About This Field
Martham Paw Ground is a secure dog walking field on Grange Farm, 18 miles east of central Norwich and 5 miles from the stunning Norfolk coast and is the first dog field to achieve full British Dog Fields Accreditation in Norfolk.
This dog field is approximately 3 acres and fenced to 6ft all round with otter fencing (close grid with a skirt).
Booking and Accessing Martham Secure Dog Field
Booking a session at Martham dog field is via their secure online booking system where you can choose either a 30 minutes or 1 hour long session for up to a maximum of 12 dogs.
Access to the field is very straight forward and both google maps and the what3words listed here will take you to the farm entrance where you will see a signpost to the field. Once you’ve entered the farm, continue straight until you see the parking area on the left – a large compacted surface with plenty of turning space and suitable for all vehicles.
Parking for this field is not contained within the field and as this is a working farm it is really important that you have your dogs on the lead prior to getting out of the vehicle.
You can see the field pedestrian entrance from the car parking area and if there is a car present and it is time for your session to start, as always we recommend calling the owner to see if the field has been vacated – do not approach the gate because there may be someone still in the field who cannot be seen with a reactive dog.
The short walk from the car park takes you through a lovely copse, over a bridge with a large pond to the left – be aware those of you with water-babies! Once you reach the gate you simply unlock the padlock with the code provided, enter the field and close the gate behind you.
What is Martham Paw Ground like?
Martham dog field is a 3 acre relatively flat paddock in the Norfolk countryside.
2 sides of the field are surrounded by mature native hedge and 1 side looks onto a pony paddock. This paddock is used intermittently so if you have dogs that are reactive to livestock, we recommend calling in advance to check prior to booking. There is a plan to screen and plant a physical boundary here which we will update as soon as it is in place.
The field itself is lovely – a few areas of natural features to play on and a set of tyres for some basic agility training.
There is a really nice wooden field shelter positioned so you can see the whole field – there is a comfortable bench and it’s only a few metres from the entrance so if you have guests who are not as mobile, they can enjoy the field out of the elements.
There’s something about this field that is really nice – whilst you are not in the middle of nowhere – it is easily accessible and you can hear life going on beyond the farm – it’s very peaceful and a really great space for a jolly good run out!
Is Martham Dog Field Secure?
This field is surrounded with 6ft, narrow gauge otter fencing and is installed using enormous posts and strainers so it is suitable for most dogs. The fencing is installed correctly for a dog field, on the inside of the posts and the otter skirt is currently knitting into the grass on the inside of the field.
Access is through a 6ft welded mesh pedestrian gate with a padlock that you can secure from the inside should you wish. There is a vehicle maintenance gate in the field – also 6ft weld mesh so completes the secure perimeter.
Useful Information About Martham Paw Ground
- Perfectly located for holiday makers on the broads, or staying in any of the dog friendly costal cottages or accommodations locally
- Relatively sheltered so even on a blustery day, you won’t get blown away
- Large enough for a really good run but dogs are never out of sight due to the shape of the field
- Otter skirt makes it very challenging for diggers
- Family run field established as part of a self funded farm diversification project
- Very good value at £9 per hour
Notes for Reactive Dog Owners:
This field is on a working farm and there is a livestock field nearby where ponies or sheep may be visible at the moment (screening going in). If you have livestock reactive dogs, we suggest you call ahead prior to booking to check. However, the ponies are very passive so for those of you looking for an opportunity to train reactive responses, this is a great field.
As this field does not have infield parking, those with lead reactive dogs should leave plenty of time at the start and end of their sessions to ensure there is no chance of cross over with other users. The owners are very hot on maintaining this buffer so please report any user who does not observe this time gap.
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