The Best Dog Walking Destinations In The UK
Spring has finally arrived, and for many of us the longer days and warmer weather will mean more time to enjoy the great outdoors with our four-legged friends in tow. We’ve scoured the country to find the best destinations for dog walking, located near to our developments across the UK.
Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire
The National Trust’s Clumber Park is a historic country park located a short drive from the Augustus Grange development in Nottinghamshire. This expansive greenspace is a haven for dog walkers, with 3,800 acres of natural woodland to explore. Dogs are welcome in all areas of the park; just as long as they’re kept on a lead to avoid disturbing the free roaming cattle and deer.
Once you’ve enjoyed strolling through the beautiful surroundings, you can enjoy treats from the café, while canine companions take the weight off their paws and relax in the blankets and dog beds provided.
Cambois Beach, Northumberland
Northumberland is known for its beautiful beaches, and nothing beats the feeling of the sand between your toes and the fresh sea air. Cambois Beach, close to many of our Northumberland developments, is a popular spot, with two dog-friendly pubs on either side of the beach - perfect for refueling after a bracing seaside walk.
Cotswold Way, Chipping Camden
Close to our Oak Grange development in Mickleton, there is so much to explore in the stunning Cotswolds, from walking on the rolling hills to exploring quaint villages and towns. The Cotswold Way trail offers the best of both, leading you through the charming market town of Chipping Campden, and the surrounding picturesque countryside. Many of the venues here welcome dogs, including the Campden Coffee Company and Huxley’s Café.
West Wittering, West Sussex
Located just a 20 minute drive from the cathedral city of Chichester and our Bader Heights development, West Wittering is a pristine Blue Flag beach with views of Chichester Harbour and the South Downs. Some areas of the beach are not accessible to dogs in the summer months, but there is plenty of space to enjoy running off the lead year round, such as the East Head side of the beach.
Peak District, Derbyshire
Home to a number of our Derbyshire developments, the Peak District is a popular dog-walking destination, thanks to areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Chatsworth House is located on the banks of the River Derwent and boasts miles of stunning parkland for dogs to enjoy. Dogs are also allowed in the stunning gardens year-round (as long as they’re well behaved and on a lead!).
Even the most energetic of dogs will be satisfied with a run around Grinlow and Buxton Country Park, where options include walks through woodland and open grassland spaces.
Also, why not head up to Solomon’s Temple, at the site’s highest point, to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Muiravonside Country Park, Falkirk
Located just a stone’s throw away from our Kinglass Fields development in Bo’ness,
Muiravonside Country Park is the perfect place for your hound to run off some energy. With plenty of open space, this walk leads you down towards the Union Canal, where the keen canine swimmers may fancy practicing their doggy paddle!
There’s plenty to keep the children entertained, too. The ever-popular petting farm is always great fun, and the woodland trails and play park area will be sure to keep the little ones busy!
If these walks have made you more eager to explore the great outdoors, send us your dog walking pics on our social media channels.
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