Pet Friendly Holiday Park
We are a pet friendly holiday park. Strawberryfield Park are delighted to see your pets when you holiday at our luxury lodges in Somerset. Not having to leave your furry family friend behind when on your staycation holiday break. Trying to remember what your pet needs prior to leaving for your vacation can be hard so we’ve created a small check-list prior to you leaving for your pet friendly holiday.
Have a read below and see which things you need to add to your own checklist so you have everything you need to ensure your four-legged friend has the best holiday with you. Feel free to print this page or share to your facebook page.
Checklist for your pet friendly holiday
- Collar/Lead (short & long lead)
- Food Bowls
- Normal tinned/packet foods
- Pet Treats
- Pet Medicine
- Play Toys
- Soft Bed/Basket (Sleep)
- Travelling Walks/Drive water bowl
- Wipe down Towel (Post Walks)
- Waterproof Jacket
- Travel Pen/Cage
- Poo Bags
- Toilet Pads for indoor emergency
- Pet Insurance Documents
- Summer Cool Mat
- Spare Blankets
- Walkies Rucksack
Cheddar and the Mendips is a haven for dog walks, pathways and wonderful trails. Below is a list of the Top 10 Dog Walks provided by Friends for Pets.
With it’s own car parking this National Trust area offer some fanstastic walking all year round. From the gorgeous blue bells to the scent of wild garlic in the Spring this is one of the most beautiful places to let you dogs have a good run and sniff. A longer walk will take you up on to Wavering Down and Crooks Peak.
Walk #2 The Strawberry Line
Ideally for winter walking if trying to keep doggies a bit cleaner! You can walk for miles through places such as Cheddar, Axbridge, Winscombe, Sandford, Thatcher’s Cider Apple Orchards and around Yatton. http://www.thestrawberryline.co.uk/
Complete with it’s own trigg point the views from here are spectacular on a clear day. You can see to Wales, Exmoor, Bristol and Glastonbury all from turning on the spot! Plenty of fun for dogs to have. Be careful of the Exmoor ponies if you are taking dogs with you. http://www.mendiphillsaonb.org.uk/projects/discovering-black-down/
Walk #4 Cheddar Reservoir
Lying between Axbridge and Cheddar, this great spot has a couple of car parking areas. It can get quite busy with dogs so great if your dog likes to socialise. Another great spot if trying to keep your dog a bit cleaner and dryer in wetter weather! http://www.bristolwater.co.uk/leisure/cheddar-reservoir/
Walk #5 Draycott Sleights
A beautiful walk with incredible views! Please be aware this is a Nature Reserve rich with wildlife and wild flowers so please ensure dogs are kept under close control to enable to species already living there to thrive. http://www.somersetwildlife.org/draycott_sleights.html
With a walk either side of the gorge there is plenty of variety of walking to choose from. Either head up the steep steps behind the Gorge shops on to the top or take a short drive and park at the top of the gorge for a gentler walk to Black Rock, Long Wood, Velvet Bottom and even up to Charterhouse. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cheddar-gorge/
Heading from the small village of Sidcot there are numerous walks to take you up through Winterhead, over the Shipham or even over to Axbridge. With plenty of tracks and variety dogs will never get bored of the same routes over and over again!
Responsible Dog Walking
When visiting these beautiful places in Somerset, please remember to be respectful of others who are visiting and the environment. Top Tips for responsible dog walking are:-
- Pick up dog mess in a bag and either take it home or to a dog mess bin.
- Only let your dog off lead if it can be effectively controlled around people and other dogs.
- Keep your dog on the lead and under control if livestock are close by.
- Keep your dog on the lead if there is signage or you are instructed to do so by a park warden.
Should for any reason you need veterinary assistance we have listed a local vet in Cheddar. Our on-site reception support at the holiday park in Strawberryfield
Local Vets in Cheddar & Surrounding Areas