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Edited: 28th May 2020

M40 Junction 13 Oakley Woods dog walk, Warwickshire

Description

Calm, peaceful and tranquil walking here with lots of top-class sniffing for dogs! The paths are all clear and well walked.  Inside the wood you can sometimes see the earthworks of an ancient fort. Difficult to spot at first but once you've got your eye in it's clear that this was quite a big structure back in the day.

Details

Parking is free, and either the first car park on the entrance land to the crematorium; or a bit further on there's a pull-in.  We sometimes use the facilities at the Warwick Services, and grab a sandwich, and then head here for walkies and a picnic.

Walk

Easy-peasy walking on well-defined paths through the trees.  Oakley Wood surrounds the crematorium, but don't let this put you off. The paths are well looked after and the woodland is spacious enough for dogs to enjoy a sniff and zooming, but not so large you fear losing the way back. Free parking near the entrance.

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Report review Bigbookworm - Driving with Dogs

Bigbookworm

Pink 220 Points
27 May 2020

Perfect for an off-lead sniff and leg stretch

I discovered this gem on the southbound trip and loved it so much that I came again on my return northbound journey. The woodland is so close to the motorway junction and yet a whole world away from the travel stress.

There are no public toilets available, so stop first at the nearby services of Warwick North if you are northbound. Unfortunately there are no services close before Oakley Woods if you are southbound, so please plan your journey accordingly!

I parked in the well signposted crematorium car park and took the path on the left that runs parallel to the road. The car park is really close to the crematorium area, so don't let your dog off lead until you've moved away from this area and through the gate.

Once in the woods there are a few well trodden tracks to follow. The longest route will see you back to the car in less than an hour - and this includes lots of sniffing time! Basically all of the paths circle round the crematorium at different distances and there are a plenty of opportunities to cut back to a shorter path, so don't panic about getting lost. However, if you are navigationally challenged I would recommend taking a photo of the map of the woods as you pass the information board!

My dog loved her run around and I enjoyed the woodland walk too. I'll be coming back as I managed to miss the fort on both of my trips.

Report review AliArnold - Driving with Dogs

AliArnold

Green 45 Points
24 December 2019

Lovely walk very muddy

Really nice walk. We did the red route in about 50 minutes. But it was very muddy, over the top of walking boots - glad of wellies!

DWD Team: Yes - we've had so much rain!!

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Beckylc

Green 22 Points
29 July 2016

We have stopped here twice and have had a lovely walk both times. Good paths, easy parking and really close to the motorway and service station. Will definitely stop here again on our travels.

Edited: 28th May 2020. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.