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What do other visitors say?
5 StarsMartin, 8/Feb/2017
A pleasant wet winter walk with our dog, we wouldn't have come if you weren't dog friendly. Designated areas clearly marked but, like speed limits on roads, not everyone adheres to the rules. I don't think your access regulations are at fault, it's how (or if) you enforce them when people choose not to adhere to them.
We'll certainly return when next in the area.
We visited today after a 30 min drive to get there but didn't even make it throught the entrance as we were not expecting to pay the entrance fee as it is not advertised on here. All it indicates is having to pay for parking which i would expect as visited other forestry commission woods and that's what is advertised. The kids were rather disappointed.
3 StarsAnonymous, 4/Feb/2017
We are members of Westonbirt and absolutely love it - we have enjoyed many wonderful walks and the enchanted forest at Christmas. We have a toddler and one of the reasons we love it so much is that we can let her run carefree in the Old Arboretum as it is dog free ... However, on our last couple of visits I have been very upset and dismayed that I have seen dogs with their owners in the Old Arboretum and off the leads in this area and one dog jumped up at our toddler and scared her. This issue really needs to be addressed as we feel there are plenty of spaces in Silk Wood if you have a dog and more needs to be done to keep the Old Arboretum dog free. The only reason I am not rating this higher stars is that. Thank you
Forestry Commission Response
Hi, thanks for taking the time to get in touch. Our policy is that, while dogs are very welcome in Silk Wood, no dogs are allowed in the Old Arboretum and while on the Downs must be kept on the lead. Thank you for alerting us to the fact that in some cases this policy is not being adhered to; I have passed your feedback onto the team and we will bear it in mind when considering our dog-policy going forward. In the meantime, we will do all we can to ensure that all visitors are fully aware of where dogs are and are not permitted in the Arboretum.