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The 21 best pet-friendly walks (and places to curl up) in Britain, from Norfolk…

by Ace Damon

Nothing is more invigorating than going for a walk in the countryside to explore new areas.

And if you are one of the nine million dog owners in the UK, there is no need to leave them behind, as many places welcome dogs as guests.

Here are 21 of the best walks for you and your dog, plus fabulous places to stay nearby.

The Southeast

Admire the ruins of Camber Castle, built by Henry VIII, then continue through the salt marshes to the dunes at Camber Sands

Watlington Hill: Red kites, vultures and crows fly over the mountains around Watlington Hill, where you can take your dog along dozens of grassy trails overlooking the wide Oxfordshire plain. If it rains, take shelter among wild flowers under beech and ash and watch the Chiltern Escarpment. Butterflies abound, including chalkhill blues, silver-spotted captains and dark green fritilar (0.64 miles).

Rye Harbor and Camber Sands: start by the sea at East Sussex’s Rye Harbor and then head south along the Rother River, famous for its colonies of terns. Follow the path to the beach before returning to see the ruins of Camber Castle, built by Henry VIII. Continue along the salt flats to the dunes of Camber Sands, which extend across the border to Kent (16 km).

Litlington White Horse: It is said that it only took a long night for the son of a local farmer and his friends to engrave the Litlington White Horse on the chalk of the South Downs in 1836. This circular walk in the National Park explores mixed woods with views of the sculpture. When walking through the forest, you will enjoy far-reaching views of East Sussex (2.6 km).

Stay: The Greyhound Inn in the village of Letcombe Regis, in Oxfordshire, it is a quality II listed Georgian property, carefully renovated, with eight elegant rooms and a suitable pub, serving first class food.

The Warrens it is a white one-story clapboard house at the foot of the dunes of Camber Sands, which accommodates ten in five rooms. Short breaks are available for £ 700 – £ 1,200.

Fair Oak Farm on a 12 acre property, the hotel offers independent chalets, barns and inns. The super stylish rustic barn accommodates up to 12 people and the entire property can accommodate 36 people, from £ 4,695 to £ 7,995.

The southwest

The cool and quirky Artist Residence in Penzance is a boutique hotel converted into a Georgian home

The cool and quirky Artist Residence in Penzance is a boutique hotel converted into a Georgian home

There are many beaches to take your dog for a walk in the southwest (image)

There are many beaches to take your dog for a walk in the southwest (image)

Holnicote Estate: This beautiful promenade offers great views of the National Trust’s Holnicote Estate in Exmoor, Somerset.

Head to the Webber’s Post parking lot through the wooded valley. Have a picnic and eat in panoramic views or under old mossy trees. The property has about 150 kilometers of trails, and this modest walk is a great introduction to Exmoor (4.2 kilometers).

The Lizard: Explore the southern tip of the Lizard Peninsula, enjoying the coves and rocks on the coast and beautiful inland villages.

Stories of pirates, shipwrecks and smugglers abound, and if you look through the coves, you can spot dolphins, porpoises and even whales. It is a beautiful day of walking, although there is a strange steep stretch (20 kilometers).

Holywell and Crantock Beach: start at the village of Holywell in northern Cornwall and head east to enjoy a trio of golden beaches for a memorable circular walk.

After following the first of the trio, Holywell Bay Beach, walk through Kelsey Head’s wildflowers towards Polly Joke’s Cove to find the second. Continue on the South West Coast Path towards Pentire Point West and Crantock Beach, which accepts dogs, to complete the ensemble (8.2 km).

Stay: Set on five acres, Moreton House is a Grade II, family-owned mansion converted into luxurious two-bedroom apartments. From £ 900 per week, per apartment.

The cool and peculiar Artistic residence in Penzance is a boutique hotel converted into a Georgian home. Each of the 22 rooms is decorated by a different artist, many of them Cornish locals. £ 75 a night, dogs £ 15.

Smuggler’s Cove Cottages on Portreath beach, each person sleeps eight people, from £ 995 to £ 4,495 per week. Dogs £ 30 per week.

East Anglia

Grand: The imposing Blickling Hall in Norfolk is a National Trust property with magnificent gardens

Grand: The imposing Blickling Hall in Norfolk is a National Trust property with magnificent gardens

Blickling Estate Walk: Blickling Hall is a National Trust property with magnificent gardens. The hike leads into your forest, with stunning views of the lake back to the lounge (3 miles).

Blakeney Point: Walking on gravel beaches is difficult, so expect a workout on the walk from Cley Beach to Lifeboat House at Blakeney Point in Norfolk. There are many seals on the sands; therefore, dogs need to be on the track (12 kilometers).

Stour Valley and Dedham Vale: Explore the area made famous by 19th century landscape painter John Constable. This flat, circular walk passes through Flatford Mill, through hedges and meadows of wildflowers (11 km).

Stay: 15th century Fritton Arms on the edge of Norfolk Broads it has eight comfortable rooms. From £ 110 per night, dogs £ 15 per night.

The White House is a luxurious mansion on the outskirts of Burnham Market, with 12 rooms that include snacks for dogs. From £ 150 per night, dogs £ 10 per night.

Milsoms the hotel has 15 cozy rooms, a cozy bar and restaurant. From £ 150 per night, without dogs.

