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Dog Walking in Wakefield
There are lots of great dog walks in Wakefield we’ve listed a few below to get you started.
Haw Park Wood
A great place to walk a dog in Wakefield is Haw Park Wood. With a mixture of terrain, from hills to woodland, there is plenty for your pup to sniff and explore. You can download the Haw Park Wood podcast which acts as an audio guided tour of your walk. Don’t forget to pack your wellies if it looks like it might rain, as some of the paths can become slippery.
Nostell Priory and Parkland
If you’re dog walking in Wakefield and have a pup that likes to make friends, then this is a great place to head to, as there are always lots of dog walkers here. There are lakes if your dog likes to swim as well as woodland areas and enclosed dog areas if you prefer. Enjoy a coffee or slice of cake at the little cafe, pups are welcome to join you outside if the weather permits.
Pugney’s Country Park
Another place which is great for sociable pups, is Pugney’s Country Park. There is always lots of four legged friends running around and places for your pup to swim too. If you have children there is a playground for little ones to enjoy, as well as range of places great to enjoy a picnic with your pooch.
Newmillerdam Country Park
If you’re a dog walker in Wakefield looking for a nice woodland stroll then why not head to Newmillerdam Country Park. Enjoyable both in winter and summer, with plenty of shade beneath the trees on hotter days, this is a great place to explore due to the many trails and varied routes through the park. There are also a few lovely cafes and pubs nearby to stop off for a bite to eat or cup of coffee.
Where to eat in Wakefield with your dog
Fox and Hounds
Your pup is welcome to dine with you inside or out here and there are beautiful views over the Dam to enjoy. There is a varied menu for two legged friends to choose from and dogs will be treated to water bowls and ear ruffles from the friendly staff. All in all, a great place to visit if you’re a dog or a dog sitter in Wakefield.
Dogs are welcome to dine with you in the bar here, which is pretty pawsome. If your pooch is well behaved, there might be a few scraps left over from your carvery lunch that we’re sure he’d absowoofly love. Pooches will be welcomed by staff and there is also outside seating overlooking Newmillerdam lake (weather permitting of course).
If it’s cold outside, The Castle offers a lovely open fire to curl up beside alongside your pup, and a lovely garden to enjoy in Summer months. Vegan options are available and there is plenty of great food options so two legged friends will be spoilt for choice. Water bowls for pups will be provided on request.
The Navigation Inn
Is your pooch partial to a bit of frozen yoghurt? If so, this is a great place to stop for lunch, as they provide pawsome pup friendly yoghurt for furry visitors. Located next to the canal, you can stop off here before or after a local dog walk. Their beer garden is a lovely place to take in the views and enjoy a well earned lunch.
Local vets in Wakefield
It’s always nice to know where your nearest vet is located if you’re walking someone’s dog in Wakefield. Vets4Pets is located on Horbury Road and offers everything from neutering, microchipping and standard consultations as well as emergency care.
Chantry Vets Wakefield
They have 11 branches across Yorkshire as well as a Veterinary Hospital in Alverthorpe, Wakefield. Services include pet passports, dental care, consultations, dentistry, as well as acupuncture for pets in pain.
Pet shops in Wakefield
Pets at Home
Has your pup been a pawticularly good boy? Why not treat him to a trip to a pooch friendly superstore where he’ll be able to sniff out his own toy or tasty treat. Staff are super friendly and are likely to shower your furry friend with ear ruffles and maybe even a biscuit if they’ve been extremely well behaved.
Another great place to find some treats for your pooch, is KennelGate. They offer a range of pawsome things for you pup from grooming products to ensure that he’s always smelling great, to coats and clothing so you can make sure he looks pawfect at all times.