Dog Walks: 6 great places to walk your dog

Dimmingsdale. North Staffordshire

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January is ‘Walk Your Pet Month’, and what better excuse to get out in the fresh air and go exploring with your 4 pawed friend than on some of our favourite dog walks!  

Here are our favourite places to go for a wander and explore. 

The Bakewell Loop, Peak District: 

Dog Walks: Bakewell Loop, Peak District

Being one of the most popular dog walks in the Peak District, you will be spoiled with a concoction of beautiful countryside views and tasty, pup friendly eateries to boot! 

Starting in Bakewell Town Centre, this route goes through part of the Monsal Trail and then comes back into Bakewell through open fields and footpaths. 

This walk is about 3.25 miles long, it will take you about 1.5 hours and it is mostly flat terrain. 

Click here for more information and a route map.


The River Mersey, South Manchester:

Dog Walks: The River Mersey, South Manchester

There are many different dog walks you can do along this 68 mile stretch of river, but our favourite is the Chorlton to Sale Waterpark walk. 

Boasting open fields, the River Mersey, Sale Water Park and Jackson’s Bridge there is something for everyone along this route! 

The walk will take you about 1.5 hours and there is free parking available too.  

Click here for more information about this route.  


Tolkien Trail, Cannock Chase

Dog Walks: Tolkien Trail, Cannock Chase

Being part of the inspiration for the Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkein, and an area where he was posted during the war, the Tolkien Trail is a place for literature fans and keen walkers alike. 

Starting in Hurst Green, this walk is 6 miles long, it is mostly flat and there is free parking available. 

Click here for more information about this walk and a map of the route.  


Dimmingsdale, North Staffordshire 

Dog Walks: Dimmingsdale. North Staffordshire
Photo used with permission from Ramblers Retreat, Dimmingsdale.

A hidden gem located in the Staffordshire Moorlands, between Alton and Oakamoor, Dimmingsdale has been dubbed as ‘the closest place to heaven’. 

Once part of the Earl of Shrewsbury’s estate, Dimmingsdale is the perfect setting for wonderful dog walks along one of the Earl’s many drives, where his fine horse drawn carriages once rode.  

Once you are finished exploring this area of beauty, pop into award winning Ramblers Retreat for a bite to eat! 

Find out more about Dimmingsdale here.


Delamere Forest, Cheshire 

Dog Walks: Delamere Forest, Cheshire

Relax and unwind in the beautiful Delamere Forest. There are plenty of dog walks to try from gentle strolls to longer walks, depending on your ability. 

Soak in beautiful views or take in a bit of birdwatching, grab a bite to eat, or take a picnic! The world is your oyster at Delemere Forest. 

Find out more about Delemere’s trails here. 


Pennington Flash Country Park, Manchester 

Pennington Flash Country Park, Manchester

Situated in a popular country park and nature reserve, Pennington Flash is a great circuit to do with your dog! There are lots of other activities to do around the flash such as golf, a children’s play area and birdwatching.  

This particular dog walk is just over 3 miles long, and it will take you about 1 hour to complete but there are plenty of other walks around the flash you can do.  

Find out how to get there and a map of the walk here. 


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