X Factor Dogging

The multi-million pound North London mansion this year’s X Factor finalists have moved into is in one of the most popular dogging spots in London.


The X Factor Mansion

After moving into the £3.6 million property, which is ideal for any rock star or pop diva, in the exclusive Hadley Wood area last week, contestants including Honey G, Gifty Louise and Matt Terry will be shocked to discover the randy activities going on around their new home.

Hadley Wood, near Barnet, has evolved dramatically in the past twelve months or so into a bit of a red light district, with plenty of frisky people doing the horizontal hokey cokey pretty darn close to the X Factor contestants sleeping quarters.

One local dogger said “The area is lurvley for a bit of dogging action and, by the way, it is really close to the X Factor house so if any of those nice guys and gals wanna drop in for some Sex Factor fun, they can come down to the woods any weekend night!”

Grovelands Park is only 475 yards away from the X Factor pad, yet the contestants don’t have too much to worry about thanks to all their fancy security measures, so they can spend their free time perfecting their stool singing and their ‘pick up the phone and vote’ hand signals.


Honey G and the X Factor House

Another helpful insider chimed in about this saucy news saying “Dogging doesn’t necessarily have to involve cars – it’s couples meeting for outdoor sex. And it happens at Grovelands Park.” He then went on to explain that he met up with four women during the last week for sex in the woods.

Why Hadley Wood? Well, the producers wanted somewhere that was off the beaten path so to speak, and away from the temptations of London nightclubs. The producers have snapped up the luxury property situated on Camlet Way for an eye-watering £13,500 a month, and yet according to property website Zoopla the rental cost is a snip compared to what any of the wannabes would have to pay to actually own the pad and be close to the dogging woods, as they reckon it’s estimated to be worth a staggering £3,623,000 which proves the mansion has the X factor, and maybe the sex factor would help sell the place in the future too.

Credit must go to The Sun for initially reporting this story.



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Surrey Is UK Dogging Capital


The infamous Dogging car park at Hogs Back

Surrey’s rural locations and secluded spots are harbouring a rather sordid secret – the county is the UK’s dogging capital.

According to figures released by Surrey Police under the Freedom of Information Act, there are 93 dogging locations where strangers meet to engage in sexual activity that the Police classify as ‘public sex environments’ throughout the county, out of a total of 222 locations countrywide.

Surrey Assistant Chief Constable Gavin Stephens said “Surrey is a rural county with good transport links and would expect a high number to be recorded as the force takes a proactive approach to identify and monitor areas of concern.”

The senior policemen goes on to acknowledge that dogging is not illegal by stating “Whilst it is not illegal to engage in sexual activity outdoors, there are a number of offences which could result from this such as causing alarm or distress to others, outraging public indecency or exposure.”

Interactive Surrey Dogging Map

Reigate and Banstead Neighbourhood Inspector Richard Haycock agrees with the Police as he said the area’s figures could be down to its size and number of residents. He stated “Reigate and Banstead has the highest population of a borough in the county. There are more people living here than in other places and we have really good transport links out of London, to the south, down to the coast – buses, trains and roads. It is a very busy borough and I suspect that’s why we feature highly when you look at any numeric table in any category.”

A local dogger named Barry who is often at the Hogs Back dogging site told us “Yes, there are plenty of places to go dogging in Surrey and some can get really busy. I do know that the coppers carry out what they call preventative patrols, but if you ask me, a lot of them would love to come and join us, either in our out of their uniforms.”

A Surrey resident named Mike Preece wrote into the local paper saying that the news about Surrey being the UK dogging capital made him “proud to live in Surrey” while David Evans asked if there was a “bus stop” near one of the locations.

Credit must go to Get Surrey for initially reporting this story.


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Mystery Dogger

Dumpy Dogger

Mystery Dogger Poster

An odd poster on land close to Barnehurst Golf Course, near Bexleyheath, has appeared warning people about a dumpy woman on the hunt for dogging partners.

The poster describes a middle aged woman who has a sexual motive for her trips out and about, and the poster states that: “This woman is a disgusting pervert. She and her partner are doggers, trying to test the waters to see if you want to join in their dirty antics.”

The unknown author of the poster indicated that they have fallen victim to the advances of this mystery dogger, saying that she touched them inappropriately and that “She is trying to arrange seedy get-togethers on this field.” adding: “We have all seen the stockings on the bushes.”

A spokesman for the golf course said he was unaware of the poster, but that green keepers regularly check the land and would “immediately remove” the sign if they find it.

