History Of The ‘Great Global Greyhound Walk’ (GGGW)
The Great British Greyhound Walk started in 2010 as a seed of an idea and we started walking! In 2014 we ‘went global’ inviting international Sighthounds to walk as well and the response was amazing!
The Walk figures spoke for themselves, and we were no longer just a ‘British’ event, so we evolved in to the ‘Great Global Greyhound Walk’! We have gone from 3 countries being involved in 2010, to 27 countries in 2021!
Check out the Sighthound / Walk Numbers and Countries involved here
The Great Global Greyhound Walk is an annual dog-walking event that brings together sighthounds and their owners to raise awareness of the breeds and show the public just what wonderful pets they make.
The aim is to bring owners together regardless of where their hound is from, to celebrate sighthounds, to raise awareness of hounds in need and to promote sighthounds as pets in a BIG way.
The event primarily involves hundreds of organised ‘walks’, across the globe, that all take place on the same day. All walks are free to attend and are open to everybody, whether they are a sighthound owner or not.
The Great Global Greyhound Walk is a project of Greyhound Walks, a group of greyhound and lurcher owners who walk most weekends in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Hertfordshire. In addition to the Sunday walks they also hold an annual Greyhound, Lurcher and Fun Dog Show each summer in Essex, and organise the now legendary ‘New Years Day Walk’ at Hylands Park in Chelmsford.
Please note: The Great Global Greyhound Walk is self-funding and relies on donations and the sale of merchandise to keep running. Please take a look at our range of products and/or consider donating, either by Paypal (to [email protected]), by cheque (made payable to Greyhound Walks and sent to Brinkside, Eau Brink, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE34 4SQ) or via our shop. Thank you.