style

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She won the amazing Poppy and Rufus designer travel bag – check out www.poppyandrufus.co.uk for more like it!


Brag and Wag: We all LOVE Phileas Dogg’s Guide to Dog-Friendly Holidays in Britain

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COMPETITION! HOLIDAYING HOUNDS OF BRITAIN: send us your pics of you pups perusing Phileas Dogg’s Guide to Dog-Friendly Holidays in Britain and we’ll add them to our wall of waggers! (Add them… Read more »


HOT OFF THE PRESS: Phileas Dogg’s Guide to Dog-Friendly Holidays in Britain

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We are so excited and proud….. Our guide to dog-friendly Britain is in the shops now! Or buy from Amazon by clicking the link on the right….. Grrrrr-HUZZAH and Amaze-BONIOS!  


Dog-Friendly Whitstable, Kent

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Surfs up for summer hounds of Britain and we’re off to dog-friendly Whitstable on our researches. Whitstable is where Phileas Dogg Rover Repawter ex-paw-dinaire Ted Steele learnt to ride a wave. It’s… Read more »


Newport, Pembrokeshire with Mojo and Attlee

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Mojo says: ‘Hudson Human celebrated her birthday recently – 38, she says – so we hired a dog-friendly holiday cottage in a place called Pontfaen, four miles from the beautiful coastal town… Read more »


Dog-friendly Glastonbury, Somerset

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I’ve packed my Hunter wellingtons, my Hiawatha headdress and my face paint – I’m off to Glastonbury and am determined to be the height of Fido festival fashion. Grrr-huzzah. Backstage pass please…. Read more »


Dog-friendly North Devon

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We have just arrived in Holsworthy, North Devon, after a bus from Camberwell to Paddington and then a train from Paddington to Exeter and then a bus from Exeter to Holsworthy. And… Read more »


Dog-Friendly Chipping Campden, Cotswolds

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I’d heard that the Cotswolds is one of the most celebrity-filled areas of England, outside London, so, keen to meet a classier kind of canine – perhaps even an A-list amigo –… Read more »


Festive Greetings from Willow in dog-friendly Tickhill, South Yorkshire

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Season’s Woof-tings Phileas Phans. Time has flown by since I last wrote about my summer adventures by the sea; now it’s cold and dark and I seem to be forever having my paws… Read more »


Merry Christmas from Monty in dog-friendly Moreton-in-Marsh

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It’s the week before Christmas, and all through the land We doggies are waiting, a bright merry band For wintery walks, festive dinner and bones And stockings to hang in each doggy… Read more »


Dog-Friendly Newcastle: Elvis is IN the building!

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I’m Elvis the Boxador and I’m THE Dog on the Tyne. Everybody knows that Newcastle is one of the world’s biggest party cities – I once snaffled a string of plastic sausages… Read more »


A Christmas Grotto for Dogs: COMPETITION

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On Wednesday evening, Jane and her friend Frankie took me to SANTA PAWS GROTTO. What I liked about Santa Paws Grotto: I scoffed six MINCE PIES and was given a Christmas stocking… Read more »


Dog-friendly Sydney, Down Under

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G’day Phileas phans! I am delighted to be writing to you from a land Down Under. I’ve read about the adventures of Attlee and his band of rover reporters with some envy… Read more »


Dog-friendly Beadnell and Seahouses on the Northumbrian Coast

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Dog-Friendly Beadnell and the Northumberland Coast Willow here, and I’m positively bursting with excitement to tell all of you Phileas Dogg readers about my SUPER-DOGGY-DUPER holiday in Northumberland – my tail hasn’t… Read more »


Monty visits St Bertrand-de-Comminges, SW France

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On the Pilgrims’ Tail “He who would valiant be ’gainst all disaster, let him in constancy eat lots of pasta….” Hmm, that doesn’t sound quite right, but it’s close enough for this… Read more »


Dog-friendly Corbridge, Northumberland?

