Dog-walk routes

The group has now completed many successful dog-walk routes, events which we will repeat periodically. If you can't make it to our group walks, you may wish to walk some of these independently. This is a list of our recent successful ones, and we're providing enough details here for you to find them and follow their routes. We expect this list will keep on growing as we find more!

If you have a favourite dog-walk which you think would be suitable, please tell us about it here!

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How we classify our walking routes:

Easy stroll: Walks typically under 3 miles in length, usually for less than 2 hours duration, with shallow gradients and very few obstacles.
Moderate Walk: Walks typically between 3 and 4 miles in length, usually for two or three hours duration, with no steep gradients and relatively few significant obstacles.
Hikes: Typically walking over 5 miles and for longer than 3 hours
Mobility scooter friendly: Route is expected to be passable on a rugged mobility scooter

Walks along the coast
Walks in forestry
Walks in the hills and mountains
Suitable in Winter: The route is suitable for walking in winter conditions, e.g. is along firm well-drained paths

Walks without encountering livestock: The route is in an area not usually grazed by livestock.  Dog-walkers are therefore very unlikely to encounter any grazing cattle or sheep, etc.
Few livestock are likely to be encountered
Livestock nearby (e.g. walking alongside fenced-off fields of livestock)
Traverse livestock: The walking route is likely to pass through a field containing livestock

Car Parking: Ample parking, usually in a formally designated Car Park
Roadside Parking: Parking is available informally, beside the road or on a roadside verge

Circular routes: The walk route finishes at the same location from which it started.
Point-to-point: The walking route is followed one way, and finishes at a different point to the start.  Walkers therefore should consider making transport arrangements if necessary to return to the starting point.
There and back: The return walking walking route is simply a reversal of the outward route.
Return-by-rail route: The walk is in one direction, starting at one railway station and ending at another.  The starting point can be easily returned to by train.

Quiet Minor Road: The walking route uses a quiet minor roadway, at some point
Short Roadside Stretch: The walking route passes briefly alongside a roadway, so traffic will be encountered at some point
Several stiles: The walking route crosses some fences and wales, at some point, by means of stiles (rather than through gates).  
Depends on Tide: The route at some point passes along a short length of coastline which may only be passable when the tide is low.  Walkers are therefore advised to check the tide tables before proceeding.  The route is expected to normally be impassable at high tide.
Even Ground: Walks on predominantly even ground
Some uneven ground: Part of the route involves crossing uneven ground.
Wet underfoot: The route can be wet underfoot in places

Cafe: A cafe is available somewhere on the route, or is conveniently close to the start or finish
Toilets: Public Toilets are available somewhere on the route, or are conveniently close to the start or finish.
In come cases, convenient toilets may only be available to Cafe customers
Picnic spot with table(s)
Rail accessible: The start and end points of the walking route can be reached by train


A selection of our successful previous dog-walks are now published freely via ViewRanger