One of the most common questions we get about our holiday parks is whether or not we’re dog friendly. And the answer is yes! All of our holiday parks are dog friendly. So whether you’re looking to buy a holiday home or just visit for a holiday – you can bring your four-legged friend!
One of our most popular parks is Hornbeam Country Park, in East Devon. A nature lover’s paradise, with easily accessible woodland trails and an abundance of wildlife, this park is perfect for those who want to relax but because The Park sits on the edge of the beautiful Blackdown Hills, on the Devon and Somerset border, there is also an abundance of lovely walks for you to enjoy whilst you’re here. If you’re planning on bringing man’s best friend on holiday, here are our favourite dog-friendly walks in East Devon.
1. Hooken Cliffs from Anchor Inn, Beer – 7.3 miles / 11.8 km
We’re starting with the longest walk on our list at just under 12kms. The circular route starts at the Anchor Inn, Beer and then takes you through the picturesque villages of Beer and Branscombe, with impressive cliff-top views of the Jurassic Coast. You’ll reach the dog-friendly East Beach so if your dog likes a good open water swim in the sea, remember to bring a towel! Branscombe beach also allows dogs throughout the year however dogs are not allowed 150m east and west of the pole at the front of the café.
2. Peak Hill from Ladram Bay – 5.1 miles / 8.3 km
The second walk on the list is a little shorter but is still a pretty decent length that lets you shake out your legs. From Ladram take the Southwest Coast Path that leads up Peak Hill. If you carry on along the footpath you’ll reach a lookout point, which offers amazing views East to Dorset and West towards Exmouth and the Exe Estuary.
3. The River Otter from Otterton Mill – 4.4 miles / 7.1 km
Otterton Mill has been described as having the best afternoon tea in Britain so what better place to start and end your walk than here? You can either have a lovely lunch to fuel your walk or refuel here afterwards. This walk is a little shorter than the other two and will see you head south along the river to Budleigh beach. Your dog is sure to make plenty of friends along the way and on quiet days, keep an eye out for swimming spots and potentially beavers!
4. Woodbury Common from Woodbury Castle – 2.4 miles / 3.8 km
Our last walk on the list is our shortest but is by no means anything to sneeze at. Woodbury Common is home to Woodbury Castle and positioned 550ft above sea level, the views over the Jurassic Coast and Exe Estuary are stunningly beautiful. What a picturesque place to begin your walk! There are a few different routes for you to choose but they’re all great for off-lead walks to give your furry friend a little bit of freedom.