Dog friendly walks in the UK

Dog friendly walks in the UK


Posted 6th December


Created by LandLove for Petplan

Our four-legged friends like nothing more than a walk outdoors, and with lots of dog friendly trails in the UK for you and your pooch to get excited about, there’s no better way to keep fit.

From coastal cliff top trails to woodland rambles in the countryside, Petplan reviews a list of attractions and walks, you and your dog can enjoy together.

Coastal walks

The UK is home to some of the finest beaches in the world but not all of them are dog friendly.

Westward Ho!, Devon – offering miles and miles of open sand and grassland to explore, this is a doggy heaven.

Sandymouth, Cornwall – a great spot for a long leisurely walk along the cliff path.

Berrow, Somerset – one of Somerset’s most picturesque beaches, you and your four-legged friend can enjoy flat sands, backed by sand dunes.

Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire – one of the few all-year-round dog friendly beaches in Hampshire, you and your canine companion can take a stroll through this colourful beach.

It’s every owner’s duty to make sure their dog is safe and it’s highly advised that your dog is covered, Petplan pet insurance offers a range of policies for your pet should he or she fall ill or suffer an injury whilst exploring the great outdoors.

Countryside trails

The UK has excellent countryside locations for you and your dog to access, with plenty of green spaces, woodlands and ponds to enjoy.

Killerton, Devon – with wide-open spaces and views of orchards and gardens, this may well become your favourite place for a game of fetch.

Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire – this is the perfect setting to let your dog run free through the ancient trees, rolling chalk downlands and lush meadows

Plymbridge Woods, Plymouth – with breathtaking views across the valley, even the liveliest of canines will stay entertained.

Attingham Park, Shropshire - explore the glorious woodland, along with five miles of river – great for paddling with your four-legged friend.

Mountain hikes

Across the width and breadth of Britain you’ll find deep valleys and challenging peaks waiting to be explored – making the UK a hiking paradise for both dogs and their owners.

Dodd Wood, Lake District – not only will you experience breathtaking views, the area is also rich in dog friendly pubs and picturesque walks.

Snowdon, Snowdonia – this is no easy climb, so make sure that you and your pooch are fit enough before taking on the highest point in Wales.

The Quiraing, Skye – pack your camera and get your pooch to pose – this Highland adventure is one you’ll want to capture.

Ben Nevis, Scottish Highlands – the highest mountain in the British Isles is truly exceptional, but you might want to take the tourist route, as there are no steep drops or sheep for your dog to worry about.

Combining the beauty of the great outdoors with an adventure for both you and your canine companion is the best way to stay fit and healthy and spend quality time together.





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