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Note the question mark at the end of the title of this post, dear readers. Dog-friendly Corbridge – QUESTION MARK! Instead of stating, as I have in every other one of my… Read more »


Anubis the Basenji in dog-friendly Pembrokeshire, Hay-on-Wye and Brecon Beacons

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I’m Anubis the Barkless Dog and, for one so young (I’m only a year and a half) you could say this London girl is well travelled. I’ve been all the way up… Read more »


Postcard from California: Dog-Friendly Pleasanton

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Our favourite Rover Reporter Monty writes: Well, chums, I’m discombobulated. I’d even go so far as to say, as we like to put it here at the Phileas Dogg features desk, that… Read more »


North Norfolk: Doggie Pubs and Brilliant Beaches

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I had no idea we were travelling up to North Norfolk on the morning of May 22, 2013 – if Jane had condescended to inform me, I might have thought twice before… Read more »


Dog-Friendly York (in which Phileas attends a wedding!)

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Last Saturday was a big day in my life because I went to a wedding – a dog-friendly wedding, if you will.  I was the guest of honour and York Register Office,… Read more »


On a Dog-friendly Narrow Boat in Shropshire and Wales

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Hello again Phileas Phans! It’s Willow here, fresh back from my first ever holiday – not bad considering I’m only five months old. And not just any holiday either – I’ve been… Read more »


Dog-friendly Jersey with the Travelling Bear

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Yes! Yes!!!!! Vee is packing up the car with not only with her suitcase but MY travel bag too. This is great news! We’re off to Jersey for a break – Vee… Read more »


Dog-friendly Plymouth

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Chips; I see no chips. And I am far too busy playing bowls on Plymouth Hoe to care even if I do. Oh bear with me – there is a chip, dropped… Read more »


Dog-friendly Leeds

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My name is Willow, and I’m a Coton de Tulear – it’s okay, no one else has ever heard of us either – from Doncaster, and I’m Phileas Dogg’s newest and youngest… Read more »


From our own Correspawndent: dog-friendly Aspen, Colorado

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Hi there, folks! My name is Baxter, and I’m delighted to be Phileas Dogg’s first-ever U.S. correspondent, bringing you the lowdown on what’s hot and what’s not in my hometown of Aspen,… Read more »


Dog-friendly Isle of Wight with Wightlink ferries

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Advertorial The ‘Bow Wow’ Factor Chris Higham checks out the dog-friendly Isle of Wight Once, we had plenty of choice on a family holiday in Britain.  We travelled far and wide with… Read more »


Dog-Friendly Hebrides and Skye with the Travelling Bear

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A Road Trip to the Hebrides with the Travelling Bear Day One: Last Spring (2012), after a few weeks of hinting at Vee that it was time for an adventure, she finally… Read more »


Dog-friendly Bamburgh, Northumberland

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I am Jess the Dog and I have featured on Phileas Dogg before – but only as Attlee’s sidekick and never as a scribe in my own write. I am an eight-year-old… Read more »


Dog-friendly Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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I am Jack the Pug and I am a Yorkshire dog but, when reading Phileas D on t’internet, as we call it up here, I noticed that Harrogate didn’t heed a dog-friendly… Read more »


Dog-friendly Ambleside and Keswick

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I, Attlee Common, esteemed pawthor, was asked, by Visit England, which is only the NATIONAL TOURIST BOARD, to write about the dog-friendly Lake District for its website. Grand honour! I was also,… Read more »


Happy Dog-Friendly Xmas from Phileas and the Team

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Phileas’ Christmas Crackers It’s not just Jesus’ birthday: it’s exactly a year since Phileas Dogg hit the Internet waves. I, Attlee, and my team of rover reporters, have been bringing you the… Read more »


Ordesa Valley, Spain

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Monty goes to the Ordesa Valley, Spain We’re all off to sunny Spain, viva la spaniel… Well hola, amigos! Just call me Señor Monty. This week, we’re off to spend a couple… Read more »


