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Dog and Pet Friendly Walks, Attractions & Places of Interest to Visit in the UK

Enjoy a great day out with all of the family including your dog! From wildlife parks, historic places of interest or fabulous woodland walks you are guaranteed to give them a day out to bark about.  

To ensure a great day is had by all, we advise that you confirm with your preferred venue that they still welcome dogs and that there are no restrictions in place.

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Hampshire Pet Fair & Fun Dog Show - Sat 17th Aug
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Victoria House, , Hamble Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 4TS, United Kingdom
-- The Hampshire Pet Fair & Fun Dog Show 2019 -- You are invited to attend a fun packed event on Saturday 17th August 2019, with animals encounters, reptiles & amphibians, exotic pets, join in with a fun dog show & so much more. There will be plenty of pet retail therapy to keep everyone and age happy! Demonstrations, food & refreshments, get your dog photographed on the day, birds of prey, rescues & charities, ferret racing, children's entertainment & more. Spend the day relaxing in the grounds with food, drinks, watching everyone have fun! ...
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Dog Friendly Tours -  Northern Ireland
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Northern Ireland's first Dog Friendly Walking Tours, United Kingdom
Walk, Wag, Talk and Taste Dog Friendly Tours are a fun way to walk your dog in the company of other dog owners.     The tours are lighthearted, fun, friendly and informative activity, taking your dog to dog friendly venues en route, and eating local food and sampling local drinks which are included in the price. Each tour takes in 6 or 7 dog friendly venues where you will enjoy a warm welcome and hear from the business owners...
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Things to do in Winterton-on-Sea - Norfolk
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Winterton-on-sea, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Mill Farm Eco Barn offers their guide to Winterton-on-Sea Winterton-on-sea village Winterton-on-sea is an ancient fishing village 8 miles north of Great Yarmouth. The village is quiet and picturesque and has shops, post office and great dog friendly pub The Fishermen’s Return which is renowned for its hearty food and beer. There is also a fish & chip shop and beach café with great cakes and a children’s playground.      Winterton beach and dunes The beautiful...
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Leigh Woods - Dog friendly Walk, Bristol
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North Road, Bristol, BS8 3PZ, United Kingdom
National Trust Leigh Woods Discover spectacular views, ancient trees, an abundance of wildlife and much more on these two short, circular walks around Leigh Woods. Picnics are very welcome at Leigh Woods. No barbeques, ground fires or camping please. Remember to take all rubbish home with you.There are picnic tables outside the National Trust Office on Valley Road (no public parking). Toilets are available next to the National Trust office on Valley Road during office hours...
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Heli Hounds Dog Walk Day - Coggeshall, Essex
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Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG, United Kingdom
Walk those paws for a life-saving cause! Heli Hounds Dog Walk Day Sunday 5 March 2017 Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG Get your four-legged friends ready as you join over 300 other dog walkers for a scenic stroll through the Marks Hall Estate in Essex. After starting at the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust office in Earls Colne, you can make your way through the beautiful grounds of the Estate, making friends and feeling paw-some about...
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Northey Island - Essex
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Maldon, Essex, CM9 6PP, United Kingdom
The closest you'll get to true wilderness in Essex Dogs – permitted on leads only due to ground nesting birds and overwintering wildfowl A remote island in the Blackwater Estuary and cut off at high tide, visiting Northey's a unique pleasure. Northey was to become the oldest recorded battlefield in Britain when Viking raiders used the island as a base during the Battle of Maldon in AD991, an encounter also mentioned in England's earliest known poem. Today the island's a little more tranquil, but crossing the causeway...
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Danbury Commons and Blakes Wood - Danbury, Essex
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Off Riffhams Chase, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2, United Kingdom
Explore Essex's second largest area of common land after Epping Forest, a survivor of a lost way of life. Parking - free parking at Danbury Commons, 1 mile south from Danbury village centre along B1418 and Blake's Wood car park 2 miles north from Danbury village centre towards Lt Baddow, then left into Rifhams Chase; donations welcome Picnic areas - enjoy a picnic in the main car park area at Danbury Common Tea-room - (not National Trust) at Eves Corner in Danbury Pub - Cricketers pub is...
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Arlington Court, Devon
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Arlington Court, Arlington, Near Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4LP, United Kingdom
Dog Friendly Walks The Chichesters, who owned Arlington Court for eleven generations, were a family of dog lovers. Dogs on leads are still welcome in the carriage museum and gardens. They can also explore off-lead on the wider estate outside the lambing season. There are plenty of picnic benches in the tea garden so you can enjoy lunch with your furry friend. The tea room sometimes even offers homemade dog treats for sale.
