Sykes Cottages: selection of Dog Friendly properties
 
 
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Dog Days Out - Beaches
 
Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Cornwall
Tanglewood Wild Garden 

At Tanglewood we have kept the gardens non-commercialised, so whilst you won't find catering facilities, you will find lots of areas to throw down a blanket for a rustic picnic, as well as picnic benches.

In keeping with the Wild Gardens, litter needs to go home with you. We do have compost toilets on site though!

Dogs are welcome on lead. Open Easter to end of October.

Access is via steep, uneven, natural paths through the wood, making this garden unsuitable for the disabled and wheelch  
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rural location child friendly
 
Dog Days Out - Castles & Abbeys - Somerset
Glastonbury Abbey 

Glastonbury Abbey welcomes dogs on leads - stunning 36 acres of parkland.

  
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rural location enclosed garden open all year
 
Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Dorset
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens 

After the great storm of 1990, a major restoration project has been underway. many new exotic and unusual flowers have been introduced to this fabulous Dorset Garden.

DOGS on leads are welcome throughout the gardens and also, during quite periods, they are allowed in the cafe. Please clean up after them and use the dog bins provided.

A climb up a grassy hill, within the gardens, is rewarded by spectacular views of the Jurrasic Coastline & Chesil Beach.  
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open all year
 
Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - North Yorkshire
Helmsley Walled Garden 

Historic 5-acre walled garden, restored from dereliction by staff and volunteers, open for visitors from April through till October.

Flowers, fruit and vegetables are grown and there is a special collection of Yorkshire apple varieties. Brand new clematis garden open and quiet spaces to sit in the Garden of Contemplation, Orchard or Physic Garden.

Dogs on leads are welcome in the garden and in the first bay of the café and water bowls are available.  
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enclosed garden vegetarian option
 
Dog Days Out - Off Lead Walkies! - North Yorkshire
York Racecourse (AKA The Knavesmire) 

An (obviously!) large grassy area much used by York locals for dog walking.

LIMITED ACCESS ON RACE DAYS

Please remember to 'Scoop the Poop'.  
 
Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Nottinghamshire
Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre, 

Free self guided leaflets available in Visitor Information and reception. The Blue Trail - 45 minute circular path round the Major Oak. The Green Trail - takes about an hour The Red Trail - takes approximately two hourst. Suitable for all ages.

Dogs are welcome at Sherwood Forest Country Park but must be kept under control. Please clean up after your pet.

At some park events (for example, bird-watching walks), dogs are not allowed. If in doubt, please phone to check, tel: 01623 823202.
  
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rural location open all year
 
Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Merseyside
Botanic Gardens & Cafe - Churchtown, Southport 

Nationally renowned for its floral displays. It is popular with local people and visitors alike. Located in picturesque Churchtown.

The park is open 7 days a week, every day of the year. A great day out for all the family.

Entrance is free. Dogs welcome on leads. Well behaved dogs also welcome in the Botanic Cafe.
  
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Eating Out - Cafes & Restaurants - Merseyside
Hesketh Park & Cafe, Southport 

Less than one miles walk from the vibrant resort of Southport lies Hesketh Park.

This 34 acre Park has a small dog friendly cafe, where treats are often available!

  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Cheshire
Norton Priory Museum & Gardens 

Runcorn, Cheshire 01928 569895 Dogs, on leads, are very welcome. We provide water bowls for dogs at both the museum and outside the walled garden cottage.

Although dogs are not allowed inside the walled garden there are extensive paths in the woodland and orchard surrounding the garden which are regularly used by dog walkers.

We ask all dog owners to please pick up after their dogs and provide a bin for this in the walled garden car park.   
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Dog Days Out - Off Lead Walkies! - Gloucestershire
Westonbirt - The National Arboretum 

Westonbirt, Gloucestershire 0300 067 4890 You and your dog can enjoy over two thirds of the arboretum!

Dogs are welcome in Silk Wood: a fantastic area to explore with your dog, on the Downs and in the main visitor area. The Old Arboretum is a dog free zone.

Dogs should be kept on a lead around the car parks, and also to be kept outside of the Westonbirt Restaurant, the Great Oak Hall, the shop and plant centre and the toilets.

