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A national park in Cheshire has been named one of the UK’s most dog-friendly destinations.
National Trust’s Lyme Park, in Cheshire, has ranked in third place in a new study by Tails.com, a dog food company.
Their study ranks the top 10 most dog-friendly National Parks in the UK on a 10 point criteria: dog-friendly, off-lead options, dog-friendly garden, dog-friendly woodland, dog-friendly park grounds, dog-friendly restaurant, restaurant exterior, dog waste bins, and dog drinking water.
According to their research, Lyme Park received a score of 70 out of the possible 100.
A spokesperson from Tails.com said: “The park provides an area for dogs to roam off the lead and has a dog-friendly garden, woodland and park.
Lyme Park in Cheshire (Image: Getty Images)
“The National Park has waste bins available, but unfortunately for four-legged visitors, the park doesn’t have a dog-friendly restaurant.”
Sheffield Park and Garden in East Sussex took the top spot, with a score of 100, and Erddig in Wrexham came in second place, with a score of 80.
The top 10 most dog-friendly National Parks:
- Sheffield Park and Garden - 100
- Erddig - 80
- Lyme - 70
- Kingston Lacy - 60
- Croome - 60
- Petworth Park - 60
- Lyveden - 60
- Plas Newydd House - 60
- Dunster Castle and Watermill - 50
- Ormesby Hall - 40
The National Trust website has a page dedicated to ‘Dog Walking at Lyme’.
It reads: “Enjoy some fantastic walks with your four-legged friend at Lyme. We’ve beautiful ancient parkland, moorland and woodland to explore and stretch your legs.”
“Lyme has always been a place where dogs can enjoy themselves. Dogs lived alongside the Legh family who left Lyme to the National Trust, and we continue the tradition of welcoming responsible dog owners,” it continues.
The National Trust ask their 450,000 yearly visitors at Lyme Park to follow their Canine Code:
- Take a lead: help reduce the chance of your pup disturbing wildlife by keeping them on a lead.
- Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful.
- Paws for thought: look out for information signs and take extra care around livestock and on tricky terrain.
- Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.
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