Walking the dog at West Runton and Beeston Regis Heath

Dog on lead

If you’re planning a visit to West Runton and Beeston Regis Heath with your dog, you’ll be pleased to know it’s very welcome! But at this time of the year (from 1st March to 31st July) dogs must be kept on a lead to avoid disturbing ground nesting birds. Also please keep an eye out for adders. As the weather warms adders will start to emerge from hibernation and (especially early in the day) can be found basking in the sun. If disturbed adders normally make an escape but if they do bite it can cause a person a good deal of pain and can be very harmful to dogs.

 

 

Follow our lead

This is a really good place to exercise your dog but please consider other users and wildlife.

Always keep your dog under control and in sight Please make sure that it stays away from wildlife and any livestock and horses. In any case it's good practice wherever you are to keep your dog on a lead around anywildlife, horses or livestock.

Please remember that not everyone likes dogs so please keep your dog away from other walkers unless invited.

We are lucky to have large numbers of ground nesting birds. Between 1st March and 31st July dogs must be on leads to avoid disturbing the nest birds.

Please protect the wildlife
Sign at West Runton warning of ground nesting birds & adders, please keep to paths and keep dogs under control
Please protect the wildlife

Be on the lookout for adders from February to November. As the weather warms the snakes will start  to emerge from hibernation and (especially early in the day) can be found basking in the sun. If disturbed adders normally make an escape but if they do bite it can cause a person a good deal of pain and can be very harmful to dogs.

Adders are regulary seen
Adder basking in dry leaves
Adders are regulary seen

 







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One of the green bins for dog waste
Bin for dog waste
One of the green bins for dog waste

Whether you walk on the heaths or in the woods, you and your dog will have a teriffic time exploring and finding new things to see and (particularly in the case of your dog) smell!