Walking a Dog

Our land is owned by a charitable trust, and maintained by volunteers for the benefit of everyone.  To ensure that very young, elderly, nervous or vulnerable users can visit us with confidence, please put your dog on a lead if you think it might bother them. This request follows a survey taken in 2014  (attached below) described in our Access for All Special Report of March 2015.  

BWT land, like any other large public open space surounded by roads, cannot possibly be child or dog proof.  Un-shut gates, and gaps in hedges and fences made by foxes and rabbits will always be a risk, so please watch out for your own children and dogs.  

There are plenty of the new Maidstone Council "co-mingle" bins around our site where you can leave any rubbish, including dog waste bags. 

Please use plastic bags to pick up your dog's droppings and, if you cannot find a bin, take all your rubbish home.  Bags are most unattractive to other visitors when left in piles, dropped on the path, or on verges ... or hung on fences or in hedges!

Happy walking!   Some of our younger canine visitors even enjoy climbing fallen trees!