In today’s post we are going to break down some of the best dog walks in the UK from South Wales to the New Forest, The Lakes to Aviemore. Now if these are dog walks near you, you may well know them already, but if you are off for a short break in a new area there’s every chance we will have some great dog walking adventures nearby. Let’s check them out.
A dog walker’s paradise, the Lake District is, without doubt, one of the best places in the world for you and Fido to get some exercise, surrounded by spectacular scenery
There are lots of pleasant dog walks around Windermere which is located in the heart of the Lake District National Park, from steep hikes to gentle strolls, there is something for everyone
If you are looking for a beautiful location in the North West with plenty of dog walks for your four-legged friend to enjoy this picturesque village in the Lake District is the perfect place
You and your pup will be spoilt for choice with the number of delightful walks for dogs, from coastal routes to hiking the dales. Yorkshire has some of the best walks which can be lapped up all year round
With stunning views from the cliff tops, glorious beaches and Peasholm Park one of the prettiest parks in the UK, Fido will be wagging his tail at the amount of dog walks here
Famed for its connections with Dracula, Whitby offers a warm welcome to dogs, along with many pubs and restaurants that allow dogs it is surrounded by some beautiful walks
Thousands of dog walkers flock to the North East of England every year to discover the ancient history of Hadrian’s Wall, the fantastic wildlife and of course the thousands of lovely walking routes
You might be surprised to learn that this cosmopolitan city is surrounded by beauty, from walking along the beach at Tynemouth to the haven of Jesmond Dene Park, there are tons of places to walk the dog.
This top holiday destination in the South West needs no introduction whether you prefer a walk on the beach, a woodland stroll or a windswept hike across the moorland. Cornwall is the ideal place
Pack your walking boots and head to the stunning Peak District for the perfect dog walking getaway. Your pooch will love being surrounded by nature and there are hundreds of dog-friendly cafes and pubs
Boasting the Uk’s most dog friendly town and surrounded by beauty. A fantastic trail is the Lanthwaite Wood walk, with a distance of around 4.5 miles, the couple of climbs to reach the highest point are well worth it.
From the mountains of Snowdonia to the Pembrokeshire coast and The Brecon Beacons National Park. walks for dogs in Wales are unsurpassed as you will discover when you take a moment to appreciate the spectacular views
Walking with your faithful friend is the perfect way to discover the delights this south-east county has to offer, paths meander through forests and along the cliffs taking in picturesque towns and villages.
This elegant seaside resort has dog friendly accommodation aplenty and lots of opportunity for dog walking from pretty parks to leisurely woodland strolls its an incredible place which your dog will love.
Join hundreds of fellow dog owners when you book a mini-break in Somerset, why? because it’s an amazing place to spend time with your dog. You can walk for miles, explore the hills and delightful market towns, your dog by your side.
Every dog and its owner should visit Scotland, there are steep inclines for the more energetic pooch, long stretches of deserted beaches, a fantastic array of wildlife and a warm doggy welcome. Heaven!
A stunning place to enjoy a stroll with your dog, One not to be missed is Loch an Eilein, this scenic circular walk around the shores takes under two hours- Distance of 3.3 miles
Looking for a dog-friendly city break? Dundee is a great choice, explore the Tay Estuary together, hike across the surrounding hills and with a golf course or two nearby what more could you ask for?
A doggy adventure awaits here, rolling hills covered in the heather for your canine companion to explore, secret forest paths, splashing in the waves on an isolated beach. Dogs will love it!
You may not spot Nessie, but you will find dozens of places to walk your dog in Inverness, both on and off the lead. Whichever route you choose there will be a pooch-friendly pub where you can stop and rest too.
