Top Dog Walks in Cheltenham

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Top Dog Walks in Cheltenham

Cheltenham is home to many pleasures, horse racing, Georgian architecture, The University of Gloucestershire & is surrounded by plenty of fantastic dog walks. From climbing up to the highest point in the Cotswold’s to strolling through Pitville Park, here are 5 of our favourite dog walks, in and around The Frogmill, rated by us! Remember, if you build up an appetite from all your substantial walking, we offer a real hearty pub lunch, and of course, we’re dog friendly.

Cleve Hill
Winchcombe
Rating: 5 Stars

Located on the North-Eastern edge, on the way to Winchcombe, Cleve Hill is known for being the highest point in the Cotswold’s. With tremendous views overlooking the whole of Gloucestershire from Cheltenham racecourse just below over towards the city of Gloucester and beyond. There are countless footpaths crisscrossing over the hill’s 1000 acres, allowing plenty of exploring to be had.

Walk Duration: 2 hours
Starting Point: Cleve Hill Car Park (by the golf club)
Terrain: A variety of steepness, best suited for those who have a glimpse of the hiking gene.
Distance: 5 miles
What’s There: Car parking, information boards, and plenty of off-lead walking.

 

Mallards Pike
Parkend, Gloucestershire
Rating: 5 Stars

This beautiful setting is a great place to get active, whether this is a gentle stroll around the lake or exploring through the woodlands with your four-legged furry companion by your side (or more likely excitedly running off into the distance). With Instagram worthy scenery and spots for your dog to swim & splash, it is quite possibly one of the best spots for dog walking!

Walk Duration: 2 hours
Starting Point: Parkend, Gloucestershire, GL15 4HD
Terrain: Predominantly flat, with uneven surfaces & woodland ground
Distance: 2 Miles
What’s There: Car parking, information boards, toilets, picnic areas, and plenty of off-lead walking.

 

Pitville Park
Cheltenam Town
Rating: 4 Stars

Set just outside of the heart of Cheltenham, Pitville park opened in 1825, the town’s largest ornamental park includes playgrounds, a boating lake & an aviary. Stretched across 100 acres and divided by a road through the center, the park has plenty of pathed and grass walks with more than enough space for dogs to roam free, especially down by the lake and mini waterfall.

Walk Duration: 1 hour
Starting Point: Pitville Park
Terrain: Almost all flat, with a few small inclines here and there
Distance: 2 Miles worth
What’s There: Small car park, Café, toilets, children’s park, lake, boating area, pitch ‘n’ put golf & more.

 

The River Coln Walk
Shipton Oliffe to Coln Rogers
Rating: 4 Stars

Located right next to The Frogmill, the route winds down the River Coln, following it downstream and then double backs on itself to end up back at The Frogmill. With nothing but green plush farmers fields and rural footpaths, owners & dogs a-like have plenty of space to run (or walk) free.

Walking Duration: 3 Hours
Starting Point: The Frogmill
Terrain: Flat, easy walking but wellingtons needed during wetter days
Distance: 9 Miles (and back is 18 miles!)
What’s There: Peaceful, undisturbed walking & farmers’ fields.

 

Cranham Woods
Cranham Main Street
Rating: 5 Stars

Renowned for its impressive trails, Cranham Woods are a great spot for a splendid dog walk. Head through the Beech woodland, up the infamous Cooper’s Hill and back down through the woodland area. There are plenty of places to get tails wagging, children exploring & owners happy too.

Walking Duration: Up to 2 hours
Starting Point: Main Street
Terrain: Varied footing & grounding, best for more confident walkers
Distance: 8 miles
What’s There: Woodlands, on-street car parking, hills & plenty of off-lead space to roam.

 

If you decide you’ve had enough walking for one day and need a refreshing beverage or a jolly-good heart-warming meal, pop into The Frogmill. With a roaring fireplace with friendly faces, wonky ceilings, and head-banging door frames (watch out!) you can feel the character of the place as soon as you arrive.

The Frogmill offers a range of classic dishes, from the Winter Ploughman’s sharing board to a remake of the nation’s favourite dish, Ale-battered haddock with chunky chips. Oh, and don’t forget we’re experts in the Great British Institution that is the mighty Sunday Roast.

 

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