Updated 14 May 2020: In line with current government guidance, dog walkers are permitted to walk their dogs at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Cheltenham Racecourse has a history of welcoming dog walkers onto the private land surrounding the course, encouraging all user groups to enjoy the space.
The Racecourse is currently working towards making access to the land as friendly as possible, whilst ensuring that safety standards are met and that on-site events aren’t compromised. To do this we have updated our dog walking policy and it is important that ALL dog walkers are aware of the changes.
These changes concern the need for professional dog walkers to apply for a permit to walk dogs around the racecourse grounds.
Do I need a permit if I am an independent person walking my dog?
No, it is free to walk in but if you have a vehicle you will need a permit (no charge)
Do I need a permit if I am a professional dog walker?
Yes, you will need to apply for one and it will cost £100 and is valid for a year - applications are currently closed until further notice
How many dogs can be walked at once?
Maximum of 4 dogs per person
Why are we having to pay to walk the dogs?
To enable us to ensure continued maintenance of the racecourse and surrounding land and keeping the site tidy and clean. It is also to help us keep the racecourse safe and secure so we can monitor all vehicles coming on site