Walking your dog in the Summer is one of the best parts about pooch ownership. Whether you’re strolling through your local park or ascending majestic mountains.
There’s no better bonding experience, and of course, it is essential for both our human and hound health and well-being.
While our waggy tails are heading into the Summer months, our British weather means that there’s no guarantee of sunshine. This means that walking your dog comes with the risk of picking up mud and dirt, or getting soggy from the unpredictable rain. Luckily Rug Doctor are on hand to make sure that you can get any mess from your dog’s grubby paws out of the carpet.
We’ve teamed up with Rug Doctor this month to share a collection of beautiful Summer dog walks across the UK. Read on to discover more, adventures await!
When Is The Best Time To Walk Your Dog In The Summer?
Before we get into the walks, a handy tip, a lot of people aren’t sure when the best time to walk the dog is during the summer months.You should try to make sure you walk your pooch in the morning or evening. The middle of the day can get too hot for them to exercise or play. Make sure to take shaded breaks as necessary and carry water for your dog. By doing this, you limit the chance of doggy dehydration and overheating.
For more advice check out our 8 Top Tips To Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer.
Summer Dog Walks In Scotland
This is the highest mountain in the central highlands. Ben Lawers gives its name to the wider National Nature Reserve owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland. You’ll want to wrap up warm as the wind can be fierce. Please note that livestock graze on some of the hills so be careful when your pooch passes them.
This must visit destination features stunning scenery and plenty of fun routes to take. The Hermitage at Dunkeld is cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. Walk the path to the stunning Black Linn waterfall or visit the local 18th century folly Ossian’s Hall. During season you can even see salmon leaping up the waterfall.
This waterfall is a beautiful picnic spot and overlooks the River Falloch. The falls look especially impressive when in spate and are renowned as one of the most picteresque Scottish waterfalls. Dogs are very welcome to walk the paths and trails but please keep them close for their own safety!
Summer Dog Walks In Ireland
Lush parklands and thick woodlands surround Florence Court in West Fermanagh. Benaughlin mountain towers in the background, completing the picteresque landscape. Well behaved pooches are welcome to explore the estate on lead. In warmer weather this is a lovely walk to enjoy with your furry best friend in the majestic countryside.
The lovely routes around Belvedere House Gardens & Park are perfect to enjoy a muddy dog walk. The gorgeous gardens include a fairy garden as well as a flower garden. A stunning spot to enjoy a picnic or grab a snack and coffee from the on site cafe. The surrounding parks also make it a great option for keeping kids entertained.
This vast forest is a stunning area of natural beauty. Nearby are meadows, paths, picnic grounds and even the ruins of a 12th century abbey to explore with your dog. You can park on site so there’s minimal faffing and you have the chance to enjoy a rowboat trip with your furry companion.
Summer Dog Walks In Wales
These beautiful gardens are picturesque all year, in spring and summer in particular it is spectacularly colourful. Picton Castle has themed days year round like concerts, displays and Halloween events. Enjoy walking around the grounds and kick up some mud with your pooch.
Based near Pontypridd. You have a choice of lovely walking routes at Barry Sidings Country Park. Choose between a steep incline walk that delivers stunning views over the valley and a straight path that takes you past ponds and through woodlands. Not feeling the walk? rent out a bike on site while your dog enjoys the sun.
Bailey Park is an urban park with a grand entrance with gates and railings at the south-east side. There is marginal ornamental planting of beeches, and evergreens with footpaths. The grassed central area incorporates playing fields, a bowling green and a bandstand. Dogs are welcome on lead and will love the muddy stroll.
Summer Dog Walks In England
This park is set in beautiful countryside just south of Ruddington. There are 8 kilometres of paths around the park, making it an ideal spot to exercise your dog, especially since there’s an agility course! Rushcliffe Country Park is open 365 days a year and is extremely popular amongst cyclists, runners and wildlife enthusiasts.
Enjoy walking around the designated dog walking routes of Charlecote Park. Routes range from a 20 minute stroll up to an hour. Dogs are asked to be kept on leads at all times to protect local wildlife and grazing animals. Dogs are not permitted into the West Park as it is very close to the deer sanctuary.
Donisthorpe Woodland Park was created in 1996 by Leicestershire County Council on the former site of Donisthorpe Colliery. The Hooborough Brook flows through this site with mature willow woodland on its banks and the line of the Ashby Canal runs along the edge of the park from which a network of rolled stone paths established lead across the site. The Park also includes a section of the 3-mile long Ashby Woulds Hertitage Trail that runs between Moira and Measham that your dog will love exploring.
Rug Doctors Answer To Dirt & Mud
Our friends at Rug Doctor know that when you have a dog mud and mess is part and parcel of everyday life. Even during the dry summer months our furry friends manage to get messy. That’s why Rug Doctor make it easy to keep your home and garden clean with minimal effort, giving you more time to spend with your furry best friend.
Whatever messes you need cleared up in your home, Rug Doctor have the tool for the job. Portable Spot Cleaner, Spot & Stain Removal Wipes, Urine Eliminator and Heavy Stain Pre-Treatment will keep your house spotless.
Rug Doctors new Pro Electric Pressure Washer is the solution to your muddy decking, patio and driveway pawblems. Deep clean your exterior home surfaces with the adjustable spray designed to clean away algae, mould and dirt. This device is perfect for cleaning decks, driveways, patios and fences. The Outdoor Cleaner solution compatible with the Pressure Washer powerfully cleans outdoor surfaces like wood, composite (decks and fences), cement, stone and is safe for plants and grass.
The new outdoor machines can be rented from selected Homebase stores and delivered straight to your door via home delivery. The Pressure Washer can be hired for 24 hours for £22.99 or 48 hours for £28.99. Outdoor Cleaner Concentrate is £12.99 for 2 litres.
What Do You Think Of Our Selection?
Did we miss any great options out? Let us know in the comments!