The best front paws - great dogs for walks in the Warwickshire countryside
Fresh open countryside, spacious parks, breezy hills, leafy woodlands - you'll find many different trails to wander around Warwickshire. Whether you're a local looking to explore more widely, a day tripper or an excursion, walks with your dog are part of your life - with dog-friendly bars and restaurants along the way
Hatton locks up 'Paradise'
Canal towing, countryside and woodland: this5 mile (8 km) circular walkFilled with landscapes that change for you, and scents that captivate your four-legged friend. Sound like heaven? Fittingly, you can also view Stairway to Heaven, the Hatton Lock, the 21-lock lock on the Grand Union Canal.
From the parking lot in Hatton, follow the canal towpath, then head out into the countryside and follow country roads to Hampton up the hill. Then, loop around Whitehill Wood and pass Hatton Country World (family fun and shopping), return to the canal and follow the locks back to the starting point. "Paw" for a hearty sandwich or more at the end of your walkHatton Arms– Dogs are welcome in the bar area and outside. perched on the stairway to heaven, 18DayCentury Inn has a great view.
Aston Cantello - Shakespeare Unleashed!
Did you know that Shakespeare mentions "dog" or "dog" over 200 times in his plays, and that's not counting words like "hound" or "puppy." Just a little bit to chew on this c. 6-mile (9.7 km) loop trail that starts and ends atking's headAston Cantlow's pub: Will's parents, who were married in the country church here in 1557, are said to have had their wedding breakfast in this pub, so your outing will be Shakespearean.
So, your "dog will have his day" (village), and trot with you along the fields to Mount Love, then along the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal to Newnham and back along the Arne toaston cantelloHighlights along the way include Edstone Aqueduct, claimed to be the longest cast iron aqueduct in England at 475 feet (145 meters). All well-behaved dogs are welcome in the bar restaurant at The King's Head, and sometimes there are as many hounds as people in the front bar.
Coombe Abbey Park - Whatever you want
With 500 acres of beautiful gardens, woodlands, lakeside walks and 'Ability' Brown landscape,Coombe Abbey ParkNearby Coventry is the perfect place for family and furry friends to head out for a holiday - dogs on leash are welcome and exercise is allowed in signposted areas.
Come for an hour or a few hours, as you please: follow the many trails, enjoy the waterside views, and experience gentle adventures in the woods. There are also stunning views of Qom Abbey, whose stories are intertwined with the Gunpowder Plot. Bring a picnic to share at the park, or buy a snack at a dog-friendly café. Water bowls are also available at the visitor center.
Pooley Country Park – Be at one with nature
Pooley Country Park in Polesworth is a good example of how nature can bounce back to heal industrial operations, in this case the old Pooley Hall Colliery (later the North Warwickshire Colliery), which closed in the 1960s. Today, the 62.5 hectares of green tranquility on the Coventry Canal offer refreshing access to woodland and poolside habitats, with a third of the park designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Trails once used by miners are now used for recreation, and a stunning 12-metre tall gold-leaf landmark sculpture celebrates the park's restoration.
This is a c.6 miles (9.7 km) walk around the parkThis will make your dog jump with nature. Start and finish at the family-friendly, dog-friendly The Samuel Barlow pub, overlooking Alvicott Pier and the Coventry Canal, passing many beautiful pools (originally caused by mining settlement), the medieval ruins of Alvicott Abbey Room for oodles to run around. If the weather is nice, enjoy Samuel Barlow's large beer garden - a weary Fido dozes off at your feet.
Atherstone and Hartshill Hayes Country Park - canals, hills and bluebells
Take an outing with your top dog through the countryside near the site of Queen Boudica's last battle with the Romans, and past remnants of Iron Age hill forts. But it was a peaceful excursion, followed by6 mile (10 km) loopStarts and ends in the market town of Atherstone.
Coming out of town along the Coventry Canal, past an impressive 11 locks and perhaps a narrowboat gracefully turning the waterway near Manset, echoes of Boudica fill the air. At Hartshill Hayes Country Park, ancient hilly woodland sparkles with hyacinths in spring, and there are panoramic views from the hilltops. Go bowling past Iron Age Oldbury Camp and let the canal towpath take you back to Atherstone. A warm welcome to the newly renovated dog and ownerking's head, which has a beer garden by the Grand Canal.