With its warm climate and seemingly never-ending places to walk with your dog, it’s a must for any self-respecting hound and its owner. We recommend the Field of Hope walk, Free parking, pathed route and refreshments
Another gem for dog walkers, this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has it all. Surround yourself with nature at the Cotswolds Wildlife Park or check out the Cotswold Circular Walk
Pack the water bowls and leads and experience the east of England with your best friend. Norfolk has some of the best dog walks and as most of the county is flat just about anyone can enjoy them
Breathe in the fresh air as you explore this beautiful southern county. Boasting some of the best scenery in the UK. You and your four-legged friend can choose from forest trails, a flat beach or steep hills
While you may need to keep Fido on a lead when walking in town, there are also plenty of places where he can run free on some of the beaches and surrounding areas
The Rodwell Trail is Weymouth’s most famous dog walk, a distance of 3.5km, there are areas where your pup can run off lead, on lead sections, water on route, parking and the whole walk is wheelchair friendly
With the New Forest on your doorstep and scores of gardens, beaches and the odd park to explore you don’t need to worry about somewhere you can have fun walking your dog in Hampshire.
Is there any better way to spend time quality time with your pet than a pleasant dog walk and in Staffordshire, you won’t be disappointed. Check out the South Staffordshire Railway walk a scenic route of around 5.5 miles
Explore Shakespeare’s country and delve into the past when you visit this glorious county nestled in the heart of England. The question “to be or not to be” is rather “which walk will we chose today”
From Delamere forest to the aptly named Gritstone Trail Cheshire has more friendly dog walks than you can shake a stick at and whatever route you choose there are plenty of watering holes that welcome pooches here.
What’s good enough for Robin Hood is good enough for Fido, what pup wouldn’t love sniffing his way through Sherwood Forest in the search for squirrels and there are dozens of other places to walk your dog nearby.
Calling all dog owners! You may not know this Leicestershire boasts some amazing places to walk your best friend. There’s the easy park walk at Burbage Common, Bosworth Battlefield and the lovely Foxton Locks path
The search is over. Gloucestershire has more than 5000km of footpaths and more than enough places for walkies to keep any dog happy. The glades of the Forest of Dean are a delight as is the Cotswold Way
A world away from nearby London, Essex has countless opportunities for a pleasant stroll with man’s best friend. Take a trip to the beach or check out Hylands Park one of the county’s favourite spots for a dog walk.
With a variety of landscapes, Suffolk has something for everyone: Coastal walks, woodland, parks, nature trails, whatever your pleasure you are guaranteed to find it here
The distance from London may not be far but the rural landscape of this picturesque county is a world away from the capital. Hounds and their owners alike will adore the countryside walks.
With easy links to London and the South Downs national park, right on the doorstep it’s no surprise that Sussex is a hit with dog lovers. The South Downs Way runs for a distance of 100 miles so plenty of walkies.
You would be barking mad not to consider Brighton when you search for a pet friendly getaway, With lovely walks surrounding the area and lots of places to eat and drink that welcome your dog you will have one happy hound
Enjoying a good long walk with your dog is a great way to unwind, whether it’s strolling down a woodland path or heading for the hills and Lancashire is a great place to do both.
You may not think this west coast seaside town would have many places to walk your dog but you’d be surprised. It is the home to Stanley Park one of the best in the UK and there are some lovely beach walks nearby
If you want to explore Derbyshire with your dog why not join the thousands of tourists who return to the Peak District year after year not least because of the walks in the 200 mile National Forest.
Shropshire boasts countless places ideal for a dog walk, Check out Severn Valley Country Park where Fido can sniff to his heart’s content and if you’re wanting even more open space try the Old Racehorse Common in Oswestry.
Surrey is an excellent place for a dog walk and Box Hill is one of the top choices as the pushchair and disabled-friendly route is great for a rainy day being paved. No muddy paws here!
Your best friend will love trekking by your side in this picturesque county dotted with thatched roof cottages and pretty market towns plus some scenic places to walk the dog.
Magog Downs and Gog Magog Hills- a bit of a mouthful right, but this walk with a distance of around 2.5 miles is a place your dog will love. They need to be kept on a lead in the main meadow but there are places to frolic off lead too
The Midlands may be renowned for its towns and cities but the good news is you can head out to Wyre forest, saunter by the side of a canal or blow away the cobwebs with a walk-in Sutton Park
These are some of our reader’s favourite routes and areas for a walk with their four-legged friends. The local communities in these areas are super pet-friendly too which makes these locations perfect for days out exploring with your dog and children alike.