Beggshill Bothy & Dog Paddock

The Dog Paddock

The Dog Paddock is a secure space for off lead exercise situated behind Little Beggshill & Beggshill Bothy.

Designed to give our resident greyhounds a safe space to run, the paddock is fully enclosed with deer fencing that is just over 5ft tall.

The area extends to just under an acre. The main grass area is kept short, and there are trees and areas of gorse and bushes left for snuffling through.  Water buckets are provided, along with a poo bin. There are poo bag dispensers attached to the fence for emergencies - but please bring your own! Any balls lying around are fair game. If there is one tennis ball left in a chucker please do not use it belongs to Marley who is precious about keeping his favourite ball pristine (!)

The fences are suitable to contain the majority of dogs, however it is not suitable for determined jumpers or very small dogs. Sheep graze in the adjacent field and on occasion do come close to our fences and deer can sometimes be seen in the distance. 

We trust you to know your own dogs and to keep them (and the sheep!) safe.

Use of the Dog Paddock is entirely at your own risk. Please supervise your dogs at all times.


Using the Dog Paddock

Unlimited use of the Dog Paddock is included for all Beggshill Bothy residents, booking is not required.

We use the field to exercise our own dogs daily at 11am, please ensure this slot is free and do not enter the field during this time.

When using the dog paddock, we ask that you hang a lead etc over the gate so we know not to enter.

We occasionally have friends visiting with their dogs to use the facility, along with any hounds from Give A Greyhound A HomeWe will give you advance notice of any visitors; Please give them ample space to enjoy the facility.

As the number of secure fields in the area has increased, we no longer rent it out on an hourly basis.