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April 10, 2019

Top 5 best places to walk your dog in the UK

Walkies on Dartmoor for all

Top 5 dog places to walk your dog in the UK

If you are a dog owner and you live for days of walking the hills and coasts of the UK, where should you look at staying to make the most of your walks?  Gathering information from social media, search engines and blogs we have come up with our own top 5 places to walk your dog in the UK.  After each place we will also list some of the great places to stay for a midweek break so you can make the most of a few days away.

5.  Yorkshire DalesMiles without stiles walking routes for dog owners in Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Dales has miles of stunning scenery to explore with your dog.  You could even try the accessible route, ideal for dogs who cannot climb or be lifted over a stile! –  Miles Without Stiles route.

Find out more about the rules around walking your dog in the Yorkshire Dales here

Many property owners like to provide extra comforts for your dog, this could be poo bags and a doggie towel or even a luxury dog hamper.  Enquire with each property owner to see what they can provide to make your stay more enjoyable for your four legged friend.


Accommodation across the whole of Yorkshire from the dales to the moors

4.  Snowdonia

The legend of gilert the dog in Snowdonia WalesSome interesting and varied walks can be found on the National Trust site here

If you have a few minutes you may want to read about the legend of Gelert the dog, although you may need to grab a tissue first!

After a day hiking the hills find the perfect accommodation to light the wood burner and cuddle up with your best friend.


Holiday cabins and accommodation around Snowdonia

3.  DartmoorWalking your dog on Dartmoor

Top tips for visiting Dartmoor with you dog from the government website can be found here.  In particular the need to control your dog around lambing season and ground bird nesting season.

There are many types of holiday home available to enable you to have a relaxing base camp in between those mammoth treks.  Take a browse of our accommodation options below…

Holiday homes around Devon

2.  The Lake district

Lake District dog walking adviceAlthough there is not a code in place at the moment for dog walkers in the Lake District it is something that is in the pipeline.  In the meantime here is some great advice from the Lake District National Park website about things to consider when walking your dog.

Streams, nooks, crannies are all part of a fantastic experience in the Lake district.  After all that fresh air you’ll need a cosy retreat to put your feet up with a glass of wine and an amazing view…..take your pick…..


Holiday Accommodation in and around the Lake District

1.The New ForestTop dog walking in the New Forest national park

The New Forest tops our list as they have this fantastic app to make it even easier to get about with your dog.  You can find the links to it here – Free walking routes app

The National Park has also issued a Code that everyone is encouraged to use when walking their dogs –  The New Forest Dog Walkers Code. 

After playing hide and seek with your dog amongst the gorse you will want to hang up the boots and find a quaint cottage to relax…. see some of our historic and quirky selection below….

New Forest Accommodation


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