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Cleethorpes Beach
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Cleethorpes, Grimsby, DN35 8RH, United Kingdom
Cleethorpes is a traditional seaside resort with close ties to the nearby town of Grimsby.   It’s a dog friendly beach except in the Summer,  but from Easter to October the beach from the right of the Cleethorpes Leisure Centre is dog friendly. This allows a dog free zone for families in high season. Source:  https://ukbeaches.guide/beach-guide/Europe/UK/Lincolnshire/Grimsby/Cleethorpes/668 Lifeguard service available    
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Canonteign Falls - Christow, Devon
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Canonteign Falls, Christow, Devon, EX6 7RH, United Kingdom
Dog friendly! Four legged friends are very welcome but need to be on a lead at all times due to the abundance of wildlife we have, Thanks. Daily Opening Times: Low Season Monday  - Sunday  10.00am - 4.00pm. Last entry at 3pm - Weather dependent  High Season and School Holidays. Monday-Sunday 10am - 5:30pm In times of heavy rain, high winds and due to the nature of our location, it may be necessary to close Canonteign Falls for health and safety...
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Babbacombe Model Village - Torquay, Devon
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Hampton Avenue, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LA, United Kingdom
This model village is huge with everything in incredible detail all to scale let in this natural bowl so that when you come through the entrance you see the whole park laid out. With the miniature trees , complete details - including all of the houses have fully laid insides - tables chairs people WORKING televisions etc etc., after a while you start to feel that you are a giant rather than this is a model village. Takes a good 3 hours to really enjoy this place or more. they also have a fun 4d cinema...
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Aldeburgh Beach - Suffolk
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IP15 5BD, United Kingdom
Aldeburgh is a Sand & shingle beach located near Aldeburgh in Suffolk. Dog ban from 1st May through the 30th September on the main town beach.
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Abersoch Beach
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Gwynedd, Wales, LL53 7DP, United Kingdom
Abersoch main beach is probably the most popular beach in the area. Its sheltered position makes it ideal for bathers and watersports lovers alike. Its easterly aspect means it faces the mountains of west Wales and St Tudwal's Islands giving spectacular views. The beach is considered to be "safe" with no severe currents or rips in normal conditions. There is an area of this beach where dogs are not allowed between 1st April and 30th September and this runs from SCYC (yacht club) to the Golf Road slipway.
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Tilbury Fort - Essex
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No 2 Office Block,, The Fort, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7NR, United Kingdom
Tilbury Fort on the Thames estuary has protected London’s seaward approach from the 16th century through to the Second World War. Henry VIII built the first fort here, and Queen Elizabeth I famously rallied her army nearby to face the threat of the Armada. The present fort is much the best example of its type in England, with its circuit of moats and bastioned outworks.     Spend a great family day out here as you explore the magazine houses used to store...
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Waltham Abbey Gatehouse and Bridge - Essex
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Waltham Abbey Gardens, Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XQ, United Kingdom
Explore the fascinating remnants of one of the great monastic foundations of the Middle Ages at this important site, based in the historic market town of Waltham Abbey. With origins dating back to the early 11th century, the site adopted many religious functions over the years (including as a church and priory) before eventually becoming home to one of the most prosperous and important abbeys in the country: the traditional resting place of King Harold II, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, and later housing the Waltham Bible.   ...
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Parks & Gardens
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Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF, United Kingdom
Explore this decadent Jacobean mansion house and meet the staff in the Victorian Service Wing.   Wander the tranquil gardens created by ‘Capability’ Brown, and enjoy stunning views across the unspoilt Essex countryside. Then gallop across to see the horses in the Victorian stable yard, and run, jump and climb in the children’s play area.
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1066 Battle of hastings
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High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD, United Kingdom
Stand on the spot where 950 years ago, England’s future was fought in the decisive Battle of 1066. Follow in the footsteps of King Harold and William the Conqueror and uncover the stories vividly brought to life. This year see the new special exhibition, climb to see the stunning new rooftop views, and explore the impressive new sculpture trail. Inspire your imagination, start planning your attack on the country’s most famous battlefield and abbey ruins, and experience the atmosphere for yourself.   The abbey shop is now open Thursdays &...
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Holkham Wells Beach - Norfolk
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Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB, United Kingdom
The beach at Holkham is one of the most unspoilt and beautiful stretches of sand in the country. The actress Gwyneth Paltrow walked across Holkham sand at low tide during the closing scenes of the film ‘Shakespeare in Love’. Behind the shoreline lies a semi-circular basin, which, at very high tides, rapidly fills to form a spectacular shallow lagoon. Holkham Beach is also part of one of the largest National Nature Reserves in the country. It is managed by Natural England in partnership with the Holkham Estate and is home to many rare...
