Well here we are at the final Snowdogs trail post 😞 The pack will be on the streets until Sunday 27th November so this is your last chance to see them out & about. They will then disappear for a couple of weeks before coming together for the Festive Farewell at the Corn Exchange on the 4th & 5th December.
Our final walkabout takes us into Hove, if it's a nice day then I would recommend walking along the seafront. As you head west the seafront promenade becomes wider and calmer, you'll also see the stunning Regency architecture as well as the cute and colourful beach huts. Walking from Brighton Pier to Hove takes about 30-40 minutes so if you would prefer a bus there are plenty of options from the city centre, the main routes are 1, 6 and 49.
Today's trail will start on the seafront just passed Hove Lawns at the bottom of Medina Terrace. This is another of my favourite pooches. This one has a simple design as he has soft, velvety fur but what makes me smile is the cheeky sticking-out tongue 😝
|3. Snowbrador - Artist: Ruby Cooper / Sponsor: Sussex Transport|
This is another decorative pup covered in flowers which seems fitting for his parkside location! Although, for me the name doesn't quite fit the design as this Snowdog is called Marty - maybe it's because I'm a geek but for me that name will always be linked to Back to the Future and Doc Brown exclaiming "Marty!" If I had realised this dog has this name ahead of time then I would have been expecting a Delorean themed dog. Just thought I should warn you that the name doesn't match the design in case there are any other geeks reading this post!
|4. Marty - Artist: David Halliwell / Sponsor: Martlets Hospice|
From Hove Park we are going to retrace our steps a bit and head back down Sackville Road, pass Blatchington Road and carry on to the bottom of Sackville Road. Turn right onto New Church Road and on your right you will find Hove Museum which is currently being guarded by Max. Max has a very decorative design featuring flowers and butterflies, I was also pleased to see that he has been provided with a bowl of water as being an adorable Snowdog is thirsty work! Before leaving the museum pop inside to see some of the snowpups which have been designed by local school children (there are also some in Hove Library).
|2. Max - Artist: Sarah Arnett / Sponsor: Joan & Jerry Cooper|
Our final dog is Boomer and he resides inside the Big Beach Café so make sure you check that they are open before you go looking for him. Boomer has been sponsored by one of the cafés owners - Norman Cook aka FatBoy Slim - so it's no surprise to see that he is a music lover. Boomer has a big boombox on the side and it's not just for show as he does play music - perhaps he'll become a club DJ after he leaves the trail? After all that walking stay at the café for some food & drink and don't forget to scan the app to unlock a special offer.
|1. Boomer - Artist: RYCA / Sponsor: Norman Cook & Big Beach Café|
Boomer was a highlight for me as not only was he my final dog on the trail but I met another fan who had also just completed the trail. My new friend was about 8 years old and was helpfully giving me some tips on how to scan the app. He then went on to tell me that Dave was the first dog he'd found but Rocco was his favourite. It was lovely to meet such an enthusiastic fan and to see first-hand how much people have embraced the trail.
Other places to look out for in Hove:
- Skyfall Restaurant
- The Ginger Pig
- Cycle Brighton
- Sussex County Cricket Club
- Café Chilli
- Modelo Lounge
- Lagoon Watersports