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A private field for exercising your dog in Great Notley, Essex.

Slamseys Dog Field is a securely fenced field where you can unclip the lead and let your dog run and play, with no other dogs or people around.

Grassy dog field with secure fencing and hedging

What is a Dog Field?

Dog fields are a safe place that you can hire on an exclusive basis to exercise, train or play with your dog. Secure Dog Fields have substantial fencing at least 6 feet or 1.8 metres high around the field.

Hiring a dog field gives you a large, enclosed space for dogs that need exercise off the lead, which they can’t do on a normal walk if they have poor recall skills, are chasers or like to disappear down rabbit holes.

Some people refer to them as Dog Walking Fields or Dog Exercise Fields but the idea is that both dogs and their owners can have fun together in a safe and enclosed field.

Not sure if a Dog Field is for you? Read this article about Who Uses a Dog Field.

Slamseys Dog Field

The secure Dog Field at Slamseys is a two acre grass field enclosed by six foot high wire fencing backed by banks or hedges. The field is used only by dogs and their owners.

The Dog Field is fun for all dogs, but particularly suitable for nervous or reactive dogs. It’s an ideal place to bring your dog if it has more energy than you or if you need to break a long car journey.

There is only one booking for each time slot, which means that you have the field to yourself for your session. You must book your session before you come to the Dog Field.

There’s a tap for you to fill your dog’s water bowl (though it may not be available in cold weather) and a shelter to protect you from the weather, if you need it.

The car park is beside the Dog Field, just off Blackley Lane. You must put your dog on a lead in the car park as it isn’t gated.

There are no steps between the car park and the dog field and the lock on the entry gate is at waist level. The ground in the dog field is rough in places and may be muddy in wet weather.

Dog poo bags, water bowl and dog lead on grass

What to bring to the Dog Field

You only need to bring a few essentials to the Dog Field:

Dog poo bags as all dog poo must be picked up and put in the designated bin

Dog lead so that you can safely take your dog between the car and Dog Field

Water bowl to fill from the tap in the car park

Some favourite toys and games for your dog to play with

How to get to Slamseys Dog Field

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Slamseys Dog Field lies just off the A131 between Braintree and Chelmsford City Racecourse, less than 20 minutes’ drive from Braintree, Chelmsford, Coggeshall, Dunmow and Witham

  • Around the corner from Braintree Electric Forecourt
  • 4-minute drive from the A120
  • 20-minute drive from the M11

Take the Slamseys turning from Blackley Lane and you will find the car park for the dog field on your left.

Map and directions to Slamseys by car, public transport and on foot