Choosing the right walk location

Are you struggling to find the perfect spot for a walk?

Your choice of walk location will absolutely dictate how much fun both you and your dog have.

What is the goal of your walk? Do you want to access a certain viewpoint so you can Instagram the moment? Well you’ll probably find another 50 people at the top of Vettakollen waiting in turn to take a selfie or photo of the view over the Oslofjord.

Don’t get me wrong it’s a beautiful view and I’ve been there a few times.

But maybe you’re a bit like me and you prefer to find a secret spot in the woods where you can roam without meeting lots of people.

Planning a good wall very much starts at home and a great place to start is Google Maps.

The contour map will help you see valleys and hills to be explored slightly off the larger trials.

Yes in winter this will probably mean breaking in the trail in relatively deep snow, but your dog will absolutely love this and get pretty tired.

Quick tip if you have a medium or large sized dog is to throw objects where you intend to walk in front of you so they can break the trail for you.

Oslomarka is an abundant expanse of pure adventures without needing to meet anyone.

I am regularly found scrambling up steep slopes and making the dogs jump up alongside me.

If you are having fun, they will be having fun.

So ditch the easy lap of Sognsvann with your dog on a lead and go get lost and explore.

If anyone is looking for a new walk adventure please feel free to drop me a message with the area and roughly how long a walk and I will happily suggest a few alternatives. After nearly 10 years of daily exploring I have well over 1000 different routes.

Variety is the spice of life if so mix up your walks a little bit more.

Doggies: Haraka, Vali, Samus, Deano and Wilma

Doggies: Pippi, Mari, Nola, Lucy and Max

Doggies: Milli, Marmite and Tiki

Have a lovely evening with your doggies and we are back again Monday morning for more dogwalking in Oslo nature.


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