For dog-walkers

We've got a huge variety of dog-friendly places for you to explore with your pooch, from the best walking spots to holiday cottages that welcome well-behaved dogs

A walker with his dog on the beach at Penrose, Cornwall
Three girls walking their dog through Studland nature Reserve

Dog walks by the coast

Dogs love playing on the sand, so we've picked some of our top dog-friendly beaches where you can take your four-legged friends for a walk.

Dog walkers at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk

Find a four-legged fitness partner

There's no better motivation to get you out and enjoying our places than the chance to enjoy it in the company of your dog. Find a new walk near you and stride your way to fitness together.

Facilities for four-legged friends

Follow our lead...

Help us keep the countryside a safe, healthy and enjoyable place for you and your dog, other visitors, wildlife and livestock:

  • Keep your dog in sight and under control - use a lead if requested
  • Don't let your dog chase wildlife or farm animals
  • Watch out for local notices. There may be restrictions in woodland or farmland at sensitive times of year, during the lambing season, or between March and the end of July when ground-nesting birds are on eggs or raising their young
  • Please always pick up after your dog. At many of our sites we've dedicated dog bins for you to use

Different restrictions apply at each of our places and at different times of year, so please check before you visit exactly where you and your four-legged friend can roam.

Heathland flora in the New Forest, Hampshire

Ticks and Lyme disease 

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Ticks are tiny spider-like creatures found in woodland and heath areas. Find out what to do if you are worried about ticks or Lyme disease