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

Dogs at Lanhydrock
Two ladies walking a dog in the woodland at One Tree Hill

Best places for dog walking

We've some fantastic locations and landscapes for you and your four-legged friend to explore and enjoy - here are just a few suggestions.


My favourite walk: Lydford Gorge, Devon

Kate Glew, one of our visitor reception assistants, tells us why Lydford Gorge in Devon is her favourite place to walk her Fox Terrier, Pip.

Assistance dog

What your dog can expect 

We're as mad about dogs as you are and many of our places provide facilities for you and your dog, such as shady parking spaces, water for drinking bowls and hitching posts where dogs may be left.

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


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