Great Places to Walk Your Dog in Bristol
The pawsibilities of dog walks in Bristol are endless, so if you’re looking for dog walking in Bristol or to borrow a dog in Bristol don’t worry we’ve got you sorted.
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 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.
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.
Blaise Castle Estate
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!
Ashton Court Estate
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.
Kings Weston Estate
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.
The Downs, which consists of Clifton Down and Durdham Down, is a huge area of protected parkland which lays right on the edge of the city. Within walking distance of other major attractions like the Clifton Suspension Bridge, is gives a great impression of being within the countryside. So if you’re looking for dog walking in Bristol we recommend escaping the hustle of the city and feel like your out in the West Country with doggy in tow.
Within the heart of Bristol is Queen Square, a Georgian park area enclosed by trees and cobbled streets. So if you’re a dog sitter in Bristol and your pup needs a break from the busy streets why not head to Queen Square for some down time.
If you fancy heading slightly further afield for a fun adventure with your dog, why not visit one of Britain’s most spectacular natural landmarks, Cheddar Gorge & Caves. It is dog friendly, welcoming all well-behaved dogs on the lead, you can explore the landscape and wildlife it has to offer.
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