Need inspiration for your next walkies? Take the lead from us with these celeb-frequented UK locations that you’ll both enjoy. From city strolls to hikes in the hills – these are the UK’s best dog walks.
It’s no secret that the UK is a nation of dog lovers. From pampered pedigree pooches to much-loved scruff-balls, we treat our pets – quite rightly – like a member of the family.
Celebrities are just like us when it comes to doting on their four-legged friends, and they too love a good dog walk. So where are the best places to go?
From city strolls to beautiful beaches and woodlands full of adventure, our top suggestions for walks in the UK will be fun for both you and your dog.
Pack your collar, lead, waste bags, treats and toys, make sure your dog’s covered with Petplan Pet Insurance, and head out to these great locations for a walk on the wild side.
Green Chain Walk, London.
Stay within the city limits and explore one of London’s many walks. Section 11 of the Green Chain Walk passes through one of south London’s most important wildlife sites – Sydenham Hill Wood. At just under five-and-a-half miles, start off from Crystal Palace in the south east of the city and make your way to Nunhead Cemetery and nature reserve. There are plenty of places along the way in Crystal Palace Park, Sydenham Hill Wood and Dulwich Park where your dog can be let loose off the lead. You never know, you might cross paths with Daisy Lowe and her dog Monty if they’re out for a London stroll.
Studland Bay, Dorset.
With the millionaire island of Sandbanks just over the water, Studland Bay is a favourite for celebrities stretching their legs with their dogs. Jamie Redknapp’s dad Harry and his wife Sandra are known to frequent the area, among a host of other stars.
Life’s a beach here – nature at its best. So much so that, in certain parts, it’s also a favourite spot for naturists. But if you’d rather keep your clothes on, there are plenty of other heathland and stretches of white sand at one of Dorset’s most beautiful locations. Four miles of picturesque sandy beaches line the protected waters of Studland Bay, making it an ideal spot for a relaxing stroll or playing beach games and water sports. The heathland is home to ticks and adders, so stick to the paths and be cautious of snake bites.
Roseberry Topping, Yorkshire.
The former Countryfile presenter Julia Bradbury loves a scenic dog walk, especially in Yorkshire. It may sound like a type of dessert garnish, but Roseberry Topping is a unique and iconic landmark with stunning views across North Yorkshire and Cleveland. You’ll want your pedometer on you for this one: start at the village green in Great Ayton, follow the trail on to Captain Cook’s Monument, before joining the Cleveland Way and heading on to the summit of Roseberry Topping. This 7.5-mile loop will take you through woods and farmland, and should take you around four to five hours if you’re aiming to complete the full circle.
Seven Sisters, East Sussex.
East Sussex is becoming something of a magnet for the rich and famous. Cate Blanchett, who has two dogs, bought a £3million Victorian mansion in Crowborough in 2016. Not far down the road, the walking route along the South Downs Way stretches for 100 miles from Eastbourne to Winchester and there’s some striking scenery along the way. One of the highlights of the route is the Seven Sisters Country Park, which boasts views over the white cliffs and the rolling hills provide a great workout for your glutes! Your dog is sure to be happy, too, as there’s plenty of fresh air and exciting smells to take in. Rabbits live hazardously close to the edge, so keep your dog in tow.
Walla Crag, Cumbria.
Celebrities love the Lake District. When Harry Styles and Taylor Swift were a thing the whole world and their dog knew about their visits to the lakes. Just 10 minutes from the town centre of Keswick, walking over Derwentwater, the ‘Jewel of the Lake District’, provides sensational views no matter what time of year. This walk is crammed with amazing scenery and is ideal for a good, long dog walk. Start at Market Square in Keswick and make your way to Castlehead and along to Calfclose. Head on to witness the timeless beauty of Ashness Bridge before continuing up to Walla Crag and heading back to Market Square.
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