Bosworth Battlefield Walk - Drama and Puppy Ice Cream
While your canine companion enjoys the fresh air, fields and woods of this c. 4 miles (6.4 km)Bosworth Battlefield Trail, just across the Warwickshire border, you might ponder the drama that occurred when Henry Tudor took the crown from King Richard III in August 1485.
From Ambion Hill, where Richard camped the night before the battle (and where the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Center is located), you'll pass a well marking the spot where the King drank before his fatal final encounter. Then meander through Ambion Wood and along a stretch of Ashby Canal, where you cansutton pierCafé Bar welcomes well-mannered pooch with treats, doggy ice cream and more. There's also ice cream for you, or a piping hot toddy. Once your energy levels have recovered, return on more tree-lined trails through Ambion Wood before returning to your starting point.
Kenilworth Circular - castle grounds and town walks
go all out2 mile (3 km) circular walk around Kenilworth, stroll through the castle grounds and town. From the castle car park, follow the walkway past romantic ruins and beautiful Elizabeth Gardens, before picking up the pace into Abbey Fields Park and wandering along beautiful Fernhambrook. The remains of St Nicholas' Church and the ancient gatehouse of medieval St Mary's Abbey are worth a visit before strolling along pleasant paths back to the car park.
If you want to extend your walk, you can always continue along Finham Brook and explore the signposted trail through Kenilworth Common Nature Reserve - keep an eye out for the The Kingfisher! Short or long walks: Refreshment options in town include 16Day-centuryvirgin and castleOn the high street, great pub food is served, including vegetarian and vegan options. Dogs are very welcome all day in the warm beer garden, with dog bowls and treats provided.
Baddesley Clinton and Hay Wood - from moated estate to wildlife adventure
From the delightful grounds of a moated estate to woodlands rich in wildlife, This 2-mile (3-kilometer) walk consists of two parts.Many of the picturesque Baddesley Clinton (National Trust) you see today were built in the late 1500s and are filled with stories of vicar hunters and hideouts. The grounds - dogs on leash are welcome in the car park and on public walkways throughout the estate - including woodland paths, lakes and walled gardens.
You can walk to neighboring Heywood, where you can get away from it all by following paths through ancient woodland. Look out for foxgloves, hyacinths, birds, butterflies, rabbits and muntjacs. Dog-friendly bars nearby includeTom OutwoodIn Rowington, it prides itself on serving fresh, homemade food from local suppliers and farms. If you're dining with four-legged friends, choose the conservatory.
Burton Dassett Hills Country Park - Wild
Burton Dassett Hills Country Park sits 667 feet (203 meters) above sea level on rugged, rolling iron-stone hills with sweeping vistas and sweeping views; it's all about taking deep breaths of fresh air and getting as fast as you can Running puppy legs. Explore 100 acres of free space, dotted with historic wonders like a hilltop lighthouse (which may have once been a windmill) and remnants of a quarry. Information points on the website provide insights.
a c.The 3-mile (5-kilometer) loop tour will let you feel the park's vast open spaces in the breeze– enough to earn you a cool and tasty reward from the ice cream truck that visits in the summer.
Ryton Pools Country Park - Easy going adventure
Paved trails around Ryton Pools Country Park in Bubbenhall make exploring easy - with 100 acres of surrounding grounds, tranquil pools and woodlands provide habitat for a variety of birds and wildlife. There is also a play area and pirate trail for the kids. Share a picnic or refreshments at the visitor center.
stretch your legs andwagging tail on c. 5 mile (8 km) route, including walks through the park and nearby woods, including Ryton Wood, one of the largest remaining semi-natural ancient woodlands in the country (leave your dog here). Look for primroses and bluebells in spring and fallen leaves in fall for a breath of fresh woody air year round.