Please make use of the dog litter bins. Bowls of water are usually available next to the Visitor Services office in the main visitor centre area to keep your dog hydrated.   
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - West Yorkshire
Roundhay Park - Leeds 

You can explore the park by the many paths and trails, choose from our featured walks.

What better way to enjoy your activity than talking a walk in our beautiful Park - open every day, whatever the Season.

Roundhay Park in Leeds has been named as one of the region's leading green spaces in the Good Parks Guide.  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Somerset
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton 

Come rain or shine, Hestercombe is the perfect place to walk your dogs. We love seeing our regulars popping in each day for walkies, as well as meeting new faces throughout the year.

Please ensure you keep your dog on a short lead at all times and use the 'doggy bins' provided.

We also welcome dogs into the Stables Kitchen Cafe as well as the Gardens Shop.  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds
Check it Out! 

Every effort is made to ensure the information contained within the Dog Friendly Britain site is up-to-date we would, however, advise that you contact the individual attraction concerned before setting out to ensure that the venue meets with your requirements. Please remember to clear up after your dog at all times and help to encourage more places to become Dog Friendly!  
 
Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Cornwall
The Lost Gardens of Heligan - Dogs Welcome All Year Round! 

Well-behaved dogs on short leads are welcome to the Gardens all year round!

Dogs are not permitted to enter the Heligan Tearoom. However, there is a large undercover and very well sheltered seating / eating area, next to the tearoom, where dogs are welcome.

Dogs are also now welcome in the Shop & Plant Sales area.
  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - North Yorkshire
The Yorkshire Arboretum, Kew and Castle Howard - York, YO60 7BY 

Tel: 01653 648598

Thousands of trees from around the world in a stunning 150 acre landscape of vistas, lakes & ponds.

Woodland walks - Cafe - Tours - Family activities - Events - Tree trails - Group visits - Outdoor education

Dogs are very welcome on leads throughout the arboretum, and off the lead in designated areas providing that they remain under control.

Dogs are not permitted inside the cafe, but are welcomed on the cafe terrace if well-behaved  
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rural location enclosed garden child friendly wi-fi vegetarian option
 
Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - East Yorkshire
Sewerby Hall & Gardens - Bridlington 

Well behaved dogs, on leads, are welcome in the gardens.

Dog Walkers and their dogs are welcome in the Clock Tower Café in the designated seating area all year round. Outside seating is also available.

An admission charge is made to the gardens during the summer months, however, entry is free throughout the winter.

Please see their website for full details.

Dogs are not allowed inside the Hall or Zoo (for which separate admission charges apply). Tel: 01262 673769   
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open all year
 
Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Cornwall
Trebah Gardens 

Cornwall 01326 250448 Dogs are welcome in the garden and on the beach, all year round. On a lead at all times please.

We have designated doggie tables in Planters Cafe, so dog lovers can sit together. Dogs are also welcome on the Cafe garden terrace and in the picnic area. Just ask a member of staff which tables are suitable.

Water bowls are available outside the Visitor Centre and we offer complimentary poop scoops to dog owners on arrival. There are 4 dog bins provided within the garden.
  
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds - Dorset
Upton Country Park, Poole Road, Poole 

Parkland, shoreline and formal gardens. Refreshment kiosk, plant centre, woodland play trail, specific areas for ball games, nature trail, cycling and walking.

Dogs allowed off lead in certain areas - please follow the green, amber, red paw symbols during your visit. Also secure dog training area.   
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Dog Days Out - Parks, Gardens and Grounds
Walkies in the Woods: a ruff guide! 

All you need to know about walking your dog on Forestry Commission Land: Walkies in the Woods focuses on the physical and mental health benefits of dog walking as part of the Active Woods campaign to promote the healthy living opportunities offered by woodlands.

It is estimated that a dog accompanies at least one third of visitors to the countryside. Through the Walkies in the Woods promotion, Forestry Commission England, supported by the Kennel Club, wants to ensure that dogs and their owners experience healthy, responsible and above all enjoyable woodland visits.
To read more about how you, and your dog, can enjoy The Forestry Commission forests and woodlands see their website
  
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