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10 Stunning Places To Walk Your Dog

Sunday August 30th 2015

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1. Plymouth, Devon
Plymouth is a city on the south coast of Devon, and whether you plan on branching out into the countryside or staying in the city, there’s plenty for you and your dog to see.

If you follow the harbour bay, you can take a scenic route overlooking the coast. Following this route will take you along Hoe road, a winding road climbing up to the Hoe, a large grassy promenade overlooking the bay and sea, along with a light house! If you continue walking past the Hoe, you’ll eventually reach a ferry that can take you and your dog to the other side of the bay into Cornwall.

2. The South West Coast Path, Cornwall
The South west coast national trail consists of 630 miles of open coastal views, meaning it’s a great place to take your dog for a walk. For one thing, dogs are allowed along the entire path, offering you 630 miles of stunning coastal walking: over woodlands, high cliffs, long sandy beaches, discreet coves and inlets, rocky headlands and picturesque villages.

3. Aston Rowant National Reserve, Oxfordshire
Aston Rowant Nature Reserve is located on the western escarpment of the Chiltern Hill, and is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), meaning it is an area of countryside which has been designated for conservation due to the significant landscape value.

Perched high on the Chiltern escarpment, the reserve contains flower-rich chalk grassland, woodland and juniper scrub, combined with fantastic views of the oxford plain and a great place to watch red kites. Most of the nature reserve is very hilly with narrow grass paths.

4. South Downs, National Park
England's newest National Park, South Downs National Park, became fully operational in April 2011, covering a massive 1,627 square kilometres in Southern England, and stretching for 140 kilometres from Winchester to West Eastbourne.

The Park covers Chalk Ridge of the South Downs. Its chalk landscape that culminates in the iconic white cliffs of Beachy Head that make it a spectacular site for you and your dog.

5. New Forest, National Park, Hampshire
The New Forest is a former hunting area in the south of England. It was created in 1079 by William I as a hunting area for deer, but don't worry, your dog doesn't have to hunt!

It's all set against the majestic backdrop of the New Forest, and its timeless scenery make it a beautiful location for you and your dog.

6. Dartmoor, National Park, Devon
Dartmoor is an area of moorland in south Devon, Protected by the National Park, and it covers 954 square kilometres. That's a lot of space for your dog to run around in!

Situated in the south west of England, Dartmoor is a landscape of stunning views, awe inspiring granite tors, deep wooded valleys with fast flowing rivers and rugged, wide open spaces.

7. Colne Valley Park, Buckinghamshire
Colne Valley regional Park is a 27,500 acre area of parks, green spaces and reservoirs alongside the often multi-channel River Coin and parallel Grand Union Canal.

If you live in London, Colne Valley offers the first taste of countryside to the west of London. The Valley hosts a mosaic of farmland, woodland, and water with 200 miles of river and canal and over 60 lakes.

8. North York Moors, National Park, North Yorkshire
The North York Moors is a national park in north Yorkshire, England. The Moors is one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK, covering an area of 1,436 km2 – so you are in for one tired doggy!

You'll find ridge after endless ridge of heather moorland that keeps extending into the distance. The deep secret valleys which cut the plateau come almost as a surprise and the warmth of their red-roofed villages contrast with the upland solitude.

9. Lake District, Cumbria
The Lake District is a Mountainous region in North West England, famous for its lakes, forests and mountains, and its stunning views over a lake that looks like it could go forever. As the highest ground in England, Scafell Pike naturally has a very extensive view for your dog to watch over!

10. Pobbles Bay, Gower
Pobbles Bay is a popular, but secluded beach, situated next to Three Cliffs Bay. It is surrounded by limestone cliffs and sand dunes for you and your dog to play on. The beaches here all connect at low tide, so you and your dog can explore a number of them if you have the energy.

This article was written on behalf of helpucover. helpucover is a trading style of Pinnacle Insurance plc, an insurance company who offers pet insurance.