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Dog Walks Yorkshire is a free dog-friendly walking guide to the best of the Yorkshire countryside. All of our walks are dog-friendly and have clear, easy-to-follow, step by step directions plus maps and pictures to help you and your pooch stay on track.
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- iFootpath and DogWalksYorkshire Become OneiFootpath is pleased to announce that it is now the proud owner of another excellent walking website, DogWalksYorkshire. As current iFootpath customers know, our mission in life is to make walking accessible, fun and stress-free for seasoned walkers and newcomers alike. When we first came across the DogWalksYorkshire website we were pleased to find like-minded folk with a similar ethos, albeit specifically aimed at dog walkers in Yorkshire. When we learned that the current DogWalksYorkshire ...
- Five family activities to enjoy with your dogThere’s nothing quite as much fun for a family as spending time together with your family’s dog. If you’re a dog owner, you know this already – watching these friendly animals bounding around, grinning from ear to ear, enjoying being with the family, just puts a smile on your face like nothing else quite can. And with the weather cooling off soon as the autumn approaches, it’s a great time of year to get outside and enjoy some family activities with your dog. Here are five activities we think ...
- Want a dog but work?Have you always wanted a dog but are worried about leaving them alone whilst you are at work? If so, we have the perfect solution for you. In Bielby, East Yorkshire you’ll find a Hearing Dogs training centre. Here our wonderful and intelligent dogs learn how to transform the lives of deaf people. We teach them how to alert to important sounds such as the doorbell and alarm clock, plus danger signals like the smoke alarm. Hearing dogs also offer emotional support to deaf people which make them ...
- Easy Countryside Trail: Terrington Mowthorpe LaneA 2.5 mile (4km) there and back walk from the village of Terrington in North Yorkshire. This simple route allows you to experience the tranquillity and far-reaching views of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, without venturing too far from civilisation. This walk is part of the Howardian Hills Easy Countryside Trails collection, published through a collaboration between iFootpath and the Howardian Hills AONB Partnership, with the aim of providing countryside access for all in the Howardian Hills.
- Easy Countryside Trail: Hovingham and CawtonA 3.5 mile (6km) there and back walk from the idyllic village of Hovingham in North Yorkshire. You will have chance to discover the village itself, with its beautiful stone buildings and a babbling stream, before setting out on a peaceful journey along the Ebor Way through open arable fields with far reaching views to the woodland ridges. This walk is part of the Howardian Hills Easy Countryside Trails collection, published through a collaboration between iFootpath and the Howardian Hills AONB Partnership, with the aim of providing countryside access for all in the Howardian Hills
- Hardcastle Crags and Hebden WaterA 3 mile circular walk around the wooded Pennine valley of Hardcastle Crags, near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. Owned by the National Trust the valley comprises a beautiful shallow river, Hebden Water with steep wooded valley sides and you will have chance to discover lots of wildlife plus some industrial archaeology along the way. If you have children with you, you may wish to bring along crayons and paper as there are several engraved markers around the site, showing the various leaves and seeds in the woodland.
- Worsbrough Country Park CircularA level easy walk suitable for all the family around a reservoir and country park. If you want to make a day of it, there are other attractions nearby. Wigfield Farm has a wide collection of animals (sheep, ponies, donkeys and meerkats) and is open to the public to visit. Worsbrough Mill is a working stone mill that has regular open days to demonstrate the milling process. Stone ground products are also available to purchase.
- Sheffield Lodge Moor and Oaking Clough ReservoirAn 8-mile circular walk taking in some rarely-used spots west of Sheffield, accessible by good public transport. There is a small reservoir up on Hallam Moors, and that is the focal point of this walk. It begins with a walk through the woods above Fox Hagg, to descend to Wyming Brook, where it ascends immediately to walk along the edge of Ash Cabin Flat. Descending steeply to follow Wyming Brook Drive for a short while, it climbs west to take in the curious Head Stone before continuing across to ascend Oaking Clough and reach the small, isolated, innominate reservoir: an ideal place for lunch on a fine day.
