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Dog Friendly Walking Holidays that work!

Up to 7 days walking on one of the most inspiring sections of the Coast Path,  through the Roseland Peninsula and into the "Harbours and Coves" route. overnight options for two-legged and four-legged walkers. A good route if you want a variety of dogs-allowed accommodation, with a good mix of small hotels, B&B’s and a couple of luxury options if desired in places like Portloe and Fowey. The walking includes cliffs and coves, beaches, little ferry crossings, castles and fishing villages.

Dog Friendly Route 1

Falmouth to Plymouth

Up to 7 days walking with your dog using a mix of B&B’s, small hotels and Inns along a stunning section of The South West Coastal Path. Passing through the edge of Exmoor National Park, the sands and dunes at Woolacombe and the dramatic coastal cliffs of Lynmouth, this is the best option for those looking for both value for money, a longer dog walking holiday and a wide variety of scenery.

Dog Friendly Route 2

Minehead to Westward Ho!

Perfect walking holiday in partnership with your dog, circling the National Park over mysterious Dartmoor with its Hound of the Baskervilles connections!  Wild open moorland mixes with hidden gorges and dense woodland and forest.  Options for side trips to climb the mighty tors on the way with cosy overnight stays mainly in moorland village inns where the locals are all dog owners and there is a warm welcome for four legged visitors.

Dog Friendly Route 3

The Dartmoor Way

Walk this superb route over 5 days, with an average of around 10 miles a day, and stay in pubs, hotels and B&B's with your dog all the way. En-route pass through the Quantock Hills, climb Dunkerry Beacon, tje highest point in Exmoor National Park, and traverse the remote Lorna Doone Valley at Brendon. Great mix of woodland, moorland, coastal views and gorges and with virtually no road walking at all - your dog will be in heaven!

Dog Friendly Route 4

The Coleridge Way

Six days walking along the North Coast beach path route to St Ives staying in small hotels, B&B's and Inn's with your dog. Bedruthan Steps, the Gannel Estuary and Perran Sand Dunes are all highlights on this walk between two of Cornwall's premier good food harbours. Popular during high season so book early if you want to look at walking this route with your dog.

Dog Friendly Route 5

Padstow to St Ives

Small dog looking out to sea from South West Coast Path

Dog Friendly Walks

Dog Friendly Walks

We are all walkers here at Encounter Walking Holidays and several of us are dog owners so you are talking to people that understand that if you go on a walking holiday, you want your faithful friend alongside you sharing the experience, not left at home in a kennel. Trails like the South West Coast Path and The Dartmoor Way can be ideal for walking holidays with dogs having virtually no road at all, just mile after mile of scenic doggy heaven as you wander and your dog will relish the variety of beach, woods and moor as much as you will.

Dog Friendly Accommodation

The key issue if you want to walk with your dog is finding the right dog friendly accommodation. With much of the South West Coast Path running through popular holiday areas, many of the B&B’s just won’t offer 'dogs allowed' accommodation – and if you have tried to organise things yourself you will know that finding a route with dog friendly accommodation night after night can be a frustrating affair in these areas.


However, with years of experience organising walking holidays with dogs for our customers...

Dog Friendly Walking Literature!

'Travels with Boogie - 500 Mile Walkies' by Mark Wallington 

You won’t normally find us trying to push books onto you via any page of this website - but this is a rather special read for those about to go dog-walking through the South West. Anyone going to walk the Coast Path route on a holiday with dogs, should try and read 'Travels with Boogie - 500 Mile Walkies'. A very amusing story from the mid 1980’s of a totally unsuited pair - a London-based non-walking adult who borrows a streetwise mongrel from Stockwell as a companion to a summer escape on the South West Coast Path.  

On a diet of Kennomeat and pasties, the two navigate the whole path on a series of humorous adventures and interactions with the region's rather bemused locals. The book takes you faithfully through all the locations on route, along with the author's trials and tribulations as he passed by. Full of humour, it is an inspiring pre-walk read.... and we laughed a lot at it!

You can order '500 Mile Walkies' through most High Street stores and on Amazon.

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