About This Field
Poundon Pastures secure dog walking is a stunning dog field 5 miles from central Bicester, 20 miles from central Oxford, and 25 miles from central Milton Keynes. We would classify this field as a destination field, worth the drive for the views alone that stretch for miles over the Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire countryside.
Booking and Accessing Poundon Pastures
Booking is via a secure website and is very straight forward – there is lots of useful information on the website for first time visitors and communication from the owners is excellent.
Once you have booked your session, you will receive a booking confirmation and an SMS text notifying you of the code an hour before you arrive.
Locating the field using Google Maps or What3Words takes you to the farm entrance where you will find a well signposted electric security gate. Simply press the button (you can reach from your car window) and the gate opens directing you down the track, and into the field area. There is a passing place on the track in case you cross with another customer so no mounting of curbs and verges necessary!
You will see a waiting area to your right and if you are a few minutes early, you can pull into this parking spot and remain out of sight until the previous users leave. As always, we strongly advise trying to avoid early arrival.
When using the field, you must park inside the secure area – this is a working farm and the parking pen has been designed so that several cars can park easily inside the secure area with room to turn. Access is through a large weld mesh fence which you close behind you and secure with a bolt latch to prevent anyone inadvertently entering the parking area.
Once inside, you can let your dogs out and access the field through a secure coded pedestrian gate – this is a very easy to use push button gate with a handle.
What is Poundon Pastures Like?
This first thing you will notice when you enter the field is the spectacular view!
This field is approximately 2 acres and rolls gently from the parking area down to the bottom of the field. There are several very well thought through activity areas – a large sand pit; an enormous felled tree to climb on; a log scent pile; some tyres; a natural enrichment meadow; and a brilliantly designed viewing point with a tunnel. You will notice I have not included any pictures of this because it seems a shame to spoil the surprise for first time visitors!
The paddock is kept mown and is easy to walk around. At the top of the field by the entrance there is a large field shelter with a bench to take in the view, a picnic bench in the sun and a wash down area.
There are bowls provided, fresh mains water and a spray for washing off or cooling down.
There are also poo bags available and two bins for dog waste.
Is Poundon Pastures Secure?
This field has good quality fencing all round and is well installed. The netting is embedded over a foot into the ground which not only prevents diggers escaping but also deters any wildlife from getting in.
The netting is dog field specific (2m) with holes that are the same size from the ground up – 5cm wide by 10cm tall so even the smallest dogs are unlikely to escape. The gates are also flush with the ground at all points.
A Few Things you should know about Poundon Pastures
- This field has been set up on a working farm and has clearly been a labour of love with every detail considered
- The field is set back from the road and very peaceful with stunning views
- There are many dog friendly pubs locally for those who have sociable pups
- You have to log in or register before being able to view availability
Notes for Reactive Dog Owners
- As a working farm there are a few times of the year when cattle or sheep may be grazing within site of the field – there was a huge buffer of hay meadow at the time of our visit and the cows were not really visible at ground level. However if you have very reactive dogs, it may be worth contacting the owner prior to your visit to see if livestock will be present
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If you have visited this field and something listed is incorrect, please get in touch via email.
* We only list fields as reactive friendly following a visit because reactivity means different things to different dogs! Details can be found on each review in the yellow section. Listed fields field may be suitable for reactive dogs, but we have just not had the chance to verify this.