Woof walk | Primrose Hill


Last Sunday we held our inaugural Goodwash Company charity woof walk at Primrose Hill, London.

A modest walk taking roughly an hour or so with some brief sniffing along the way,  it led us from the top of Primrose Hill past London Zoo into the heart of Regents Park and back to the Primrose Hill Village.

Primrose Hill or Bryn y Brillau as we like to call it, was the first gathering of the Gorsedd of the British isles convened by Welsh poet, radical and romantic Iolo Morgannwg. 

Today the summit has a memorial carved stone hewn from Ynys Môn. A summit that boasts one of the six protected views of St Pauls Cathedral in the city.

What better place than to hold our own first ever Gorsedd y Cwn (Dog Gorsedd) along with our introductory ‘Welsh for dogs’ lesson led by Ceril and Eira! Why not try this at home?

  • Eistedd – Sit
  • Dere ‘ma – Come here 
  • Aros – Wait
  • Cer i nôl e – Fetch 
  • Ci da – Good Dog
  • Gorwedd – Lie down 

A big thank you to Wales Week in London for their support and Burns Nutrition natural dog food for not only accompanying us along our charity walk but for adding their delicious natural dog nutritional boxes to our goody bags. We raised £300 during the walk for Many Tears dog rescue in Carmarthenshire, West Wales. 

Goodwash fur founders (second generation) Dilys and Eira along with their Welsh Terrier cousins Ralph and Edward throughly enjoyed the day and  made lots of new friends in London (see image gallery below).

A special mention to Romanian Rescue Stella who travelled from Alexandra Park, a beautiful many tears rescue cockapoo from Primrose village who was partially sighted, Millie from Mile End and rescue Flik who travelled all the way from Caerdydd! 

Congratulations to  Bear for winning the ‘best Welsh dog learner award’ along the walk. Bear and his owner Gareth was awarded his prize at the end of the walk when each walker was passed a ‘delicious’ piece of home made Bara Brith with Welsh salted butter, whilst all dogs looked forward to Welsh woof wash when they got home followed by some natural treats from Burns.

Diolch yn Fawr to everyone who supported our event.

We would love to see pictures of your spring walks or Bara Brith! 

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Jack and Bella at Primrose Hill

Geiriau Goodwash

(your Goodwash Welsh words)

  • Bryn y Briallu –  Primrose Hill
  • Bara Brith – Speckled Bread
  • Gwanwyn  – Spring
  • Llundain – London
  • Ffrindiau newydd  – New Friends
  • Lili fach y Gwanwyn – Little Lily of Spring (Snowdrop)
  • Briallu – Primrose 
  • Wythnos Cymru / Llundain – Wales Week / London
Ralph from Primrose Hill Village
Millie From Mile End
Bear and Lottie (Bear won our best Welsh language learner)
Edward from Camden and his chariot

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