Swallowfield Dog Walking Fields

Come along with your dog and enjoy picturesque walks in the Warwickshire countryside. Swallowfield Equestrian is set in 65 acres, with 45 acres set well off any roads, and you can enjoy private use, away from other people and dogs. Our privately owned fields are surrounded by thick, mature hedgerows and trees with an abundance of wildlife. We welcome all dogs, but if they like to hunt, then you may wish to keep them on a longline or lead, as we have guaranteed pheasants, muntjacs, foxes and lots of exciting scents!

If your dog is aggressive or does not recall, then they do need to stay on a lead, as we do have a public footpath along just one side of the hay field, which although very quiet, may have a walker with a dog on a lead.

We have two different walks available for you to enjoy, and on return to the car park, there is tea and coffee available, a hose to wash wellies and dogs off, and a bowl of dog biscuits and a bowl of water. The car park is secure up a private drive, well off the road, with a private keypad for added security. Hand sanitiser is available to use, and dog bins for you to dispose of your bags of waste. As you will be pressing a keypad to enter Swallowfield, please have your own hand sanitiser available in your car.

Full details of both Walks are available below. Please also ensure you read our full Terms & Conditions – you will be asked to accept these as part of your online booking, thank you.

 

Hay Field Walk 15 acres

This shorter walk through two small fields before entering our stunning 15 acre hay field, named as during the summer months, we cut the hay for the horses. The field during the Winter months is very dry and there is a natural track around the perimeter of short grass, perfect for the smallest of dogs.
We have a railway embankment high on one side of this field, with the odd train, but there are thick hedgerows, brambles with wire fencing and the embankment is a very steep incline. The views around the hay field are stunning, and in the Summer months when the hay is growing, there are so many rare birds, butterflies and lots of wildflowers to spot. We do not use any pesticides on our hay field.

These 30 minute slots are available at the moment during daylight hours, weekdays, between 1.30-4.30pm, and will increase to 5pm in February, If demand increases, then we will also introduce two evening weekday walks as the evenings get lighter. The slot is your time and you may bring one other person with a dog for a socially distanced walk. No more than 4 dogs on this walk at any time please.

There is a dog waste bin provided for you in by the Hayfield gate, and by the clubhouse on your return.
A google map with the route will be emailed to you before your first visit. Please arrive 10 minutes before your booked walk, and one of the Swallowfield Team will meet and greet you socially distanced, and you will be pointed in the right direction. You may pick up a map and a couple of dog waste bags too if you have forgotten.

 

Hay Field, Canal Fields and Middle Meadow Walk 40 acres

This longer dog walk is around all the perimeter of the land adjacent to the Grand Union Canal. Although the canal runs alongside our fields, there are 10 metres width of dense woodland and hedgerows making the walk very safe and private. You will hear lots of pheasants, see buzzards and many marshland and woodland birds. Walking around the perimeter of the hay field, the three canal fields and back through the middle field is a really scenic walk, and even the most energy filled dog will enjoy an exhilarating walk with all the different scents. You really feel like you are deep in the Warwickshire countryside, and apart from the possible sighting of a walker on the edge of the Hay Field, this hour is totally yours.

Look out for our barn owl box in the middle field on the oak trees, and in the Spring, we will be digging out our large water complex, used for the horses to jump in and out of for the keen water loving dogs to have a splash and a cool down. This field has lots of logs, ditches and cross country jumps for the more agility minded dogs too!

This walk will be available to book on hourly slots at weekends only. Once our horse shows recommence, there may be limited weekend slots, but as the evenings get lighter, we will be able to extend these through the Spring and Summer. The pre booked walk is your time, and you may bring one other person with a dog for a socially distanced walk. No more than 4 dogs on this walk at any time please.

There is a dog waste bin provided for you in by the Hayfield gate, and by the clubhouse on your return.

