Here’s a List of UK’s Best-loved Spots for Dog Walks

Get some fresh air, soak up fantastic scenery and best of all: have fun with your fur children!


Popular spots, according to County:

  • Cheshire: Lyme Park and Delamere Forest Park, Cheshire
  • London: Bushy Park, Richmond Park, Hampstead Heath and Wimbledon Common
  • Cornwall: Trelissick and Cawsand to Whitsand Bay
  • Cumbria: Lake District and Sticklebarn and the Langdales
  • Devon: Arlington Court and Dartmoor National Park
  • Yorkshire: Yorkshire Dales and Barmston Beach to Bridlington
  • East Sussex: Birling Gap and Seven Sisters Country Park
  • Essex: Cudmore Grove Country Park
  • Greater Manchester: Heaton Park
  • Hampshire: Hayling Billy Trail and New Forest National Park
  • Leicestershire: Bradgate Park
  • Northumberland: Wallington and Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle
  • Nottinghamshire: Clumber Park, Wollaton Park and Sherwood Forest Country Park
  • Suffolk: Dunwich Heath
  • West Midlands: Sutton Park                        
  • Wiltshire: Stourhead


  • Linn Park, Glasgow
  • Loch Leven Heritage Trail, Kinross
  • Callander Crags, Callander, Stirling
  • The Old Course at St Andrews, Fife
  • Templeton Woods, Birkhill, Dundee
  • Balnakeil Beach, Durness, Sutherland
  • Cairndow, Loch Fyne, Argyll and Bute
  • Burn Anne Trail, Galston, East Ayrshire
  • Tyninghame Bay, East Linton, East Lothian
  • Pitlochry Dam and Salmon Ladder, Pitlochry, Perthshire


  • Llyn Brianne, Cambrian Mountains
  • Pen Pych Mountain, Rhondda, Cynon, Taf
  • Three Cliffs Bay to Oxwich Bay, Gower Peninsula
  • Preseli Mountains, Pembrokeshire National Park
  • Allt yr Esgair Circular, Brecon Beacons National Park

Gems in the North

  • Llyn Padarn, Llanberis
  • Llyn Elsi, Betws-y-coed
  • Snowdonia National Park
  • Gwydyr Forest, Betws-y-coed
  • Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen
  • Coed Y Gopa; Llangollen Tow Path
  • Newborough Forest, Newborough
  • Nant Mill Wood, Clywedog Valley Trail, Near Wrexham


County Antrim

  • West Strand, Portrush,
  • Lagan Towpath, Belfast
  • Cave Hill Country Park, Belfast
  • Divis Black Mountain Trail, Belfast

County Armagh

  • Clare Glen, Tandragee

County Down

  • Slieve Donard, Newcastle
  • Murlough Beach, Newcastle
  • Rowallane Garden, Saintfield
  • Cloughmore Stone, Rostrevor

County Londonderry

  • Benone Strand, Castlerock

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