- Stamford Bridge and the River Derwent – Short 4 milesA 3.5 mile circular walk from the historic village of Stamford Bridge in the East Riding of Yorkshire. You’ll have chance to explore the history of the village including the site of the Battle of Stamford Bridge and the old rail line, plus a long peaceful stretch alongside the idyllic River Derwent. Please note that this is an updated Dog Walks Yorkshire walk.
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- Robin Hood’s Bay A 6 mile circular walk from Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Yorkshire coast. Beginning with a wide easy to follow path, the walk offers a good steady climb opening up magnificent views of the North Sea, the coast and Ravenscar. The more strenuous return leg along the cliff tops eventually drops into historic Robin Hood’s Bay with its attractions, pubs and cafes. There’s plenty of opportunity for you...
- Grosmont and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Grosmont and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Distance: 4½ miles Duration: 2 hours Level of walk: Medium Check latest weather Download this walk onto your GPS or phone (.gpx file) Why you should do this walk… If you are a fan of ‘Steam’ or are one of those riding the nostalgia wave, then the start and finish at Grosmont will be a treat. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway station we...
- Sandsend to Whitby along the beach A 3.5 mile there and back walk along the beach from Sandsend to Whitby in North Yorkshire. There’s nothing like a bracing seaside walk to blow the cobwebs away, be it windy, sunny or raining – we all love it and so do our dogs! This is a great long beach for you and your dog to run around on and you can stop for tea breaks at the beginning, middle and end – what more could you want? You can be as...
- Knaresborough, the Nidd Gorge and Old Bilton A 6.5 mile circular walk from Knaresborough, close to Harrogate in North Yorkshire. If your dog deserves an energetic romp – mostly off-lead, with some climbs and the added bonus of the opportunity of a swim in the quieter parts of the River Nidd, why not consider this walk? The Nidd Gorge is stunning and a magnet for walkers, while the pretty market town of Knaresborough has many dog-friendly pla...
- Osmotherley and the Cleveland Way A 6.5 mile circular walk from the village of Osmotherley in the Hambleton Hills in North Yorkshire, at the western edge of the North York Moors. The expansive views and peace and quiet are great for you, while your pooch will love the extensive off-lead freedom and a couple of opportunities for a paddle along the way.
- Flamborough Head to North Landing This exhilarating short walk takes you to the peaceful cove beach at North Landing, set snugly within the chalk cliffs of Flamborough Head. Perfect if your pooch likes a swim and you fancy relaxing on the beach for a while. This coastal walk is stunning and your well behaved dog will enjoy being off lead on all but the sections where the path runs closest to the cliff edge.
- Grewelthorpe and Hackfall Grewelthorpe and Hackfall Distance: 6 miles Duration: 2 hours Level of walk: Medium Check latest weather Please note that several walkers have found the first part of this walk very difficult to navigate because of the high stiles. We, therefore, recommend that you follow the Hackfall Explorer Trail Why you should do this walk… Located...
- Westow and the River Derwent A 4 mile circular walk from the village of Westow in North Yorkshire. This walk is for you if you’re looking for a gentle and quiet wander through arable fields, with plenty of wide open spaces and a lovely riverside section. The walk offers great views of the beautiful Wolds through unspoilt countryside not frequently visited by the masses! This is a very pretty circular walk.
- Acaster Malbis and the River Ouse A 3 mile circular walk from the village of Acaster Malbis, near York in North Yorkshire. This riverside walk gives your pooch the opportunity to be off lead on grassy paths and have a swim or paddle in the river. Even though you are close to the city of York, this walk takes you on a tranquil journey past picturesque villages on the riverside and through wide open fields.
- Bridlington Beach South If you want to stretch your pooch's legs on a vast flat beach and enjoy a bracing seaside walk. Obviously, there’s the opportunity for a swim too. You and your pooch can blow the cobwebs away, be it windy, sunny or raining and you can both be as laid back or as energetic as you like here.
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Dog Friendly? … It’s Not That Simple
Walking with a dog is a true joy, a daily pleasure that I wouldn’t want to miss out on and, here at We want to help all dog owners to get more out of their dog walks. Why then, we are often asked, don’t we tag the relevant walks as ‘dog friendly’? Our answer is simple, dog friendly means different things to different people. Here we explore what makes a good dog walk and how you can find the right iFootpath walk for you and your canine pal…