Top UK Dog Walks
May is rapidly approaching and with two bank holidays to take advantage of, what could be better than exploring the countryside on some of the best dog walks in the UK? It can sometimes be hard to find a good walk that nicely combines the ideal requirements such as views, space, terrain and variety; so we have brought you a list of the top dog walks in the UK to let your dogs stretch their legs and allow you to enjoy the stroll.
1. Llanelli Beach
This 11 mile dog friendly Millennium Coastal Park has no restrictions on dogs at any point throughout the year. There is a park and a beach and many things to do to keep both yourself and your dog occupied. The Discovery beach centre on the beach has an ice cream parlour and café and will also provide a water bowl for your if requested.
2. Thetford Forest, East Anglia
There are a number of separate woodland areas with ideal terrain for foot or bike. The patchwork of heathland, broadleaves and pine provides the ideal location for you and your dog to have a peaceful walk. There is a great picnic area if you have brought your lunch along and it is a favourite with bird watchers.
3. Glennifer Braes, Paisley
The Gleniffer Braes Country Park lies in the southern area of Paisley and is home to an abundance of walks across moorland and woodland. Only 7 miles from Glasgow, this area has fantastic views of the Clyde Valley and is also close to Paisley Abbey.
4. Thurlestone to Torcross, Devon
This stunning stretch of coastal path in the south west of England is an ideal setting for some lovely dog walks. It is a very popular destination with bird watchers and has some lovely small, sandy coves along the way.
5. Queen’s Wood, London
Set in beautiful forest in the heart of North London, these woods are beautiful, even on a rainy day and there is a sculpture trail to keep kids busy too. This is a very relaxing walk on feet and by paws and there is also a café for a quick snack stop or even some lunch.
6. Cavehill, Belfast
With panoramic views of Belfast, this walk is not too demanding but at the same time, it is not for the light hearted either. This is the largest publicly owned open space in Belfast and though it is only 10 miles away from the city, the quiet, relaxing atmosphere makes you feel worlds away.
7. Haughmond Hill, Shrewsbury
With three routes to choose from and even a short walk to view the quarry, there is plenty to choose from. The walks differ from 1-3 miles and have a varying degree of difficulty. There are some nice woodland areas and really great views with the bonus of a little café offering bacon butties.
8. Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire
Only 5 mins outside Tetbury this is a fantastic dog walking zone. Monthly guided walks take place with Masisie and her owner Dave, each taking approximately 1.5 hours and exploring different areas of Silk Wood. A stunning place to visit in Autumn with over 3000 species of trees.
9. Danes Dyke, Bridlington
With beautiful, unspoilt white sandy beaches, your dog can run around and explore all year round. There are stunning views of the Yorkshire coast along the 2 mile walk and there are easy to follow paths away from the cliff edge.
10. Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland
This walk takes approximately one hour at a leisurely pace and has a spectacular view of Bamburgh Castle. The beach has spotless sand alongside spotlessly clean waters, letting you see Lindisfarne and the North Sea from the walk. This area is very famous for its wildfowl and is very popular all year round
Have you been on any lovely dog walks that aren't featured on this list? Or are any of the above favourites of yours? Let us know below!