Best places for dog walking

Visitors walking their dog at Osterley, Middlesex

Need inspiration on where to walk your dog next? We've got the perfect places and spaces to walk your pet pooch.

These could be close to urban areas, on the coast or in the countryside. There's some fantastic locations and landscapes for you and your dog to explore.

Take the lead from us

Assistance dogs: Dogs assisting visitors with disabilities are welcome inside all our houses, gardens, restaurants and shops.

Facilities: Many of our places provide facilities for you and your dog; such as shady parking space in car parks, water for drinking bowls and hitching posts where dogs may be left. These facilities will vary from place to place and according to how busy they may be on a particular day. Please check the facilities and access page on your destination of choice - where you'll find details of what's on offer for you and your dog and details of any restrictions.

Keep dogs under control: Help keep the countryside a safe, healthy and enjoyable place for you and your dog, other visitors, wildlife and livestock. Keep your pooch in sight and and use a lead if requested. Look out for local notices and use the dedicated dog bins.

Visitors walking their dogs in bluebell woodland at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Dog walking in the South East 

Come and join us for a wander with your four-legged friend.

Dog walks in the South West

A table with coffee on it and dogs underneath at the Porters Lodge cafe

Dog walks in the East of England 

We know how dear your four-legged friends are to you, so here's some of our dog-friendly places that are perfect for exploring with your pooch in the East of England. Walkies anyone?

Dog walking at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

Dog walking in the Midlands 

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at many of the places in our care, here are just a few of our favourites.

Dog walks in the North

Dog walks in Northern Ireland and Wales

Visitor with her dog at Hatfield Forest, Essex Visitor with her dog at Hatfield Forest, Essex

All about dogs 

Dog lovers and walkers, you'll find everything you and your pooch need to know about visiting our many dog-friendly places in our round-up of articles.

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