Another week, and another installment in our epic tour across the country, highlighting the five best places to walk your dog in each county. This week we’re moving up to Shropshire. Hopefully you’ll find some great places to walk your dog, and so without further ado here we have the top 5…
1. Ludlow Castle
For the historic dog walker, this walk adds a little bit of history to your experience. The surfaces are generally very hard, and so I would recommend this for those of you that have difficulty walking. There are one or two steep hills but these are avoidable as there are other routes if need be. Situated by a beautiful river, your dog can run free and play in the surrounding area. Be sure to visit the cafe after for some refreshment!
2. Granville Country Park
This country park is perfect for those long, relaxing walks. Whether it’s summer or winter, you and your furry friend are sure to enjoy this walk. If you stick to the main path it’s very smooth and flat, which is good for any of you who have difficulty with mobility. If you feel like exploring there are several smaller, rockier paths that you can take instead which are great for exploration.
3. Vinnalls Loop
This walk is just great. Filled with hills and forest, it’s a place of exploration gone mad. As if that wasn’t enough to keep your dog happy there’s also water on route that your dog will no doubt dive straight into. This walk is big and bold, so you best be prepared for a good work out! There are some areas with livestock on the route, and in these areas you must put your dog on a lead, so don’t forget.
4. Blackpool Loop
For the archaeologist within you, this route is a plethora of discoveries from ancient quarries to Iron Age hill forts – you’d be a fool not to check it out! Aside from that, this walk has wide open spaces and some wooded areas that your dog is sure to love running through. If your dog worries livestock, be sure to watch out for the areas containing them so you can put them on a lead though! Other than that, this walk is sure to be relaxing and enjoyable for you both.
If you find yourself looking for a lead walk that is pleasant and interesting, then perhaps you will consider this route. A key part of our history, Ironbridge is really quite spectacular, and dogs are welcome pretty much everywhere around it (and by that I mean the castles and other historical sites) as long as they are on the lead. Perhaps take some time to admire this historic town, and maybe visit a few of the local pubs and cafes for a nice lunch or dinner.
Thank you for reading another week of 5 Great Places to Walk Your Dog. Next week we will be looking at Hertfordshire, so watch this space! Until then, why not nip over to our website and maybe think about stocking up on dog walking supplies – don’t forget your poo bags!