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, 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 download and return the pledge form or complete online. 

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

Online pledge form 

Print version 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 streetscene@malvernhills.gov.uk.

Take our Green Dog Walkers Survey here.


Report dog fouling here 

Community Dog Walk & Talk

Join us for our first Green Dog Walkers Community Dog Walk & Talk at St Wulstan's Local Nature Reserve on Friday 31 May, meeting in the car park at 1:30pm. This is an opportunity for both you and your dog to socialise whilst walking within a beautiful nature reserve and taking in the views of the Malvern Hills.dog to socialise.

The walk will be approx. 1.5 mile loop (with an option to do shorter) and will take up to one hour to complete. 

Before you attend, please ensure you have read our terms and conditions.

Tell us you’re coming by emailing: communityservices@malvernhills.gov.uk or just turn up on the day!