REVIEW : The Bark Park Bicester

Contact


Address

Charbridge Ln, Launton, Bicester OX26 4SS

GPS

51.896688717097, -1.1277646358105

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Field Details

BDF Reviewed

Reactive Dog Friendly *

See description

Fencing

6ft or 1.8m

Fencing notes

Not tensioned

Parking Arrangements

Parking outside field gate

Size

1 to 2 acres

Secure Online Booking

Price

£7/ 1hr £5/ 25mins (OFF PEAK)

Regular User Discounts

Type

Paddock

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About This Field

LAST REVIEW: 2021

The Bark Park is located in Bicester, Oxfordshire 4 miles from the M40. It is approximately 1.5 acres and enclosed with 6ft fencing however, there are several important notes for consideration for many secure dog field users before choosing this field.

NOTE: Changes have been made to the parking arrangements since our visit.

The field itself is lovely – it is a quite narrow area of cleared semi-mature woodland that creates a meandering walk with plenty of areas to throw a ball, play and have a good run.

Fencing and Gates

The fencing is 6ft all round however is loose in many places so may not be suitable for large breed escapologists – as the field is surrounded by dense woodland, there are wildlife distractions that may attract your dog to the perimeter.

The gate is a wooden slatted gate and is secured with a digital padlock. The recommendation is to lock yourself into the field but we advise simply hooking the lock through (not closing it) as these locks are prone to fail – we have had several and have feedback from other field owners who had the same experience.

Facilities

There are some obstacles for your dog to play on in the field and a nice picnic bench.

You must take your own dog waste home as there is no waste disposal

Please bring your own water as there is none available

Summary of The Bark Park

This field would be lovely if the access and parking wasn’t so concerning [changes since last visit]. It is big enough for a nice run and there’s lots to snuffle. The fence needs attention as all dog field fencing should be tight and well maintained. There is also a bizarre inclusion in the terms and conditions which should concern any user –

The Bark Park and landowner retain full permission to enter the field to carry out inspections or potential maintenance during your booking.  ​

www.thebarkparkbicester.co.uk

Whilst this may possibly be a condition of their public liability, we would expect this to have a clarification statement along the lines of – ‘you will be informed and given the opportunity to vacate the field with your dog’ which would make users with reactive dogs far more comfortable.

This facility has the potential to be a fabulous place but we feel at the moment there is work to do.

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