Meet the Munroaming doggies
I asked if walkers in my Munroaming group on Facebook would like to tell me about their dogs and the Munros. I have been delighted by the response. From dogs that have walked a couple of Munros to those that have ticked off almost 180, they are all deserving of a place in the post.
I have no idea how many Munros Wispa the Wonder Whippet has climbed but I do enjoy a big day out with her. This is an example of one of the dogs clutching his favourite book.
Lots of fantastic Munroaming dogs
Hamish, the Border Collie, has walked 150 Munros with owners Gus and Marc Pattullo.
Brahan is a five-year-old Springer Spaniel, who has summited 46 Munros with Maree MacKenzie.
AgzyGroove Gillies owns Poppy, eight, and four-year-old Rosie. They are both beagles. Poppy has ticked off 91 Munros and a few Corbetts while Rosie has walked 51 Munros and a few Corbetts, too.
Dale Yates and Gigha the Border Collie have walked four Munros together and a c couple of Corbetts.
Iain Somerfield’s dog Daisy has hiked four Munros so far and has plans to walk many more this coming year.
Janette Walker walks with Mac, also a Border Collie. He has hiked around 120 Munros so far.
Kerry Chalmers owns Ruby, a rescue dog from Romania. Kerry said: “Ruby could barely be coaxed into the house when she first arrived. Now she loves getting out into the Scottish hills.” She has walked 34 Munros.
Dominique McKay and Campbell, a cocker spaniel, have walked 26 Munros together.
Rafe, another Border colie, is the much-loved pet of Elaine Stockdale. Rafe has walked 150 Munros. Elaine said: “He’s nearly 13 now, so he is slowing down. He always has to be the first to the summits, so when he sees a pile of rocks, any pile of rocks, he scrambles to the top.”
Scott McCormick owns Breagh, a flat coated retriever who has walked 179 Munros.
Anne Carberry and Ozzy, the golden retriever, have bagged 20 Munros together.
David Main and Cocker Spaniel Roxy, aged nine, have bagged 155 Munros together.
Trish Clark owns Genghis, a Springer Spaniel who will be 10 this year. Trish said: “His owner died suddenly in 2016 and a few months later, his owner’s widow decided he could come and stay with us.
“In the short time Mac and I have had him, he’s done 98 Munros, many of them a few times over.”
Paula Jenkins owns Daisy, a rescue dog, who has walks two Munros so far.
George Gallagher’s Northern Inuit, called Chandrika Moonlight Mountain Milly has 25 Munros, 20 or so Corbetts and another 20 Grahams to her name.
Rory Percival has a stuffed toy dog called Munro that has “climbed” about 140 Munros so far.
Julie Spence’s dog Angus, who is four, has bagged 10 Munros, including the tallest Ben Nevis.
This is Boss, owned by John Syme, who only started Munro bagging last year and has so far completed four peaks. He is a Border collie.
Trudi Beatt has Chase, a five-year-old Labrador, who has walked about 40 Munros; Nell, a Border collie who is four and has summittd 35 Munros; and smooth collie Duncan who is two and is on about 25 Munros.
Danny M CKeown’s dog Doogal has walked about 30 Munros. Apparently his favourite is Beinn Eighe!
Stevie Hughes has Penny, a Schnauzer, who is 18 months. He said: “Penny is a bit of a rookie but she has bagged four Munros and a couple of Corbetts so far.
Roz Patterson owns a rescue dog, Charles, an English springer spaniel. He has walked three Munros, a few Corbetts and a couple Grahams.
Brian Irvine’s rescue terrier cross, Tara, is aged nine and has walked 40 Munros.
Fi Harrison is the owner of Marlow, a King Charles cavalier spaniel, age seven. Fi said: “He is the smallest Munro bagger I know and will be walking the West Highland Way next month, too.”
Oli Reed’s 12-year-old Jack Russell Mario might have just two Munros to his name – Ben Nevis and Beinn Narnain – but he’s walked around 20 Wainwrights, as well as Snowdon, the Nantlle Ridge, and a big chunk of the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales. Oli said: “He’s also pretty handy in a kayak. What a great dog!”
Chris Dysart has an energetic Cockapoo called ZAC. He is four years old and has completed 43 Munros.
Jamie has walked 18 Munros with his three-year-old Staffy Bailey.
I am happy to add more Munroaming dogs to my wall of fame.