From moorland to canal towpaths, bracing coastal walks to mountain peaks and many gentler walks in between, we have a whole range of landscapes for you and your dog to enjoy in our family of 15 national parks.
Of course special places like ours are often home to rare wildlife and sensitive vegetation. They’re also home to working farms and provide grazing land for livestock. We hope you and your dog enjoy exploring all that National Parks have to offer, while following the simple guidelines set out below.
When and where you’ll need to use a lead:
On open access land you’ll need to use a short lead, no more than 2-metres long (there’s a different open access code for Scotland, see below):