The summer always brings lots of opportunities to get close to wildlife, whether its bees and butterflies busying themselves in the hedgerows and fields, or birds playing in woodland. With the countryside alive with the sounds of nature, it’s the perfect time to get out and about with your dog.

Need some inspiration on where to explore? We’ve compiled a list of our favourite places!

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The National Trust has a huge variety of dog-friendly places for you to find with your dog, from stunning coastal paths, countryside parks and quiet woodland walks, as well as their own managed estates. Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk to discover dog friendly walks and days out in your local area.

As the weather gets warmer, it’s important to keep your canine companion from overheating. The Outdoor Guide is a great resource for finding walks that have this in mind.

Working with charities like the Dog’s Trust, PDSA and Wood Green, this brilliant website has collected lots of their favourite dog friendly walks, places to eat and visits in all corners of Great Britain. The site is packed with lots of practical hints and tips for keeping your dog cool over the summer months.

To find a walk, simply add your location to the map and they will do the rest! Visit www.theoutdoorguide.co.uk to find out more.

Want to share a walk? When you and your dog have enjoyed a walk, there’s nothing better than being able to share it with other dog walkers.

The website Walkiees! does just that – here you can share your dog walks as well as view and enjoy walks which have been tried and tested by other fellow dog walkers. Maps, photos and detailed descriptions of the terrain make this a great resource for dogs of all ages and abilities. Visit https://walkiees.co.uk to enjoy!

Our favourite walks here at Chewdles …

Nestled in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds, we are really lucky to be close to nature and there are some great walks close by (some of us can even sneak a dog walk in at lunch time!). Butterflies and moths can be seen enjoying the flowers surrounding our fields and bees busy themselves making collecting nectar for their hives.

There are birds at the farm all year round but during the summer months blackbirds, robins and starlings all gather (tempted of course by our delicious crops!). Even when you can’t see these spectacular birds, you can certainly hear them tweeting to each other.

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