Worthington Lakes

Started by: i-spy (14716) 

anybody know why dogs are banned

Started: 20th Jul 2015 at 21:26

Posted by: Jazzy (8654) 

According to the web site United Utilities dont allow dogs on their land, but there is an alternative route.

Replied: 20th Jul 2015 at 21:32
Last edited by Jazzy: 20th Jul 2015 at 21:34:34

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

the alternative route is rubbish I'm afraid.

Replied: 20th Jul 2015 at 22:07

Posted by: Jazzy (8654) 

Well it looks like the alternative or nowt!

Replied: 20th Jul 2015 at 22:09

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

I wonder what the penalty is if you ignore the ban

Replied: 20th Jul 2015 at 22:19

Posted by: tuddy (1067)

Death by firing squad!

Replied: 20th Jul 2015 at 22:54

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

Water pistols

Replied: 20th Jul 2015 at 22:58

Posted by: tonker (21577) 

Dogs are banned because they're dirty, smelly, pests to society and belong on farmyards with the other dirty, smelly animals.

Death by ........ clouting with a spade!

Replied: 20th Jul 2015 at 23:42

Posted by: kathpressey (5127) 

Are there ducks and other water birds about? I expect it's to stop them being pestered by dogs - especially when nesting

Replied: 26th Jul 2015 at 09:29

Posted by: spud1 (inactive)

Worthington reservoirs are the only ones which don't allow dogs,all the other reservoirs owned by United Utilities allow dogs,there are no notices banning dogs anyway.

Replied: 26th Jul 2015 at 16:10
Last edited by spud1: 26th Jul 2015 at 16:12:26

Posted by: tonker (21577) 

They can't ban blind dogs, by law. But, it would be fair to ban them really, because they might lose their footing, causing them to fall in the water and drown!

Replied: 26th Jul 2015 at 16:31

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3082) 

Personnaly I would think it may be because they do not want dogs from going into the water sytem that we all use, I don't think it would be a good idea letting them piss and shit in the water do you??

Replied: 26th Jul 2015 at 16:32

Posted by: tonker (21577) 

Fish piss and shit in it, and you don't bother about them. That's discriminatory!

Replied: 26th Jul 2015 at 17:12

Posted by: spud1 (inactive)

Worthington Reservoirs are not now used for drinking water,I was told they use them for maintaining the water level on the L&L canal via the river Douglas,they used to use Foulridge.

Replied: 26th Jul 2015 at 17:16

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

Me and him had a nice walk today 😊

Replied: 29th Jul 2015 at 23:36

Posted by: Jazzy (8654) 

for a man with a low battery, your certainly getting about!

Replied: 29th Jul 2015 at 23:39

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

Wandering Around Worthington Lakes (Aug 2014) -

Wigan Council Greenheart - Worthington Lakes

Replied: 30th Jul 2015 at 16:49
Last edited by jo anne: 30th Jul 2015 at 16:51:19

Posted by: reddi8 (1107)

My brother lived at Waterside alongside Worthington lakes. They were told to keep their dog away from the drinking water

Replied: 31st Jul 2015 at 09:14

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

I wouldn't let my dog anywhere near that water - you just don't know who's been in it 😃

Replied: 2nd Aug 2015 at 22:06

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

Today's Photo-a-Day: Worthington Walkers by David, Platt Lane in the distance.

It's not a place I've ever explored.

Replied: 10th Aug 2015 at 09:01

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

From WW What's On:

Link - Bright Days (FB)

Replied: 15th Aug 2015 at 08:44

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

Have you seen today's photo-a-day, I-spy? Cormorant

I'll give it a rant, indeed! They ban dogs and then look what that bird's gone & done!

Replied: 12th Oct 2015 at 13:34

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 


Replied: 12th Oct 2015 at 15:30

Posted by: Jazzy (8654) 

Great pic though isn't it jo anne !

Replied: 12th Oct 2015 at 15:46

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

A brilliant pic, Jazzy - for Crimewatch! We'll catch the birdie, never mind watch it!

Yes, Jazzy, it was very well caught.

Replied: 12th Oct 2015 at 17:02


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