About us

Wild Side Walks has been forming slowly since I got my first Hungarian Vizsla (Holly) in 2005:- think of a cross between an Andrex puppy, Bambi and Tigger. They are an exceptionally exuberant breed that require a lot of exercise.  I was fortunate enough to get a lot of help early doors from our breeder (who’s also got a pic of my “girls” on her website). I got my second (Ivy) in October 2009.

What we do

I walk daily along ancient moorland pathways, forest tracks and hilly goat trails, in all of the glorious weather conditions; gifted to those of us lucky enough to live in the West Coast of Scotland.

My main routes are usually about a 5km circuit of the West Highland Way,Strathblane Railway and Mugdock with Auchineden Hill & The Whangie another regular haunt. Other faves are Garadhban Forest and Fintry Hills. The dogs can run, jump, roll, swim and dig to their heart’s content and away from traffic.

As I said my “girls” are particularly full of beans, but even they, on return from their daily walk will eat their dinner and within 20m be curled up, all contented and sleepy. I care about our community and environment, and observe the Scottish Outdoor Access Code across a broad range of trails to ensure our dogs cause or come to no harm around lambing sheep, calving cows, nesting ground birds and little visiting birdies that nest in spring on some of the high moorland.

There are times when you will want someone to walk your dog because you work, have a function, you are unwell, fancy a day at the shops or you just feel like a pet free day. I will look after them, take them for a couple of hours for a great walk in the open countryside and bring him or her home paws wiped and happy.

Try Wild Side Walks

Please take up my invitation to meet your dog, take him or her for a walk, for no fee and without obligation, and see if you agree.

Prices start from £15. Contact us to find out more.


I cannot recommend Jacqui and Wild Side walks highly enough. It is a shame that my boxer Lucy can’t give the review as she just loves her! Lucy jumps up as soon as I say jacqui’s names, runs to her van and comes back happy and tired. Also usually muddy, which is a sign of a good adventure walk! I started using Jacqui when I moved to the area. I was careful about who I picked as I have had some bad experiences in the past – you really do need to do your homework when picking a dog walking company – but Jacqui and Wild Side walks have been fantastic ??‍?

Alyson Parker

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