Lowther and Askham, Cumbria

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Greetings, travelhounds! I’m Midge the Patterdale terrier! My friend Monty and his humans came to stay with us in Cranborne, Dorset and wrote about our adventures. I was so inspired by Monty’s tales… Read more »


Brighton

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Why should Brighton only be for hens and stags: what about the higher echelons of the animal kingdom? Dogs! Brighton was recently voted Britain’s most dog-friendly city by Cesar (which is a… Read more »


Newquay, Cornwall

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IT’S THE LAST DAY OF OUR COMPETITION: Would your owner like a hand-drawn portrait of you? Illustrator Hannah Evelyn Rowlands is selling portraits of us handsome hounds to raise dosh for my… Read more »


Fowey, Cornwall

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Meet Lady Bramble of Fowey Hall Hotel, in Fowey, Cornwall: queen of all she surveys and probably the luckiest dog I have observed in my travels around the country. Bramble resides in… Read more »


Monty visits Bagnères-de-Luchon, France

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Monty lives it up in Luchon “Non, rien de rien…Non, je ne regrette rien…..” I’m back in France, and to get me in the mood I’m humming along to a bit of… Read more »


Shanklin, The Isle of Wight

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I have been a little quiet of late, fans, and there is a reason for this. Jane has been on holiday without me, to somewhere called Morocco. She said I would not… Read more »


Blockley and Winchcombe, the Cotswolds

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We have another postcard from Boomerang, paw-thor of a range of walking books available at www.bestdogwalksuk.com. Take it away Boomer! With my doggie bag jangling with pocket money from selling my walking… Read more »


Cranborne, Dorset

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I’m in Cranborne for the weekend, visiting Sara’s old schoolfriend, Kate (I mean the friendship is old, not Kate). It’s a very doggy household – I’ll be sharing floorspace with Midge the… Read more »


Pearly King

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So the people at Petplan have spotted this rather marvellous website and requested that I, Phileas Dogg, write a piece on the subject of:  ‘What I Wish I’d Known Before I Found… Read more »


Crickhowell, Powys, mid-Wales

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My name is Mojo; I’m a Spaniel and my human is Hudson Human. I have appeared in Prima magazine. Perhaps because of this, Phileas aka Attlee has been nagging me for ages… Read more »


Tips from a hospitality hound on how to make accommodation TOP DOG!

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Today we have a poacher turned gamekeeper – or some-such like that – writing for Phileas Dogg. Carrek runs a holiday cottage in South Petherwin, near Launceston, North Cornwall for dogs –… Read more »


Grasmere, Lake District

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Is this the most dog-friendly town in the UK? Monty leads a dog’s life in Grasmere. I’m very excited this week, as I think I may have discovered doggy paradise. I’m spending… Read more »


The UK’s dog-friendliest places?

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Eight million hounds of Britain: your country needs you. August is the month to vote for Britain’s dog-friendliest gaffes and gizmos in the Kennel Club’s Open for Dogs Awards. There are six… Read more »


Amersham. Buckinghamshire

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I have been a bit quiet of late and that is because I have been busy. I’ve been in training to keep the squirrels out of the Olympic Stadium, practising in my… Read more »


Annecy, France

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Bonjour tout le monde, et bienvenue en France with me, Monty Spaniel. It’s mid-summer in my home in the Midi-Pyrénées, south west France, and I’m lying on the terrace, toasting my tummy…. Read more »


Wimbledon, SW19

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I am not a happy Phileas Dogg – because I have discovered a dog who is better travelled than me. And has a constant supply of tennis balls to play with. Life… Read more »


Durham

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I go to Durham a lot. The reason for this is that I have family there – Steph and Jerome – and friends – Vicky and Simon and baby James. And Jess… Read more »


