Walk on the wild side this Autumn on Dog friendly days out in the UK

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Here in the UK, we are a nation of dog lovers.  If you’re anything like us, you will be constantly looking for great things to do in your downtime where dogs are welcome too.  There are some great websites out there that are full of useful information and reviews on all the dog friendly places to go to eat, drink and visit that are invaluable when planning last minute days out.

Despite the chilly weather, the Autumn months are perhaps the best time to explore our beautiful isle.  As leaves are falling and the frost sets in, nature takes on a whole new personality and the summer views are transformed into enchanted and majestic landscapes.

It’s definitely not an experience to be missed so don’t stay inside this season, get out and get active.  To inspire you further, we’ve put together a list of some of the best places to enjoy a picturesque walk with the whole family.


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There are loads of lovely walks to enjoy in Dorset, in fact, it’s the perfect place to go for a dog friendly holiday in the UK this Autumn.  A great value option is to rent a lode at a holiday park such as the Parkdean site at Warmwell. This woodland park is ideal for dog owners and outdoors enthusiasts and it’s surrounded by country and coastal trails to explore.


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Home to the exquisitely beautiful national park of the Lake District, Cumbria is a dog lover’s delight.  From Windermere to Keswick, the foot hills and fells; this area of outstanding natural beauty always has spectacular views and peaceful serenity to offer visitors whenever you visit.

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A great place to start your explorations on foot is with the famous Wainwright walks. Alfred Wainwright produced hundreds of guides to all the best walks in the Lakes that have proved popular with people from all around the world coming to enjoy these routes through the rural landscapes.

If you’re taking your pet, the Lake District for Dogs website is full of great information for enjoying the lakes with your pooch.


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Themenheere Sculpture gardens offer a cultured day out for all the family including the dog.  Overlooking the bay of St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, there’s more than just the flora to enjoy here.  Wander around this peaceful environment and enjoying a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life as you admire the art instillations dotted around the wilderness.


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The Yorkshire Arboretum is nestled within the grounds of the stunning Castle Howard near York in North Yorkshire.  This really is a paradise for nature lovers and the whole family can get involved with fun activities to entertain the kids.  Explore at your leisure or book yourself on a tree trail tour to really get to know more about the nature here.

They also host a range of events all year round that are open to the public and offer the chance to do something different.

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If you’re in Yorkshire, another great day out is Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield just outside Leeds.  It’s a great day out in the fresh air and there are lots of great sculptures from world leading artists to admire.  It’s a great walk doing a lap around the grounds and through the woods and the dogs love it.  Be prepared though, if the trusty British weather is up to its usual tricks your pooch will come back pretty muddy so take a towel!

For more information on woodland walks with your dog check out the Forestry Commission website.

“Posted in collaboration with Parkdean”

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