|Posted on Thursday, 29 March, 2007 - 12:52 pm: |
Popped up there for the first time yesterday for a stroll...and the place seemed to be overrun with dogs. I got to the top and ended up practically halfway up a tree beeing snarled at by one of seven dogs whilst its 'owner' meekly yelled 'Samson. Here, Samson' from 200 yards away. Then managed to escape down the hill to find seven or eight other dogs had just been let out of a van, three of which immediately ran at me. No muzzles, no leads, no owner control. If I'd had a child with me, he/she would've been terrified. Anyone else had a similar experience up there?
|Posted on Thursday, 29 March, 2007 - 01:01 pm: |
Probably dog walkers with several dogs that do not belong to them.
I believe this has been made illegal elsewhere. perhaps Wimbledon Common?
Complain to the Council.
|Posted on Thursday, 29 March, 2007 - 01:03 pm: |
What did you expect?
All those dogs being told there is only "One Tree" for them to all to share and then they find you scrambling half way up it!
Do you know how hard it is for a dog to cross its legs?
|Posted on Thursday, 29 March, 2007 - 01:17 pm: |
This sound terrifying!
I passed by here the other weekend but didn't walk up as have heard it's where lots of dogwalkers go - I am scared of dogs and regularly cross the road to avoid them if they are being walked without a lead (there was someone walking a huge rottweiler through Catford station the other evening, without a lead!). I would shout at them (the walkers, not the dogs) to control the dogs then call the council to complain.
|Posted on Thursday, 29 March, 2007 - 02:17 pm: |
This in in Southwark- is it not? I agree that something needs to be done as this is not appropriate.
|Posted on Thursday, 29 March, 2007 - 02:36 pm: |
There is a Friends of One Tree Hill Group (FROTH)and I'm sure they would be interested to hear your comments.
|Posted on Thursday, 29 March, 2007 - 02:38 pm: |
This was a comment from a previous thread 'views from the hill:
"Pity about your experience of the dogs on One Tree hill. We wouldn't want people to be put off visiting this lovely spot. Could you send some details to the Friends of One Tree hill? We are trying to see if we can get anything done about professional dog walkers and other irresponsible owners. firstname.lastname@example.org "
|Posted on Thursday, 29 March, 2007 - 04:42 pm: |
I last went there about 10 years ago and totally put of by agressive dogs and even more agressive dog owners.
Not very nice at all.
The other comments have not given me any incentive to try again
|Posted on Thursday, 29 March, 2007 - 07:27 pm: |
We had a lovely New Years eve there, me and all the other outcasts, many of them featured on the Yurt article!
|Posted on Thursday, 29 March, 2007 - 07:34 pm: |
I am quite distressed to see such negative views about One Tree Hill. The friends of One Tree hill are involved in pressing Southwark to take some action (not straightforward) on professional dog walkers in particular as we know there have been problems. Please do not be put off going there especially as spring progresses. We have recently completed a planting of native hedging along Honor Oak Road, ran a successful Bird Box day where adults and children made boxes for their gardens (free!) and have plans for a Dawn Chorus walk (4.30 am 28th April) and One Tree hill day (2nd June) with the Church, the Allotments Society and other local groups, amongst other events.
Please email me with any comments about dogs (we are compiling reports) or other issues about OTH.
Chair Friends of One Tree Hill (FrOTH)
|Posted on Thursday, 29 March, 2007 - 08:42 pm: |
The Forest Hill Flagger could have a field day up there...
|Posted on Thursday, 29 March, 2007 - 10:47 pm: |
The Forest Hill Flagger could have a field day up there
|Posted on Friday, 30 March, 2007 - 07:11 am: |
I should not have been so negative as have not been there for many years. I am sure you are the other friends are doing all they can. Will try to walk there over Easter.
|Posted on Friday, 30 March, 2007 - 05:10 pm: |
Forgot to add, professional dog walkers are not around at weekends.
|Posted on Monday, 02 April, 2007 - 01:31 pm: |
The gentleman which whom I had a confrontation many years ago was not a professional dog walker but a thug with a rottweiler.
By the way how much does one get for being a professional doggie walker.????
|Posted on Monday, 02 April, 2007 - 02:18 pm: |
My comment on professional dog walkers was more of a general observation as these are a particular issue on the Hill but during the week. One could meet a difficult individual with a dog anywhere. I went up for a walk on Saturday and there were a few dogs around but no threats while I was there. With no traffic going along Brenchley Gardens at the moment it was very pleasantly quiet on that side. As always there were plenty of bird songs on which to hone one's listening skills and it was good to see activity at the church where preparations for an afternoon concert were going on. Despite the negatives, and we do have to keep plugging away at Southwark Council, I think we are still very lucky to have our own wood in the middle of the inner city.
|Posted on Monday, 02 April, 2007 - 02:36 pm: |
I agree Sandy , Forest Hill is very fortunate to be blessed with many green oasis's . Long may we keep the builders and planners out.
|Posted on Monday, 02 April, 2007 - 06:20 pm: |
Emmm.... I quite like dogs. I also think prof. dog walkers provide a great service by ensuring dogs get out for a lunchtime run rather than being trapped indoors for the entire day.
|Posted on Monday, 02 April, 2007 - 09:14 pm: |
Please see first message on this thread!
|Posted on Tuesday, 03 April, 2007 - 10:10 am: |
If the Daily Mail were made aware that feral dogs were over running the area, we may be able to take the heat off the parakeets.
|Posted on Tuesday, 03 April, 2007 - 10:15 am: |
I know perfectly sane law-abiding sorts who let their dogs of the lead when they go into a park/green area so the dog can have a bit of a race and I think that is a perfectly reasonable thing to do. But then again, dogs don't terrify me.
|Posted on Tuesday, 03 April, 2007 - 10:30 am: |
There are dogs and dogs as well as owners and owners
|Posted on Tuesday, 03 April, 2007 - 12:22 pm: |
It is quite reasonable to let dogs off the lead for a run, but people should be able to control them. I like dogs too but I am scared of them unless I know them, and would not be happy with them running towards me - especially if there was more than one! The Horniman gardens are great as there is one area where dogs can be taken off the lead so they can run around and play, so those who don't like other people's dogs can give them a wide berth.
|Posted on Tuesday, 03 April, 2007 - 01:13 pm: |
Avoid dogs whose owners have visible tatoo's .
|Posted on Tuesday, 17 April, 2007 - 12:34 pm: |
Walked up here last weekend following some positive comments here, took my bodyguard but there were no dogs. Stunning view!
|Posted on Wednesday, 18 April, 2007 - 06:32 pm: |
never had any trouble myself. a great asset to area - well worth a visit.
|Posted on Wednesday, 18 April, 2007 - 09:31 pm: |
Horniman Gardens are also often strewn with dog poop. Counted at least twenty in the big field one day last year. Kids play and people sunbathe and eat picnics in that area for goodness sake!
|Posted on Thursday, 19 April, 2007 - 08:33 am: |
This should be reported to the Horniman management as I doubt whether they would let this problem drift on if they knew it was so bad....
|Posted on Thursday, 19 April, 2007 - 08:41 am: |
I saw dozens of people horizontal in the dog-walking field last weekend.
Beats me why anyone would want to lie there - where there's bound to be poop - instead of in the other areas.
|Posted on Thursday, 19 April, 2007 - 09:06 am: |
We need some action - Forest Hill Flagger where are you?
Have we drifted onto another thread?