Hundreds of dogs and their owners will go for a a special walkies around the National Memorial Arboretum.

The annual Paws for Remembrance event sees pooches travel a special 5km walking route to areas usually inaccessible to four-legged visitors.

The event takes place between 9am and 3pm on February 11, with volunteers offering more information about the memorials along the walk.

There will also be stalls selling pet goods, while vets from the PDSA will be offering free health checks and giving advice on caring for animals.

Sarah Oakden, head of marketing at the arboretum, said: “Paws for Remembrance was founded in 2016 after we were collared by dog owners who wanted to bring their four-legged friends to explore more of the site than usually permitted.

“We are confident that 2018 will be the most successful event yet, and look forward to welcoming hundreds of animal lovers to the Arboretum.

“Dogs are welcome to visit all year round, but we do ask that owners use our designated route to ensure the comfort of all our visitors.”

To sign up for Paws for Remembrance, call 01283 245 100 or visit the National Memorial Arboretum website.

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