Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Top 21 Dog Walks UK

Hill's Pet Nutrition and National Tourist Boards, Enjoy England, VisitWales and VisitScotland have announced the UK's 21 top dog walks

Voted for by more than 5,500 members of the public, the list includes places all over the UK, stretching from the Fife Coastal Path all the way down to the Portsmouth Seafront. Amanda Smyth, Head of Marketing at Enjoy England says: "With the current economic climate and weak pound making holidays abroad much more expensive, we expect the number of families choosing to holiday in their own country next year to increase dramatically. What's more, a domestic break is often the easiest and best way to holiday with a pet, and with these 21 walks, if you holiday in the country, coast or even a city, there's no excuse not to take the dog!"

Now into its second year, the 21 Top Dog Walks campaign was set up to help increase awareness of canine obesity, which now affects up to 50 per cent of dogs.

The 21 top dog walks for 2008 are (in alphabetical order):

Beaulieu - Hampshire
Chislet to Marshside - Kent
Cuerdon Valley Park - Lancashire
Daisy Nook - Lancashire
Dinder common & Sharcombe Park Woods - Somerset
Dinton Pastures - Berkshire
Druridge Bay - Northumberland
Fife Coastal Path - Fife
Halkyns Four Peaks - Flintshire
Heysham Old Village - Lancashire
Limekilns and Quarries - Flintshire
Looe to Polperro along the Coast Path - Cornwall
Milford Common to Shugborough Hall - Staffordshire
Millenium Ribble Link - Lancashire
Portsmouth Seafront - Hampshire
Preston Junction Nature Reserve - Lancashire
Round Chesterfield Walk - Derbyshire
Royden Park to Thurstaston Hill - Mersyside
Stoke Prior Canal - Worcestershire
Thieves' Wood - Nottinghamshire
Woods, Buffalo and Hill Forts - Flintshire

The shortlist is also available on the same website


Auntie Jane said...

Funnily enough I am just reviewing the latest book 'Good Guide to Dog Friendly Pubs, Hotels & B&Bs' for a dog mag. It also includes a list of Dog Walks around the UK.

dickiebo said...

Thanks for this list of 'Places to Avoid'!! lol.

Vetnurse said...

Dickiebo you are a philistine!! (assuming that's how you spell it well the spell checker gave a few versions?)