Midlands

Exquisite: Yurt's golden heart at Walcot Hall in Shropshire is decorated in a rustic yet comfortable style

Exquisite: Yurt’s golden heart at Walcot Hall in Shropshire is decorated in a rustic yet comfortable style

Monsal Trail: Following the old Midland rail line, the Monsal Trail in Derbyshire is relatively flat, but offers a spectacular limestone setting. Start in the beautiful village of Hassop and the first treat is the Headstone Tunnel – dogs are best kept on the track. Then, when you blink into the light, you start to cross the Headstone Viaduct (3 km).

Hambleton Peninsula: The first ospreys to breed in England in 150 years have plunged over Rutland Water. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to see them on this circular walk through farms and cemeteries (7.8 miles).

Hathersage: This circular walk – smooth by Peak District standards – boasts beautiful scenery around Hathersage, which inspired Jane Eyre of Bronte (10 km).

Stay: The peacock at Rowsley is a smart mix of old and modern, with an elegant restaurant. There are 14 rooms and a suite, from £ 215 per night, dogs £ 15.

The honey plateau Barnsdale Lodge Hotel comes with a dog bar. Double rooms from £ 89- £ 149 per night, dogs £ 10 per night.

Abundant history in Georgian jewelry Walcot Hall in Shropshire. From £ 400 to £ 750 for short stays in 15 independent chalets. Glamping is £ 120 – £ 200 for a weekend. The yurts are exquisitely equipped in a rustic yet comfortable style with double beds.

Yorkshire and the North East

Perfect dog: the dramatic scenery around Hadrian's Wall in Sycamore Gap

Perfect dog: the dramatic scenery around Hadrian’s Wall in Sycamore Gap

Picturesque: the waterfall at Janet's Foss in Yorkshire, which is part of the Malham Tarn Estate

Picturesque: the waterfall at Janet’s Foss in Yorkshire, which is part of the Malham Tarn Estate

Malham Cove: 1.6 km from Malham, in North Yorkshire, follow a stream until you see the incredible limestone cliff of Malham Cove. It is a steep climb up stone steps before walking to the Gordale Scar canyon with peregrine falcons above. Go back to the waterfall at Janet’s Foss (8 miles).

Roseberry Coverage: This circular tour begins in the village of Great Ayton and goes up to the obelisk that commemorates the local boy Captain Cook. Follow the Cleveland Way to Roseberry Topping – known as the Yorkshire Matterhorn (10 km).

Sycamore Gap and Hotbank Crags: One of the most dramatic parts of the Hadrian’s Wall Path. Start in Haltwhistle, Northumberland, for a hike that leads to a series of ancient ovens and settlements and ruined Roman forts (11 kilometers).

Stay: Stow House in Leyburn it is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Nearby is the Kings Arms, famous for dogs, famous as The Drovers Arms in All Creatures Great And Small. From £ 115 – £ 185 per night, without dogs.

St Valery has four rooms for dogs. From £ 150 per night, dogs £ 20.

The Northwest

Breathtaking: This complete lap of Lake Buttermere has an adventurous feel with stretches in wet and rocky tunnels and dark woods

Breathtaking: This complete lap of Lake Buttermere has an adventurous feel with stretches in wet and rocky tunnels and dark woods

Buttermere: This complete lap of Lake Buttermere has an adventurous feel. A series of breathtaking views will be divided into stretches in wet and rocky tunnels and dark woods (6.4 miles).

Tarn Hows: Considered one of the most beautiful beauty spots in the Lake District, close to the village of Coniston, try this easy circular walk around the tarn, or small lake. If you want more, go to Beatrix Potter’s old home in Hawkshead (2 miles).

Stay: Lodore Falls it offers cozy rooms and all kinds of snacks, from dog dinners to post-walk towels. From £ 190 per night, dogs £ 10.

Randy Pike, which was once a hunting lodge, is now a boutique hole, north of Windermere, with three luxury suites. £ 200 per night, no dogs.

Wales

Slate Shed's breakfast received rave reviews, as well as items for those who prefer to stay in their rooms.

Slate Shed’s breakfast received rave reviews, as well as items for those who prefer to stay in their rooms.

Aberporth Cliff Path: Aberporth is a beautiful coastal village that clings to the hillside, and this path has stunning views and a variety of cafes and dog pubs (2.1 km).

Foel Ispri: This easy walk cuts through a valley with superb views of the Mawddach estuary in Snowdonia. The path follows an old tram that led along the slope to the gold mines at Foel Ispri, and the ruins of some mine buildings still remain (0.8 km).

Surrounded by bluebell woods and grassy meadows, Y Granar is an open-beam studio with a four-poster bed that offers a welcome pack for dogs. Sleeps two from £ 448 – £ 695 per week.

Five glorious rooms were carved out of what was once a Victorian windmill in Snowdonia. The Slate ShedThe breakfast received praise, as well as items for those who prefer to stay in their rooms. From £ 90 – £ 130 per night, dogs £ 10.

Scotland

Follow the Caledonian Canal through some of Scotland's most majestic scenery, passing through Loch Oich and Loch Ness

Follow the Caledonian Canal through some of Scotland’s most majestic scenery, passing through Loch Oich and Loch Ness

Loch Lomond: take a water bus from Balmaha to Inchcailloch Island. There is an…

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