About This Field
OXFORDSHIRE DOG FIELD OF THE YEAR 2022!
Enslow Farm has a 2.5 acre secure dog field in a lovely position 12 miles north of central Oxford and 8 miles from Bicester to the west. The field has something for everyone with lots of play equipment at the top and plenty of space for running and chasing balls.
Access to The Field
This field is very easy access – located off a main road and well signposted outside with a wide vehicle access (most obvious are the ‘smokeless coal for sale’ signs). Follow the track up to the main farm buildings on the left. You can pull over to pay in the first yard where you will find a cabin and/ or the owners. Cash or card are accepted.
Once you’ve paid you will be directed to the field which is about 50 metres further on. As this field is not drive-in, we chose to reverse towards the gate for ease of getting the dogs in and out of the vehicle. This is currently hardcore which makes access relatively easy but there are plans to make this field drive in which will be an excellent addition.
As there is livestock on the farm, dogs will need to be on the lead between your vehicle and the field.
Field and Fencing
The fencing in this field is 6ft deer style fencing – see pictures. It’s got a smaller gauge at the bottom which will keep in all but the smallest of dogs and increases in aperture towards the top. If you have very small escape artists, you will need to be mindful here.
The field itself is approximately 2.5 acres but feels bigger as it slopes away towards a marshy area outside the far end of the field. It’s laid to grass and is a little muddy in areas (January visit) but far better than many fields at this time of year as it drains well.
At the top end nearest the entrance there are lots of obstacles and some agility equipment meaning that as well as a run about, there is lots of opportunity for playing and confidence building. The jumps are robust and adjustable for small dogs and there is a challenge to be found here for the biggest to the smallest.
There is fresh water available from a self filling trough and a picnic bench for the canine ‘carers’!
The field drops away a little from the flat top area which is a great exercise hill and makes Enslow dog field more interesting than a flat paddock. There are also nice views out over the countryside and the nearby canal.
Notes for Reactive Dog Owners:
This field has a boundary with livestock pasture. The animals in this field at the time we visited were completely disinterested in the dogs so if you are looking to work on livestock reactivity, this might be a good opportunity to train.
However, if you have livestock reactive dogs please consider this prior to booking.