Countryside Walks With Your Dog

If you’re a dog owner, you know how important it is to find those perfect countryside walks. Somewhere your beloved pooch can explore and run and meet other dogs, and somewhere beautiful and peaceful for you to enjoy too. 

We’ve chosen some of our favourite walks in the English countryside that you and your dog can enjoy together. 


Winkworth Arboretum

This beautiful county park is run by the National Trust, and offers enchanting walks through forested paths and along hillsides and lakes. It also offers something different throughout the year as the leaves change and fall, creating a distinct feel each time you visit. Just remember that you’re sharing this woodland with wildlife including roe deer, so dogs need to be kept on the lead for this walk. 

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Sunningdale Park

There are many beautiful country walks and parks around Ascot and Sunningdale, from this beautiful park to Windsor Great Park nearby, and the wildlife sanctuary of Chobham Common to the south. Residents of Sunningdale Park can take advantage of all these amazing walks with their dogs, whether it's a quick daily stroll or a full day of fun out in the country.

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Epping Forest

Once a royal hunting ground, this ancient patch of ancient woodland is owned and managed by the City of London, and provides an ideal place for walks within easy reach of town. It spans an incredible 2,400 hectares, from Elizabeth I’s hunting lodge at Chingford up towards Epping itself, offering endless pathways through woods and meadows and around lakes and ponds.

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Sissinghurst Castle

Sissinghurst Castle is home to some truly stunning gardens, created by poet, Vita Sackville-West, and her husband Harold Nicolson after they purchased the house in 1930. Today the estate offers fantastic walks for dogs (just not in the formal garden), taking in the lush Kent countryside and idyllic rural vistas.

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Highgate Wood

Another of the capital’s historic woodlands, Highgate Wood is an oasis in the bustle of north London, and offers ideal dog walking opportunities without having to head out of the city. The pathways are gentle and accessible, making them suitable for smaller dogs not up to intense countryside walks, and there’s even a café in the centre so you can stop for a refreshment. 

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Trent Country Park

A little further out of the city near Enfield you'll find the majestic Trent Country Park, complete with meadows, lakes and ancient woodland. Within its 413 acres you'll find endless picturesque walks and arresting views, as well as the magnificent Trent Park House itself. You can even live in this idyllic sport and have all this on your doorstep at our Trent Park development.

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Hayling Island

If your dog loves nothing more than running and playing on the beach, Hayling Island offers an ideal destination on the south coast of Hampshire. There are fantastic views to enjoy, looking out over the bay towards the Isle of Wight and the English Channel. Waste bins are provided along the beach, too, helping dog owners to keep the beach clean.

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Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor is a stunning place to visit for many reasons, not least the fantastical chateau-like house, but also for its vast estate that offers some great dog walking routes.

The grounds feature plenty of natural beauty to enjoy as well as sculptures, statues, and fountains, some collected by the Rothschild family and some more modern installations.

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Waseley Hills Country Park

Just south west of Birmingham is this fantastic stretch of country park, featuring wooded areas, open parkland, and lots of space for your pooch to burn off some energy. It’s a very dog-friendly destination with plenty of off-lead areas and plenty of other dog walkers. There’s even a café that serves ice cream for dogs (and humans). 

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Many of these stunning countryside walks are within easy reach of Berkeley developments, so don’t forget to take a look if you’re interested in making one of these beautiful counties your home.