Sometimes the best dog walks are the most obvious ones. A few weekends ago, we took Poppy for a walk around Phoebe woods at Millets Farm in Frilford. It’s a great place to go for a dog walk. There’s plenty of parking, a farm shop to pick something up for tea and there’s a choice of places to get a brew. Plus, it’s in an incredibly lovely place.
We parked in the main car park, walked through the animal section and across the road to the Phoebe woods. As the River Ock runs through these fields, wellies are pretty much essential footwear at this time of year. I discovered a pretty big hole in mine while we there – hello wet socks! Despite it being winter and the trees being pretty bare, it’s still a lovely place to walk, with plenty of great smells for Poppy to explore.
As it was quite wet, we didn’t the whole of the walk. Instead, we headed back to the road and walked along. We were treated with the sight of about six roe deer, running through the woods. We were able to spot the white tails as they ran along the river. I was absolutely stunned to see them. I love when nature reminds you that you’re borrowing the land from the animals like that!
On our way back to the car, we popped into the farm shop to get some provisions including a lovely bottle of wine! Well worth a visit if you’re walking the dog or not!
The Walk: You can do as much or as little of the walk around Phoebe Woods as you like. There’s more information here.
Car Park: Yep, it’s huge and it’s free.
Refreshments: Millets Farm boasts two cafes and a restaurant. All serve good cake and good tea. What more do you need?!
Toilets: There are toilets in the farmhouse restaurant.