Dog Walkers Welcome

Dog Walking Holdstone Down.

Exmoor National Park offers some of the most stunning landscapes and opportunities for exploration for you and your dog. We all have a responsibility to protect the countryside now and for future generations, so before you set out make sure you know the Countryside Code and follow these simple steps:

  1. Keep dogs under effective control: Keep your dog on a lead, or otherwise under close control at all times. Be aware of what it’s doing and confident it will return to you promptly on command. Ensure it does not stray far from the path or area where you have a right of access and take particular care around livestock. If a farm animal chases you and your dog, it is safer to let your dog run away off the lead - don't risk getting hurt by trying to protect it.
  2. Be aware of the breeding season: On Access Land dogs should be kept on a short lead between 1 March and 31 July, to help protect ground nesting birds.
  3. Leave no trace: Everyone knows how unpleasant dog mess is and it can cause infections, so always clean up after your dog and get rid of the mess responsibly. In popular locations such as towns, villages, picnic areas and ‘honey pot’ sites please bag it and remove it. Make sure your dog is wormed regularly to protect it, other animals and people.

Here are some upcoming events that are dog friendly. Or you can browse all events here


Mystery walk on Exmoor

Phone/email for details, within Exmoor National Park
1st Jul 2020 10:30am-12:30pm
A fabulous walk enjoying the very best of Exmoor. The length will be 3-5 miles...
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Hawkcombe Butterfly Walk

Car-park on south of A39, 400m west of cattle grid at top of Porlock Hill. SS 861 460
1st Jul 2020 1:00pm-3:00pm

Discover Porlock Marsh

Meet outside Porlock Visitor Centre
3rd Jul 2020 10:30am-12:30pm

Mystery walk on Exmoor

Phone/email for details, within Exmoor National Park
4th Jul 2020 10:30am-1:30pm

Dunster Yarn Market

Dunster Yarn Market
5th Jul 2020 (all day)

Social Photowalk

5th Jul 2020 1:00pm-3:00pm