Fun for your four-legged friends in White Cliffs Country
White Cliffs Country is the perfect – or should that be paw-fect? - place to visit with your pooch. With wonderful dog-walking venues, including and near to the world-famous White Cliffs of Dover, pet-friendly places to stay and even visitor attractions where your fur-baby is welcome – you’d be barking to want to book anywhere else.
The many beautiful walking routes of White Cliffs Country offer fabulous opportunities for memorable dog-walks – with wide open countryside and beautiful beaches for your canine companion to explore and plenty of interesting places to keep them stimulated! Check out Samphire Hoe for scenic strolls around the cliffs and spectacular views across the English Channel - on a clear day you’ll see France, only 19 nautical miles away. Paths are well-kept for even the most pampered of little paws and you’ll find plenty of bins to dispose of the necessary, as well.
At picturesque and peaceful Kearsney Abbey near Dover you'll find a dedicated area for off-lead dog walks, so your four-legged friend can have a good explore. Make sure to visit Kearsney Abbey Cafe for an ice cream treat especially for dogs! The cafe sells lots of yummy goodies for humans as well, of course.
White Cliffs Country is home to some stunning gardens that also welcome dogs on leads. Visit the Pines Garden at St Margaret’s at Cliffe near Dover and Goodnestone Park Gardens near Sandwich for wonderful outdoor experiences that your happy hound can share.
If you have an adventurous pup, be sure to check out Betteshanger Park near Deal. This 250-acre former Kent coalfield site is ideal for lovers of nature and the outdoors, offering family-friendly activities from off-track cycling to geocaching to orienteering and more – and dogs on leads are welcome.
Many of the attractions in White Cliffs Country are open to dogs on leads too. They’re welcome in all outdoor areas at Richborough Roman Fort; in the grounds of Dover Castle; at East Kent Railway; in the grounds of South Foreland Lighthouse; on walking tours of Deal offered by The History Project; at the White Mill Rural Heritage Centre and in the grounds of the Battle of Britain Memorial. Perfect if your pooch loves exploring with you and enjoys places of historical interest! Many of the museums here are open to dogs on leads as well, and hungry hounds might sniff out some free treats at St Margaret’s Museum.
You can even take your dog, on a lead, aboard Captain Colin's River Bus - so make sure they’ve got their sea legs on, and no jumping in the water!
And if it’s time for refreshment with some locally-produced wine, Barnsole Vineyard near Sandwich welcomes dogs on leads also.
If you’re planning your UK staycation, be assured of plenty of pet-friendly places to stay in White Cliffs Country – from quaint self-catering cottages near the sea to luxury farmhouse accommodation to hotels near the White Cliffs of Dover to glamping, farm camping and more. You don't want to leave your four-legged family member at home, so for the ideal place to holiday with your hound when the time is right, look no further than White Cliffs Country. Start planning your awesome (or should that be pawsome?) adventure here today!