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Best places in Bristol for a doggy paddle

In these hot summer months, it’s so important to keep your doggy cool and hydrated, so why not explore some of the great places to go for a doggy paddle? Bella gets so ridiculously excited when we take her to these places, you cannot keep that girl out of the water! In Abbots Pool, you will even see people wild swimming in the summer, so you could even get in for a dip if you dare. Just remember to keep your dog in the shade, have a bottle of water at the ready and towel in the car.

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Manor Woods Valley

A nature reserve with a large wildlife meadow, green spaces, woodland and The Malago stream running through

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Blaise Castle Estate

Huge, popular 650-acre estate containing a manor house, folly castle, children's play area and woodland

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Snuff Mills

Woodland walk starting at the old water mill and landscaped gardens, walk alongside the river for plenty of dog swimming opportunities

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Oldbury Court Estate

Large parkland with a varied landscape of woods, riverside paths and swimming opportunities

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Badock's Wood

A haven in the city, this beautiful area is varied and offers all different types of walks

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Ashton Court Estate

Large country park with 850 acres of woodland, grassland and pools

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West Tanpit Wood

A beautiful hidden gem - a woodland walk with a babbling brook through ancient trees

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Paradise Bottom

Part of Leigh Woods, but a beautiful and varied dog walk in its own right, walk through Giant Redwoods, a variety of ancient trees and small pools for a doggy paddle

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Nightingale Valley

A hidden gem in Brislington, where the Brislington Brook runs through a woodland valley, a great spot for a doggy paddle

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Abbots Pool

A beautiful walk with woodland paths centred around a large pool with spots for picnics

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Weston-Super-Mare Beach

Great beach walk for dogs between 1st October until 30th April

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Conham River Park

A beautiful riverside walk next to a woodland

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Dundridge Park & Conham Vale

A beautiful, large and quiet open park with lots of grassy areas, woodlands and a stream

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East Harptree Wood & Smitham Chimney

Small, beautiful walk with a great swimming area in a historic wood that was once an industrial hub

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Willsbridge Mill

A hidden gem in the suburbs, a lush woodland circular walk centred around an old mill with a brook running through the valley

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Lord's Wood

A large, beautiful woodland with numerous paths, pool and streams