Dogs are the most popular pet in Britain and cockapoos are especially popular nowadays. However, if you are considering one of these exceedingly cute breeds, then you also need to think about the fact that cockapoos need regular walking. If you are looking for something a little more interesting than just down to the local park or in the back garden, check out this list of 5 great family and dog-friendly walks found up and down the country.
Thor’s Cave and Wetton Hill, Peak District
To enjoy the beautiful Manifold Valley, you can take the 3.8-mile walk that lasts about an hour and a half. As it is a steep uphill walk, it will be more of a challenge for less energetic dogs. Dramatic rock formations is what the Staffordshire White Peak are is particularly famous for and it also gives you the chance to check out the amazing Thor’s Cave. As well as the spectacular views from the cave’s mouth, your dog will enjoy exploring the cave.
Flamborough Head, Yorkshire
If you have an older dog that requires less exercise or are relatively new to walking long distances, you should give this walk in Yorkshire a try. It is a clear and grassy path with a route that takes around one hour to complete. The light work is worth the great views you have of the countryside and stunning lighthouse. There are also lots of places where you can let your dog run free. As the area is rich with wildlife, you need to be careful when letting your canine friend off the lead.
Aberffraw To Porth Cwyfan, Anglesey
Dogs that love the salty sea air and ocean water will enjoy a relatively easy walk from Aberffraw to Porth Cwyfan in Anglesey. It takes around an hour and a half to complete and for most of the 4.3 miles, it is fairly flat terrain and therefore great for all levels of walking ability. The walk has lots of great spots to let dogs run off the lead and outstanding views from the cliff tops dotted along the coast. You can even extend the walk to take in Cwyfan Church, that is only accessible during low tide.
Curleywee And Lamachan Hill, Dumfries And Galloway
This particular walk stretches along 10.25 miles and is, therefore, more suitable for experienced dogs and walkers who have been on long treks before. It can take roughly between six to seven hours to finish and consists of various types of terrain with the occasional overgrown path. The challenge is more than worth it though, as you are treated to staggering views of Wigtown Bay and as you’d expect, there are plenty of places for off-lead exploration.
Poldhu And Mullion, Cornwall
Heading to the Cornish coast anytime soon? If you are, you should consider trying the 4.5-mile walk that boasts amazing coastal views and a relatively easy cliff-top route. It only takes around an hour and a half to complete and is perfect for all experience level walkers and dogs. What’s more, the route is dotted with dog-friendly pubs, where you can stop for a rest, a pint and some treats for the dog. For dogs that love a good play on the sand and in the sea, you also pass the beautiful dog-friendly Polurrian Cove beach.