Top 10 Dog-Friendly Places in the Dean Wye

We know that travelling with your pup is important, so we’ve put together a list of things you can do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean with your furry friends.


The Dean Forest Railway – A 8.5 mile trip through the medieval forest to Parkend with steam and some heritage diesel train services. Free parking, cafe, museum and gift shop at Norchard station. Pay once – ride all day with your pooch. 


Pedalabikeaway Café  This establishment provides snacks and water bowls – they’re used to muddy boots and muddy pups!


Hillside Brewery  –  The brewery run regular brewery tours where you can find out about how the beers are brewed and get a taste of four of their classic ales too. Sit and enjoy the great views from the brewery with your four legged friend.


Tintern Abbey Cottage, Foxes Reach, and Vanilla Cottage – These three cottages have well fenced and gated gardens with dog bowls and spare leads provided.

©Foxes Reach


Deanwood Holidays in Yorkly consist of ten cottages. Dog-welcome boxes are provided, which include a protective feeding mat, scoop and disposable bags, a pet towel for each dog, and an information guide.

Forest of Dean & Wye Valley, Beechenhurst.


Sculpture Trail The 4.5 mile long Sculpture Trail features sculptures created by artists to interpret the Forest environment and the history of this very unusual landscape. It provides a unique opportunity to walk through the woodlands with your dog and discover art along the way.

Forest of Dean & Wye Valley, Beechenhurst.


House of Bread Two self-catering B&B, stone-built cottages with more than enough space for your family and your pup.

Moody Cow Country Pub and Dining – The food here is cooked from scratch using local ingredients and fantastic local wines are on offer too. They’re welcoming to customers on two or four legs.

Old Station Tintern  – The perfect place to enjoy walkies along the old railway track bed, before enjoying a bite to eat at the old station itself.

Parva Farm VineyardDiscover this award winning vineyard with a brisk dog walk on a south facing Welsh hillside, overlooking the beautiful River Wye. This is thought to be the site where the monks from Tintern Abbey grew their vines & possibly the Romans before them.



A guide to Dog Walking in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean can be found here

Don’t forget to visit other dog-friendly venues here.

Browse our dog friendly hotels, bed and breakfast and self catering.

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