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Dog friendly attractions near our parks

Northumberland - Amble Links

The stunning village of Bamburgh is, without a doubt, dominated by its magnificently striking Castle that can be seen for miles around. Bamburgh Castle allows you to travel through centuries of history and immerse yourself in state rooms brimming with treasures. Setting foot inside is a must when visiting Northumberland. Dogs are now welcome to explore inside the castle grounds, Armstrong Air and Space Aviation Museum and Victorian Stables Bar with their owners, so no one gets left behind! After taking in the beauty of the castle, stroll along the remote Bamburgh Castle beach. This beautiful stretch of wild coastline offers clear seas and huge sands, and on a clear day you can see out to Lindisfarne and the Farne Islands.

Yorkshire & Lancashire - Yorkshire Dales

Take a seat on the Wensleydale Railway and experience a beautiful journey through the Yorkshire Dales. Starting at Leeming Bar, this dog-friendly journey passes through the Georgian market town of Bedale and the Dales market town of Leyburn before ending in Redmire, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. From Redmire there are short walks to Bolton Castle or Redmire Force or a longer walk to the spectacular Aysgarth Falls.

Chantry

With its breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond Castle is one of the finest tourist attractions in North Yorkshire and has dominated the town for many years. The towering keep, which is over 30 metres high, provides beautiful views of the river swale and the picturesque market town of Richmond. Explore the exhibition centre and take part in the interactive tours to find out more interesting facts about this historic building. Afterwards, take a stroll to Easby Abbey where you can find substantial remains of the Premonstratensian house or simply enjoy a day in the pretty market town of Richmond. There’s plenty to see, from the beautiful Georgian architecture and cobbled marketplace to a wide variety of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Littondale

Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the banks of the River Wharfe, Bolton Abbey is one of Yorkshire’s best days out and welcomes all canine friends. At the heart of Bolton Abbey Estate lies the Priory Church and Ruins of an Augustinian Priory in its beautiful riverside setting. Explore the ruins and discover a landscape full of history and legend. Walk along the riverside, woodland and moorland paths and enjoy local produce in the excellent restaurants, tea rooms and cafes.

Lancashire - Ribble Valley

Blessed with hundreds of miles of footpaths and bridleways, the Forest of Bowland is a paradise for walkers – and their four-legged friends. This rugged landscape is dominated by heather-clad moorland, isolated hill farms and little stone villages – perfect for walking, cycling or simply relaxing and turning into the slower rhythms of nature. The dorest is filled with a range of fantastic village pubs and interesting local brews for you to enjoy and unwind in at the end of your trip.

Herefordshire - Malvern View

Whether you’re looking to walk the whole length of the ridge, somewhere to walk your four-legged friend or for something a little gentler, the Malvern Hills and Commons has something for everyone. The area is famed for its dramatic hills and rich cultural heritage of forts, castles and priories that stand proudly in the landscape of ancient woodland, rolling pastures and wild open commons. With its huge variety of walks, it is the ideal place for dogs of all ages and abilities to enjoy a stroll. Situated just a short walk from Great Malvern train station is The Nags Head, a cosy country pub with original quirks and a roaring open fire for those colder days. This dog-friendly pub sits at the foot of the Malvern Hill’s north-east side, making it a wonderful place to kick off or end your trip.

CornwallOyster Bay

Tails don’t stop wagging over the winter months in Cornwall. On many beaches seasonal dog bans are lifted and four-legged friends can take their pick of beaches to run, fetch and swim until their hearts are content. Perranporth is one of Cornwall’s best-known and most popular beaches, boasting an enormous expanse of golden sands and great surfing. A beautiful place to take your four-legged friends and let them run free as they don’t need to be on a lead between September and June!

Par Sands

There are some beautiful walks around Fowey, with dramatic stretches of the South West Coast Path weaving through woodlands and around creeks. There is a short walk around Covington woods, or if you’ve got more time you can take in the panoramic views from the Gribbin. Finish the day with a drink and meal at The Ship Inn – a cosy dog-friendly pub located near the town with a roaring fire.

Pentire

Journey back in time and experience the glorious era of steam travel on Cornwall’s only full-size steam railway. Join the train and relax in style for the leisurely 13-mile return journey through scenic Cornish countryside, enjoying a bar and buffet on board the train. Dogs are welcome throughout the station and on-board trains, and there are many beautiful walking opportunities nearby – from the Bodmin Beacon Nature Reserve to the Lanhydrock Estate and Cardinham Woods.

Wales - Brynteg

Conwy Water Gardens is set within the Snowdonia National Park in the picturesque Conwy Valley. Stroll along the newly opened dog-friendly nature trail taking in the tranquil surroundings from the numerous ponds, woods and waterfalls and relish in the beauty of the three lakes that enjoy stunning views over the Rowen Valley. If you’re feeling peckish afterwards, the North Wales Dutch Pancake House is unique to the area and offers a choice of 65 different pancakes, sweet and savoury.

Plas Coch

Follow the Anglesey coastal path for a fabulous walk along the beautiful coastline. It passes through landscape that includes a mixture of farmland, coastal heath; dunes; cliffs; woodland and a national nature reserve. Stop for a pub lunch at the Kinmel Arms, located in the delightful little village of Moelfre. The pub sits close to a small shingle beach and has fantastic panoramic views of Moelfre Bay. They also provide treats at the bar for our four-legged friends.

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