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Trial of Dog-Friendly Section of the Fountain Terrace

28 - 06 - 2021

Sunday 1 August to Thursday 30 September

Woodcote Park provides the perfect setting for members to enjoy some fresh air, whether sitting and relaxing in the sun or stretching their legs with a walk. For some, bringing their dog with them is an essential part of a day out, while there are other members who would prefer Woodcote Park to be dog-free. The Club seeks to achieve a balance to ensure as many members as possible are able to enjoy the estate.

Dogs may be walked only in the woodland and along the Captain’s Drive (and thereby on the Downs) and there is currently nowhere that a dog owner can enjoy refreshments without leaving their dog in a car, which is dangerous on a hot day. The recent expansion of the Fountain Terrace now provides an opportunity to provide a section of the Terrace where members may sit accompanied by their dogs. Any members uncomfortable with being near a dog will be seated away from this designated section.

Wherever they are on the estate, dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and, of course, owners must clear up and dispose of any mess.

The dog-friendly section of the Fountain Terrace will operate on a trial basis during August and September and members are invited to provide feedback by emailing: The outcome will be considered by the Woodcote Park Committee in October.