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

Bella the dog from Thames Chase

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

I’m a seven-year-old Labrador Cross, which I think means that I combine lots of great traits from lots of different breeds. Clare the community ranger and I are inseparable, and I love to sit with her after a long day exploring the forests.

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

Carrots. They are lovely and crunching so I love chomping down on them.

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

Climbing onto kitchen counters to steal food. It’s a really great skill I learned very early on, and has stood me in good stead ever since!

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

Noah the cat. She knows I don’t like furry felines, but she still spooks me on purpose.

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

I love walking in Pages Wood, Cely Wood and Ingrebourne Hill, which are great for meeting other dogs and their owners. For dogs who prefer a quieter walk, Tylers Wood, Folkes Lane Woodland and Mardyke Woods are great too.

Making a bug home at an Eco-Kids event.  Water stops

The café at the Thames Chase Forest Centre provides water bowls outside for us doggies to drink from.

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

All ten sites in the Thames Chase Community Forest are ideal places for going for a walk - nine of the community woodlands have all-ability surfaced trails, so we can go any time of the year! Car parking is free of charge at nine sites and the Thames Chase Forest Centre is just £1 to park all day. Visit Thames Chase for more information about what's available on site.

Dog friendly places to stay

Best Western Bromley Court Hotel - 15.24 miles away

Bromley Hill, Bromley, Greater London BR1 4JD
Tel: 020 84618600

Down Hall Country House Hotel - 17.14 miles away

Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire CM22 7AS
Tel: 01279 731441

Bridgewood Manor Hotel - 17.42 miles away

Walderslade Woods, Chatham, Kent ME5 9AX
Tel: 01634 201333

The Draycott - 19.41 miles away

26 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 2RP
Tel: 020 7730 6466 

Dog friendly places to eat

The Duke of Cambridge - 16.38 miles away

30 St Peter's Street, London N1 8JT
Tel: 020 7359 3066

The Peasant - 16.64 miles away

240 St John Street, London EC1V 4PH
Tel: 0207 336 7726

The Drapers Arms - 16.77 miles away

44 Barnsbury Street, London N1 1ER
Tel: 020 7619 0348

The Crown - 16.84 miles away

116 Cloudsley Road, Islington, London N1 0EB
Tel: 020 7837 7107

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Mountain biking
  • Dogs
  • Horse riding
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Walking
  • Visitor centre
  • Toliets


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