Best Dog Walks in the UK



T here’s nothing better than a walk with your furry companion. Whether it’s rambling through breathtaking countryside or enjoying sandy beaches, the UK is perfect for a short break with your furry friend.

With a variety of pet friendly locations , enjoy taking your beloved pet on your next staycation and discovering some of the best dog walks in the UK.

Here are some of our favourite destinations for dog walking, along with perfect pet friendly hotels where your four legged friend is more than welcome:



Let your canine companion feel soft, sandy beaches against their paws and lap up the fresh sea air with a trip to the coastal town of Bournemouth. With many of Bournemouth’s blue flag beaches offering dog friendly stretches, your pooch is free to explore this beautiful spot at their leisure.

Bournemouth also offers perfect dog walks away from the seafront, with Dog Friendly Getaways suggesting Lower Gardens and Boscombe Arts Trail as ideal walking spots.

Be sure to discover Bournemouth's dog friendly zones before your trip so your pooch is free to explore the picturesque seafront.

Pet friendly hotels we think you’ll love:

Ocean Beach Hotel and Spa

Bournemouth Carlton Hotel | Signature Collection by Best Western

Lake District


It isn’t hard to see why the Lake District holds the title as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This breathtaking location offers stunning lakeside walks, many of which are perfect for you and your dog.

The National Trust offer useful tips for visiting the Lake District with your dog , along with a variety of locations around the Lake District for you and your furry friend to enjoy, including Octavia Hill walk at Brandelhow Park, Derwent Water , a scenic lakeside trail, and Allan Bank and Grasmere , a picturesque spot that’s perfect for a woodland walk.

Pet friendly hotels we think you’ll love:

The Derwentwater Hotel

Ennerdale Country House Hotel



With breathtaking National Parks, shimmering lochs and beautiful countryside in abundance, Scotland boasts the perfect place for lovers of the outdoors. You and your pooch can enjoy roaming the beautiful Scottish landscapes on offer.

The National Trust for Scotland have chosen some of the best dog walks in Scotland . For gentle walks and a perfect family day out, be sure to visit Brodie Castle & Estate in the beautiful Moray countryside or explore the wild landscapes of Mar Lodge Estate National Nature Reserve , located at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

Pet friendly hotels we think you’ll love:

Highlander Hotel

The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel



Boasting breathtaking countryside and iconic honey-coloured stone, the Cotswolds are the perfect place for a relaxing getaway filled with picturesque walks.

‘Dog Friendly Cotswolds’ provides the perfect dog friendly walks in this stunning area, including the Cotswold Way Circular Walk – Chipping Campden, a gentle route that leads you through the charming market town of Chipping Campden. Also explore the beautiful surroundings of Broadway Tower. Located on Broadway Hill and set within a 200 acre estate of parkland, enjoy stunning views across the Cotswolds. There’s even a selection of agility obstacles for your dog to test their skills!

Once you’ve finished exploring, the village of Broadway also offers a wide variety of dog friendly cafes, so you and your pup can enjoy a well-deserved rest, including Number 32 Broadway , Tisanes Tearoom or Morris & Brown ('Morris & Brown' is located near Broadway Tower).

Pet friendly hotels we think you’ll love:

Dumbleton Hall Hotel

Noel Arms Hotel



Pembrokeshire is rich in natural beauty. Boasting 186 miles of stunning coastline and over 50 beaches to discover, you and your furry friend will be spoilt for choice where to explore first.

According to Visit Pembrokeshire, one of the favourite dog walks in Pembrokeshire is Freshwater West beach. Offering a wide, sandy beach, this is the ideal location to let your pooch stretch their legs. Another perfect spot is Gwaun Balley, a hidden gem in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and perfect for your dog to roam.

Discover all of Pembrokeshire’s dog friendly beaches here .

Pet friendly hotel we think you’ll love:

Best Western Lamphey Court Hotel

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