- Remember to follow the village rules,keep your dog under control, and put on a leash if needed, and clean up after your dog (dog crate provided by the park)
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- Stroll through Shakespeare's CountryLezli Rees (Laughing Dog Media Ltd) offers ideas for a 24-day walk from dog-friendly pubs near Stratford-upon-Avon
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We do not allow pets on-site at the Castle or Gardens and Grounds, the only exception to this are assistance dogs.Is it law to keep a dog on a lead UK? ›
There is no blanket law requiring dogs to be kept on a lead in all public spaces. However, there are a series of orders that mean you have to leash your dog in certain places in your local area, for example children's play areas, sports pitches, roads, parks and beaches.Are dogs allowed at Packwood House? ›
Packwood House is a two pawprint rated place. Dogs on leads are welcome in certain areas here. Find out more about a dog friendly visit and walks in the surrounding Warwickshire countryside.Can you take dogs to Draycote water? ›
Boasting sailing, fishing and bird watching clubs, the site is a very popular destination for a family day out in Warwickshire. Please note that dogs are not permitted on the reservoir perimeter path. However, they are allowed on the meadow at the country park behind the Visitor Centre.Can I take my dog to Windsor Castle? ›
Dogs are not allowed within the Castle grounds, with the exception of assistance dogs. As Windsor Castle is a working royal palace, sometimes the entire Castle or the State Apartments within the Castle need to be closed at short notice. Please check closure dates in advance.Can you take dogs in castles? ›
There are a vast number of castles dotted throughout England and happily for our furry friends, many of them welcome dogs in all areas. Some are dog-friendly but have restrictions such as dogs being allowed in the grounds only – skip forward to our section on dog-friendly castles with some restrictions for more ideas.Can you walk dogs off lead in UK? ›
It's against the law to let a dog be dangerously out of control anywhere, such as: in a public place. in a private place, for example a neighbour's house or garden. in the owner's home.How many dogs can you legally walk in UK? ›
The maximum number of dogs that can be walked at any one time should not exceed the number stated in the walker's insurance policy and comply with local authority requirements regarding the number of dogs. It is recommended that no more than four dogs are walked at any one time.Why do dogs pull on the lead UK? ›
One of the most common reasons dogs pull on their lead is because they've learned that's how they get to move forward. Whenever your dog pulls, taking just one step with them gives a clear signal that pulling works. Teaching your dog to walk with a loose lead takes a great deal of patience and time.Can dogs go to Kensington Gardens? ›
Kensington Palace, the Italian Gardens, Albert Memorial, Peter Pan statue and the Serpentine Galleries are all located within its 242 acres. When in London let Fido run around in the Royal Parks. Your pooch is allowed off the lead apart from in restricted areas.
Bacon's Castle and Smith's Fort welcome you to visit their properties and enjoy the grounds, although pets are not allowed inside the historic buildings.Can dogs go to Cathedral Grove? ›
Over 800 years old, the tallest tree in MacMillan Provincial Park is a Douglas Fir measuring 72 meters or 236 feet and 9 meters in circumference. Can I bring my Dog to Cathedral Grove? Pets are allowed but must remain on a leash.Can you take dogs to Kew Gardens? ›
Only registered disability assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens - please leave your pets at home. There are deep bodies of water on site. Please supervise children at all times. Please do not climb, pick, prune or remove any plants from our Gardens.Is Bath Abbey dog friendly? ›
We welcome assistant dogs and water can be provided on request.Can dogs go to Saltaire? ›
Small dogs, carried by their owners, can enter into the galleries, bookshop and other retail areas, but not the eating/food areas. Larger dogs, which can't be carried, are not allowed. Otherwise, Saltaire is a village where people live, so is OPEN EVERY DAY for visitors.Are dogs allowed at Buckingham Palace? ›
For safety reasons, pushchairs cannot be taken into the State Rooms. They must be checked in and collected after your tour. Read more about visiting with children. Animals, other than guide, hearing or assistance animals, will not be admitted to the Palace.Can I walk my dog in the Royal National park? ›
Pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves, however you can enjoy dog walking in these regional parks. Assistance animals can be accompanied in national park areas open to the public.Are dogs allowed in Scottish castles? ›
Crathes Castle, Aberdeenshire
Its handsome gardens and wider estate are dog-friendly, so wander around with the dog on a lead (no squirrel chasing allowed!) before you snap a photo in front of the towering 16th-century castle.
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Assistance dogs only at this site. Audio guide available to purchase on arrival in the visitor centre. There are many car parks in and around Caernarfon town, including a long stay public car park at the waterfront, adjacent to the castle.
