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Dog Walks: Leigh Woods

If you’re looking for somewhere spectacular to enjoy walking your dog, this would be a good place to visit. This is one of my weekend walks as it’s a little further away from home, but sometimes I’ll treat the dogs and I to it during the week as it’s such a special place 🙂

One thing to bear in mind is that the wood are quite a busy place with other dog walkers, cyclists and families so perhaps not the most relaxing walk if your dog is inclined to jump up or react to other dogs.

boys exploring leigh woods
You might bump into the local monkeys whilst you’re there 😉

There are various routes around the woods and you could spend hours wandering around discovering it’s beauty spots. This morning my colleague Nic and I walked to the edge of the River Avon before heading back up the hill. It’s also suitable for buggies or mobility scooters as my Dad and I have road-tested the bigger tracks, which can provide you with a lovely long walk.

leigh woods sunlight
It’s a magical place!

Where is it?

There are two ways to explore the beautiful Leigh Woods – one from the Forestry Commission‘s car park, and the other from the National Trust‘s car park. If you use the postcode BS8 3QB you should get fairly close to the turning off the main road.

Leigh Woods map
Here are the two entrances to the woods

I usually park in the Forestry Commission car park as it’s slightly bigger and therefore easier to turn my van around. There is parking on either side of the road leading up to the main car park, which is approx. half a mile from the main road.

leigh woods car park
The Forestry Commission car park

Today I’m grateful for such magical and beautiful places to explore with my dogs and friends 🙂

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