Favourite spots to take your dog in the South West

We've listed just a few of our favourite places where you and your four-legged friends are welcome to visit and enjoy.

In addition why not try out one of our Great British Walks - there are over a hundred on our website, many perfect for sharing with your dog.

    Tyntesfield, nr Bristol

    Spring on the estate at Tyntesfield, Somerset

    The formal gardens at Tyntesfield will be open to dogs for the first time this winter, why not enjoy a good stomp around, before warming up with a tasty treat from the Cow Barn Kitchen? There are also two great estate walks to download, each taking about 30 to 40 minutes to complete.

    Dunster Castle, nr Minehead, Somerset

    Walking your dog at Dunster Castle, Somerset

    The parkland surrounding Dunster Castle is the perfect place to roam around, and the River Anvil good for a quick dip and a cool off or drink. The castle gardens welcome dogs on short leads, and there's a lovely one mile walk to download offering great views over the surrounding countryside and Exmoor moorland.

    Kingston Lacy Estate, nr Wimborne, Dorset

    Badbury Rings, an Iron Age hillfort on the Kingston Lacy estate, Dorset

    The wider Kingston Lacy estate has miles of footpaths and walking trails, many of which are ideal for dog walks. Dogs on leads are also welcome in the restaurant courtyard and the park and woodlands around the house. There are 12 downloadable walks to enjoy - why not try the Badbury Rings and High Wood walk?

    Lanhydrock, nr Bodmin, Cornwall

    A dog enjoys a tasty bone-shaped dog biscuit from the cafe at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

    Lanhydrock has wonderful walks and trails through the woods, with routes and guides available from the Gatehouse, visitor reception and the shop. The stable café has outside seating if you fancy stopping for a snack or drink. We are well known for our tasty, bone-shaped dog biscuits available to buy, or you can download the recipe to make at home.

    Montacute, nr Yeovil, Somerset

    Benny the dog taking a break during his walk in the park at Montacute House in Somerset

    The gardens and park at Montacute are just perfect for a walk, and if you're feeling energetic you can take a ramble up to St. Michael's Hill.

    Prior Park Landscape Garden and the Bath skyline, Bath

    A group of walkers on the Bath Skyline

    Prior Park has great views and is open for dog walking all year round. if you're feeling energetic you can also access the 6 mile Bath skyline walk from Prior Park.

    Stourhead, nr Mere, Wiltshire

    The countryside areas at Stourhead offer fantastic walks for you and your dog, all year round

    Dogs are now welcome in the garden between November and February, as well as around the wider estate throughout the year. There are miles of footpaths to explore, through woods and across open countryside, some, such as from the top of Whitesheet Hill,  with stunning views across the surrounding landscape.

    Studland Beach and Purbeck Countryside, Dorset

    Walking the dog at Studland

    There are three and a half miles of beach and plenty of dunes to explore at Studland and no restrictions between October to April. There are also miles of footpaths across the wider Purbeck countryside including The Purbeck Way, and The South West Coast Path.

    Trelissick, Cornwall

    A group of visitors and their dogs rest on a log bench looking out to woodlands

    Whether you are looking for a relatively mud-free stroll, a dip in the River Fal, a shady woodland wander or playtime in the open, the park and woodland walks at Trelissick are perfect for exploring with your dog.

    Killerton, nr Exeter, Devon

    A dog walking in the park at Killerton

    Dogs are always welcome in the parkland at Killerton, and around the wider estate, where you'll find over 60 miles of footpaths and tracks to explore.

Only you know the level of obedience your dog has, so we do ask that you keep them under control at all times. Please remember to keep dogs on leads near livestock, or where asked, and take care where walking along steep cliff paths.