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Best Places For Dog Walks In The Summer

The summer sunshine opens up new options for dog walks and is the perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy some wonderful dog walks. Make the most of the summer months by planning interesting dog walks in lots of different places. Here are some of the best places to take your dog.

Coastal Walks

Although a lot of beaches have restrictions when it comes to dogs, there are some that allow you to bring your pooch with you. It’s a completely different dog walk to normal and you can even let your dog have a refreshing swim in the sea.  They will get a good workout from swimming and you can walk along the coastline for hours. You can walk along a beach if you prefer a short walk or you can trek along the coastline for miles in places like Anglesey, Wales. Brighton is a great place to take your dog, it was voted Britain’s most dog friendly city last year as there are lots of places that allow dogs.

Canals, Lakes & Rivers

Head to a canal or lake with your dog on a hot sunny day. Your dog will love jumping into the canal or lake and running along the river bank. It’s also a fun family day out, you could take a picnic and have lunch by the river or stop off for lunch at the local (dog friendly) pub.

Wooded Areas

During the height of the summer it’s probably best to walk your dog in wooded areas where there is some shade. It will be cooler for your dog and they will get a good run in the woods. Dogs can overheat if they are out in hot sunshine for too long so take this into consideration on particularly hot days.

National Parks

Why not take your dog for a long walk in one of the UK’s national parks? Places such as the Lake District and the New Forest have excellent dog walks and stunning scenery to enjoy. Check the rules and regulations when it comes to dogs for specific national parks before you go.

Location Of The Month - Dartmoor

Dartmoor is an ideal location for dog walks or a weekend break away with your dog. The landscape is rugged and beautiful and there is a wide variety of different dog walks to explore. Whether you fancy walking through woodland or going on a more challenging hike, there will be a suitable walk for you in Dartmoor. You can even download audio walks and go on guided tours if you are new to the area.

Do take care when walking your dog through countryside near livestock, for more information see


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