Gloucestershire is located in the Cotswolds with close access to Wales & the South West Coast. It’s a great place to explore with pets as there are plenty of dog friendly days out in Gloucestershire.
The Best Places To Take Dogs in Gloucestershire
Home to flowing streams, forests teaming with wildlife and idyllic countryside walks, it’s easy to see why Gloucestershire is so popular for a holiday.
For pet’s it’s no different, there is also more than enough to keep them entertained with the wide range of dog friendly attractions in Gloucestershire.
Activities & Things to Do
Find below 7 of the best days out in Gloucestershire for dogs
1. Clearwell Caves
Clearwell Caves are 9 ancient caverns tucked away in the breathtaking Forest of Dean. You will be treated to an extraordinary underground experience. You will witness how iron ore has been mined for over 4,500 years. The caverns are linked by passageways with interesting displays throughout portraying the miners’ accounts. Weapons, tools, and machinery were made from iron ore mined from the caverns. Pack a picnic basket or enjoy a meal at a popular restaurant.
2. Dean Forest Railway
Located in the Forest of Dean, this historic railway travels through some stunning scenery and there are 5 stations along the route so you can hop off and explore the area. The trip is only 4.5 miles but is well worth it and dogs can travel with you for just £2 per ticket
3. Walk along Offa’s Dyke
Bordering England and Wales this popular walking trail stretches for 177 miles while you probably don’t want to tackle the whole length, this section in Gloucestershire offers a lovely woodland walk with views of the 12th century Tintern Abbey and there plenty of picnic spots and dog-friendly pubs where you can stop and rest.
4. Robinswood Hill
Robinswood Hill offers great walks for you and your dog. The 250-acre country park is 651 feet above sea level. This offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area. If you lucky you will see some of the amazing wildlife including red kites, foxes and badgers. Robinswood Hill also boasts wildflower meadows, woodland and play areas for the children. Enjoy a stunning day out with your family including your pooch.
5. Painswick Rococo Gardens
These unique gardens were designed in the 18th century and are the UK’s only complete rococo garden. Stroll along the well maintained footpaths take some selfies by the stunning architectural buildings then you and Fido can enjoy a bite to eat in the dog friendly cafe
6. Batsford Arboretum
Batsford in Gloucestershire is home to one of the largest private tree collections in England. You can visit the arboretum any time of the year. Witness beautiful snowdrops, spring-flowering bulbs, spectacular Japanese flowering cherries, and amazing Davidia tree. Cool off under the tree canopy in summer. Autumn offers up the most colour and will leave you breathless. There are 56 acres of wild gardens, paths, and streams to explore. Batsford Arboretum is family orientated and will be enjoyed by young and old. After you built up a hunger then try one of the mouth-watering lunches, tea and home-baked cakes at the Terrace Cafe.
7. The Cotswold Motoring Museum
A great value day out for all the family, dogs are welcome at this popular tourist attraction. Located in the delightful village of Bourton-on -the-water you will discover the history of motoring, see vintage motorbikes, toys and step back in time in the old blacksmiths, all with Fido at your side
Looking at Visiting the Area
We told you about the best dog-friendly place in Gloucestershire but did you know this stunning county has lots of self-catering properties that allow dogs and dog walks in Gloucestershire. Once again we have rounded up our top picks.
The picturesque country villages and bustling market towns of this county are well worth a visit so why not check out Gloucestershire dog friendly cottages.
A great option for families who don’t want to leave their pup at home and want a countryside getaway. We have sniffed out some dog friendly lodges in Gloucestershire.