Walking our furry friends is such an important part of dog ownership. If you’re borrowing a dog, you might not know the best places to go, so we hope to inspire you with these five local wagtastic walking spots for you and your doggy, borrowed or owned, in Suffolk.
Not only is Alton Water the biggest supplier of drinking water for Ipswich and the Southern portion of Suffolk, it’s a fantastic place to walk your dog. With 400 acres of lovely countryside, there’s loads of fun to be had for both you and your pup. As a nature reserve, there’s plenty wildlife to enjoy while you walk the nature trail or have a wander around the lake. There’s even a cafe where you can relax and enjoy some refreshments.
Other perks include:
- Bike rentals and a designated cycling path
- Fishing spots
- Sailing and windsurfing facilities
Plan your walk to Alton Water.
Christchurch park is another great place to take your dog for a walk if you want a variety of activities and lots of space to explore. There are 70 acres to explore and there you can find park gardens, a wildlife reserve, a wet meadow, sport facilities, a bandstand and more. It’s also home to Christchurch Mansion, a public museum and art gallery, so you’ll be kept very busy.
Plan your dog walk to Christchurch Park.
Rendlesham Forest can be found roughly 8 miles east of Ipswich. There are three walking trails for you and your dog to enjoy at Rendlesham Forest including the Rendlesham UFO trail, which is named for “the most famous of claimed UFO events to have happened in Britain” according to Wikipedia. The three trails are easy to walk and are all under 5 miles. Cycling trails can be found at Rendlesham as well.
You can download maps of the trails and plan your dog walk on the Rendlesham Forest website.
If you fancy a picturesque location for your dog walk, look no further than Pin Mill. This doggy paradise sits on the banks of river Orwell, so your dog can have a quick swim in addition to a wonderful walk. Here you can also find the popular, dog-friendly pub, the Butt & Oyster, which is a great spot to have a meal with your pup.
Plan your dog walk to Pin Mill.
A perfect day out with your dog could be walking between the towns of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, which are only a couple miles apart from one another. From May through September, you can walk with your dog on the beach that joins the two towns. During high season, however, dogs are not permitted on the beach, but you can still enjoy the lovely view. Dog Friendly Suffolk has some pawsome tips about alternate routes to explore and detailed information about the area.
Plan your dog walk to Aldeburgh and Thorpeness.
High paws - We hope you’re as excited about your next dog walk as we are.
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