- August 11th 2017
With miles of gorgeous coastline, a spectacular National Park, and lots of dog-friendly attractions and eateries, Northumberland is a fabulous holiday destination for furry friends and their owners. Here are some of the top places to visit with your hound in tow…
The Best Dog-Friendly Beaches...
This sandy beach sits at the mouth of the River Aln, just behind the village of Alnmouth. It’s rarely crowded so your furry friend will be free to run around until their heart’s content – and it’s dog-friendly all year round!
Bamburgh Castle Beach
With the imposing Bamburgh Castle on one side and the rocky Farne Islands on the other, you and your pooch will enjoy some breathtaking views at this dog-friendly beach.
If you’re looking for a more remote dog-friendly beach, Seahouses North is perfect. Nearly 2km long, Fido will love roaming along this sandy stretch.
Fabulous for families and furry friends, this sheltered horseshoe -shaped beach is backed by impressive dunes – perfect for lots of ball games!
The Best Dog-Friendly Walks...
Northumberland National Park
We all know our furry friends love a walk, and walking is one of the best ways to explore this stunning National Park. From challenging hikes to leisurely strolls, there are countless trails for you and your companion to enjoy.
Kielder Water & Forest Park
As the largest man-made water and forest park in northern Europe this is a must-visit for pets. Super popular with other dog walkers, you’re sure to meet lots of new doggie friends.
Set at the heart of Northumberland, this serene valley has many fabulous routes for dog walking and you’ll come across many friendly villages including Rothbury and Alwinton.
Fun Dog-Friendly Activities...
Hadrian’s Wall Trail
Fantastic history, dog-friendly pubs, bustling market towns and gorgeous views all lie along this 84-mile path. If you and your pooch are real adventurers and don’t mind ruffing it, it will take you one week to walk this trail in its entirety.
Standing on a remote headland in Northumberland, your furry companion will love the splendid coastal walk along to this castle. And best of all pets can join you inside to explore, provided they’re on a lead. There are also paths to explore around the perimeter.
Ford & Etal Estates
Home to the Joicey family for over 100 years, there are lots of things to do on this estate with Fido. We recommend visiting the Flodden Battlefield Trail and The Ford Moss Nature Reserve.
And some wonderful dog-friendly hotels and cottages which you can book through PetsPyjamas...
St Valery, Alnmouth – This boutique B&B is just a short stroll from the beach and resident dog Roxy will happily play with four-legged guests.
The Battlesteads Hotel, Wark on Tyne – Set on the edge of Northumberland National Park, this three-star country inn also has a resident dog called Winston and your pet will receive a doggie welcome pack in the room.
Roxbro House, Warkworth – Your pooch will love this B&B’s garden to stretch their legs first thing in the morning. And you’re only a short walk from the coast!
Alncroft Cottage, Longhoughton– Your pet can enjoy both the country and coast at this period dog-friendly cottage. It also has a large enclosed front garden.
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