Autumn is undoubtedly the most beautiful season with the leaves changing colours and milder temperatures making it the perfect season to explore new areas with your canine friend. Wrap up warm with scarves and bobbly hats, and a protective coat for your dog (matching, of course…) and discover some of our favourite places to walk your dog in autumn.
If you want to fully immerse yourself in the beautiful colours of autumn, then a woodland area is the best place to be. The UK has some of the most wonderful woodland walks to take your dog.
Asides from being a huge area of over 790 acres, Hampstead Heath in London is the ideal oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, so your dog can roam free and you can discover the wonderful views on top of the heath.
This National Trust protected location is a fantastic easy walk for you and your dog. Although you can make it as difficult or easy as you like; there is an additional 0.5 mile optionally attached so you can hike up the hills with your dog to marvel at the panoramic views.
Combine woodland with coast at Sheringham Park. This Norfolk location is for the all-rounder who enjoys every aspect of walking. The mixed terrain keeps this walk interesting and fun, whilst the rich pastures of history behind the grasslands and woodlands make it an incredible experience. Your dog will love the mixture of areas, as well as the sometimes slightly challenging hills.
Coastal bound? The beach is not suddenly off-limits come September. The crisp air and sometimes ferocious waves make it a great spot to get some quality time with your canine friend, and then wrap up after for a seaside treat.
With dogs being allowed off-leash from 30 September until 1 April, this is the ideal location to take your dog and let them roam free! With sandy bays and wild heathland, Studland Beach is a great area all year round, and the quieter autumn months make it a beautiful autumn walk.
This National Trust location is a gorgeous, sometimes wild beach that tracks all over the coastline with plenty of wildlife to keep both you and your canine interested. The brisk and breezy walk is considered challenging in some areas, but don’t let this put you off, as it’ll be fantastic exercise to keep your heart rate up!
If you enjoy a challenge on your walk, then the Morte Point coastal walks are a fantastic place to start. It’s an easy walk, but one to keep your dog under close control as the cliff edges can be steep, so it’s perhaps better for an older dog who is well-trained. The views from the top of Morte Point stretch down over Woolacombe Beach, so make sure you bring your binoculars!