Dog walking in Yorkshire

From coast to countryside, there are great dog walks all over Yorkshire. Find out where you and your four legged-friend can enjoy the great outdoors together on a walk in Yorkshire.

Visitors at Wentworth Castle Gardens, South Yorkshire

Bring your dog to Wentworth Castle Gardens and explore the gardens and parkland together. Afterwards, take a seat in the dog-friendly area inside the Long Barn Café, or sit outside if you prefer, and enjoy a cuppa and a scone.

Bring your dog to Fountains Abbey

With acres of land to explore, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is a great place for a day out with your dog. There are plenty of places to discover and some lovely long walks to enjoy through the gardens, abbey and deer park.

Dog walking in Beningbrough's gardens

You can enjoy a stroll with your dog around much of the formal garden at Beningbrough Hall - discover the ha-ha walk, pergola, double and south borders and the American garden, before heading off to explore the miles of paths through the parkland.

Dog walking through the parkland on a lead

With a beautiful garden, woodland walks and acres of parkland to explore, Ormesby is a great place to share with your dog. So bring along your four-legged friend when you visit or just head into the wider estate for a walk.

Walkers in Obelisk Park at Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire

You and your four-legged friend can explore the parkland together at Nostell, with a choice of walks, from a stroll around the Lower Lake to a challenging loop around the parkland. There's even a dog run area, where you can let you pooch run free off the lead.

Dog sitting between the legs of its owner

Dogs are welcome in the garden at Nunnington Hall, so bring your dog for an autumn stroll and wind your way through the orchard as the harvest ripens on the trees. Afterwards relax in the tea-garden on the banks of the River Rye with a hot chocolate and slice of cake and watch the world go by.

Your Dog is Welcome in the Yorkshire Dales

There are loads of options for walkies across the Yorkshire Dales - all of our walks have dog-friendly options, so with miles of footpaths to explore, trees to sniff and grass to roll in, you’ll both have a great day.

A black cocker spaniel sits on a rock at Hardcastle Crags

With over 15 miles of footpaths to discover, Hardcastle Crags is a dog-walkers paradise. Whether you fancy a short stroll through the woodland or a challenging hike up the valley, there’s lots for you and your four-legged friend to enjoy, and you can even stop by the cafe together to refuel after your walk.

A ranger takes a lurcher type dog for a walk on Marsden Moor in front of a blue sky

With miles of footpaths and open moorland landscape, Marsden Moor is a great place to take in some fresh air and wild rugged scenery as you explore with your four-legged friend.

Dog on lead, Brimham Rocks.

Dogs are very welcome at Brimham Rocks, so bring your pooch along to explore the eye-catching rock formations, sculpted by 320 million years of ice, rain, wind and continental movement, and surrounding widlife-rich moorland.

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.


A guide to walking your dog in the countryside

We want everyone to enjoy the countryside with their dogs, but there are some important guidelines to follow in order to keep you, your dog, livestock and wildlife safe. There are times of the year when sheep, cattle and other rare wildlife are particularly at risk. We ask that you keep your dog on a short lead wherever you see these signs.