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If you’re looking for one of the best dog walks in Bristol, then look no further than Oldbury Court Estate. Here’s all the reasons why…

Why Visit Oldbury Court Estate?

Nestled in the heart of Fishponds, Oldbury Court Estate is easy to get to from all over the city. It’s one of the most popular dog walks in Bristol – and to be honest – it’s easy to see why.

From bubbling streams, waterfalls, wooden bridges, woodland walks and even large open fields, this walk offers a lot of variety, which is great for both your dog and you.

Kai & Scott at Oldbury Court Estate

We’ve even seen humans and hounds alike swimming in the River Frome here!

By following the footpaths towards the river, you’ll easily be able to turn this walk into a long circular walk to take it all in, or if you prefer, you can even just head back the way you came and still have a great time.

There’s even a children’s play park, toilets and refreshments kiosk in one part of the estate, so it’s fun for all the family.

Oldbury Court Estate Walking Trails

At Oldbury Court Estate, you have a ton of options depending on how far you and your dog wish to go – and how accessible you need the walk to be for buggies and wheelchairs.

There aren’t really any defined walking routes to follow and the trails aren’t waymarked. Most visitors tend to just park up and follow their noses.

During our walk, we parked at the Oldbury Park car park (postcode: BS16 2JW).

From here, we took a slight right to walk through some wooded areas and down towards the river, which is actually part of the Frome Valley Walkway.

We then followed the river as far as the Snuff Mills waterfall before heading uphill and across giant football pitches at Oldbury Court Estate back to the car.

We were out for a good 2 hours, walking at a leisurely pace.

Oldbury Court Estate Woodlands

Other dog walkers choose to park at Snuff Mills (postcode: BS16 1DL).

From here, you can follow the Frome Valley Walkway beside the river, which actually runs from as far as Castle Park in Bristol’s City Centre to Old Sodbury, where it connects with the Cotswold Way walking trail.

This is a better option for those with wheelchairs and buggies as it’s much flatter down by the river, and really, it’s completely your choice as to how far you choose to go.

Check out this booklet for a map of all the walking trails you can go on in this area.

While the map below gives you a good idea of the walking routes available within Oldbury Court Estate itself.

Oldbury Court Estate Things To Know

Here are a few pointers to know ahead of your dog walk around Oldbury Court Estate:

  • Park for free at either Oldbury Park (postcode: BS16 2JW) or Snuff Mills (postcode: BS16 1DL)
  • Learn more about other walks you can do in the area in this free booklet
  • Take note of where all the large open spaces are as these are perfect for doggie sprints and a game of chase!
  • Wear walking boots or wellies if it has been raining as it can get quite muddy at certain points near the river

Mud at Oldbury Court Estate


Enjoy your visit! We’re certain both you and your canine pal will love walking around Oldbury Court Estate.

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