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Don’t Miss These Dog Walks In Stow-on-the-Wold


The rolling hills, green woodland and winding rivers make the Cotswolds a haven for dog owners and their four-legged best friends. And Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds, offers an array of walks that are sure to satisfy your pooch.

Stow in the Wold also has several dog-friendly pubs – offering the perfect place to sit back and relax with a pint or some delicious grub after a scenic walk.

Dog walks in Stow-on-the-Wold

Stow-on-the-Wold To Bourton-on-the-Water (wow that’s a lot of hyphens!)

Expect to trek along paths, up hills and through beautiful grassland on this 16.7km circular route walk from Stow on the Wold to Bourton-on-the-Water and back. This 4.5-hour trek is considered moderately challenging. Both towns have car parks available.

Heart Of England Way Stow Circular

Looking for something a little easier? This 5.8km loop trail takes just 1.5 hours to complete and offers a relaxing walk through stunning scenery. You might want to wear walking boots as part of the walk can be muddy if there’s been rain!

Stow-on-the-Wold To Upper Slaughter

Starting in Stow and heading down to Upper Slaughter passing Lower Slaughter along the way, this 13.7-km out-and-back trail is an easy route with little incline. It offers idyllic scenery, nature and wildlife. It is recommended that dogs are kept on their lead.

Stow-on-the-Wold Slaughters Walk

A popular choice for those new to the Stow on the Wold, this easy 6.5km walk offers a short yet delightful walk through two gorgeous nearby villages. Your pooch will love the rolling hills and fields, and we’re sure you will love exploring the picturesque villages!

Dog-Friendly Pubs In Stow-on-The-Wold

There are numerous dog-friendly pubs in Stow on the Wold, so you can fuel up before you set off, or finish your walk with a refreshing beverage and outstanding food. Here are two of the very best dog-friendly pubs in Stow on the Wold.


The Sheep on Sheep Street

Unlike any other pub in Stow, The Sheep is an eclectic establishment with heaps of contemporary character and infamous wood-fired pizzas that’ll transport your taste buds to Italy.

This dog-friendly pub in Stow on the Wold is a fantastic example of what a great British bar should be! It offers beverages in abundance along with mouth-watering meals lovingly prepared by talented chefs.

The sumptuously stylish inn welcomes families and dog-walkers with open arms. On the garden terrace, The Sheep boasts a number of adorable Beach Huts, which are perfect for lunch and dinner dates – whatever the weather.

And The Sheep’s award-winning hotel includes several dog-friendly rooms, so you don’t have to leave your furry best friend behind when visiting The Cotswolds.

Find out more about The Sheep on Sheep Street.


The Porch House

The Porch House, an award-winning pub, restaurant and hotel, is one of Stow’s most beloved pubs. Holding the title of the oldest inn in England, The Porch House has been welcoming parched punters and their pooches for over a thousand years.

This dog-friendly pub in Stow on the Wold boasts a bountiful bar stocked with premium pints, creative cocktails, worldly wines and spectacular spirits. There really is something for everyone!

Better yet, The Porch House is home to the finest British fare for miles around. From succulent steaks and fresh seafood to traditional British desserts, the wide selection of carefully curated dishes is sure to delight your senses.

A home away from home, The Porch House is family-friendly, offering a Children’s Menu, plenty of space, and even dog treats for your canine companion!

Find out more or book your table today!