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NATIONAL DOG WALKING MONTH: Best places to walk in your area

NATIONAL DOG WALKING MONTH: Best places to walk in your area

Discover your local area with your furry friends

If you’re thinking of taking up exercise as your New Year resolution, why not do it with someone who loves an action packed walk – your dog!

With obvious health benefits for both you and your dog(s), walking for 30 minutes a day or more is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Why not take a brisk walk with your canine pal and step into the new year with a healthier life style.

Managing director of ‘UKcaravans4hire.com’, Gareth Irving, commented: "The UK is full of stunning walkways your pups will love and now is the perfect time to explore the beauty on your doorstep. If you’re thinking of taking advantage of the UK’s beautiful landscapes, make sure you follow the government guidelines and stay local."

Here are some of the best places to take your furry friends:

  • Ardsley reservoir

Facebook: Justine Crabtree - Ardsley Reservoir

Only 20 minutes from Leeds city centre, Ardsley is a picturesque, urban-fringe reservoir less than 5 miles from Wakefield. Ardsley is a delightful short walk at only 1.5 miles long with flat, surfaced paths the full way around.


  • Meanwood park

Facebook: KH Simone - Meanwood park

Meanwood Park is 4 miles north of Leeds city centre and is approximately 29 hectares in area. There is a ‘Meanwood valley trail’ and a nature reserve where you can discover something new on every visit.


  • Leads Liverpool canal

Facebook: Canal and River Trust

The water side paths a perfect for dog walking as well as cyclists and its right in the city centre.


  • Saxton

There are lots great walks in Saxton and you can absorb the historic views.


  • Bramley fall woods

Facebook: Chris Dring - Bramely fall woods and dogs

One of the biggest quarries in Leeds and there's a ‘Trim trail’ perfect for a soft stroll.



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