Some of the walkers relax with their Golden Retrievers at The Highlands Inn. From the left are Stewart Sear, Carol Larking, Jenny Elsey, and Andrew and Natalie Wiles.

More than 20 Golden Retrievers enjoy Uckfield meet-up

More than 20 Golden Retrievers had a whale of a time when their owners brought them together for a walk in Uckfield yesterday.

They gathered at Horsted Green Park, in Little Horsted, where they enjoyed gambolling around the open land and playing in ponds.


Golden Retrievers enjoy splashing around in a pond at Horsted Green Park.

They came together through the Kent and Sussex Golden Retriever Group on Facebook which was set up by Millie Goad, who lives in Newenden, Kent, and which has about 300 members.

This was the first walk in Sussex and Millie said it was a great success.


Golden Retrievers make new friends in their gathering at Horsted Green Park.

Afterwards there was a warm welcome at The Highlands Inn for 12 of the dogs and their owners who enjoyed relaxing for a while before heading home.

Among the Uckfield walkers were Andrew and Natalie Wiles and their five-year-old retriever Bailey, and Donna Sherlock with her seven-and-a-half month old Not Alan – so called because a friend asked Donna not to call her retriever Alan because it was her father’s name.

The walkers agreed Horsted Green was the ideal place for their meet-up and they were pleased to be able to continue socialising at the pub.


Walk organiser Millie Goad, right, and Clare Bridgewater are pictured with three members of one Golden Retriever family, son Percy, mum Hattie, and dad Arthur.


The full line-up of Golden Retrievers and their owners at Horsted Green Park yesterday.


Golden Retrievers love water and there was plenty to play in at Horsted Green Park.


Wet but happy, one of the Golden Retrievers at Horsted Green Park yesterday.

Thanks to Millie for sharing her photographs taken at Hosted Green Park.

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