We are very pleased to have opened a securely fenced field solely for exercising dogs on our farm in Menston. This one-acre field has 1.9m (9ft) high secure deer fencing, with a double wire rabbit netting overlap, to stop even the smallest dog jump, squeeze, scramble or dig their way out of the field. With one booking possible per time slot, you will have the use of the field entirely to yourself.
We are open from 6-30am (weekdays) or from 7-00am (weekends) until 9 pm in the summer months. These times alter through Autumn and Winter with the daylight hours although there are some solar panel lights around the edge of the field to allow use on the darker nights (Please be aware if you come in the dark you will still need torch as the solar light are not flood lights)
Having owned a varied selection of disobedient terriers over the years it became clear letting them off the lead in public was not a good idea if we ever wanted to see them again. My Patterdale Baffle (whom the field is named after) suffers a familiar breed trait of selective deafness and poor recall. In 2016, after enquiries from a lady in Rawdon who rehomes dogs and needed a local safe place for them to run, I realised a dog field could be in demand – and a few years later here we are.
||It is a move I hope will benefit many people and dogs in the area. Due to a loss of places dogs can be let off their leads and risks with antisocial or nervous dogs, such a field has wide appeal, for many types of dog in the Wharfedale area and beyond. We have welcomed some wonderful owners and their amazing dogs in the last year, it has been a pleasure meeting so many grateful customers and seeing the good the field does for all the canines who use it.
The grass field has 9ft high double gates to keep entry safe, deer fencing is 1.9m high throughout the field with double rabbit wire over this (with just 2″ squares) and along the base to stop those pooches who like to dig from escaping. There is a dog wash area in the car park, open fronted covered seating if you want to keep dry whilst watching your dog play and a clock to help you keep an eye on the time. Each booking slot is taken from the time your dog is out of the vehicle rather than spent in the field so please be aware of this when you are working out how long you may need. It helps avoid issues with anti social behaviour.
Baffles have an allocated car park area for vehicles along the lane. We ask you do not park by the dog field itself but in the designated parking area. Visitors can bring along up to two vehicles per visit. If you require more then it is possible but you need to first contact Jo on 07980 301808 to arrange.
Please go enjoy Baffles field and your dogs freedom.
We take bookings in 30 min or hour slots. Prices are as follows;
30mins – 1-3 dogs £6 4-7 dogs £9
60mins – 1-3 dogs £10 4-7 dogs £16
Bookings for 8+ dogs can be made by arrangement with Jo on 07980 301808.
For any booking needing more than 3 vehicle spaces please contact Jo to discuss options.
PLEASE NOTE – YOUR TIME SLOT BEGINS WHEN YOU UNLOAD YOUR DOG FROM YOUR VEHICLE AND ENDS ONCE YOU RELOAD. PLEASE TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN DECIDING HOW LONG YOUR SLOT NEEDS TO BE. THIS IS PART OF THE T&C’S YOU AGREE TO WHEN BOOKING A SLOT
DOGGY BIRTHDAY PARTIES ARE ALSO CATERED FOR AT BAFFLES – PARTIES ARE INDIVIDUALLY TAILORED TO SUIT THE CLIENT AND CAN INCLUDE DOGGY BAGS, BIRTHDAY CAKE, OWNERS REFRESHMENTS, DOGGY GAMES TO SUIT. Please enquire or send numbers/requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note – we have recently added a paddling pool allowing for the dogs to cool down in the hot weather, a sand pit for the diggers and there is plenty of shade under the trees for dogs and their owners in Baffles
TO BOOK AND SEE AVAILABLE TIME SLOTS PLEASE BOOK HERE
All dog poop must be collected by you and put in the bin provided within the field or taken home along with any litter.
Anybody failing to do this will be barred from booking the field in future. To help police this we ask members to report any uncollected dog poop they find, please. There will be some rules and regulations which you agree to abide by when you book. There is CCTV covering the field which will be monitored closely and problems dealt with accordingly.
We are always looking to improve the field and facilities available to users so if you have any good ideas do please share them with us and we will try to incorporate.
Payment is collected through PayPal or by a Debit/Credit card when you book. You do not need to be a PayPal customer to pay (although it may take you through paypal to pay by a card but dont worry, you wont need to sign up) To check availability and book a slot please press the BOOK HERE link above. If you have any problems or wish to know further details please contact Jo on 07980 301808 who will be at hand to assist