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Find a greenspace on your doorstep

Our 'Greenspace on your doorstep' directory lists over 80 dog-friendly, safe and sociable circular walks. All local woodlands, parks, meadows and riversides that have been set aside by local councils for fresh air and exercise, and as places where dogs can roam off-lead without disturbing wildlife. All entries have at least 2 hours free parking, many with dedicated car parks. Nearly all have poo bins and many have surfaced paths. They're well worth seeking out!

Download the 2023 PDF

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Photograph appeal

Have you enjoyed visiting any of these places? We'd love to include some of your photographs, with due credit of course. You may notice that many of our photographs are taken in autumn and winter. That's because we're out on the heaths in spring and summer, telling the story of the heathlands. So if you fancy a small piece of fame, do send us your photographs and we'll include them. Ones of you and your family enjoying themselves, or the meadows in spring and summer, would be especially welcome. Please send them via Facebook, Twitter or email, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Special protection

The entries in 'Greenspace on your doorstep' are part of a ground-breaking mitigation strategy to protect the wildlife and habitats of the internationally important Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area. In the technical jargon they're called SANGs, or Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspaces. Our website and booklet are the only places that list them in one place, so we hope you find them useful.

Find out more about how you can make a difference at How can I help?

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