Walking our furry friends is such an important part of dog ownership. If you’re borrowing a dog, you might not know the best places to go, so we hope to inspire you with these five local wagtastic walking spots for you and your doggy, borrowed or owned, in Bristol.
Eastville Park lies just to the South of the River Frome in the North East of the city of Bristol. It’s a large and open grassy area, which features several footpaths lined by trees, a pavilion, boathouse and lake.
The park is a popular location for community events and in May 2015 was host to the Love Saves the Day festival - a weekend-long celebration of underground music! At almost 50 acres in size, there is plenty of room for you and your dog to stroll along the river, play fetch in the open fields or watch ducks in the lake.
Plan your dog walk to Eastville Park here.
Described by the National Trust as a “wilderness of tranquility”, Leigh Woods is a wonderful woodland situated above the Avon Gorge. A national nature reserve, Leigh Woods is the largest woodland in the Bristol area covering a 2 square kilometre area.
There are two forest trails that can both be accessed from the car park, one easy and one moderate in difficulty. In addition to this, there are fantastic views of the Avon Gorge, the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Cabot Tower. This is the perfect place for both dog and man alike to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in nature.
Plan your dog walk to Leigh Woods here.
It’s no wonder why Blaise Castle Estate has been described as “dog heaven” thanks to 650 acres of beautiful parkland and extensive scenic walking routes. The name of the estate comes from the castle itself, an 18th-century mansion house.
There are several different woodlands that can be explored on the estate, as well as pools, streams, grasslands, caves and quarries. The variety of terrains and sights means a visit to Blaise Castle Estate will never be dull and you can see something new every time you go!
Plan your dog walk to Blaise Castle Estate here.
850 acres of woodland and grassland make Ashton Court Estate prime dog-walking territory for anyone in the Bristol area. Home to lots of deer (don’t worry - they’re fenced in) and magnificent oak trees, the grand estate also boasts two 18-hole pitch-and-putt golf courses!
There’s a real feel of being deep in the countryside, even though you’re just outside the city. The cafe at the mansion is dog friendly and has water bowls out for our furry friends who will no doubt need a good drink after a long romp across this wonderful estate.
Plan your dog walk to Ashton Court Estate here.
Dogs are very welcome at this estate situated in the north west of Bristol. The Grade II historic landscape covers 300 acres and is home to many historic buildings and beautiful gardens. The Great Avenue, planted in the early eighteenth century, is the oldest avenue in the whole of Bristol and its Lime trees are the oldest known in the city.
If you’re looking for great views whilst out on your walk, then head towards the Georgian viewing terrace at the top of the gardens. From here you can enjoy wonderful views across the Avon and Somerset towards Bristol.
Plan your dog walk at Kings Weston Estate here.
High paws and thanks to our pawsome pals at Walkiees for their contribution. We hope you’re as excited about your next dog walk as we are.
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