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.
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.
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.
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 Vineyard – Discover 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.