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Ruff guide to Sence Valley
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Find out about me, my owner and my favourite place for a walk in Sence Valley, as well as great dog friendly places to eat and sleep near by.

Cherry the dog from Sense Valley

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  My owner and me

I'm a very distinguishable Border Collie with my one brown and one blue eye. My owner Scott, a works supervisor, says that it make me very special, and I have to agree!

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  Favourite treat

It has to be sandwiches. I love all flavours, shapes and sizes!

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  Best trick

Finding a stick and choosing my favourite one and then dragging it home with me. Scott loves it when I do that.

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  Arch rival

Heavy rain. I really really don’t like that at all.

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  Favourite places for a walk

I love walking all around Sence Valley with Scott, but I especially love a wander around Horseshoe Lake.

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  Other useful information

You won't find any dog bins in the forest, so Scott has to bag mine up and take it home with him. Visit Sence Valley for more information about what's available on site.

Dog friendly places to stay

Ravenstone Guest House - 3.34 miles away

Church Lane Farmhouse, Church Lane, Ravenstone, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 2AE
Tel: 01530 810536

Stables Lodge (Sleeps 4 to 5) - 10.38 miles away

Grassy Lane, Burnaston Derbyshire DE65 6LN
Tel: 01332 510000

Garendon Park Hotel - 10.43 miles away

92 Leicester Road, Leicestershire LE11 2AQ
Tel: 01509 236557  

BEST WESTERN Nottingham Derby - 11.94 miles away

Bostock Lane, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire NG10 4EP
Tel: 0115 9460000

Dog friendly places to eat

The Queen's Head - 4.69 miles away

2 Long Street, Belton, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 9TP
Tel: 01530 222359

The Swan in the Rushes - 9.98 miles away

21 The Rushes, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 5BE
Tel: 01509 217014

The Wheatsheaf Inn - 10.38 miles away

Brand Hill, Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire LE12 8SS
Tel: 01509 890320 

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What's Here?

  • Dogs
  • Educational
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Visitor centre
  • Toliets


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