The gorgeous Gloucestershire countryside is brimming with perfect places to walk your dog – from short woodland walks for pooches with little legs to brisk hikes on the hills and across the fields for the most energetic pets.
Please remember to follow all the current guidelines and maintain social distancing when visiting these lovely locations.
Promising the perfect combination of beautiful views and pristine woodland surroundings, Mallards Pike in the Forest of Dean is the top of our picks for places to walk your dog.
There’s also an area for your dog to take a dip and a host of things for them to sniff.
Expect nothing short of incredible views over the Stroud Valley when you walk on Rodborough Common.
Dogs can scurry through the grass, and enjoy anything from a one-mile loop or a longer route through the nearby Cotswold villages.
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 with the littlest of dogs, and what’s more, there are plenty of chances to see some beautiful wildlife too.
Remember to maintain social distancing when accessing The Severn Ham from the footbridge in Tewkesbury.
Just over the border in Broadway, man / woman and their energetic best friend can take on the hilly walk up to Broadway Tower.
With a loop starting in Broadway village, walkers and dogs can head to the top of the hill and take in the views before heading back down to the village.
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, for plenty of places to get tails wagging.
Head to South Cerney for a beautiful waterside walk with your dog. Look out for incredible wildlife or pack a picnic to enjoy at the side of one of the park’s impressive lakes.
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.
With masses of space to roam around, plenty of places to sniff and even dog ice cream available at the cafés, Pittville Park is a great place for walking your dog and meeting other four-legged companions.
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.
Sudeley Castle is closed at the moment, but when it reopens, it’s a must-visit.
Dogs and their owners can lap up the beautiful 250 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 free parking at Robinswood Hill too.
Dogs can enjoy a day out at Rococo Garden, near Painswick, where they can sniff and explore the spectacular garden and woodland with their owners.
When the Rococo Garden is open, visitor numbers are restricted and tickets need be booked online in advance.
Stratford Park in Stroud spans 56 acres for dogs to exercise in and includes a lovely arboretum, woodland and lake too.
Popular for picnics, the Stroud park is a great place to walk the dog and tuck into an alfresco lunch with the family.
Ramble along the Sculpture Trail in the Forest of Dean with your dog – for fresh air, energetic exercise and a bit of alfresco culture!
Suitable for four-legged companions, the start of the walk is also home to Beechenhurst café, which is great for refuelling, but bear in mind the café is only open for takeaways at the moment.
Soak up the incredible views over Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and towards the Malvern Hills and let your dog burn off some energy on Cleeve Hill.
Tuesday 03 November 2020
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