Is it possible to enter the Prague Castle complex with a dog? It is not forbidden to enter the castle grounds with a dog if the pet has a muzzle and is on a leash. Walking into any interiors and entering the royal gardens with a dog is not allowed.Do you need a license to walk dogs in the UK? ›
You do not need official training to become a Dog Walker in the UK. However, if you are dog sitting or taking care of a dog within your own home or business then you will need to obtain a Level 2 or a Level 3 qualification to meet the Defra Animal Activity Licensing requirements.Do you still need a dog Licence in the UK? ›
You don't need a licence for most common domestic pets. You must make sure your dog is microchipped.What happens if my dog bites someone in the UK? ›
Legislation including the Animals Act 1971 makes an owner liable for their dog's behaviour, including where the dog causes property damage or injures someone. Regardless of whether the police or local council take action, you could still be sued by someone whom your dog has injured.Can a dog be left alone for 8 hours UK? ›
The length of time a dog can be left alone depends on the individual dog but we advise that they are left for no longer than four hours so they have opportunities to exercise, go to the toilet, and spend time with people.How long are you legally allowed to leave a dog alone in the UK? ›
So we know that dogs can be left 8 hours at night but the PDSA are saying that if you leave them for more than four hours during the day, you are compromising their welfare. Remember, owners now have obligations to provide for their pets' welfare under the Animal Welfare Act.Do all dogs have to quarantine in UK? ›
According to the pet import requirements for the UK, your dog will not need to fulfill a quarantine as long as you follow the correct procedures carefully. The UK does have a very specific entry process for pets, but this usually only takes a few hours upon arrival, and then pets are free to go home.What is dog calming code? ›
Instead The Dog Calming Code communicates to dogs in a way that they will immediately understand and love that they should be listening to you. You won't have to explain why to them or train them to understand it because it's all what they know instinctively.Why is my dog aggressive on the lead UK? ›
Dogs who may normally be friendly with other dogs can sometimes become reactive and aggressive when attached to a leash. This behavioral trait, known as leash aggression or leash reactivity, is most frequently triggered by fear or frustration, although a high prey drive can lead to aggression when leashed as well.Can dogs visit Edinburgh castle? ›
Only assistance dogs are permitted, including within roofed areas. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time in the castle or vehicles. Owners must pick up after dogs. Visitors' dogs are not permitted at the castle.
Yes, dogs can eat bananas. In moderation, bananas are a great low-calorie treat for dogs. They're high in potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber, and copper. They are low in cholesterol and sodium, but because of their high sugar content, bananas should be given as a treat, not part of your dog's main diet.Can you walk dogs in Hyde Park? ›
Hyde Park. It's London's most famous – and perhaps busiest – park, but dogs are welcomed here with open paws.What is the oldest castle in USA? ›
Bacon's Castle is the oldest brick dwelling in North America and was built for Arthur Allen and his family in 1665.Can dogs visit Lincoln castle? ›
The Castle grounds are free to enjoy inclusive of the classic car display. All other admissions apply. Dogs are allowed to enter the cinema space and the David PJ Ross Magna Carta building but we politely ask you not to take your dog into the Vault. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.Are dogs allowed in historic Jamestown? ›
Pets are allowed on the Historic Site and Island Loop Drive but not allowed in the Visitor Center/museums (seeing eye dogs/service animals excepted). You are expected to clean up after your pet. Remember to bring the “poop scooper.” Do not allow your pet to chase or annoy any of the natural wildlife.Can dogs go to Seaport Village? ›
Dogs are welcome outdoors in the large, grassy expanse as well as in some of Seaport Village's restaurants. Call ahead to make sure the restaurant you choose is one of the many that will let your pet join you.
Dogs. Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time.Are dogs allowed in Laguna Woods Village? ›
Dogs are welcome throughout the Village—except for at the Equestrian Center before dusk and never without being leashed.Can I take my dog to Golden Gate park? ›
Dogs must be on leash in all parking lots and picnic areas. Dogs are not allowed in park buildings and facilities, including outdoor restrooms and public showers. Dogs are not allowed at Muir Woods or Alcatraz Island. Dogs are not allowed on shuttle buses, public fishing piers, and campgrounds.Are dogs allowed at Queen Mary Falls? ›
QUEEN MARY FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Queen Mary Falls in located in a National Park. Dogs are not allowed in the National Park under any circumstances.