Dogging Dumpy

The Poster in Full

A local dogger who goes by the name of Barry the Banger told us that “The person who wrote this poster needs to be taught some manners. He should have said fuller figured rather than dumpy and he should have said mature rather than middle aged. Also the description doesn’t mention any clothing but I do have my suspicions as to who it might be, but I can’t be sure who this mystery dogger is.”

According to Barry, if it’s who who he thinks it is, she is often seen at a variety of dogging spots in Kent.

In answer to Steve Ball who wrote to his local paper saying “Myself, my wife, my girlfriend, my wife’s boyfriend, my wife’s girlfriend, that lovely couple we got friendly with in Greece and Elsie from the corner shop are all very worried that we might stumble across this filth so would appreciate an exact location so we can avoid it” we suggest he checks out this dogging locations guide, detailing where randy doggers, both old and new, can make the most of the long summer nights.

Who is this mystery dogger? If you have any information, please do let us know.

Credit must go to Kent Online for initially reporting this story.



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Dogging in Wiltshire

Chittoe Heath

Chittoe Heath

Wiltshire Police launched patrols near Bromham, a village in between Chippenham and Devizes, last week after receiving reports of dogging and ‘lewd behaviour’ at a beauty spot close to the village.

According to our sources, Devizes Police made an appearance at the popular Wiltshire dogging spot at Chittoe Heath.

A Devizes police spokesman was quoted as saying “Proactive patrols have been taking place in the area of Chittoe Heath near Devizes due to reports of anti-social and lewd behaviour taking place in the lane and wooded areas.” The spokesman also added the cryptic comment “Officers have been engaging with members of the public frequenting the area.”

A local dogger who goes by the name of Big Brian told us that “I know one or two local coppers. They know that dogging isn’t illegal, but that they feel they have to pop along to keep people on their toes, and also to keep the local councillors happy.”

Wiltshire councillor Jonathon Seed, who lives at Chittoe, said “Local residents have long been aware of the unsavoury reputation of part of this area. But the police are doing a first class job of tackling the problem.”

Of course, doggers shouldn’t be too deterred over police patrols and as long as they act within the law, they won’t be arrested. With the surge in popularity in dogging the past few years, there are plenty of other dogging spots where randy doggers, both old and new, can have fun with others, and make the most of the long summer nights.

Credit must go to The Gazette and Herald for initially reporting this story.


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Scouse Dogging Humour

Merseyside dogging

The gate that locks out Merseyside doggers.

A crackdown by Merseyside Police on dogging in St Helens prompted some hilarious comments from Scousers on social media and in posts to the local newspaper, the Liverpool Echo.

It stemmed from an article published by the paper reporting that a secluded Merseyside car park that had become a hotbed for public sex is now locked up at night. There is now a yellow barrier at the infamous Sidings Lane dogging spot which is closed from dusk to dawn in a bid to deter dogging at the park.

The story in the newspaper attracted many comments from Scousers, who are of course famed for their sense of humour, including the following:-

“First they take the coffee pot out the office and we need to go all the way downstairs to the kitchen, now they take away our dogging! What else are we suppose to do?” (Gavin Winstanley)

“Just as soon as I pass me test and get a car as well.” (Kevin Lowe)

“Take the fun out of everything… Why not?” (Hugh Hallaron)

“Could be a good spot for the scrambler bikes now. Every cloud.” (Benedict Bell)

“I think they’re barking up the wrong tree.” (Ian Myler)

“With that gate im sure they wont mind getting their leg over.” (Mark Hodson)

“They’ll be stopping us on the golf courses next!” (Billy Swann)

“I went dogging once but it didn’t work out, got a slap in the face when I sniffed a woman’s bum for 5 mins then tried to mount her.” (Facebook post)

“I’d tweet Stan Collymore this sad news but he blocked me years ago.” (Tom Pines)

If you want to visit this or other dogging spots, you should check out this comprehensive Where To Go Dogging guide.

Credit must go to The Liverpool Echo for initially reporting this story.


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Is Dogging Illegal?

There is a lot of misunderstanding and ignorance about dogging and the law, which we will try and address here, in the UK context.

It is important that you know your rights, and know the legal position in respect of dogging.

There are two key points for starters:- (1) The legislation that relates to dogging is the Sexual Offences Act 2003; hereafter referred to as SOA and (2) Dogging is not specifically defined as a sexual offence within the law.

Section 66 of the SOA looks at the offence of exposure, Section 67 deals with voyeurism and Section 68 deals with voyeurism.

Section 66 of the SOA states that exposure of the genitals with the intent to cause alarm or distress to the person exposed is against the law. If an individual “intentionally exposes his genitals and he intends that someone will see them AND be caused alarm or distress” he is committing an offence. Plain and simple. It can clearly be argued that people out dogging and exposing themselves in the act of dogging are not out to cause alarm or distress, and are thus NOT committing an offence. If an individual exposes him or herself intentionally to the general public, that’s a different story.

