Best 5 Summer Dog Walks in London

a small grey french bulldog wearing a cute grey cable knit sweater, in a park with runners going past. He is enjoying a dog walk in london

Who is interested in our take on the best places for summer dog walks in London? It’s still summer in the UK right… well at least we hope it is! There is no better time than Summer to spend the weekend out dog walking, enjoying some beautiful weather and surroundings. Walking is excellent exercise for us humans and all healthy dogs love to go on walking adventures too.

Ever find yourself asking… where is the best place for dog walks in London? We’ve put together a list of our favourite places to take the pooches across this big city… they’re all beautiful and free! Just grab your Bew Dogs rope lead and easy-fit collar or harness, and you can be on your way for a beautiful and relaxing dog walk in London:  

  1. Richmond Park: It is a vast and beautiful open space in West London with lots of grass and trees, perfect for your dog to run around and explore small woodland areas. Richmond Park really is one of the most relaxing and scenic dog walks in London. There are dedicated walking trails but remember, Richmond Park has wild deer, so dogs need to be kept on the lead during birthing season, around May and July and never let your pooch approach any deer for their safety.  
  1. Hampstead Heath: This North London dog-friendly place, which is technically not a “park” has stunning views of London and is a great place to explore with your furry friend. Check out woodland, meadows and trails for this dog walk in London. Do you and your dog love swimming? Hampstead Heath ponds also allow dogs to join the owners for a dip – perfect in the Summer!
  1. Greenwich Park: we absolutely love Greenwich Park for a dog walk in London. It is a picturesque Royal park located in South-East London and is perfect for dog walking in Spring, Summer or just about any season. Check out Meetup for several dog breed meets in Greenwich Park, such as the Frenchie walk on the final Sunday of every month.  This choice is number one if you want stunning panoramic views of the London skyline – what a way to end a dog walk in London.
  1. Victoria Park: Situated East side, this is one of the city’s biggest parks & has no other wild animals, offering several designated areas for dogs to run off-lead. The park is mostly fenced in, has a pavilion and boating lake – what more could you ask for for a lovely summer walk. Victoria Park is conveniently located close to many other areas, making it easy to extend your dog walk in London and explore nearby parks and attractions as well.
  1. Hyde Park: centrally located, this is one of the largest parks in London and can get quite busy. However, it has plenty of space for your dog to explore on and off lead, plus the river Serpentine and several cute cafes for human and dog treats. Whether you’re from in or out of town, dog walks in Hyde Park come with many famous landmarks to see, including the Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain and the Speakers’ Corner. Don’t forget that there are largescale events in Hyde Park at points throughout the year, including festivals and Winter Wonderland.
A small red poodle wearing a pink cable knit jumper, sitting on a step in front of the river thames, on a lovely dog walks in london.

What are the essentials to for dog walks in London?

When out walking with your pooch remember your planet friendly poo bags, so you can always clean up after your dog. It’s great to respect other people in the park, and check any local rules before visiting any park or green space if you’re new to the area (to check for rules such as the Deer birthing rule we highlight above). Most of all, enjoy the fresh air, a little exercise and spending quality time with your little floof on all you dog walks in London.

Want us to suggest great dog walks in other UK areas, how about Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol or Edinburgh… let us know where you’re located and your favourite walks there on instagram or at: hello@bewdogs.co.uk  

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