7 of the most interesting dog walks in the UK

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<p><img src="https://azure.wgp-cdn.co.uk/app-yourdog/posts/heddon.jpg" alt="" /></p><p> </p><p>From breathtaking cliff-top views and rolling green hills, to quirky monuments and places of interest, the British countryside has plenty to offer dog walkers.</p><p>Here are seven of the most interesting dog walks in Britain, which have all been sampled by the Your Dog Holidays team...</p>

1 Heddon Valley, Devon

With towering cliffs and a wild and rugged landscape, it's easy to see why Heddon Valley on Devon's West Exmoor coast was loved by Romantic poets such as William Wordsworth and Percy Shelley.

This area is much-loved by dog owners and a circular walk around Heddon's Mouth even won the best dog walk in south-west England a few years ago. As well as lots of space for dogs to run free and pretty woodlands en route, the walk offers stunning views. When you reach Heddon's Mouth you will be met with dramatic waves crashing against the cliffs.


2 Wharram Percy, Yorkshire Wolds Way

There are not many walks where you and your dog can explore an abandoned medieval village. This linear route on the Yorkshire Wolds Way has one of the most compelling sites on the National Trail —  the deserted, 16th century village of Wharram Percy.

The site is one of 3,000 deserted medieval villages in Britain and a tourist attraction protected by English Heritage. You can explore at your leisure with your dog on a lead.

For walk directions and a map click here


3 Llangrannog, Ceredigion

If you enjoy walks with breathtaking cliff-top views and the opportunity to take a dip in the sea, this route on the west coast of Wales may be just what you're looking for.

The beaches in the area are particularly stunning and regularly feature on the covers of tourist brochures; dogs are also allowed on part of the beach all year round. The coastal path provides fantastic views of Lochtyn Peninsular and Island.


4 Highley, Severn Valley, Shropshire

Steeped in heritage and charm, the old mining village of Highley has history lurking around every corner. Starting from the Severn Valley Country Park, you will discover a circular walk that passes through Highley station, which is on the Severn Valley Railway.

Do a bit of trainspotting as the steam trains approach the platform, or book a ticket for a ride; dogs are welcome to travel on the trains at a cost of £3.


5 Kington, Offa's Dyke Path, Herefordshire

Venture on to the awe-inspiring Hergest Ridge in Herefordshire, where there are 360 degree views all the way to the Malverns, Black Mountains, and Cley Hill — you may even encounter wild ponies taking flight across Hergest Common.

Along this circular walk on Offa's Dyke Path, which starts in the town of Kington, there are unique features including a cluster of monkey puzzle trees and the Wandering Whetstone.

For walk directions and a map click here


6 Saundersfoot to Tenby, Pembrokeshire

This linear walk is on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path in Wales — described as one of the world's finest long-distance routes, and certainly not for the faint-hearted!

There are some steep uphill climbs and descents on the walk, but if you persevere you will be rewarded with panoramic views of Saundersfoot, Amroth, and Tenby.

For walk directions and a map click here


7 Bamse Trail, Montrose, Angus

You and your dog can follow in the footsteps of sea dog Bamse, a St Bernard who went to sea on board the Thorodd, based in Dundee and Montrose, during the Second World War.

The memorial walk retraces Bamse's steps from the quayside to the streets and docks where he lived, died, and was buried. A quarter of a mile beyond his grave is Montrose Beach, where you can walk for miles.