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Dog Walking in Dorset
Whether you’re new to the area or a seasoned dog walker in Dorset, there are lots of great dog walks to explore, here are just some of our favourites…
Lulworth Cove mixes up flat beaches with steep hills for a varied dog walk in a beautiful setting. The views are lovely and you can visit Durdle Door and Man of War which are nearby, there is a cafe and pub near the National Trust car park if you need to grab a snack or a spot of lunch. All in all a great place to walk a dog in Dorset.
Another great place for dog walking in Dorset is Thorncombe Woods. There is lots of trails to choose from, perfect for a pup that likes to explore and chase squirrels. With free parking and lots of open space, this a great place to spend an afternoon with your four legged friend.
The North Dorset Trailway
If you’re looking for dog walks in Dorset with plenty of open space then this is the walk for you. Perfect for a nice Sunday afternoon stroll with plenty of open spaces for those all important games of fetch!
If you’re looking after someone’s dog in Dorset and you’re looking for an adventurous walk why not visit Corfe Castle. You can even embark on the 12 mile walk to Swanage if you really want to stretch your legs where you will be able to catch the the train back to Corfe after your walk. There are also some slightly more relaxing walks around the castle if you are looking for a more leisurely walk - parking is also available nearby.
Where to eat in Dorset with your dog
The Kings Arms
If all that walking has built up a bit of an appetite, not to worry as there are plenty of pooch friendly places to eat in Dorset. The Kings Arms allows dogs in the bar area and has a lovely beer garden to enjoy in warmer months. Staff are extremely friendly and are likely to lavish attention on four legged visitors.
The Swan Inn
If you’re looking for a classic pub lunch with a great selection of ales, ciders and wines then this is a great choice. Dogs are more than welcome to dine with you inside and they have a lovely garden to enjoy if the weather is nice. They have some great veggie and vegan options for two legged friends and pups are provided with water and ear ruffles.
The Brewers Arms
Pups will be welcomed here with water and a treat and are welcome to join you to eat inside (just be prepared for the amount of attention they will receive from the friendly staff). There are plenty of great lunch options for humans to choose from and if you would like to extend your stay in Dorset, The Brewers Arms has some pooch friendly rooms in their B&B so you can really make a weekend of it.
The Thimble Inn
Another classic pub to visit with your pup is The Thimble Inn. With gorgeous flowers and a lovely pub garden to enjoy in summer as well as roaring fires inside for those chilly winter months this really is a beautiful place to visit all year round. Pups are welcome inside and out and there is a great selection of food and drink for owners!
Local vets in Dorset
Southfield Veterinary Centre
Open Monday - Sunday, Southfield Veterinary Centre offers a range of services from consultations and diagnostics to acupuncture, homeopathy and dermatology. You can also book your pup in for a behavioural consultation or a groom so you can rest assured that your pup is in good hands.
Damory Veterinary Clinic
Supplying Veterinary services for over 80 years, Damory Veterinary Clinic is a modern country vets providing care for all types of animals. From standard consultations to emergency appointments your pups needs will be catered for.
Pet shops in Dorset
Pets at Home
If you really want to treat a pup you are looking after (borrowed or owned) why not head to the pet superstore that is Pets at Home. Pups are welcome in store here so they can sniff out their own treats and staff are always on hand to give advice or a treat to pawticularly well behaved pups.
Located in Poole, Pets Corner sells a range of pet products from harnesses and leads to treats and toys, you are guaranteed to find something to make your dogs tail wag. They also have a dedicated puppy hour between 9:30am - 10:30am which gives your pup a chance to socialise with other young dogs.
If after reading this you’re wondering if there would be someone available to walk your dog in Dorset, why not create a free profile. Browsing our members is free and you never know, you could be only a tail wag away from a pawsome match.