A Dogs Dream of a Dog Walk at Bradgate Park Leicestershire

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This vast 830-acre free walk in a deer park offers masses for both dogs and owners, from the landmark ‘Old John’ folly to the ruined former home of Lady Jane Gray, with stunning panoramic views over the Leicestershire countryside.

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Bradgate Park
Newtown
Linford
Leicstershire

LE6 0HE
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This vast 830-acre deer park offers masses for both dogs and owners, from the landmark ‘Old John’ folly to the ruined former home of Lady Jane Gray, with stunning panoramic views over the Leicestershire countryside. Charles Bennion, a local business man and philanthropist, bought the park for the folk of Leicestershire for recreation in 1928. This location is a fantastic opportunity for dogs to get plenty of exercise, although care must be taken as there are red and fallow deer roaming freely.

There are multiple entrances and three pay and display car parks, although the visitor centre is located nearest to the Newtown Linford entrance. From here, you can see the deer eating grass while you relax and watch the world go by. There are toilet facilities available, and dogs must be kept on leads around this main visitor area. The Park is open dawn until dusk throughout the year.

It is a hilly expanse with varied terrain, including some steep gradients, which means that it’s more suited to older children and those who enjoy a more challenging walk. These dog walking routes are mainly unsurfaced paths, including those leading up to a monument dedicated to the Yeomen of Leicestershire who died in the 1st and 2nd World Wars. From top of ‘Old John’, the 18th century observation tower commemorating Charles Bennion, there are viewpoints allowing you to stop and admire the breathtaking surroundings: stunning mature woodland Swithlands Wood, rocky moorland and rolling hills.

There are plenty of wide open spaces for your dog to bound around in, with dry stone walls and water trenches providing some natural boundaries.

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