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Dog Walkers Welcome

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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

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walking safari

central exmoor
7th Apr 2021 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
A walk taking in the very best of the national park - we will be looking for dee...
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Guided Walk: Wheddon Cross - the Saxon Herepath

Car park at the inn at Wheddon Cross
8th Apr 2021 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

walking safari

central exmoor
7th Apr 2021 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

walking safari

central exmoor
7th Apr 2021 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Guided Walk: The Lost Village of Clicket

Nurcott Farm, Luxborough
24th Apr 2021 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

walking safari

central exmoor
7th Apr 2021 10:30 am - 1:30 pm