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This week is English Tourism Week and what better way to celebrate the beautiful English countryside than by taking your four-legged friend out for a walk? Here at Sykes Cottages we love to lace up our boots, grab the lead from the back door and head out on a long walk with man’s best friend. We have recently produced a dog walking guide which highlights a few of our favourite walking routes in the UK, but if you’re still in need of more inspiration then keep reading for our choice of the top pet friendly walks England has to offer.

Ninesprings, Yeovil Country Park

Ninesprings in Yeovil Country Park is the ideal space to exercise dogs of all shapes and sizes. With a diverse landscape on offer there is something to suit everyone and as dogs are allowed off the lead you’re sure to have a great work out! This communal park is top of our list for puppies, with a wealth of dog owners around it’s perfect for socialising your pup and getting them used to new sights and sounds whilst they make a few doggy friends.

Holkham Beach, North Norfolk

This wonderful beach incorporates 4 miles of white sandy beaches, rolling sand dunes and a dense pine forest, perfect for a diverse walk with the family. Whilst out for a walk along the glorious Holkham Beach why not treat the family to some light refreshments whilst the dog plays in the surf? This beach offers everything you will need for a family day out; from free parking and toilet facilities to refreshment stands and picnic tables.

Tarn Hows, Cumbria

Managed by the National Trust, Tarn Hows in Cumbria offers an unrivalled dog walking experience. Whether you have an active pooch who loves wide open spaces to run in and steep hills to climb or a water dog who just loves playing fetch in the lake, then Tarn Hows is the place for you. With its on-site facilities and stunning scenery this park should not be missed when visiting The Lake District!

Goit Stock, Cullingworth

For a dog walk with a difference we would suggest taking an enchanting stroll through the woodlands at Goit Stock. This peaceful dog walk takes you through deep woods and along a gentle path, passing by majestic waterfalls and a handful of farm yard animals. This picturesque walk is perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon and makes for wonderful photographs and maybe even a cheeky selfie with your pooch.

We hope our selection of the best English walks for you and your dog has inspired you to take the lead and get out and about with your pup. For more holiday inspiration and family friendly cottages which are happy to accept your four-legged friend make sure to check out our pet friendly cottages page.


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