Dog walking in the North East

With acres of dog-friendly places to explore, there's lots for you to discover with your four-legged friends in the North East. Here are our suggestions for a dog walk near you.

Dog at pub

Bring your dog to Gibside

With 15 miles of paths to walk, quiet woodland to explore and trees to sniff, we can guarantee that your four-legged friends will enjoy Gibside as much as you do.

Family walking at Cragside

Enjoy walkies at Cragside

With acres of land and over 40 miles of footpaths to explore, up hills, around lakes, through woodland and gardens, you can discover a different corner of Cragside every time you visit.

A couple walking a dog across a field

Explore Wallington with your four-legged friend

With miles of walks through gardens and woodland, along the river and across the countryside, Wallington is the ideal place to bring your dog and stretch your legs.

Visitors at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Tyne & Wear

Dog walks at Souter Lighthouse and the Leas

Miles of limestone footpaths, coastal bays and sandy beaches. Enjoy an adventure with your four-legged friend at Souter Lighthouse and the Leas.

Visitor and dog at Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland

Walking your dog on the Northumberland Coast  

Bring your four-legged friend for a walk along the long sandy coastline of the Northumberland Coast - there are dunes and beaches to explore plus the chance to your paddle paws in the sea.

A group walking alongside Hadrian's Wall

Walking your dog along Hadrian's Wall

Walk in the footsteps of Romans and explore a World Heritage Site with your four-legged friend. Immerse yourself in history on a circular walk to the iconic Sycamore Gap, or enjoy exploring the Northumberland countryside together.

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.