Section 67 of the SOA states that voyeurism is a sexual offence under four separate conditions.

A person commits an offence if:-
(1) for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification, he observes another person doing a private act, and he knows that the other person does not consent to being observed for his sexual gratification.
(2) he operates equipment with the intention of enabling another person to observe, for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification, a third party doing a private act, and he knows that the third party does not consent to his operating equipment with that intention.
(3) he records another person doing a private act, he does so with the intention that he or a third person will, for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification, look at an image of that person doing the act, and he knows that person does not consent to his recording the act with that intention.
(4) he installs equipment, or constructs or adapts a structure or part of a structure, with the intention of enabling himself or another person to commit an offence under subsection (1).

In essence this section of the law is stating that it is a crime to watch any person engaging in a sexual act for the purpose of obtaining your own sexual gratification, knowing that the other person does not consent to such observation for your sexual gratification. If the person has consented to you watching and is fully aware that you are watching for your sexual gratification, then it is not a crime.

So, Section 67 (3) of the SOA states that if you were to record another person during a private act, and you are doing so with the intent that you or another person will obtain sexual gratification from the recording and the person has not consented to the recording, you are committing an offence. Once again, if they have consented to it, then it is not a crime. Thus, if you are going to take pictures or record dogging activities on your phone or camera, you need to make people involved aware that you are doing so and make sure that they consent to it. This is not normally a problem, and if people consent to your filming or taking pictures, you are not committing a crime.

Section 68 of the SOA interprets voyeurism as follows: If a person is doing a private act if the person is in a place (which includes a tent, vehicle or vessel or other temporary or movable structure) which, in the circumstances, would reasonably be expected to provide privacy, and the person’s genitals, buttocks or breasts are exposed or covered only with underwear, the person is using a lavatory, or the person is doing a sexual act that is not of a kind ordinarily done in public.

So that’s the law, in the UK. Other countries will of course have different laws, but in the UK, it is quite clear that dogging in itself is not illegal; and why so few charges are brought against doggers; as most Police Officers realise the charges would not stand up in court.

Thus, responsible doggers exercising common sense should not fall foul of the law.

Bear in mind that a person can be charged if they use words, behaviour or display to cause another person harassment, alarm or distress under sections four and five of the Public Order Act 1986. The key matter here is that this offence only applies if there is intent to cause alarm, and this legislation is very unlikely to be used, and is rarely used, in this context.

One other thing to consider is the common law offence of “outraging public decency”. The law comprises “statutory law” – enacted by Parliament – and “common law” which is composed largely of precedents decided by judges in court. “Outraging public decency” is a subjective concept and generally refers to pretty outrageous lewd behaviour, for example stripping naked on a public bus and then urinating on the seats, or defecating in public. Dogging does not fall into the category of “outraging public decency” and we cannot find any record of a court finding a dogger guilty on a charge of “outraging public decency”. However, the phrase may get quoted by locals objecting to dogging in their area, sometimes the same locals who thought nothing of having fun down Lovers Lane when they were younger. Outraging public decency is not what doggers do – they have fun with other consenting adults, which is not illegal and does not outrage public decency.

We all understand that the laws as above are there to protect people from weirdos exposing themselves in public. If you choose to outrage public decency as per the above interpretation, then you deserve to be arrested.

Depending on the type of conviction, and you are found guilty of the above sexual offences by a court you can be fined or imprisoned for up to two years, so it is worth knowing the law.

Where do the Police fit into all this?

Your average Police Officer cannot be expected to know the law in detail. The average copper wants an easy life, and does not want to make arrests which are later quashed. On the rare occasions they visit dogging spots, they are going either as a result of local police force policy, in response to complaints, or out of human curiosity. They are generally reasonable people with a job to do and will normally act in a reasonable manner, and under most circumstances may either do nothing or they may just ask the doggers to move along, although individuals do not have to do so, as they are not breaking any laws. If a policeman or policewoman is going to arrest anyone, then they of course need to have a reason to make an arrest, and may well state offences against Section 66 of the SOA as the reason. Remember, if you are involved in consensual activity, there is no offence. In the unlikely event that the Police persist and you are arrested, write down everything the arresting officer says (or record it to your phone if easier) – as this will help you later.

Once again, let’s be very clear on this, dogging is not illegal and most Police Officers know this. Whilst they have a duty to protect the public from indecent exposure, they have no business at all interfering with people involved in consensual sexual activity.

Feel free to quote this piece or refer to this Guide to Dogging and The Law.


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