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Dog Walking in Winchester
If you’re looking for some great dog walks in Winchester you’ll be spoilt for choice as there are lots of routes to choose from.
If you’re walking a dog in Winchester that enjoys a good run around, then Blackwood Forest is a great place to visit. There are lots of lovely spots to stop for a picnic as well as a nice cafe if you need to stock up on refreshments or fancy a bite to eat. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife.
South Downs Way
Whether you’re borrowing a dog in Winchester, or are out and about with your own pup, this is a lovely walk. Offering a nice mix of flat trails as well as hilly inclines, this walk is particularly beautiful due to the views, so be sure to take your time so you can really enjoy it and maybe even take along a picnic!
St Catherine’s Hill
If you’re a dog sitter in Winchester looking for a challenging walk, then why not head to St Catherine’s Hill. The steep ascent is well worth the climb for the views alone! There are also woodland trails for your four legged to explore as well as lots of open space for those all important games of fetch.
Another great place to walk a dog in Winchester is Abbey Gardens. Offering a lovely quiet place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Why not take a seat on one of the many benches with your furry friend and take in the well kept flowers or stop off at the cafe for a nice cup of coffee.
Where to eat in Winchester with your dog
The Bell Inn
A great place to stop off for lunch after walking someone’s dog in Winchester. The staff here love their four legged visitors (maybe even a little more than their two legged visitors) and furry friends will be offered both water and treats on arrival. The beer garden is a lovely place to spend an afternoon if the sun is shining and your pup is welcome to dine with you inside or out.
The Bishop on the Bridge
Always busy with a mixture of visitors and locals, this pub is located next to the river, making it a pawfect place to stop off after a walk. Pups will be treated to ear ruffles, bowls of water and treats, while two legged friends can lap up the lovely relaxed atmosphere and yummy food options. They also have a garden to enjoy in sunnier months. A great place to visit if you’re a dog walker in Winchester.
The Black Boy
With lovely open log fires to curl up beside in winter, as well as a wagtastic beer garden to make the most of in summer months, this is another great pooch friendly place to enjoy with your pup. Dog treats are available behind the bar and furry friends are made to feel right at home, both inside and out. Two legged friends can pick from a varied menu - the Sunday roast comes highly recommended!
The Cricketers Inn
Popular with dog walkers, cyclists and locals alike, The Cricketers Inn has a great range of refreshments and food. Located near to the river, this is a great place to stop off for a bite to eat before or after a dog walk in Winchester.
Local vets in Winchester
It’s always nice to know where your nearest vet is located when you’re looking after someone’s dog in Winchester. Vets Now offer a range of services from neutering, microchipping and vaccinations to standard consultations and emergency appointments.
Companion Care Vets
The staff here are very friendly and are happy to offer advice on pupcare as well as offering appointments for emergency care and general consultations. Located within Pets at Home, you can grab a treat for your pup while you are here if he has been pawticularly well behaved.
Pet shops in Winchester
Pets at Home
The one stop pup shop - this is a great place to stop off if your dog is in need of a treat. Whether you’re looking for a new lead and harness, some new toys or some advice, Pets at Home can help. Your pup is also welcome to join you in store, so he can sniff out his own treat which is pretty pawsome!
Offering a range of pet products, Pets Corner has something to suit every pup. They also run “puppy hour” on Saturday’s between 9:30am - 10:30am. This is a great opportunity for puppies to socialise with other young dogs, as well as scooping 10% off purchases during this time, and a free treat!