Dog Walking around south wales:

We also offer a dog walking service at buddy's, I love being out with the dogs all day, whether this is down the beach, up the forestry chasing rabbits. We can also give them a nice hydro bath and groom ready for their return if required. I've found some lovely walks around wales as well as some lovely dog friendly pubs. Below are a few of my favorites

Fforest fawr - castell coch:

Fforest fawr is the stunning backdrop to castell coch, the beautiful woodland is often used as for filming tv series and films such as wolf hall (2015) the scarlet pimpernel (1982) and the kids Tv series Knightmare (1987-1994) the forest itself has an industrial history and has some deep mines from previous iron mining, there are 2 trails to the castle that link up to the taff trail, that lets you go through the forest, pass the castell and onto tongwynlais and cardiff. There are 2 walk ways that go from castell coch car park. sir Henry's trail is a circular route through the forest past castell coch and the former mining site known site as the three bears which loops back to the castle or you can drop down from the castle past the golf course towards the Lewis arms for refreshments which is also dog friendly. you can easily cross the road to link back up to the taff trail for a longer walk into Cardiff. 

Merthyr Mawr Warren:

I love going to merthyr mawr, it always looks different whenever i go there, great for a run with the dog and loads of different routes you can through, some big dunes to run up and down, great for training. In fact you often see a few of the rugby boys training here, soft sand is great for running on. You can either stay on the dunes or cross the dunes and head for ogmore beach. I will usually run over the dunes then have a cool off in the sea at ogmore before running back. If your feeling fit, merthyr mawr has the biggest sand dune in wales "the big dipper" run up and down this twice and you'll know about it. Great car park facilities offering a campsite with toilets and running water, car park was reasonable at £1 for the hour or you can park for free half a mile up the road by the bridge and walk. All the pubs are dog friendly in the local area, always have a warm welcome in the watermill, dog treats and water on offer.

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Three cliffs bay to oxwich bay, gower:

Designated as the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956, the Gower Peninsula forms part of South Wales’ diverse coastal area with its vast salt marshes and shapely sand dunes. It has an abundance of beautiful dog friendly sandy beaches, striking limestone cliffs, historic caves, vast moorland and breath-taking panoramic views, all of which await you on this protruding picturesque headland.

Three Cliffs Bay is the perfect starting point to a choice of many varied walks. Three Cliffs Bay camping and holiday park offers dog friendly accommodation to suit everyone. The park welcomes caravans, motor homes and tents or if you prefer a little more luxury, why not stay in a glamping yurt or a beautiful converted farm cottage?

If you do not require an overnight stay, there is visitor car park with ample room to park for a day’s exploring. From this location you can mender along the coastal path taking in the sea views up close or if you prefer to observe the landscape from a higher perspective, a stroll along the Gowers Way, a long-distance foot path that will lift you up onto the spine of the peninsula providing you with views of the northern and southern coastline that surround this headland.

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