7 Top Dog Friendly Lincolnshire Attractions & Days Out
The Best Places To Take Dogs in Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire is well-known for its farms. They grow potatoes, cereal and sugar beet like no other county and they even hold the National Ploughing Contest here. The flat countryside gives the region its unique feel, but there’s a lot more dog friendly days out in Lincolnshire.
Delve into the past by visiting museums, churches, abbeys and castles – there are plenty to choose from. Walk across the Wolds or stroll beside the Grantham Canal to enjoy the great outdoors. ‘
Build sandcastles on Scunthorpe beach or spot wild birds on Threddlethorpe Dunes – it’s all here for you. Here’s our pick of some of the top rated dog friendly attractions in Lincolnshire:
Activities & Things to Do
Find below 7 of the best days out in Lincolnshire for dogs
1. Witness The Splendour Of Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral is an outstanding piece of Gothic architecture that takes your breath away. Commissioned in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, the building that stands there today is the result of rebuilds over the decades resulting in glorious archways, creative carvings and magnificent stained-glass windows. Well-behaved doggies can tour the inside with their owners – and you can even scale the tower to check out the views.
2. Walk In The Lincolnshire Wolds
The Lincolnshire Wolds is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where you can walk with your dog over gentle hills, through woodland, past villages and across farmland. A choice of routes are available, The Viking Way and Lindsey Loop are 2 options, but the Lincs Wold Way shows the area off to its best and starts at Louth.
3. See The Seals At The Skegness Sanctuary
Natureland Seal Sanctuary rescue seals that have become orphaned or injured along the Lincolnshire coast. Visit the centre – doggies are welcome – to see these magnificent mammals up close and witness the rehabilitation process step by step. Along with the seals, there are all kinds of other animals to see such as penguins, alligators, meerkats, alpacas and goats.
4. Enjoy The Grantham Canal
The Grantham Canal originally took coal from Nottingham to Grantham. Today it’s no longer used by boats but it’s a great place to spend some time with your dog. There are 18 locks altogether, and 22 miles of crushed-stone towpath that is enjoyed by dog walkers, hikers and cyclists. Take a picnic with you, there are benches along the way where you can tuck into your lunch al fresco, or stop in one of the pubs along the route.
5. Wander The Sands At Chapel St Leonards Beach
The central area of Chapel St Leonards beach has dog restrictions in place, but follow the narrow promenade just a few hundred metres, and your pooch can play on the sands at any time of year. There’s a small pub on the back of the beach where doggies almost outnumber their owners, and if you walk into the small town you’ll find a few cafes and shops as well.
6. Tour Belton House
Described by many as the perfect country estate, Belton House boasts a handsome mansion, deer park, impressive adventure playground and 1300 acres of grounds. Dogs are allowed to join you for a long walk through the woodland and around the water, and when they are on their lead, they can come into the courtyard as well. Belton even set out water bowls in the stable yard so your furry friends can re-hydrate.
7. Ride A Steam Train In Lincolnshire
The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is located between the Wolds and the coast near Grimsby. The station at Ludborough has been lovingly restored and it hosts lots of family events all year round. On ‘Running Days’ the steam trains are out for visitors to see and you can purchase a ticket to ride along the 1.5 miles track. Your four-legged friend can join you in the carriage and wander around the station too.
Looking for Somewhere To Stay?
If you plan a trip or a little mini-break in Lincolnshire with dogs, then we have put together some of our best places to stay.