About This Field
Grampound Dog Walking Field is a 1.5 acre grass field with approximately 5ft fencing (see notes), 10 minutes from St Austell and 15 minutes from Truro in Cornwall.
Booking and Accessing Grampound Dog Field
Booking Grampound Dog walking field is straight forward – the website is easy to use and offers sessions throughout the week of 30 or 60 minutes.
On our visit access was a little tricky due to the number of cars parked on the roadside of the dead-end road you have to drive up to access the field parking. Despite this, we were able to get our large vehicle into the parking and there was plenty of space to turn around in this area.
The parking is not just for the dog walking field (see notes for reactive dog owners below).
What is Grampound Dog Field Like?
The views from the field over the surrounding countryside are super – this field is in a lovely position, just on the outskirts of a small Cornish village.
The field is reasonably level and accessible once inside – there is a short walk from the car park to the field gate and this should offer no real challenge for a buggy or anyone on crutches but a wheelchair may have some difficulties – you can see our photos for reference.
There is a field shelter and some activities for dogs inside the field and some additional shade on two sides from mature hedges.
The dimensions of the field mean that it actually feels a lot larger than it’s 1.5 acres and there’s plenty of space to throw balls.
Is Grampound Dog Field Secure?
The fencing and gate at this field are disappointing and if you have a reactive dog or an escape artist it may not be suitable for you. The field owners list this as a 6ft secure field and was definitely not 6ft at the time of our visit. The gate is also lower than the main field fencing.
At the time of our visit (May 2022) the fencing had little tension in it and many of the posts were wobbly. It is almost impossible to get sufficient tension in fencing that is created using two sections of basic stock fencing cable tied together. This is not how they are designed to be installed and whilst it is not uncommon, it is not what we expect to see in a facility designed specifically to contain all sorts of dogs and marketing itself as secure.
The fence has also been enveloped by brambles and hedge vegetation in places, pushing the screening far from the fence so it is not possibly to see if there have been any wildlife breeches at the bottom of the fence.
Things you should know about Grampound Dog Field
- If you have non-reactive dogs with no intention of escaping, then this field will offer a great place to run around
- The car park is a shared space and if you need to bring more than one car, you must check with the owner in advance
Notes For Reactive Dog Owners:
This field has several elements that make it unsuitable for some reactive dogs:
- Livestock present in adjoining field – screening had come away so cows were visible in the distance on our visit
- One entire length of boundary is shared with a number of residential properties with gardens that are raised and overlook the field
- The fencing is not maintained to the standard that is expected
- The car park is not exclusive use so you may find other people or cars in the parking area during your time and there is a clear line of sight from the field to the car park
*The owner of this field has been made aware of our concerns
Photos: © British Dog Fields