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Dog Walking in Ipswich
Whether you’re new to the area or are a seasoned dog walker in Ipswich, it’s always nice to discover a great dog walk. Here are just some of our favourites…
You can easily spend the entire day at Chantry Park due to the range of facilities and abundance of open space perfect for a game or two of fetch. There are plenty of walking routes as well as a children’s playground if you have little ones. Why not pack a picnic if the weather is nice and really make an afternoon if it.
If you’re looking for dog walks in Ipswich with varied terrain and lots of wooded areas for inquisitive pups to explore, then why not head to Holywells Park. Another great spot for a picnic and a great place to visit if your pup likes to swim. Make sure to keep an eye out for squirrels who are often darting around the wooded areas.
Whether you are dog sitting in Ipswich or are out and about walking your own dog, Christchurch Park is a great choice. Popular with both locals and visitors alike, this park is lovely to visit if your pup is sociable as there are always a lot of other dog walkers here. With lots of beautiful trees, refreshment counters and plenty of open space lending itself to those endless games of fetch this is somewhere you could easily spend an entire afternoon.
If you are looking for somewhere well maintained and green to walk a dog in Ipswich then why not head to Bourne Park. Whether you’re looking for a game of rounders, a playground for your little ones or lots of lovely open space to enjoy with your four legged friend, this park has it all. The only thing this park doesn’t have is refreshments, so it is advisable to pack some snacks or a drink if you’re planning on being here for a few hours.
Where to eat in Ipswich with your dog
Known for being a super friendly lunch spot for both two legged and four legged visitors. Pups are welcome inside and out here and the pub sports a lovely little beer garden which is at its very best when the sun is shining. Pick from their extensive menu filled with yummy pub classics while your pup enjoys ear ruffles and attention from the friendly staff. Water bowls are also available for thirsty pooches.
The Lord Nelson
Located next to the waterfront The Lord Nelson makes a great place to stop off at before or after a walk. With a lovely garden to enjoy in warmer months and a comprehensive lunch and dinner menu, this is a pawsome place to grab a bite to eat in Ipswich.
The Salthouse Harbour Hotel
If you’d like to prolong your visit, a lovely place for an overnight stay is The Salthouse Harbour Hotel. Pups are welcome in the rooms for a small surcharge and they are also welcome to dine with you in the lounge area. Decorated in a unique and artsy way, this hotel is popular with both locals and tourists and serves up a range of dishes as well as a fab afternoon tea.
The Sorrel Horse
Proudly pup friendly this is a great place to stop for something to eat with your furry friend. Located only 10 mins out of Ipswich, The Sorrel Horse is located in the village of Barham which provides a lovely quiet environment for lunch or a cold refreshing drink. They also have a lovely little garden and accomodation available if you are looking at extending your stay.
Local vets in Ipswich
It’s always nice to know where your nearest vet is located when looking after someone’s dog in Ipswich. Vets4Pets is open Monday - Saturday and offers standard consultations, emergency care as well as general advice on pup care.
Ipswich Veterinary Centre
From emergency care to microchipping and vaccinations, Ipswich Veterinary Centre have a range of services to suit your pups needs. They also offer a grooming service, advice on training and behaviour as well as dog agility classes which is pretty wagstastic!
Pet shops in Ipswich
Jollyes Pet Superstore
If you really want to treat your pup (owned or borrowed) why not head to Jollyes and pick out a lovely treat for him. Jollyes stock a range of food and toys as well as leads and harnesses so you can be sure that you’ll leave with something pawsome.
Pets at Home
Looking for a one stop, super duper pet shop? Why not head to Pets at Home and pick out a lovely treat for your four legged friend. Your pup is welcome to join you in store so he’ll be able to sniff out his very own treat as well as getting lots of ear ruffles and belly rubs from the lovely staff.
If after reading this you are wondering if there would be anyone local to walk your dog in Ipswich, why not create a free profile and browse our members to see if there is a pawsome match just around the corner.