Dog walking holiday in UK recommendations?

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  1. Jac Sprat

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    Hi I wonder if any dog owners can recommend a spot for us to have a holiday with our adult kids next week (7-14 September,) we loved the Peaks but couldn't find any where to let our dog off the lead and a lot of the routes up the hills were blocked by stiles.(around Hope etc)
    We live by the beach so prefer not to have a beach holiday. We also walk in a local forest every day. We'd like somewhere hilly or rural.
    We live in Norwich and as the Hymer is not too comfortable for two back seat passengers we don't want to go for hours although we are happy to use Brit stops to break the journey.
    Any ideas appreciated.
     
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    Kielder forest ???
     
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    Rutland water? About 2.5 hours from Norwich,lyndon top campsite charge 7 quid a day no leccy or you can have leccy at a cl ,there is a footpath going round the lake for 25 miles or so ,no Stiles but some areas do have sheep wandering about
     
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    Lake District, loads of places to have dogs off lead and loads of dog friendly pubs, cafes and shops.
     
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    Yorkshire dales. Lots of dog friendly pubs , hills valleys , big open spaces etc. Don't stay in the same place though. Tour around.
     
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    Ferry meadows caravan club site Peterborough, site is in the park itself, around 580 acres of parkland, dog can be off lead and lots of different walks in the park, you could do a differant walk every day, very close to you in Norwich it is a great site for dogs, first time we went my wife said why are you taking me to Peterborough but now we can't keep away.
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    South downs in sussex. You have chichester on your doorstep and goodwood plus beautiful scenery.
    We like the c&cc graffham site near Petworth. Right out in the sticks with great walks from the entrance.
     
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    Agree lovely park but just stay there. Peterborough town is pretty dire...sorry to anyone that thinks otherwise ;)
     
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    Also north essex has some lovely countryside. If you look at anywhere north of colchester near the suffolk border. That includes the dedham vale area where John Constable painted the Haywain.
    Not too far to travel either. We are very different in North Essex to what you see on TOWIE.
    Mostly arable farming too so rare to see a stile.
    Also not too much rain.
     
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    Thats where we are off to soon.
    They do a folder of walks called Miles without Stiles. Fabulous resource. Walks range from a mile to 15 miles...
     
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    Few hours drive, but sooo worth it at the end is the New Forest. All areas dog friendly. If you use camping in the forest site there are only 2 which do not take dogs, but you can still walk the enclosures. Almost walk where you like, forest, open heathland where ever. Most importantly you are on the south cost for weather. Try it out and enjoy.
     
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    Dumfries and Galloway.
     
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    Northumberland coast
     
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    Thanks these are great ideas
    I'll let you know what we decide.
     
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    Ferry meadows besides having parkland as far as the eye can see also is home to the Nene valley steam railway, abundant wildlife (take your binoculars) large lakes with landing stages for narrow boats, 2 cafes and the one furthest from the site will allow dogs in, my dog runs ahead to get into it, the park provide BBQ stands and it is very well managed and kept tidy with no graffiti to be seen, the people of Peterborough make very good use of the park.
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    Teversal C&CC site. Lovely site ( worth going just for the showers :)) Miles of walking on country park opposite the site, reclaimed mining land.
     
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    Any specific good sites for Yorkshire dales?
    Thanks
     
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    The Dales is a big place, where abouts do you want to be?
     
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    We are looking for recommended places for walking the dog off the lead and nice walks for us. Happy to drive to where those places are to camp in the van . Don't know the Dales at all so I'm trying to find out where people recommend
     
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    Grassington CC site is pretty good. Plenty of paths off in various directions from site and excellent dog walk.
    The Foresters Arms in Grassington is dog friendly and good food.
     
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