 

Dog Walking Times & General Information for all Walks

Please arrive 10 minutes before your pre-booked walk time, and one of the Swallowfield team will socially distanced meet and greet you in the car park. You may pick up a spare map, grab a couple of spare dog waste bags and go and enjoy your walk. Please read all and agree all terms and conditions before booking your walk. You can reach us on 01564 784475 if you have any difficulties on the day during your walk.

 

DOG WALKING TIMES:

MONDAY 1.30 – 4.30 PM
TUESDAY 1.30 – 4.30 PM
WEDNESDAY 1.30 – 4.30 PM
THURSDAY 1.30 – 4.30 PM
FRIDAY 1.30 – 4.30 PM
SATURDAY 8 AM – 5.00 PM
SUNDAY 8 AM – 5.00 PM

DOG WALKING MAPS:

If you experience any difficulties making a Dog Walk booking or would like support please text 07798 626075. Click on any date for full details, times and booking information. 

On the Day Telephone: 07598 312072.   Mobile Phone Users please click here

Swallowfield Dog Walking Fields Terms & Conditions

In making a booking you agree that:

  • Dogs must be accompanied by their owner at all times – Dogs must be healthy – Inoculations must be up to date – Dogs must be wormed regularly – You must contact us before bringing a bitch that is on heat please as it can be very unsettling for dogs using the fields afterwards.
  • You must please pick up poo after your dog.
  • Bins are provided in the Hay Field and back near the clubhouse where you set off on your walk.
  • We are very strict on this for hygiene, health, and the basic enjoyment of the fields for everyone that uses them.
  • Please arrive no earlier than 10 mins before your booking and after your walk, please help yourself to a tea or coffee, wash off your wellies and dog if needed.
  • You will be given the exit code for the keypad when you arrive.
  • Please do not come onto the equestrian centre, and the toilet facilities I am afraid are not open for use of dog walkers at this time.
  • You are responsible for your own (and your dog’s) safety and agree to use the field at your own risk.
  • If your dog, or any dogs in your household are unwell you must cancel your slot and re-book for no sooner than 48hours later.
  • You may use the space for personal, or recreational use only – Dogs must not be let off the lead in the car park.
  • NO SMOKING on site please.
  • Please take ALL rubbish away with you, or put it in a bin, we have horses grazing in some of the fields and nothing must be dropped on the ground at any time.
  • If you arrive late you must still leave on time, unless you have contacted us, and arranged to stay late.
  • We welcome families, but ask that children are closely supervised, as the fields contain ponds, rough ground, stinging nettles, brambles, tree trunks, piles of wood, and other hazards, such as wildflowers and other naturally occurring plants that could cause harm. We cannot accept any liability for humans or animals harmed by the natural environment.
  • Charges are per family/household, and their dogs.
  • We make a further charge of 50% for any extra families/households sharing a session. Please book your walk time, and then email swallowfieldinfo@gmail.com if this is your plan.
  • We ask that one human is present to supervise every 4 dogs.
  • Please inform us if you give your appointment to somebody else as we will need a contact number – If you decide to cut your appointment short, or do not turn up without informing us, you will still be charged for the full session booked – If cancellations are made less than 24 hours before your booked slot, regrettably there will be no refund.
  • This agreement does not create any rights over the land and the hirer accepts that we maintain control, and possession of the fields at all times. Use of the Field shall be entirely at the hirer’s own risk. We accept no liability for the death of, or injury to, any person/dog or for damage to any property. Although the car park is through secure gates, please ensure all valuables are removed and your car is locked. We also accept no liability for any losses, claims, actions, damages, costs/expenses or other liability incurred by the hirer during the use of the field. By making your payment you have accepted all of the above terms and conditions.
  • For further information, or clarification please email us on swallowfieldinfo@gmail.com or pm us on our designated Swallowfield Dog Walking Facebook page.
  • The slot is your time and you may bring one other person with a dog for a socially distanced walk. No more than 4 dogs on this walk at any time please.

We hope you enjoy your walk and your feedback on your experience with us is most welcome.