The UK's 15 National Parks are great places to exercise your dog - and we welcome responsible dog-walkers!
From moorland to canal towpaths, bracing coastal walks to mountain peaks and many gentler walks in between, we have a whole range of landscapes for you and your dog to enjoy in our family of 15 national parks.
Of course special places like ours are often home to rare wildlife and sensitive vegetation. They're also home to working farms and provide grazing land for livestock. We hope you and your dog enjoy exploring all that National Parks have to offer, while following the simple guidelines set out below.
On open access land you'll need to use a short lead, no more than 2-metres long (there's a different open access code for Scotland, see below):
If livestock chase you and your dog, it is safer to let your dog off the lead – don’t risk getting hurt trying to protect it.
Please follow official signs that illustrate the sensitive times and places where dogs are not allowed.