Walkies and Dinner on Route

Dog Friendly Gloucester Services

When planning a long journey with your dogs, we know how important it is to plan in some stops for your furry friends (and you!) to stretch your legs. We’ve put together this helpful guide of motorway stops, as well as a few places not too far off the road where everyone can enjoy a quick break before continuing your journey to Devon.

Gloucester services – a great stop for humans too!

Gloucester services has a traffic-free dog walking area with a pathway from the car park offering views of the countryside. Dogs must be kept on leads. Dogs are also welcome in the foyer of the main building, with water bowls at the front entrances.

Dog Friendly Gloucester Services

Blaise Castle Estate – just off junction 17

Free entry to 400 acres of parkland and woodlands, plus a café and children’s adventure playground so everyone can have some fun.

Dog Friendly Stops

Cheddar Gorge – junction 22

If you got some time spare, Cheddar offers a lot of open space and a picturesque village to explore. With a dedicated doggy bakery and long walks alongside the Gorge, your dog will be happy to make the stop!.

Cheddar Gorge Dog Friendly

Canalside walk – junction 24

A short 10-minute drive off the motorway to Maunsel Lock, where you can take a gentle stroll along the canal and stop off at the local tea room for refreshments before hoping back in the car.

Dog Friendly Stop Canal Side Walk

The Globe Inn – Tiverton

Once you’ve left the m5, this dog-friendly pub overlooks the Grand Western Canal, perfect for one final stretch before the last leg of your journey.

Dog Friendly lunch break

Before starting your journey, don’t forget to check our doggy guest guide to check that you’ve packed everything you’ll need.

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