Shetland

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Postcard from Shetland Hello, my name is BeAnne Duvet, I am a Patterdale Terrier, and I live in Shetland, Britain’s most northerly outpost. Shetland is 100 miles north of the British mainland –… Read more »


Snowdonia

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It’s a red setter day at Phileas Dogg HQ – no, that’s wrong, a red letter day. Whatevs, Boomerang, a fellow canine paw-thor, has written a feature for us on West Wales,… Read more »


Edinburgh

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Well, the last time Jane and I went to Edinburgh, it was a bit of a disaster, relaxing repast-wise. We were with Jane’s friend Lorena and her baby Rosie and Edinburgh recorded… Read more »


Knutsford, Cheshire

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Victorian novelists, Danish kings and red deer – Monty visits Knutsford Hello, travel lovers. Today, as requested by Attlee, my editor-in-chief, I’m going to take you on a whistle-stop tour of Knutsford… Read more »


Isle of Arran

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Where am I? The temperature is 25 degrees C every day; there is not a rain cloud in the sky; I am running up and down a beach of golden sand on an… Read more »


Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

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Well, well – what a big weekend it has been for canine-kind because a dog, Pudsey, has won Britain’s Got Talent. He is the first ever dog to win it. Frankly I’m… Read more »


Ski-ing in the French Alps with Monty

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A postcard from Pourchery – Monty’s Adventures in the Alps Salut, les chiens! As a chien du monde with a holiday home in the French Pyrenees, back in January this year I… Read more »


Crossing the Channel with Monty

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Bonjour, tout le monde! I’m Monty Spaniel, Phileas Dogg’s brand new continental canine reporter.  I’ll be bringing you the lowdown on what to do, see and sniff across the Channel, along with… Read more »


Sherborne, Dorset

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The Umbrellas of Sherborne The Queen is following in my paw-steps, or at least the Corgis are. For, just ten days after I, Phileas Dogg, visited Sherborne in Dorset, she, Queen Elizabeth… Read more »


Mawgan Porth, North Cornwall

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The first thing I can tell you about Cornwallshire is that it’s a long way from my hood in south-east London – a very long way in the car, which involves two… Read more »


Isle of Wight

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Isle of Wight Okay, I’m going to confess something now – I’ve never been to the Isle of Wight and neither has any of my intrepid band of rover reporters. But Jane discovered a… Read more »


East Sussex

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Hastings: Attlee goes into battle It is the first weekend of spring and I am off to the seaside – Hastings, in fact, which is famous for the Battle of Hastings, a… Read more »


Cambridge: Attlee gets an education

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Cambridge: Attlee gets an education So we are off to Cambridge, where Jane’s friend from university Neil lives. (Neil also lives in Baku, where something called the Eurovision is taking place with… Read more »


Thaxted, Essex

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We are on the Stansted Express and I am not a happy dog. Normally, up and down the land, on trains, I am treated like royalty. Train guards respect me as the… Read more »


The Only Way is Essex at Diva Dogs in Chelmsford

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The Attlee Way is Essex   I’ve never been to a grooming parlour before and, to be frank, I don’t think I need to go to one now. I keep myself smart… Read more »


South-east London pubs: Attlee’s staycation

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Camberwell, SE5 This is my hood and I am known in the local watering holes as the booze hound that I am. I’m very well-behaved in public houses – no barking my… Read more »


Ted’s Guide to walks and pubs in Kent

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Rover Reporter Ted in the Garden of England, Kent Molash I’m Ted and I’m Phileas Dogg’s hound on the ground in Kent. My favourite things are surfing, chasing squirrels and being a… Read more »


Combe House, Devon

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Attlee: Lord of the Manor As we approach Combe House Hotel, up a long drive through woodland opening out to fields and the glorious Elizabethan residence itself, I forget, for a few… Read more »


Dedham Vale, Essex

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The Mulberry of Doggie Bags What is this I see before me? Jane and the photographer have been out, leaving me locked in the hall of a very posh hotel room, and… Read more »