There are no two words which go better together, than dog and walking. Luckily for us, calling Britain our home allows us access to some of the most picturesque walking destinations, conveniently located right on our doorstep.
With the added benefit of more and more holiday lettings allowing pets at their listing; it’s never been easier to pack up your things and explore the corners of the UK with your four legged furry best friend.
We’ll take you on a tour of the British countryside so you can discover some of our favourite destinations to venture to for all those dog walking adventures.
Bradgate Park, Leicestershire
Located one county over from our Naseby factory is a hidden gem called Bradgate Park. A beautiful public park spanning across Northwest Leicester, providing a natural break from the surrounding city and towns. Steeped in history and stretching across 1,200 acres of heritage rich landscape, you can explore the ruins of one of the most important country houses in Tudor England and the famous Old John Tower landmark. But if historical sites aren’t what you’re after, then spend your walk gazing at the 600 deer and wildlife which call this woodland home.
Little tip: Don’t forget your camera as you can take some gorgeous shots of the scenery and wildlife - a photographer's dream.
New Forest, Hampshire
Once you’ve experienced the peacefulness of the New Forest, you’ll be heartbroken to leave. With ancient woodlands, open moors and idyllic cliff tops, there’s a never ending selection of picturesque places to wander through with your best pal. With various luxury accommodations nestled snugly in the forest, you can create an extended experience for you to soak in all that the New Forest has to offer. We recommend browsing through newforestescapes.com for somewhere to put your feet up after a day of exploring.
Dunwich Heath, Suffolk
It wouldn’t be a British walking list without a recommendation for a National Trust location would it? A rare survival of coastal lowland heath, Dunwich Heath is designated a regionally important geological site. We highly recommend visiting between June and September while the heather and gorse are flowering, with vast horizons of purple, pink and yellow, you’ll love to wander through the vibrant colours.
Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire
If the enduring legend of Robin Hood doesn’t draw you to Sherwood Forest, then perhaps the ancient woodland and diverse flora and fauna will be enough for you to pick up that dog lead and set off out the door. In Nottinghamshire you’ll find 375 hectares of national nature reserve ready for you and your furry friends to explore. Pack up a picnic and lace up those walking boots for an experience you can’t find anywhere else.
Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
Described on their website as “a truly iconic natural gem nestled in the Mendip hills”. We can wholeheartedly agree with this statement. With approximately 500,000 visitors a year, Cheddar Gorge was named as the second greatest natural wonder in Britain, surpassed only by Dan yr Ogof caves. Take the time to retreat into this natural landscape for a dog walk which will get their tails wagging.
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