Dog Walks Near Me
Graded walks with no stiles. Perfect for dogs of all ages!
Hello and Welcome to Dog Walks Near Me26.03.2018
Dogs are amazing creatures that provide the perfect excuse to get out and explore the countryside. However, the best walks can be hard to find when you don’t know the area. The purpose of this site is to provide a repository of enjoyable countryside dog walks at various locations within the UK. Each walk contains information about parking, directions and detailed guides (including maps) of the walks themselves. Printer friendly PDF versions of every walk are available for download.
Each walk has been carefully selected to ensure that they are suitable for both you and your furry companion. We have made an effort to avoid stiles. Where stiles do exist, they are specifically designed with lift gates for dogs.
All walks are graded: Easy, Moderate or Challenging depending on the terrain and elevation. Walks take between one and three hours, depending on you and your dog’s pace. It is up to you to decide which walks are most appropriate for both you and your dog, but remember to factor in the dog’s breed, age and fitness when selecting your walks. Low energy dog breeds such as: Bulldogs and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels can only do short walks, whereas Springer Spaniels are difficult to tire out. It is recommended that you research your dog breed if you are unsure.
Some of the walks include bridleways, so you may encounter both horses and cyclists. Other walks may encounter livestock, ground nesting birds, and rivers. Remember that it is your responsibility to control your dog and keeping both them and others from harm.
After walking your dog in the countryside, it is always wise to check for ticks. Ticks can carry a number of diseases that can infect both humans and animals. Any ticks present on your dog, should be removed as soon as possible using a tick removal tool. It is sensible to keep the ticks in a small container or sandwich bag; should your dog become unwell, presenting the offending ticks to your vet can help with a diagnosis.
Finally, please be prepared to clean up after you dog, no one wants to step in it! Some areas operate a stick and flick policy (you just have to “flick” the poop off the path), other areas require you to bag and bin. Please keep the bag until you find a suitable bin.
Why we started the site?
The idea for the website started in 2013, through the frustration of arriving somewhere new and not being able to find countryside walks with parking, suitable for our dog.
Initial plans for a website were shelved; Tom was at university studying for an MBA, whilst Ross was completing a PhD. However, with the successful launch of our other website: Expert with Points and 5 years of discovering countryside dog walks both in the UK and parts of Europe, we decided to share our knowledge and launch Dog Walks Near Me.
Who owns Dog Walks Near Me?
Dog Walks Near Me is owned and operated by Canis Media Ltd - a small family company that publishes 2 websites:
- www.expertwithpoints.com - A website aimed at helping people to maximise their travel, whilst minimising their costs. It does this by discussing the various travel reward schemes (air miles, hotels etc.). A process also known as "Travel Hacking".
- www.dogwalksnearme.co.uk - this site! A collection of our favourite countryside dog walks for you to enjoy.