Explore by Paw Dog Field, Llanmartin



Magor Road, Llanmartin, Newport, NP18 2EB


51.600617830104, -2.8739707238348

Field Details

BDF Reviewed

Latest Review Date

March 7, 2024

Reactive Dog Friendly *

See notes

Single field site


5ft – 5ft11

Fencing notes

5’6″ plus some dug in.

Secure In-Field Parking

Parking Arrangements

Exclusive In-field Parking


Drive on the field for hard standing car park (double gates)


2 to 4 acres

Secure Online Booking

Buffer between customers

More than 10 min

Fresh Water


From £12.50 for 45min (2 dogs, 1 car)

Regular User Discounts

Max Number Dogs





About This Field

Explore by Paw is just 2 miles from the Magor Services on the M4 – a great location if you’re travelling to or from Wales on holiday and want to stretch your legs. It’s also only a couple of miles from Newport so an excellent location for everyday use.

Booking and Accessing Explore by Paw

Booking is via a secure booking system and the cost is calculated by the number of dogs and the number of cars – we visited with one car, 2 dogs and the cost was £12.50 for 45 minutes. As an example, 3 dogs and 2 cars would have been £19.50.

Access is very easy from the main road from either direction (there is a sign at the field gate) and there is plenty of room to pull off from the main road in front of the first field gate. There are two large deer gates the first of which is padlocked. You are asked to open both gates, drive all the way into the field where there is a large hard-standing area. Once inside, both gates can be closed and you can allow your dogs out safely.

You can padlock yourself in but how the chain is attached to the gate post makes it a little tricky so you might want to bring your own lock if you are worried about security (this is one we carry for just such occasions and is inexpensive on Amazon).

What is Explore by Paw at Llanmartin Like?

Explore by Paw is a little smaller than the 3 acres advertised – the actual fenced area is just over two acres including the car parking but it does feel spacious – the contour of the field giving some lovely countryside views.

The field itself is a grassy paddock with several obstacles to play on, a picnic bench in the highest corner, and a shelter in the car park.

There is an automatic water drinker on the roadside fence boundary – this is the only water source in the field so if your dogs are picky about what they drink bring water and a bowl with you.

The dogs had plenty of space to run about and the ground was reasonably flat with no hummocks so good accessibility.

Is Explore by Paw at Llanmartin Secure?

The advertised height is misleading as the fencing is not 6ft above ground – at the highest point it is 1.7m (approximately 5’6″) but you can see that some fencing is dug into the ground (it may be possible that the fencing is 6’6″ in total with 1′ buried as it states). Whilst this is not important to many, some dog field users require or prefer the extra security of 6ft+ fencing above the ground. Otherwise the fencing is well installed and maintained.

If you have very small dogs prone to squeezing through gaps, there is a foot-sized gap (apologies, I didn’t measure this one) in the facias on either side of the gate that an observant and determined dog could get through.

Notes for Reactive Dog Owners:

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