Derek Chambers has been providing pet care services and dog walking in the East Finchley (N2) area since 2011
Derek is well known in the area as he can be seen most days in cherry tree woods and coldfall woods.
As well as pet care Derek also runs a very active scout group based in highgate/East Finchley, which also means I have an Enhanced DBS and is part of the East Finchley Festival committee.
Dog Friendly parks in East Finchley
Cherry Tree woods
Cherry Tree is one of the main parks in east Finchley. It offers a small wooded area to play some great enrichment games, such as finding it with your dog. There is also a reasonable size field.
The Cherry Tree Cafe is dog-friendly with a jar of doggy treats and offers excellent coffee for a relaxed break under the canopy.
This ancient woodland is not strictly East Finchley. It is only a 5-minute walk from Cherry Tree woods and provides a great spot to walk on hot summer days due to the heavy tree canopy.
Highgate woods is 70 acres of woodland, and you can very quickly feel like you are in the middle of the country.
Highgate woods has two drinking fountains for both dogs and humans, along with a dog-friendly cafe and two sets of toilets.
The woods open at 7:30 every morning and close just after dusk, with the earliest closing time being 4:30 pm.
Coldfall has many fallen trees and other great places for playing games with your dog whilst out on a walk.
Dog Friendly Pubs in East Finchley
After a long walk with your dog on a pleasant summers day, there is nothing better than finishing the walk off with a long cold shandy (other drinks are available). The following pubs are known to be dog friendly.
- The White Lion – allows dogs inside so good for cold days
- The Windsor Castle – Located on the Walks off Church lane
- Maddens bar
- The bald face stag allows dogs in the lovely beer garden
Dog-Friendly Coffee Shops
Maybe stopping off for a coke or a pint of shandy in the pub is not your thing. East Finchley also has some lovely dog-friendly coffee shops.
- Cafe nero
- Coffee Bank – allows you take your dog inside
- La Gourmandise -allows you bto take your dog inside
- Campbell and Syme
- Dan and Decarlo
Again whilst it is not in East Finchley, it is probably the closest independent pet shop to the area. This pet shop is family run and has been on Broadway since the 1930s. I have personally been using it since I got my first dog (Prince) back in the 1980s and recommend Nigel and his sons.
If you know of any other pet-friendly shops, restaurants, cafes, or bars in the East Finchley Area (or indeed North London), please let us know so that we can add them.
To learn more about how we can help you with your dog walking or pet care (including cat feeding), check out our Services page or get in touch by calling 077 077 6 33 44 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note we only offer solo dog walks and do NOT do group walks.