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Dog-friendly places in Liverpool and Lancashire

There are plenty of places to explore with your dog around Liverpool and Lancashire. From exploring the grounds of Speke Hall to taking in views over Morecambe Bay and the Lake District from Heysham Coast, where will you and your dog head next?

Dog walking in Liverpool and Lancashire

We’ve created a new pawprint rating system, which shows the facilities for your dog at our places. Three pawprints shows the very best places you can visit for a day with your dog and two pawprints places have water bowls, dog bins and dog-friendly walks. Dogs are welcome at one pawprint places, but facilities are limited.

Dog walking on Holcombe Moor

Holcombe Moor and Stubbins Estate 

The perfect place to explore vast moorland and hillside woods with your dog. Find further information and guidance on walking with your dog.

A visitor in a green jacket walks a dog along a path

Gawthorpe Hall 

Gawthorpe Hall is a one pawprint rated place. Dogs on leads are more than welcome in most areas of the grounds, but there are a few things you need to know.

Dog walk in the gardens

Speke Hall 

Dogs on leads are welcome to explore most areas of Speke Hall's grounds. Find out where you can go with your dog, what facilities are available to them and other important information at this two pawprint rated place.

View of people's knees, who are sitting on a bench. They have brought their dog for a walk, and the dog, a brown and white border collie, is waiting next to the bench.

Arnside and Silverdale 

Find out about walking your dog at Arnside and Silverdale, from the facilities available to how you can help us to protect the local wildlife. Arnside and Silverdale is a two pawprint rated place. 

A dog enjoying a winter walk in the grounds at Trelissick, Cornwall

Heysham Coast 

The Heysham Coast is a great place to explore with your four-legged friend. To help keep this place special for other people and wildlife, please follow the Canine Code.

Dogs play on the beach at Formby, Merseyside


Dogs are welcome at Formby, which is a one pawprint rated place. Find out all you need to know about exercising your pups on the sandy beaches and acres of woodland.

Visitors walking their dogs in the garden at Sizergh, Cumbria

Rufford Old Hall 

Explore the woodland, North Paddock and cobbled courtyard with your dog at Rufford Old Hall at this one pawprint rated place.

Plan a visit to Liverpool and Lancashire with your dog

Visitor walking their dog in the garden at Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire

Visiting National Trust places with your dog 

If you’re bringing your dog to the places we care for, here’s information on the Canine Code and pawprint rating system to plan your visit.

Dog-walking adventures further afield

A dog enjoying a winter walk in the grounds at Trelissick, Cornwall

Dog-friendly places in Cheshire and Greater Manchester 

With dog-friendly gardens, countryside and ancient woodland to choose from in Cheshire and Greater Manchester, you're spoilt for choice for your next adventure with your dog.

Visitors enjoying the view from Claife Viewing Station overlooking Windermere, Lake Disitrict

Dog-friendly places in the Lake District 

The Lake District has plenty of opportunities for you and your dog to explore some wonderful countryside – from the shores of Windermere to the fell tops in Langdale.

A visitors walking over stepping stones across a river with her dogs at Hardcastle Crags

Dog-friendly places in Yorkshire 

Whether you're planning a day out at a historic house or in the countryside, you and your dog will receive a warm welcome at lots of places across Yorkshire.

Children and dog at Bosherston Lake, Stackpole, Pembrokeshire

Dog-friendly places in Wales 

From mountains and beaches, to gardens and parklands, find a dog walk in Wales that both you and your four-legged friend will love. Here’s your guide to some of the best dog-friendly places to visit in Wales.

Visitors in the garden at Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire: a child stands on railings with the house in the background

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