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Doggy Days Out in the UK

Doggy Days Out in the UK

There is nothing better than going for a long walk with your dog, whether it be in the countryside, by the seaside or even in the city. More places than ever before are becoming dog friendly, so you can take your dog on a variety of activities including dining out, going on holiday and discovering new walks around the UK. Below are some ideas for your upcoming doggy days out:

Ainsdale Beach in Southport


This is a fantastic beach for dogs with grass covered sand dunes and flat wide open spaces. It is also a popular location for kite flyers due to its wide open spaces. Make sure your dog doesn’t get overly friendly with the flocks of wading birds that live there and you will have a great day out beside the seaside, beside the sea.

The Strawbury Duck, Turton, Greater Manchester


A dog walks into a bar….This countryside pub offers warm log fires in the winter and a beer garden in the summer and is surrounded by a stunning reservoir, which is perfect for dog walking. The pub welcomes dogs and you can even get treats for them while you tuck into your lunch.

The Hidden Hut at Porthcurnick Beach, Cornwall


Cornwall has many stunning beaches, but The Hidden Hut is a cafe which welcomes humans and canines alike. You can be fed and watered ready for another walk along the beach (as can your furry friend) and you can enjoy a simple lunch or mouth-watering cake.

Keswick, Cumbria


Kennel club voters named Keswick the most dog friendly town in the UK in 2012 and for good reason. There are lots of local shops, cafes and pubs which allow dogs, so you can go about your daily chores with your dog by your side. There are also some great walks in woodland and fell areas in the town. If only you could train your dog to do your weekly shopping…

Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Cornwall


If your dog enjoys travelling in your car, then a ride on a train might be the perfect day out for you. The steam train gently travels through the Cornish countryside and cruises over the River Tamar into Bodmin Moor. Not only are dogs more than welcome, they also get to travel for free during daytime services. All aboard!

The Isle of Wight


Let’s go surfing now, everybody’s learning how….If you want a coastal getaway within the UK, The Isle of Wight is a great location as there are many dog friendly beaches, pubs and some great walks. An added bonus is that ferry operator Wightlink carries dogs free of charge, but they must be accompanied by their human.


Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

This majestic castle is perched above the Scarborough coastline and is a great place to visit for a doggy day out. The castle ruins are scattered amongst some amazing walks with stunning views at every turn. There are plenty of areas for dogs to have a sniff around and meet other doggy friends and even enjoy a picnic. You could even stay over for the weekend at one of our three pet-friendly Scarborough hotels and see all the sights.


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