It’s official! The daffodils are sprouting, the birds are singing and spring is in the air – minus the odd April shower here and there! This time of the year can be a lovely time to explore new dog-walking hot spots with your four-legged friend – so to help you to decide where to go we have devised a list of the Top three places in the Nottinghamshire area…
Spring is the perfect time to enjoy the seasonal wildlife all whilst spending quality time with your pooch…
1. Clumber Park – Explore miles and miles of natural woodland whilst taking in the fresh Spring air and the nature that comes along with it – all with the company of your furry friend. Clumber park welcomes dogs and you’ll be sure to find water bowls dotted around, an outdoor seating area and even an inside area, complete with beds and blankets for your canine to take power nap! Dogs must be kept on leads when walking around the grounds, though extendable leads are fine.
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Photo Credit: National Trust
2. Attenborough Nature Reserve – During the spring months you will see the lakes and trails of the nature reserve burst in to life, making it the perfect walk to spot some wildlife whilst letting your pooch enjoy all those new smells! Dogs aren’t allowed in the wildlife centre or café, however if you walk along the river to Beeston Marina there that provides outdoor seating and water bowls to replenish your canine companion.
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There are lots of different trails to explore with your furry-friend.
3. Sherwood Pines – This is a perfect woodland walk for dogs and their owners, and providing your canine is on his best behaviour he is able to have the freedom to run around and let off some steam, and it is great if your dog prefers a decent walk as there are acres to explore. Mature Pine Trees provide a habitat for Crossbills, Raptors and Bats, whilst the forest floor can see Roe and Fallow Deer as well as lizards and myriad of insects treading its path. Sherwood pines does attract a variety of sports from running, cycling to horse riding so you’ll need to ensure your four-legged friend is under control at all times.
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Go on an adventure with your pooch through the forest pines.
We hope you find these suggestions useful and we hope you have many enjoyable walks with your four-legged friends this spring! If you visit any of the suggested places please do send us your pictures as we would love to see them!