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02 Jul The best dog walks in London 2021

When you think of London, you don’t instantly think of wooded areas for your dog to run around. But we’ve done some digging with our friends at K9 Nation, we’ve put together the best dog-friendly walks for you and your pooch. K9 Nation’s ‘Discover Walks’, found on their free app provides its users with suggested walks where they can also rate the walk, and leave comments about the area.

Claybury Woods & Park

Claybury Woods & Park covers almost 70 hectares and has the Green Flag Award to its name. The whole route takes around 3 hours, so make sure you factor in breaks for your dog. And if they seem to be slowing down, it may be time to head back home. 

With scenic ancient areas of oak and hornbeam woodland, a great hidden adventure awaits. But don’t just take our word for it, how about the people who’ve had the chance to see it for themselves. 

“It was great for walking the dog as it has a huge amount of open space – it almost feels like you are in the countryside at times when really you’re just in East London.” 

Vizsla in field with pink collar

Battersea Park

Battersea Park is great for a family outing. Over the 200 acres, you’ll find a riverside promenade, a large lake, a children’s play area and zoo, and many notable trees and ecological areas. Dogs do have to stay on leads whilst in the park but with plenty of chances to make new furry friends, they’ll have a pawfect day out. 

Woman sitting with golden retriever

Highgate Wood

Found in the busy parts of Greater London, this secret sanctuary is filled to the brim with wildlife. You can visit the wildlife information hut and discover all the wonderful things Highgate Wood has to offer. Along with playgrounds, and a cafe to rest those paws after a nice stroll. 

Unsure how much exercise is the right amount for your dog? Time to PitPat up. The PitPat Dog Activity Monitor tells you exactly how much exercise your dog needs per day, and how much they’re actually getting. 

A wet Toller wearing a PitPat

Richmond Park 

Richmond Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers over 2500 acres. It is one of the UK’s top sites for wildlife where you can also discover the Isabella Plantation woodland gardens, along with a National Nature Reserve. 

In the park, you’ll also find King Henry’s Mound, where you’ll see views of the Thames Valley and St. Paul’s Cathedral poking out in the distance.  

And once you’ve taken in all the sights, you can stop off at the Pembroke Lodge tea room and grab yourself some well-deserved food and drinks. 

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Morden Hall Park 

“Come for the peace, wildlife, sights and smells, wide-open space, and the history.”

Morden Hall Park is a stunning 125 acres of greenery in the city. It’s a former deer park, and the river which winds its way through the park creates a haven for wildlife.

With natural play areas filled with different activities as well as a garden centre and a dog-friendly cafe. There’s something for all the family here. 

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