Celebrate the New Year with a walk around Raby Deer Park.
The picturesque Deer Park at Raby Castle will be opening to families and friends on 1st January for the annual New Year’s Day charity walk, this year in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022, the national charity has matched thousands of dogs with deaf people since its creation in 1982 and currently has over 1,100 working hearing dog partnerships across the UK. With a voluntary workforce of over 3,000, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People relies solely on the support, time and effort of charitable partnerships to change the lives of deaf people across the country.
Volunteers from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People will be on hand throughout the day, so attendees can make a donation to support its extremely important work. Visitors will also be able to learn more about the four-legged friends who are so transformational in deaf peoples’ lives.
Visitors’ dogs are also welcome on leads, or alternatively can join Raby’s free New Year’s Day dog walk at 11.30am in the Hunters Yard.
The park will be open on New Year’s Day to walk in support of the charity between 10am and 4pm. The Plotters’ Forest will also be open during the day with the Enchanted Trail at a special discounted rate.
Get your walking boots on and start the new year with a refreshing walk through the wide-open space of the estate’s parkland, home to both Raby Red Deer and Fallow Deer. Wrap up warm and bring your beloved four-legged friends; dogs on leads are welcome in the Deer Park. The Café will be open, serving takeaway food and hot drinks to enjoy during your walk.
Sophie Brown, events manager at Raby Castle said:
“We’ve hosted New Year’s Day walks here at Raby before and they have always proved popular as a fantastic way to start the new year.
“Not only can people enjoy the incredible scenery across our park, but they can do so knowing that they are helping a worthwhile cause – it’s a really great incentive and what a positive way to begin 2023.”
The Plotters’ Forest New Year’s Day Opening
If you missed out on our festive trail over the Christmas period, The Plotters’ Forest will be open on the 1st and 2nd of January.