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Somerset named the best place to walk a dog in the UK

There are so many amazing dog walks available right on your doorstep - you just need to find them!

Nia Dalton

Posted 2 months ago ago

If there’s any word that gets your dog’s heart rate racing, it’s ‘walkies’. 

One of the best ways to enjoy a summer’s day is to get out and about with your dog and explore all this country has to offer.

There are so many amazing dog walks available right on your doorstep - you just need to find them!

The team at Canine Cottages has ranked the five best dog walks in the UK for you to enjoy with your dog this summer.

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

Cheddar Gorge (Photo: Getty Images)

England’s largest gorge, Cheddar Gorge, is one of the UK’s finest natural landscapes - and Canine Cottage’s best dog walking location in the country. 

“When researching popular walking destinations across the UK, there was a large amount of positive sentiment around Cheddar Gorge,” Shannon Keary, spokesperson for Canine Cottages said.

“We were able to see that this was a very popular destination amongst dog walkers and therefore definitely a must-visit place for people looking for new locations to explore.”

The Cheddar Gorge four-mile cliff trail allows you to take in all the stunning sights of the gorge, as well as encountering some of the area’s unique plants and wildlife. 

Tripadvisor ranks Cheddar Gorge & Caves a 4.0 out of 5, with over 3,000 people recommending a visit to the area. 

Llyn Padarn Circular, Llanberis, Wales

Llyn Padarn (Photo: Getty Images)

Llyn Padarn is a glacially formed lake set against some of Snowdonia’s most spectacular scenery and is a fantastic place to walk your dog. 

The five-mile circular trail is relatively easy and suitable for all the family, allowing you to walk through the Country park, Coed Dinorwig (an ancient woodland of rare oak trees), Vivian Quarry and the lake itself. 

You’re sure to spot lots of birds and rare flora too - what’s not to love?

Staithes and Port Mulgrave, North Yorkshire

Port Mulgrave (Photo: Getty Images)

Staithes is a quaint fishing village near Whitby, and this walk takes you around Cleveland Way National Trail and across the cliffs to Port Mulgrave harbour. 

With stunning views of the sea, quiet lanes, paths, and fields for your dog, and opportunity to amble through the village, this is a great walk for a full day out.

Hastings Country Park, East Sussex

Hastings Country Park (Photo: Getty Images)

Hastings Country park covers 600 acres of nature trails, wooded valleys, cliffs, and glens, and is a great place for your dog to explore all day long. 

The views from the clifftop are second to none, reaching across the English Channel - you can even see France on a clear day! 

It’s a great wildlife spotting route too, with Peregrines and Yellowhammers roaming the park. There’s no shortage of things to explore at Hastings Country Park.

Castle Fraser, Aberdeenshire

Castle Fraser (Photo: Getty Images)

There are plenty of trails to explore in the grounds of this fairy-tale castle in Aberdeenshire. 

There are marked trails, but feel free to go off the path and explore the area for yourself. 

The one and a half mile Alton Brae Trail is perfect for dogs of all shapes and sizes, allowing you to take in the stunning views of the castle and beyond. 

To find more top dog walks in the UK, visit Canine Cottages here.

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