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Okehampton Castle - Devon
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Castle Lodge, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1JA, United Kingdom
The remains of the largest castle in Devon, in a stunning setting on a wooded spur above the rushing River Okement. Begun soon after the Norman Conquest as a motte and bailey castle with a stone keep, it was converted into a sumptuous residence in the 14th century by Hugh Courtenay, Earl of Devon, much of whose work survives. After the last Courtenay owner fell foul of Henry VIII in 1538, it declined into an allegedly haunted ruin. There is a riverside picnic area and beautiful woodland walks nearby. It's also a great place for bird...
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Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens - Oxfordshire
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Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Bradwell Grove, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4JP, United Kingdom
Cotswold Wildlife Park is set in 160 acres of parkland and gardens and is open every day (except xmas day) from 10am. It is the UK’s largest zoological collections and most exciting gardens. Millions of visitors in that time have discovered here the beauty and diversity of the natural world. The Park relies totally on our visitors and receives no outside help from any other sources, so your visit is vital to all the staff and the animals here. It also enables us to support a thriving education programme, numerous endangered species breeding programmes and...
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The Donkey Sanctuary - Sidmouth, Devon
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Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU, United Kingdom
The Donkey Sanctuary has an incredible 5,800 donkeys in their care. There are 500 at Sidmouth waiting to meet you! Donkeys love to meet new people and you can discover their unique characters and stories. Admission free (donations welcome) Family fun • Dog-friendly • Bike-friendly The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon is open 365 days a year, and is set along the beautiful and historic Jurassic Coast. CLOTHING...
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Batsford Arboretum - Gloucestershire
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Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9QB, United Kingdom
Batsford is home to one of the finest botanical collections in the country and is run by the charitable trust, The Batsford Foundation. The Arboretum is planted on a south facing slope which means visitors get to see our magnificent tree and plant collections from an unusual angle, as well as the stunning views of the Evenlode Valley beyond. At 56 acres in size, Batsford is an intimate and romantic place to visit, with interest all year round from the first snowdrops of spring, right through to the outstanding autumn colour in October...
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Cockington Court Craft Centre - Torquay
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Cockington Court Craft Centre, Cockington, Torquay, TQ2 6XA, United Kingdom
Cockington Court is one of Torbay's favourite destinations, combining history with present day through a thriving craft centre and a popular programme of events. The site enjoys a growing reputation as a regional centre for quality arts and crafts. Set in an award-winning country park a mile away from the seafront, Cockington Court is an historic manor house with over twenty craft studios, tea rooms, walled art garden, tudor rose garden, contemporary art gallery and a popular children’s play area. Cockington Court is managed by TDA as a craft centre, visitor attraction...
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Elvaston Castle - Derbyshire
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Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derby, DE72 3EP, United Kingdom
An old favourite visited by thousands of dog owners every year is the beautiful Elvaston Castle located in the village of Elvaston, which is set perfectly between Derby and Nottingham. This was a real favourite of ours when we used to take Bella for a walk and she loved nothing more than the opportunities she got to explore while she was there. And with Spring having arrived there's no better place than Elvaston Castle to see this season in all it's glory! To give you a bit of a background to start, the...
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Burnham Beeches
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Littleworth Common, Burnham Beeches, South Bucks, SL1 8PP, United Kingdom
The Blackwood Arms Walk A beautiful 4 1/2 mile Burnham Beeches walk, featuring a convenient stop at The Blackwood Arms. This is a circular wallk and can start and finish at the Blackwood Littleworth Common, Burnham Beeches, South Bucks, SL1 8PP
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The Hampshire Pet Fair - Portsmouth, Saturday 20th August
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The Mountbatten Leisure Centre, Alexandra Park, Portsmouth, PO2 9QA, United Kingdom
The Hampshire Pet Fair The event for everyone who loves pets of all types! Reptiles Exotics Animals Dogs & Cats Rabbits & Rodents Pygmy Goats & Miniature Horses Birds of Prey Plenty of things for sale Rescue's & Charities Childrens Amusements Refreshments & Entertainment ...
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All About Dogs - Hylands House and Estate - 24th - 25th September 2016
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Hylands House and Estate, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ, United Kingdom
Welcome to the All About Dogs events, a weekend packed with fun, competitions, entertainment, shopping and activities for dogs... We love dogs! We believe that being a major part of the family entitles your dog to a special day out every so often, where other doggie people (and their dogs) can meet and have some fun joining in a host of activities especially designed for our four-legged friends. Dogs: Permitted on lead. Must have full and upto date inoculations and you must clear up after your dog. ...
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Benfleet Creek, Essex
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Canvey Road, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 0QT, United Kingdom
Benfleet Creek in Essex 'Dog Friendly Walk' From Benfleet Station to Leigh-on-Sea - 1 h 25 min (4.2 mi) Each way This particular walk is popular with cyclists and runners - but you can see far enough ahead to pop your dog back on lead if need be! Hadleigh Castle overlooks the path and can be reached by taking a short detour up the hill. Just beyond this is also the Olympic Mountain Bike course. Please note...
