Fancy a road trip that means you can take in three cities, two towns and two national parks across a 170-mile stretch? The national parks alone make this one of the best road trips with dogs, but the residential areas are great for our four-legged friends too.
Starting in Plymouth, there are plenty of dog-friendly establishments, green spaces, and beaches for your furry pal to peruse, before you move on to Dartmoor National Park. Dartmoor is excellent for dogs, but it’s worthwhile remaining aware that you’ll need to keep your dog on a lead while you’re walking on the Dartmoor land. Plymouth
Next up are Exeter and Dorchester, two dog-friendly road trip destinations with plenty of hotels, cafes and restaurants that welcome pups. There are a range of self-guided heritage trails, forest parks and more for you all to sink your teeth into, metaphorically.
The final leg of the journey includes Bournemouth and the New Forest National Park, with the former offering an array of dog-friendly beaches like Alum Chine and Sandbanks, before you head off to the spanning green reaches of New Forest, before finishing your road trip in Southampton.
There are plenty of areas to sleep, eat, drink, and enjoy yourselves on every step of the way on this road trip for dogs.