Assistance animals are welcome at the four Gardens – Edinburgh, Benmore, Dawyck and Logan - in line with the Equality Act 2010. Assistance animals are defined by the Equality Act 2010 as dogs that are individually trained to assist a person with a disability.Can dogs go to Highclere Castle? ›
Dogs are welcome on the public footpaths which run through part of the estate but please do ensure they are kept on a lead at all times due to our grazing livestock. (Please note when the Castle is open to the public none of the public footpaths are accessible from the car parking area.Can dogs go to Belle Isle? ›
Situated on the Detroit River, Belle Isle Park is the perfect escape from the urban landscape of downtown Detroit. The park is pet-friendly and has a section of pet-friendly beach as well.Can dogs go to Fountains Abbey? ›
We love welcoming waggy tails to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Dogs are allowed in all outdoor spaces throughout the grounds, but please keep them on a short lead at all times. They're also welcome in the visitor centre restaurant.Is Tangier Island dog friendly? ›
Are pets allowed on the cruise? Since we have larger crowds Friday through Sunday, we don't allow pets on those days. Please call our office ahead of time and we can make arrangements.Can dogs go to Rainbow River? ›
They must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times, and they are not allowed to enter the water, including headsprings, swim areas, river and ponds. Pet waste bags are provided in order to keep the park beautiful and safe for everyone.Can dogs go to St Jacobs? ›
Please keep your furry friends on a leash at all times and remember to clean up after your pet. Thank you!Is Warwick park dog friendly? ›
Dogs are welcome in Warwick District Council's parks.Is Warwick Dallas pet friendly? ›
Pet Policy: Warwick Melrose Dallas does not accept pets with the exception of service animals.Does Warwick allow pets? ›
We warmly welcome all responsible dog owners to our outdoor spaces across campus. Dogs are not allowed inside buildings unless they are an assistance dog. The campus is home to diverse wildlife, people and families.
"Highclere Castle only allows guide dogs in the main grounds and in the Castle (apart from the golden lab Isis who is in 'Downton' and of course the Carnarvons' dogs)," Bauval said. The fourth season of "Downton Abbey" will air in the United States in January 2014 on PBS.How many dogs can you have in Warwick? ›
No person shall keep upon or in any lands or premises within the Municipality of Warwick Township, in a Residential Area, more than three (3) cats per household, and/or more than two (2) dogs per household, unless a kennel license has been obtained.Can dogs go to King's Park? ›
Dogs are not permitted within 10 m of any playground area, on the elevated section of the Lotterywest Federation Walkway, inside Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, and at the Kings Park Festival, Australia Day, ANZAC Day and summer events. Guide dogs are excepted. Portable barbecues are not permitted for safety reasons.Can dogs go to Dodge park? ›
Pets are allowed in the campgrounds and on the trails. By law, pets are not permitted in picnic, beach and playground areas, in any shelter areas or in any park buildings. There are designated pet swim and picnic areas at Governor Dodge. Please ask at the park office for directions to these pet areas.Can dogs go to the Dallas Aquarium? ›
Service animals, including working dogs in training with an accredited organization, are always permitted inside the Aquarium.Is Dallas Botanical Garden pet friendly? ›
Pets are prohibited in the gardens with the exception of licensed service animals. To protect the plant collections, active sports and games are not permitted.Is Great Park dog friendly? ›
Great Park is located at 8000 Great Park Blvd., in Irvine. Guests will be shuttled to Great Park. Dogs will not be permitted at the event or on the shuttles, with the exception of service animals.Is English Heritage dog friendly? ›
We've got lots of options for dog-friendly days out at our castles, abbeys and historic gardens. Scroll down to discover the historic places where you can take your pet on an adventure that will really get their tails wagging.Is Kenilworth Castle dog friendly? ›
Dogs on lead allowed. Assistance dogs welcome.How long do people spend at Warwick Castle? ›
There is a lot to see and do at Warwick Castle - plenty to keep you occupied for the whole day! Take a look at our Explore page to see everything that's happening on the day of your visit. If you're in planning a larger group trip then you should allow at least 4 hours for everyone to get a good feel of the Castle.
Can I take my cat or dog on the Queen Mary 2? Yes. Dogs and cats are the only animals allowed to cruise with Cunard.Can I take my dog to Highclere Castle? ›
Due to the Castle being a private family home dogs are not permitted in the Castle, Exhibition or Gardens with the exception of assistance dogs.