Dog-friendly places in Dorset
There are plenty of dog-friendly things to do in Dorset. Explore a network of woodland paths or head to the coast for a bracing beach walk or sea swim.
Discover 8,500 acres of unspoilt countryside on the estate at Kingston Lacy, with miles of paths to explore, trees to sniff and grass to roll in.
The paths and fields around Badbury Rings are great for dog walkers. Find out the best places to walk, plus where and why to keep dogs on the lead or under control.
The area around Hive Beach is a working landscape with footpaths, perfect for walking and quiet enjoyment. Dogs are welcome, but please take a look at these top tips before you visit. Hive Beach is a one pawprint rated place.
Find out where you can walk your dog on Fontwell Down, an area of natural beauty with views across Blackmore Vale, and the things to be aware of when you visit.
Walk in the footsteps of the castle builders, trek the Purbeck Ridgeway from Corfe Castle to the sea or discover wildlife and history of a different kind on Hartland Moor.
Dogs are welcome all year round, but to make sure everyone enjoys themselves, please keep your dog on a lead of 2m or less between 1 May and 30 September.