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Wat Tyler Country Park  Essex
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Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4UH, United Kingdom
Wat Tyler Country Park offers 125 acres of stunning parkland in the heart of the beautiful south Essex marshes in which to relax and explore. Excellent amenities for a great family day out for all ages. Wat Tyler Country Park is just outside Pitsea town centre 2 miles east of Basildon and 10 miles from the M25. Parking on site is free of charge  
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Langdon Hills Country Park (One Tree Hill)  Essex
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Langdon Hills Country Park, Uttlesford, Essex, SS16 6HU, United Kingdom
Langdon Hill has 2 main areas: One Tree Hill and Westley Heights. Facilities at Westley Heights include: Gravel Hill and Hall Wood car parks open 24 hours 2 car parks open from 8am to dusk access to footpaths at all times natural play area toilets with disabled access a picnic area The main car park is off the High Road, Basildon, SS16 6HU:
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Langdon Hills Country Park (Westley Heights)  Essex
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Langdon Hills Country Park, Uttlesford, Essex, SS16 6HU, United Kingdom
Langdon Hill has 2 main areas: One Tree Hill and Westley Heights. Facilities at Westley Heights include: Gravel Hill and Hall Wood car parks open 24 hours 2 car parks open from 8am to dusk access to footpaths at all times natural play area toilets with disabled access a picnic area The main car park is off the High Road, Basildon, SS16 6HU:
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Linnets Wood - Ugley Green, Essex
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Ugley Green, Uttlesford, Essex, NE2 1PH, United Kingdom
A small, maturing mixed woodland. Local people were involved in the development of the wood and continue to be interested in its management. Much of the planting was done under the Woodland Trust’s 'Woods on Your Doorstep' project. The wood provides an interesting visual contrast to the surrounding agricultural land.
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Housesteads Roman Fort (Hadrian's Wall) - Northumberland
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Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 6NN, United Kingdom
PARKING The car park at Housesteads Roman Fort is operated by Northumberland National Park. To support their endeavours in protecting our National Park, there is a charge to park in this car park. A standard £4.00 applies to all of their car parks along Hadrian’s Wall. This means that when you pay once, you can then explore the rest of Hadrian’s Wall using their car parks for no additional cost. For details about all of Northumberland National Park’s car parks along Hadrian’s Wall, please call 01434 611675. The fort lies uphill from the car park (a fairly strenuous 10...
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Edlingham Castle - Northumberland
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English Heritage, Edlingham Castle, Edlingham, Northumberland, NE66 2BW, United Kingdom
Parking: There is a small amount of parking available at the church adjacent to the site. Please be aware: Waterproof footwear is recommended. Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.
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Dunstanburgh Castle - Northumberland
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Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3TT, United Kingdom
Built on the most magnificent scale, Dunstanburgh Castle stands on a remote headland in Northumberland.
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Bamaluz Beach Cornwall
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Bamaluz Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom
The beach itself is fairly sheltered from all but an onshore breeze but the high walls can also block out some of the sun. At high tide the beach is also greatly reduced in size and can almost disppear on a spring high. Dog Friendly
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Coatham Wood Dog Activity Trail
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Long Newton, TS21, United Kingdom
Trail details Grade of Trail: Easy Length of trail: 1.5 miles A woodland trail featuring activities for you and your dog. Look out for obstacles such as hurdles, woody weaves and the log walk and let your dog cool off with a well earned swim!
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Saunton Beach - Devon
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Saunton Beach, Devon, EX33 1LQ, United Kingdom
Saunton is a hugely dog friendly beach that welcomes waggy tails 365 days of the year making it a perfect location to holiday with your dog – even more so if you choose to stay at Saunton Beach Villas who welcome visitors with four legged friends to stay. The simple and effective zoning on the beach means that you only have to have you dog on its lead for the first five minutes of your walk, after which point you have 3 and half miles of golden sand for them to wear you out on! Alternatively...
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All About Dogs - Norfolk Showground - 28th - 29th August 2016
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Norfolk Showground, New Costessey, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 0TT, United Kingdom
Welcome to the All About Dogs events, a weekend packed with fun, competitions, entertainment, shopping and activities for dogs... We love dogs! We believe that being a major part of the family entitles your dog to a special day out every so often, where other doggie people (and their dogs) can meet and have some fun joining in a host of activities especially designed for our four-legged friends.   Dogs: Permitted on lead. Must have full and up to date inoculations and you must clear up after your dog. ...
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Ashridge Estate - Hertfordshire
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Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Near Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LX, United Kingdom
We welcome well behaved dogs at Ashridge, but we do ask that you: Keep your dog in sight and under control at all times Follow our dog mess policy below Stay on the footpaths If you lose your dog, report it to the visitor centre Make sure that your dog is microchipped or your phone number is on it's tag  
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