Mods - Sorry if this is not the best section, I did look for a more suitable place but couldn't find one that seemed to fit so thought I'd post it here and you'd move it if it needs it :)
My main concern moving over is our dog(s). I am concerned about the flight (we have a whippet who gets stressed easily and are planning on getting another soonish) and then the quarantine being down in Melbourne :| 8 hours at least to go collect them and it'll mean no visiting during their 30 days! But thats a short term thing I am sure it'll all be ok.
I'm also concerned about the lack of extended dog walking trails. I know dog parks exist and there are some good ones, but as I am sure many know, its very different to the UK in terms of being able to go tramp across a public footpath out in the countryside or a field or two on the outskirts of a town. Its often a confined fenced in space that doesn't really stretch a dog unless they really run about and play or chase a ball.
I adore the English countryside and love walking my dog but don't wish to be confined to visiting dog parks round the city. I know the beachs can be used but for me that isn't where I like to walk the dog, at least not on a daily basis.
Are there any trail type dog parks/walks to be found around the city? As in walks in parklands where dogs can be off lead but not be within a smallish fenced in area. If so are they clean and decent to use?
Many thanks in advance :)