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Dog Walking in Kent
There are so many great places to walk a dog in Kent, here are just a few of our favourites.
Filled with stunning natural beauty, Ightham Mote is a lovely place to enjoy as a dog walker in Kent. Offering extensive woodland trails and plenty of open space perfect for enjoying a stroll and a breath of fresh air, with miles of paths to explore, your four-legged friend won't get bored. After a good walk, you and your dog might need a drink. There's outdoor seating on the patio of the Mote Café, where you will find dog water bowls and pawsibly even a treat!
Another great place to visit, if you’re borrowing a dog in Kent is Dumpton Gap. The lovely Dumpton Gap beach is situated on the Kent coastline between the maritime towns of Ramsgate and Broadstairs. Dogs are welcome on Dumpton Gap beach all year round, making it a popular coastal route for dog walkers. Best visited at low tide, Dumpton Gap is also perfect for families as it offers something for everyone – not just your pooch! When the tide is out, you can walk along the quiet sandy beach itself as you take in the seaside scenery with an ice cream in hand.
Riverside Country Park, Rainham
Your four-legged friend will love running around Riverside Country Park’s 250 acres of open space. This lovely nature reserve is situated alongside the Medway River Estuary and is very popular with dog walkers for its wide variety of different walks for you and your pooch to enjoy, many of which are flat and easy.
If you’re still looking for dog walks in Kent this stunning dog friendly walk covers two miles through a natural haven. Strolling through the nature reserve with your pooch in tow, you’ll come across beautiful woodland that will keep your four legged friend intrigued for some time. If you head out in spring, this walk will reveal woodland glades carpeted with bluebells and wood anemones and the sound of Nightingales high above in the woodland canopy. Along the way you can stop and enjoy striking views across the marshes and the farmland towards the Royal Military Canal, before heading back towards Hamstreet.
Faversham Two Creeks
Following the course of Faversham Creek and joining the Saxon Shore Way, you and your four legged friend will pass all the busy boatyards servicing the boats that take shelter and moor here. The path runs across the marshes, famed for their distinct wildlife and the flocks of migrating, overwintering and breeding wetland birds that gather along the coast. You can take in the beautiful sights while your pooch sniffs his way along the paths and hunts for squirrels.
Where to eat in Kent with your dog
The FitzWalter Arms, Goodnestone
If you’re a dog sitter in Kent looking for a spot of lunch and a pint then why not head to The Fitzwalter Arms. A cosy and welcoming place to enjoy a proper pint and good, honest food, it’s also a great base for exploring nearby Canterbury! ‘The Fitz’ sits in Goodnestone Park estate, once frequently visited by Jane Austen - and it remains a blissfully traditional pub today, full of character with its open log fires, wooden floors, exposed brick walls and hops lining the beams in true Kentish style. Even friends of the four-legged variety can come along. Nobody should have to miss out on a trip to The Fitz!
The Spotted Dog, Penshurst
Located only a 5 minute drive from the pretty village of Penshurst. Dogs are welcome within the bar area and water bowls will be provided, as well as ear ruffles and belly rubs. Over 500 years old, the building has a white-washed timbered exterior with cosy interiors featuring wonky wooden beams and an open fire. What better way to enjoy a homemade Sunday lunch than in an old pub with your dog at your feet?
The Kentish Rifleman
The low, oak beamed ceilings and open fireplaces set the scene for a cosy visit during the winter months. Food is homemade, freshly prepared on the premises with produce from local butchers and suppliers. Whether visiting for a drink in the Rifle Bar, or to dine in the restaurant their friendly staff look forward to welcoming both two legged and four legged friends. At the end of a tranquil walk in the countryside, the Kentish Rifleman is frequently the finishing line for families, friends and dogs making it a pawsome place to visit if you’re borrowing a dog in Kent.
The Dog at Wingham
As you may have guessed from the name, dogs are very welcome here. They also host the local Dog Walking Club once a month which is pretty wagtastic. This is a lovely place to stop for a bite to eat with your furry friend where they will be treated to ear ruffles and fresh water while you tuck into a nice lunch.
Local vets in Kent
Open from Monday - Sunday and offering a range of services from standard consultations to emergency care, you can be sure your pup is in good hands. They also offer healthcare plans and advanced pet care and appointments can be booked over the phone.
Wigmore Veterinary Centre
Whether you’re looking for neutering services, microchipping or a standard check up, Wigmore Veterinary Centre can help. As well as consultations and emergency care they also offer free flea and tick checks for your pet as well as advice on parasite prevention.
Pet shops in Kent
Pets at Home
If you really want to treat your pup, Pets at Home stores are dotted all over Kent. Your dog is welcome to join you inside so they can sniff out their very own treats! From leads and harnesses to clothes, food, grooming and training tips you’re guaranteed to find something to get your furry friends tail wagging.
Pets Corner provide every customer with quality pet supplies at great prices and delivery the highest level of customer service. They run Puppy Hour on Saturdays between 9:30am-10:30am which is a great way to get your pup socialising with other young dogs. We hear great reviews from the locals so why not stop by and treat your four legged friend.
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