With Your Dog

Dog Walking Devon

Dog Walking in Devon & Cornwall

North Devon and North Cornwall is an ideal choice for cottage holidays with your pet, both being very pet friendly with most open areas, beaches, attractions and even pubs welcoming dogs.
Our five star pet friendly cottage in Devon, The Old Shippon is in an excellent accessible location enabling you to take advantage of all the North coast of Devon and Cornwall has to offer.

Dog Walking in Devon

Walking Your Dog Locally
Dunsdon Farm & Dunsdon National Nature Reserve
As a guest at Dunsdon Farm, you have access to our 23 acre woodland plantation; this is accessed via gates just 200 yards from the property. Our woodland plantation is a haven for wildlife where you will be able to spot some of the rare birds and butterflies that we are lucky enough to enjoy the company of. In addition Dunsdon Farm adjoins the Dunsdon National Nature Reserve (which welcomes dogs on leads)

Bude Canal

Also ½ mile both ways from the farm you can walk the Bude Canal, this is now a network of footpaths running from the coast at Bude, and inland around the Holsworthy area, with access to Tamar Lakes.

Dog friendly Devon farm holiday

Ruby Trail – Cookworthy Forest

The Ruby Trail is accessible from various points, but we would advise joining at Cookworthy Forest (Forestry Commission) where there is plenty of parking.

Ruby Country is a beautiful, tranquil, un-spoilt and undiscovered area in the heart of rural Devon. Enclosed by Dartmoor, Exmoor and the north coast of Devon and Cornwall, Ruby Country is the ideal base for a magical, relaxing visit to the West Country.

Ruby Country is part of Devon comprising many villages and hamlets surrounding the market towns of Holsworthy and Hatherleigh. With diverse heritage, culture and landscape there are many distinctive facets reflected in the high quality goods, services and activities being delivered in the area. Historically a livestock farming area, Ruby Country takes its name from the Devon Ruby Red cattle famed in the area for their resilience and association with grazing the challenging culm grassland environment.

Tarka Trail

The Tarka Trail is a pedestrian and cycle way running in a 180 mile figure-of-eight through landscapes little changed from those described by Henry Williamson in his 1927 novel Tarka the Otter. It is a fantastic and sustainable way to explore from the coast, through deeply incised river valleys with ancient tangled woodland to the productive farmland and moorland higher up the catchments. The Trail passes through towns such as Lynmouth, Barnstaple, Bideford, Torrington, Okehampton and Ilfracombe, and parts of it coincide with the South West Coast Path, the Two Moors Way and the Dartmoor Way.

Tamar Lakes

Near Bude on the North Cornwall coast, these two lakes offer a variety of activities including watersports, angling, walking, cycling and relaxing. Having a pretty 3 mile path/cycleway around the lakes.

Dog Walking Cornwall

Camel Trail

The Camel Trail is a recreational multi use trail, providing access to the beautiful Cornish countryside along a disused railway line between Wenfordbridge, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow. As the final leg of the Atlantic Coast Express journey from Waterloo, winding alongside the spectacular Camel Estuary, the line was immortalised in ‘Betjeman’s Cornwall’ as “the most beautiful train journey I know”.

The Camel Trail is carefully maintained, as it runs through both a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) the Camel Trail is run with conservation and the environment as a major consideration.

The Camel Trail is an 18 mile largely traffic free, surfaced and virtually level multi use trail which passes through some of the most spectacular countryside in the south west.

The trail hugs the Camel Estuary from Padstow to Wadebridge before joining the route through the deeply incised and beautifully wooded Camel Valley to Bodmin. At Bodmin yet another line, one of the most historic in the country, winds its way inland to the foot of Bodmin Moor where it comes to an end near Blisland, an extraordinarily pretty moorland village.

South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path National Trail is one of the top walks to be found anywhere in the world. With 630 miles of superb coastline, heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery. truly inspirational and every day walking, bringing stunning new experiences

Bodmin Moor

One of the last unspoilt areas in the South west of England, Bodmin Moor, which was first, farmed by Bronze Age settlers over 4000 years ago. The dramatic granite tors dominate the open expanses of moorland, marshes and bog, leading to deep river valleys and oak woodland.


Dartmoor is more than just landscape, ponies or the tors, its history or heritage. It’s about getting out there, experiencing new things. Dartmoor is a living, breathing and working landscape that holds the secret to a past that stretches back centuries, and a future both sustainable and green.

Dog friendly Devon farm holiday
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