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Green Dog Walkers

In this section you will find the following information:

What is Green Dog Walkers?

Green Dog Walkers (GDW) is a non-confrontational, friendly way to help change attitudes about dog fouling across the Malvern Hills District.

It also supports the Public Space Protection Order (see Dog Fouling for information), which enables us to enforce a fixed penalty notice for dog fouling, in compliance with The Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996. 

GDW is a national scheme that has previously won the UK Kennel Club Dog Recognition Award, featured at Crufts, and was a finalist for the CIWM Innovation in Waste Management Award.

Take the Green Dog Walker pledge

All Green Dog Walkers will take a pledge to always:

  • Clean up after their dog
  • Carry extra dog waste bags
  • Be happy to be approached to lend a dog waste bag to those without
  • Be a friendly reminder to other dog walkers to clean up after their dogs

To become a Green Dog Walker complete the online pledge form.

Once we have received the form you will receive a GDW badge, free poo bags, and an information pack.

Online pledge form

Get involved

If you belong to a Town/Parish Council, private organisation or voluntary organisation and wish to run your own GDW activities in your area, we would love to hear from you. 

For more information or to request a free starter pack, please contact one of our Community and Environmental Protection Officers: 01684 862442 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Take our Green Dog Walkers Survey

Report dog fouling

Dog Friendly Malvern Hills

Read the list of dog friendly restaurants, cafes, pubs and days out in the district on the Visit the Malverns website.

Community Dog Walk and Talk

The Community Dog Walk and Talk first began in 2018, as an opportunity for both dog walkers and dogs to socialise whilst walking within a beautiful nature reserve and taking in views of the Malvern Hills. Attendees on the day also took the Green Dog Walker Pledge above.

We hope to hold another Community Dog Walk and Talks in the near future. If you are interested, or have any suggestions for the next walk please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..