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Top 10 Bristol dog walks

Here’s a list of some great places in Bristol to take your dog for a walk.

We love exploring Bristol with our furry friends by our side and there are so many lush green spaces on our doorstep. From beautiful woodland walks to huge green areas, Bristol has it all. Join us as we show you the top Bristol dog walks waiting to be discovered.

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Abbots Pool

A small but beautiful woodland dog walk in Bristol which surrounds a picturesque pool. There is a free car park on site and well established woodland paths. Great for families, there are picnic benches dotted about for lunch with luscious views. It is also a haven for wildlife. Deer, bats and birds can all be seen here and most of the area has been designated as a local nature reserve.

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Ashton Court Estate

One of the most popular Bristol dog walks; Ashton Court Estate is just outside of the city but feels like the middle of the countryside, with 850 acres of enchanting wide-open green space, woodland and pools. With its mixed terrain and choice of paved paths or off-the-beaten-tracks to explore, Ashton Court provides the perfect dog walk. There are some small pools dotted around the estate, which are perfect for your pooches to jump, swim around and cool off on a hot day.

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Badock’s Wood

Badock’s Wood is a hidden haven for a dog walk in a busy Bristol. In the centre of the woods, the River Trym flows through the valley floor and meanders through ancient trees. Some of which were planted up to 400 years ago. Along the river are beautiful wood tree carvings by the chainsaw sculptor Andy O’Neill. They show a range of local wildlife such as a hedgehog, a mouse, and a tawny owl.

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Blaise Castle Estate

Blaise Castle Estate is one of the most popular walks in Bristol and surrounding areas. Not only for dog owners, but for families too, with a big childrens play park and cafe. It has extensive grounds and a huge mixture of terrain, it’s perfect for a few hours of leisurely walking. In the woodland, there are various pathways that lead through a wooded gorge with a babbling brook – perfect for a doggy paddle! Or head up the steep hill to the folly castle with spectacular views of Bristol.

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Eastville Park

Eastville Park is a popular inner city green space, that has huge grassy fields, just perfect for throwing the ball around and giving your dog a good run. You can walk down to a lovely fishing lake and then follow the path along the River Frome. There are some woodland areas along the route, with lots of swimming opportunities for a water-loving pooch. It’s possible to follow the river via the Frome Valley Walkway to Oldbury Court Estate and Snuff Mills – which are also very popular Bristol dog walks.

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Kings Weston House

One of our favourite spots for a dog walk in Bristol, with a historic landscape covering over 300 acres that include mowed lawns, fields, woodland, historic buildings, grand panoramas and the brilliant Kings Weston House Cafe. The whole place has been renovated in the last few years (and is still continuing), so every time you visit you will see or discover something new.

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Leigh Woods

Leigh Woods is one of Bristol’s most popular stomping grounds for dog walkers. It is the biggest area of woodland in Bristol, covering a 2 square kilometre area and dogs absolutely love it here. Exceptionally brilliant if your dog loves squirrel chasing (like our Bella)! You can also get a scenic glimpse of Clifton Suspension Bridge.

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Oldbury Court Estate

Oldbury Court Estate is great for a day out with your pooch. This dog walk has a lot to offer: parkland, woods, riverside paths and swimming opportunities. You will find large areas of green parkland, perfect for a doggy run and play. Next to the impressive wood sculpture entrance is an equally impressive playground. Great for kids with lots of energy. There is also a cafe here in case you need some refreshments.

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Stoke Park Estate

Stoke Park Estate is an extensive Grade II listed historic parkland in Stapleton. Most well known to Bristolians for the yellow Dower House that sits proudly on the hill as you drive down the M32. The park has woodlands, extensive grassy fields, pond, fishing lake, sculpture trail and historic monuments so there’s always something to see. The gradient of the area is hilly and there’s some more rigorous terrain – great for exercising excitable dogs. Even though the park sits on the edge of the M32, it is protected from the M32 by fences and scrubland.

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The Downs

The Downs comprises of Clifton Downs and Durdham Downs – a huge area of green with spectacular views that you can spend hours walking around with your dog. The area extends from Observatory Hill to Seawalls to Henleaze.