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


Porlock Santa Festival

Porlock High Street
28th Nov 2020 9:25 am
Come and see the variety of Santas created and displayed along the High Street. ...
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Dunster by Candlelight break

Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
4th Dec 2020 - 5th Dec 2020

Gin Tasting Evening with Bed and Breakfast

Simonsbath House Hotel
5th Dec 2020 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Social Photowalk

6th Dec 2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Santa Specials

Woody Bay Station
12th Dec 2020 11:00 am - 13th Dec 2020 3:00 pm

Christmas at Heddon Valley and Watersmeet

Heddon Valley/ Watersmeet National Trust Shop
19th Dec 2020 10:30 am - 3rd Jan 2021 3:00 pm