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Dog Walking in Devon
If you’re looking for some great dog walks in Devon then you’ll be spoilt for choice as there are lots of options, here are just some of our favourites!
Fingle Bridge, Dartmoor
Known as one of the most enchanted place to visit in Devon, this is a great place to walk a dog in Devon. With views over the Teign Gorge and an abundance of unspoilt woodland, there is an easier route or a more challenging trail depending on how energetic you and your pup are feeling. Stop off for a bite to eat along the way at the Fingle Bridge Inn which is also pooch friendly.
If you’re a dog walker in Devon that is looking for a fairly challenging walk with steep climbs then this could be a great place for you to head to. With gorgeous sea views and plenty of sand for your pup to stretch his legs - you might even be lucky enough to spot some local wildlife including seals! There are also many dog friendly pubs along the way so you can stop off for refreshments as you go.
Loved by locals and holiday makers alike, this walk is extremely enjoyable and is mostly flat which makes for a leisurely afternoon stroll. The entire walk is 32 miles but you may not want to do all 32 miles in one go, so you can do it in stages and stop off for a drink or snack beside the sea whilst taking in the scenery.
Haldon Forest Park
If your pup likes a forest adventure with plenty of twisting trails and squirrels to chase then Haldon Forest Park is the walk for you. With miles upon miles of trails winding through the forest and a good amount of off-lead areas so your pup can run off some energy. There are over 3,500 acres to explore, so your pooch is sure to be tired after a visit here!
River Avon Dam
Does your pup love to swim? This walk offers a good mix of flat and hilly paths as well as the opportunity to take a dip in the water. With a free car park as well as stunnings views of the reservoir and surrounding areas, this is a great place to spend the afternoon with your four legged friend.
Bakers Park/ Bradley Manor
If your dog keeps trying to make fetch happen, why not take them for a run out at Bakers Park. Particularly beautiful in Summer with a large meadowed area and woodland there is a variety of trails to explore and plenty of open space for games of frisbee.
Where to eat in Devon with your dog
The Cary Arms, Babbacombe Bay
There are dog friendly places in Devon and then there’s The Cary Arms. With dog bowls and comfy dog beds for pups, this place loves their four legged visitors. There’s a lovely seasonal menu for two legged friends as well as offering pup friendly rooms for those wanting to extend their trip. Relax on the patio outside with a nice drink, before exploring Babbacombe Bay - the dog friendly beach nearby.
The Victoria Inn, Salcombe
If you’re looking for a lovely country pub to enjoy with your pup then this is a great place to visit. Offering a cosy log fire for pups to curl up in front of as well as a locally sourced menu it would be easy to spend an entire afternoon here. They also have a whole host of games behind the bar if you’re in need of a spot of entertainment.
The George and Dragon, Dartmouth
Home to the only beer garden in Dartmouth, soak up some sunshine and try one of their famed cakes with a nice cup of coffee. If you’re nearby on a Sunday, this is also a great place to enjoy a roast dinner, pups will be provided with water bowls and biscuits too which is pretty pawsome!
The Travellers Rest, Whitestone
This pub has it’s very own pooch in residence called Guinness. Both two legged and four legged visitors are catered for and will be offered a warm welcome. Relax in the beer garden and take in the sights while you try and decide what to pick for lunch. Whitestone village is also a great place for a dog walk, so you can explore until your heart’s content.
The Old Station House Inn, Kentisbury
Located right next to the Exmoor National Park - this is a great place to head for lunch after a nice dog walk. Enjoy a bite to eat alongside your four legged friend and take in the spectacular views that surround you. This pub even has its own shop where you can buy everything from homemade jam and chutney to gourmet dog food!
Local vets in Devon
If you are walking someone’s dog in Devon it’s always nice to know where your nearest vet is located. Offering everything from consultations to emergency care, you can also use their online symptom checker to see how urgently your pet needs to see a vet.
As well as offering consultations and emergency care, Jurassic Vets offer behavioural advice if you have a pup that can be a bit of a handful. They also run puppy classes which help new pups and owners to socialise with other pups as well as giving advice on nutrition and exercise.
Pet shops in Devon
Ron’s Pet Supplies
If your pup has been pawticularly well behaved you might want to treat them to a new toy or collar. Luckily for you Ron’s Pet Supplies is filled with goodies for your pup from leads and collars to grooming accessories you’re almost guaranteed to find something to get your pups tail wagging.
Pets at Home
Pets at Home stock a large range of products for small and medium dogs all the way up to large dogs. Whether you’re looking for a pawsome treat or a new collar for your pup this is a great place to visit - plus your pooch is welcome in store so he can pick his very own treat!
If after reading this you are wondering if there is anyone local to look after your dog in Devon why not create a BorrowMyDoggy profile. Creating a profile and browsing our members is totally free, and you could be just a tail wag away from making a pawsome match.