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Cheltenham Racecourse

want to walk your dog around the 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. You can download the dog walking application form here.


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Aaron by emailing  


Please see our list of FAQs below: 

When does this come into effect?  

Friday 1st September 2019


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 


How do I get a permit?  

You need to submit an application form to at the racecourse.


Apply Today


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


Who do I contact if I have got any queries?  

Please contact Aaron by emailing


Dog Walking Application Form

Apply today for your dog walking permit around Cheltenham Racecourse. If you have any questions, please email

Apply Today

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