Dog friendly walks in the South East

It’s always wonderful to share a walk and few companions are as grateful for a wander in the great outdoors as our four-legged friends. Encounter wagging tails on woodland trails at Devil’s Dyke and padding paws in the wide open parkland of Hatchlands Park. Keep that essential everyday exercise fresh with a wide variety of walks, all ready to welcome you and your happy hound.

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Bringing your dog

This article was created before the coronavirus crisis, and may not reflect the current situation. Some places may temporarily have different restrictions for dogs in place to maintain social distancing. Please make sure you check web pages for individual places before you travel for booking details and the most up to date information about visiting

Sunrise near Ditchling Beacon in Sussex
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Devil's Dyke 

This route will take you through some of the most stunning parts of the South Downs Way, where you will find wildlife aplenty and see extensive views from the Ditchling Beacon.

Dog walking on a lead
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Devil's Dyke 

It’s always best to have company when discovering where the Devil and his wife are said to be buried. What better company than man’s best friend. Explore ancient chalk downland, the deepest dry valley in the country and beyond to Saddlescombe Farm and the Donkey Wheel.

Dog walking at Hatchlands Park, Surrey
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Hatchlands Park 

See the whole of Hatchlands in one walk. This circular route follows the edge of our park through woodland and open parkland with distant views of our house and the wider Surrey countryside. Great for walking your dog all year round, please keep your four-legged friends under close control around cattle.

Two dogs and their owner enjoying a sunny day by the waterside at St Helens Duver
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St Helens Duver 

Enjoy a short but varied coastal walk exploring St Helens Duver, a sandy spit of land on the eastern tip of the Island, rich in wildlife and history. You might even find the ideal opportunity for a spot of doggy-paddle.

Walking the dog at Stowe Landscape Gardens in Buckinghamshire
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Stowe 

Enjoy a peaceful walk around the lakes at Stowe. Suitable for the whole family, including the four-legged members. Find beautiful temples, a wealth of wildlife and classic views as you wander.

Walk your dogs in the woods at Standen
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Standen 

Explore historic woodland, flower meadows and ancient sandstone rock outcrops on this circular Sussex walk. Perfect for dog walkers, this 1 hour walk takes in Weir Wood Reservoir.

Winter sun shines through the trees at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent
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Chartwell 

We welcome dogs on short leads into the woods, wider estate and the gardens here at Chartwell. This beautiful circular walk links Chartwell and Emmetts Garden; passing through the woodland areas of Toys Hill and Hosey Common, as well as the pretty hamlet of French Street.

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey
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Winkworth Arboretum 

Your four-legged friend is welcome to explore Winkworth Arboretum all year round. Try this peaceful and gentle wooded walk connecting three very special and unique National Trust properties hidden away in the sunny West Weald. Please keep your dog on a lead at all times.

The cast iron bridge over the River Wandle in Morden Hall Park, London
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Morden Hall Park 

Take an easy stroll through this historic parkland, created by the Hatfeild family in the 19th century, and experience inspiring surroundings. Great for all the family and pushchair friendly too.