Canine Capers on the Carrs


Unlike last year's lot, the minor dieties responsible for the weather on Sunday were obviously dog lovers. It was a day of bright light in the sky and stars in the ring. But really, it's all about the atmosphere, which, as in the last 5 years, was one of good humour and intense competitiveness hidden under sportsman-like smiles.

The Friends

The Friends of the Carrs grew out of the direct action taken by a number of local residents in 2004/5 to...

... of The Carrs

The Carrs is parkland that follows the Bollin River for just under a mile from Wilmslow to Twinnies Bridge. It is Wilmslow's favourite walking ground, where, in the morning, there are as many dogs as people. Most of the town's children have run in the play ground on Chancel Lane and begged to be allowed to paddle in the river. After rare falls of snow, the Carrs' one grassy slope is ridden by sledgers and the parkland becomes a Bosch canvas of colour. In recent years, rumours of fish have surfaced and there have been sightings of anglers.