Whatever the weather, it’s always a good day for a walk, especially when January is Walk Your Dog Month! To give you a little walking inspiration, we’ve put together a few of our favourite winter walks along with the wonderful team at Joules.
So dig out your wellies and woollies and grab those leads. If we’ve missed any of your favourites, just let us know in the comments below…
1. THE MALVERN HILLS
“I first visited the Malverns on location for photoshoot with the Joules team, and the hills provided endless spectacular walking routes. The 20+ peaks are a 15km range of ancient rocks dating back over 650 million years, and are criss-crossed with 160km of bridleways and footpaths across their entire length. Dividing the Counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, the hills rise dramatically out of the landscape and feature many springs and fountains, in particular St Ann’s Well where there are lots of cafes for a pit stop!”
Amy Dunne – Marketing Manager at Joules
2. HAUGHMOND HILL, SHROPSHIRE
“Largely forestland, Haughmond Hill is an ideal walking spot for families with plenty of refreshments around for pups and their humans to refuel. You will be rewarded by expansive views across the Shropshire plains; spy the historic town of Shrewsbury, the River Severn, and on very sunny days you can even make out the Welsh hills.”
Bev Panter – Marketing Director at Rosewood Pet Products
3. BRADGATE PARK, LEICESTERSHIRE
“I have the pleasure of living close by the scenic hills, lakes and rivers that make up Bradgate Park in Charnwood. You can spot plenty of deer, paddle in streams and clamber around the ruins of 15th century Bradgate House. There are endless walking routes, and a wide footpath running through the centre of the park, perfect for wetter winter days when we don’t fancy slipping around in the mud. When it snows, Old John hill provides a great sledging spot which is buzzing with locals thundering down the slopes.
I like to walk the 3km length of Bradgate, from Newtown Linford to Cropston, and refuel at one of two of the park’s cafes with a jacket potato and hot chocolate!”
Rosie Bambury – Content Marketing Co-ordinator at Joules
4. OLD HUNSTANTON BEACH
“A beautiful sandy beach, Old Hunstanton Beach is dog-friendly all year round with lots of space for running around. There are some dramatic cliffs nearby, a cafe or two and even a shipwreck! We took our spaniels and the whole family (dogs included) loved it.”
Gabrielle Brucciani – Content Copywriter at Joules
5. NORTH YORKS MOOR NATIONAL PARK
“There are plenty of fantastic routes for owners and their four-legged companions to discover from sunlit moorlands to tumbling brooks and vast coastal outlines. Dog walkers who want to let their pups roam more freely should explore the idyllic forest and woodland walks found in the park. Take the May Beck and Falling Foss trail to discover a magical waterfall and ‘The Hermitage’ – once a secluded home for an 18th century hermit carved from a gigantic boulder.”
Kate Burnett – Product Manager at Rosewood Pet Products
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