Dog walking in the North West

Discover some of the best countryside dog walks in the North West. From short strolls to longer walks, here are our top picks for dog walkers around Cheshire, Liverpool and beyond.

Walking dogs at Speke Hall

Bringing your dog to Speke Hall

Planning on bringing your dog to Speke Hall? Dogs on leads are more than welcome in most areas of our grounds, but there are a few things you need to know.

Dog at Dunham Massey

Visiting Dunham Massey with your dog

Enjoy some fantastic walks with your four-legged friend at Dunham Massey. We've over 300 acres of beautiful ancient parkland to explore and stretch your legs. Dogs are welcome in the deer park and north park all day, and the gardens every afternoon. (Assistance dogs are the only dogs admitted to Christmas at Dunham Massey.)

A couple with a small white dog on a lead with the lantern folly in the background

Visiting Lyme with your dog

With 1400 acres of rugged moorland, ancient woodlands and formal gardens, where better to come for a day out with your pooch than Lyme.

Dog on a walk

Days out with your dog at Quarry Bank

With over 400 acres to explore on paws and foot, Quarry Bank is an excellent place to visit for a day out with your dog.

Dog walking on a lead

Walking with your dog in the Cheshire and Wirral countryside 

There are plenty of places for walkies in the Cheshire and Wirral countryside. Make sure your day is enjoyable and you’re keeping yourselves, your dogs, livestock, wildlife and the environment safe on your walk with our guide.

Two women walk their dog by the tarn at Tarn Hows in summer

Dog walking in the Lake District 

The Lake District is an incredible place to explore with your dog. From challenging fells to easy lakeside strolls, there are some amazing dog walks in the Lake District.

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.