Local Area

Exmoor National Park

Arlington Court


Exmoor National Park

The Old Stables at Kipscombe sit on the edge of the vast and picturesque Exmoor National Park. From breathtaking natural wonders to historic sites, this location has it all. Miles of open moorland and ancient woodlands are waiting for you and your dog to explore. Whether it's a leisurely stroll or an energetic hike, Exmoor provides the perfect backdrop for unforgettable walks. More information at exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

Arlington Court

Hidden in a wooded valley, the National Trust owned Arlington estate houses numerous extraordinary collections. Thirty acres of grounds include the formal Victorian garden and walled garden. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to roam the gardens (sometimes off-lead), providing a delightful experience for both history enthusiasts and their canine companions.

Wistlandpound Reservoir

Just a short drive away, Wistlandpound Reservoir offers the perfect spot for a peaceful waterside walk, stunning views, and maybe a rewarding picnic with supplies from the nearby Besshill Farm Shop. Signs show where you can walk your dog off-lead.

Heddon Valley 

A beautiful walk through ancient woodland alongside the River Heddon to where it meets the sea between some of England's highest cliffs. Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the Heddon Valley is home to a variety of wildlife including otters and the rare high brown fritillary butterfly. Dogs are welcome throughout Heddon Valley and inside The Hunters Inn.

Lynton & Lynmouth

Picturesque Lynmouth provides a romantic escape from modern living with its rows of charming fishing cottages and shops that cluster around the pretty harbour of gently bobbing boats. Lynton perched high above is a vibrant Victorian village retaining a quaint mix of times present and times past. No trip to Lynton and Lynmouth would be complete without a trip on the world-famous Cliff Railway on which dogs are very welcome.


Explore the cobbled streets and fishing village charm of Clovelly. Dogs are welcome to wander the narrow lanes as you discover this historic and picturesque location.

The South West Coastal Path & North Devon’s Beaches

SW Coast Path

Woolacombe Beach

Saunton Sands

This section of the SW Coastal Path faces out over the Bristol Channel, offering lofty coastal vistas from places like Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Lee Bay and Morthoe. 

The Valley of the Rocks is a dramatic section of coastline on the northern edge of Exmoor. Climb to the cliff tops and breathe in the fresh salty sea air, with spectacular views of the seascape. Whether you are there under crystal clear blue skies or stormy atmospheric clouds, this is a great place to feel refreshed and rejuvenated. You may even spot a few feral goats wandering the rock faces.

Afterwards, let your dog splash in the waves at the dog-friendly beaches of Woolacombe, Putsborough and Saunton. 


One of the most popular destinations in the South West, Woolacombe is a firm favourite with dog owners. The incredible 2 mile long beach allows dogs on around 75% of it, meaning your four-legged friend has plenty of space to roam free and stretch their legs. Dogs are allowed on Woolacombe beach all year round, as they also are on Putsborough and Saunton beaches, which are just around the corner.


The beach is renowned as one of finest and cleanest in the South West, and being farther away from the hotels, cafes and shops means the beach is often quieter than its neighbours. The location is perfect for dog owners, with 2½ miles of sand and some wonderful scenic walks around Baggy Point.


From the winding coastal road you'll see 3½ miles of straight sandy beach with the unique backdrop of Braunton Burrows – one of the most impressive dune systems in the country.

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