Tuesday 11 December 2018

14 of the best places to walk your dog in Gloucestershire

If you're looking for the perfect place to go for a stroll with your four-legged friend, then look no further as SoGlos has picked out 14 of the best places to walk your dog in Gloucestershire.

From short and sweet woodland walks to strolls on the hills and across the fields, the gorgeous Gloucestershire countryside is brimming with perfect places to walk your dog.

Rounding up the very best places to take your furry friend, SoGlos’s hot list is sponsored by Mallards Pike Café in the Forest of Dean.

For more information about Mallards Pike Café, visit pedalabikeaway.co.uk directly.


1. Mallards Pike Café


Promising the perfect combination of beautiful views, a woodland walk and incredible coffee for afters, Mallards Pike Café is the top of our picks for places to walk your pooch.

Fuel up on tasty coffee and scrumptious cakes before strolling around the beautiful lake which is surrounded by luscious forest and a canopy of trees.

With a dog dipping area which your pooch will love, there’s a whole host of things for them to sniff, not to mention a stunning setting for owners to enjoy.


2. Rodborough Common


Expect nothing short of incredible views over the Stroud Valley when you walk on Rodborough Common. Furry friends can sniff, scurry and swish through the grass, and enjoy anything from a one-mile loop or a longer route through the nearby Cotswold villages.


3. The Severn Ham in Tewkesbury


For a flat stroll that has plenty to keep you occupied, head to The Severn Ham in Tewkesbury and keep your eyes peeled for impressive views of the Malvern Hills in the distance. Open fields and well-trodden paths mean this route is ideal for a leisurely walk, and what’s more, there’s plenty of chances to see some beautiful wildlife too.


4. Broadway Tower


Just over the border in Broadway, man and his best friend can take on the hilly walk up to Broadway Tower. Starting in the village, walkers and pooches can stop for a rest at the café at the top, and take in the views before heading back down to the village.


5. Cranham Woods


Renowned for its impressive mountain biking trails, Cranham Woods are also a great spot for a lovely dog walk. Head through the Beech woodland, past the famous Cooper’s Hill and back through the woods. There’s plenty of places to get tails wagging and owners are bound to enjoy it too.


6. Cotswold Water Park


Head to South Cerney for a beautiful waterside walk with your favourite furry friend. Look out for incredible wildlife or pack a picnic to enjoy at the side of one of the park’s impressive lakes.


7. Coaley Peak


Forming part of the Cotswold Way which stretches 100 miles from Bath into Gloucestershire, Coaley Peak boasts wild flower meadows, beautiful views and also great picnic spots to enjoy in the warmer months.


8. Pittville Park


With masses of space to roam around, plenty of places to sniff and even dog ice cream available at the café, Pittville Park is a great place to walking your dog and meeting other four-legged companions.


9. Sudeley Castle grounds


Keep your pooch on a lead and explore the beautiful woodland walk that loops around Sudeley Castle and its impressive grounds. Taking in woodland, hills and villages, the walk begins from Abbey Terrace in Winchcombe.


10. Robinswood Hill


Dogs and their owners can lap up the beautiful two-hundred and fifty acres of rolling countryside at Robinswood Hill in Gloucester. With wrap around views, multiple trails and plenty of wildlife to look out for, it’s a great choice. There’s even free parking!

11. Rococo Garden


Dogs can enjoy a great day out at Rococo Garden where they can sniff and explore the spectacular garden with their owners. What’s more, you can pick up a snack for your pooch in the café – which is completely dog-friendly.


12. Stratford Park


56 acres make up Stratford Park in Stroud which has a lovely arboretum, woodland, and lake too. Popular for picnics, the park is a great place to walk the dog and tuck into an alfresco lunch with the family.


13. Sculpture Trail


Take a trip through the magical forest at the Sculpture Trail in the Forest of Dean. Suitable for four-legged companions, the start of the walk is also home to a café which is great for refuelling.


14. Cleeve Hill


Soak up the incredible views and let your dog run off some energy on Cleeve Hill. Overlooking Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and towards the Malvern Hills, Cleeve Hill is a great place to let the dog run off some steam and blow away the cobwebs too.


© SoGlos
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