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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Country Park Dog Walk

Well! What a day! A new walk! I love a new walk although I’m not sure there was a lot of waking involved really. I spent most of the time bounding around sniffing out all sorts of lovely things and in and out of the woods with my BFF Dexter!

My She decided that she fancied taking a new walk and after a quick trip in the boot we arrived at Black Park.

Charlie and Dex In the Car

It is massive! It says on their website that there’s over 500 acres of woodland, heathland and open space, including over 10 miles of well-surfaced tracks and I think me and Dex had a good go at covering most of that!

There’s a huge car park as well with lots of spaces although you do have to pay £3.50. If you’re planning on going a lot then you can park in Black Park Road and walk for 3 minutes for no charge and no restrictions. If you don’t live nearby but you like the idea of a nice woodland walk, check out the Forestry Commission’s website here and you’ll find some good woodland walks near you – and don’t forget to let us know what you think if you do one! And if you’re planning to make a day of it, dogfriendly.co.uk will have some recommendations of places where your woofer will be as welcome as you are.

Right, back to Black Park….We started off walking through the heathland with huge trees all around. There are some incredible smells (apparently only Dex and me could smell them, though) and a couple of excellent streams to run through. We met lots of other dogs to have a good sniff at. One of them told me there’s a really large lake although we didn’t go near it – I’m not sure why as I really love jumping in and splashing! I like swimming a bit more than Dexter as not all Boxers are natural swimmers!

All in all a great day out! Watch us and check out our paw rating below!

Paw Rating:

Criteria Description Paw Rating
Ease of Access Black Park is signposted from the A412 between Slough and Iver Heath), Black Park Road, Wexham, SL3 6DS. You need a car to access the park.
Car Parking Large car park but it does cost £3.50. Limited Street parking with a walk.
Type of route Woodland, heathland and open space including 10 miles of well surfaced tracks. Flat terrain
Distance From 1 mile to 10 miles.
Facilities for humans Café and toilets.
Flexibility Good choice of shorter or long walks.
Dog Restrictions There are a few “dog free” areas including the Picnic area. For full details see here
Opening times 1 January – 13 February 8am-5pm14 February – End February 8am-6pm1 March – 28 March 8am-6pm29 March – 18 September 8am-8pm19 September – 11 October 8am-7pm12 October to 24 October 8am-6pm25 October – End December 8am-5pm
Number of poo bins Limited- we actually only found one at the North end of the Lake near to the Car park entrance. I suspect there are more but they are not in large numbers.

Hope you have as much fun as we did! If you’d like me and Dex to review your favourite dog walk then just let me know! Woof!

Charlie

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