Dog-friendly walks in Wales

We've got acres of land for you and your four-legged friends to explore. Here’s your guide to some of our best dog-friendly walks in Wales; from beautiful coastlines and rugged mountains to glorious gardens and vast parklands. Please note restrictions apply at some places (make sure you read the information carefully), be mindful of livestock and please keep the paths tidy.

A dog lying in front of the Pin Mill at Bodnant Garden, Conwy

Bodnant Garden, Conwy 

Dogs are welcome daily in winter (October-March) and on dog days (Friday, Saturdays and Sundays) from April to September. Explore 80 acres of gardens, meadow and woods. We ask that you help us look after Bodnant's beds and borders, local wildlife and grazing livestock by using the paths and keeping your pup on a short, non-extendable lead.

Dog walking at penrhyn Castle

Penrhyn Castle, Gwynedd 

Penrhyn is perfect for canine companions, with top-quality trails to sniff and bushes to explore. We do ask that you keep wet noses away from the delicate flowers in the walled garden and on a short lead, but please feel free to let your imagination run wild! Or bring your canine companion to Glan Faenol- a woodland walk along the Menai Strait.

Plas Newydd Garden Autumn

Plas Newydd, Anglesey 

From spring there's an even wider welcome for dogs at Plas Newydd. The canine-friendly parkland route has been extended to all areas, excluding the terraced garden. Or if you’re looking for a longer adventure still, Cemlyn is the perfect place to tire out your four-legged companion.

Visitors enjoying a walk on Erddig's estate near the Dovecote

Erddig, Wrexham 

Erddig offers plenty of opportunities for your dogs to bounce, jump, sniff and splash in acres of parkland. It attracts thousands of dog walkers every year, drawn by the vast, natural open spaces as they change through the seasons. With so much parkland to explore, you’ll need a break; there’s water bowls, dog bins, extra leads and waste bags available (if you forget yours).

Bring family and friends for a walk at Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle, Wrexham 

Bring your dog to explore 480 acres of estate and parkland at Chirk Castle. Enjoy an accessible woodland walk with varied trails or when open (from March to October) permissive paths on the estate are also accessible. Dogs are welcome in the castle courtyard, but are not able to enter the castle rooms, formal gardens or Pleasure Ground Wood. There are four dog bins available, located in the car park and along the main trail.

Walker with dog and Pen yr Ole Wen Mountain in the background, Snowdonia


Follow in the footsteps of legends with a gentle stroll to Gelert's grave in Beddgelert. Head into the hills for a walk around Cwm Idwal, or escape the crowds with quiet countryside walks in Dolmelynllyn and Ysbyty Ifan. Please be aware that almost all of these locations have livestock grazing therefore do keep your dog on a lead; we don’t want any angry farmers!

Dogs with Porthdinllaen in the background

Llŷn Peninsula 

Every dog deserves to splash around in the sea once in a while. Llŷn Peninsula has the perfect coastal walks for you and your four legged companion to enjoy. Work your way around the peninsula; enjoy a drink at Ty Coch Porthdinllaen, rub your feet on the whistling sands of Porthor, or enjoy a mile long sandy beach at Llanbedrog. You can also bring your dog to Plas yn Rhiw’s estate - and take the countryside walk to Fron Deg.

Jim, our resident Collie, enjoying the Cedar garden at Tredegar House

Tredegar House, Newport 

Tredegar loves dogs; from Lord Tredegar's beloved Skye terrier Peeps to their four legged members of the team today. You can wander around the parkland and formal gardens as you please and finish off with special dog treats at the tea-room (ice cream and biscuits). Don’t forget to pick up a dog walking leaflet - who knows where you might discover.

Dog walking on a lead

Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan 

Dogs are welcome on a short lead throughout the whole of Dyffryn's gardens. There’s more than 55 acres to explore, with intimate garden rooms, formal lawns and an extensive arboretum.

Visitors at Stackpole, on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.


Escape to the Western edge of Wales with your four-legged friends. Enjoy coastal walks in Stackpole, St David’s Peninsula, Abereiddi to Abermawr, Solva Coast and Southwood Estate. As most of the coast aligns with farms; we do ask that you keep your dog on a lead. Or if you’re looking to marvel at some gardens; visit Colby Woodland Garden. Your dogs can explore the meadow and woodland garden.

Dog running on the beach at Pennard, Gower, Wales.


All of our beaches on Gower welcome dogs all year round. Walk along one of Britain’s best beaches - Rhossili, through a hidden valley to Pwll Du or take on Gower’s two day super walks. Please be aware that the local authority has restrictions on most of their beaches between May and September.

Vew of the Dolaucothi countryside


Bring your dog to Carmarthenshire, take a walk along the Dolaucothi estate, visit the Paxtons Tower or enjoy stunning views across Carmarthen Bay on the Ragwen Point walk. Or…have you visited Dinefwr’s brand new, dog friendly cafe yet? It's designed especially for park users to pop in for a quick cuppa without worrying about muddy boots or tying up your four legged friend. Although there are some exceptions at Dinefwr; dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and aren’t permitted in the deer park or Bogwood Boardwalk due to grazing livestock.