January is Walk Your Dog Month, making it the ideal opportunity to get moving after lots of festive feasting and to explore some of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes.
Inspired by our Landscape of Dreams mugs, we’ve put together a short guide to some top dog walking trails to enjoy this January and beyond.
King Arthur and the Slate coast 5 miles
This is a great dog walk that starts right next to one of Tintagel's main car parks. It takes you by Tintagel Old Post Office, a fascinating historical building dating back to the 15th century.
Dogs can roam around and enjoy sea breezes at Trebarwith Strand, which follows a portion of an old donkey trail from the village of Treknow.
Holkham Beach is one of the most breathtaking stretches of sand in the country. Your furry friends will love running around on the sands, but there are designated beach walks if you prefer.
Two hours can be spent walking to the lifeboat station at Wells-next-the-sea and back again, taking in beautiful coastal views and woodland views throughout the walk.
The hardcore trail along the pinewoods offers a shorter walk that is also suitable for disabled visitors.
Keswick's Derwentwater, surrounded by mountains and fells, is without a doubt one of the most breathtaking views in the UK.
You, and your four legged friends, will walk along the lake shore and through ancient woodlands on flat and easy paths.
This walk deserves a whole day of leisurely walking but you can also enjoy shorter walks by taking a bus or catching a launch from one of the landing stages.
Cotswold Way Circular Walk: The Cleeve Hill Ring
This walk takes you through one of the country's most fascinating and valuable habitats: limestone grassland.
You and your dog will be guided across open hilltops, across streams, and through lovely woodlands, all with breathtaking views.