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Dog Walking in Durham
There are plenty of great dog walks in Durham to choose from but we’ve listed a few below to get your pups tail wagging.
Low Force to High Force
A lovely walk along the river Tees and back. If your pup needs a long walk then this can be a 6K walk but it can be shortened depending how energetic you’re feeling. You’ll be able to take in beautiful scenery as well as enjoying the waterfall - this walk is a mixture of hills and flat paths, and can get muddy so you might need to pack some wellies in winter months.
If you’re a dog walker in Durham looking for a mixture of terrain that your pup can explore, with plenty of tall trees and squirrels to chase, then this is the walk for you. Cafes, pubs and even a Fish and Chip shop can be found if you follow the road back into Middleton-in-Teeside, which make for a nice treat after a long dog walk.
With ice-creams and drinks available in Summer this is a lovely family friendly park. If you want to walk a dog in Durham away from the hustle and bustle, take the route down by the riverside. The big open spaces here lend themselves to many games of fetch so this is a good place for your pup to run off any excess energy.
If your pup is a sociable so and so, why not head to Summerhill. Popular with dog sitters in Durham, as well as cyclists, runners and even horse riders! There are plenty of places to stop for a picnic if you want to dine al fresco with your pup, but refreshments can be bought en route. All in all a great place to visit for an afternoon walk.
With a nice mix of woodland area as well as grasslands this is a great place for your pooch to explore. There are children’s play areas, free parking and plenty of picnic spots. You will also find water en route if your dog likes to swim, so make sure you pack a towel for those muddy paws.
Where to eat in Durham with your dog
The Woodman Inn
If all those walks have worked up a bit of an appetite why not stop off for a spot of lunch at The Woodman. Two legged friends are welcome to choose from an extensive menu of pub grub and pooches will be treated to water bowls and biscuits. They also have a pool table, darts and a range of other games available so there is plenty to keep you occupied.
The Garden House Inn
With a lovely outside area your pup is welcome to dine with you here, which is pawsome if you’re borrowing a dog in Durham. Open log fires are to be enjoyed in colder months, a perfect accompaniment to one of their tasty roast dinners. With friendly staff happy to give you info on the local area as well as ear ruffles for your pup this place is well worth a visit.
The Grill at Park Head Country Hotel
Locally sourced ingredients are used to create all of the meals here. There is a beer garden to enjoy so your pup can have a good sniff around and explore while you enjoy a nice cold drink or spot of lunch. Dogs will be treated to bowls of water and belly rubs by the friendly staff.
The Old Well Inn
Dog friendly throughout, this is a pawsome place to visit with your four legged friend where he will be given treats as well as lots of fuss and attention. Situated next to a park perfect for an afternoon dog walk as well having its own garden for pooches to explore. If you want to extend your stay in Durham you can even stay overnight here in one of their pup friendly rooms which is pretty wagtastic.
Local vets in Durham
If you’re looking after someone’s dog in Durham it’s always nice to know where your nearest vet is located. Open Monday - Saturday, Vets4Pets caters for all of your pups needs, from vaccinations, microchipping, emergency consultations as well as general advice.
Committed to helping people and pets live healthy lives. Open since 1988 the practice has a great reputation locally and many of the current staff have worked there since the very beginning. Offering pet advice for pups as well as an emergency service you can rest assured that your pup needs are catered for.
Pet shops in Durham
Pets at Home
If you’re borrowing a dog in Durham and would like to treat them then why not head to Pets at Home? Dogs are welcome in store here so they can sniff out their own treats and toys. You can also purchase dog beds, harnesses and leads as well as behavioural books and grooming products for your furry friend.
Pet n Pony
Whether you’re looking for some accessories for your four legged friend or a new dog bowl you’ll be able to find all of these and more at Pet n Pony. They also stock dog health and hygiene products so you can make sure your pup is in tip top condition at all times.