OUR TOP 5 NORTHAMPTON DOG WALKS
Here are our top 5 dog walks in and around Northampton. If you are looking for a dog walker contact us for a free quote.
Abington Park is a popular dog walking spot with Northampton residents as it’s a large open area with a lake in the middle of the park which is great if you have a dog that loves a swim.
As a dog walker you will appreciate the number of dog waste bins that you will find frequently during your walk in Abington Park along with lots of free on street parking. There are also toilets and a cafe. The cafe serves meals, snacks and drinks 7 days a week.
Overall Abington Park is a great dog walking location to consider as it has all the basic facilities you would need such as parking and dog waste bins with the added benefit of a cafe.
Click here to read more on Northampton Borough Council’s official Abington Park page.
Brixworth Country Park
Brixworth Country Park is a great place for dog walking with 7.5 miles of footpath that circumnavigates the Pitsford Water. It is a pleasant dog friendly environment with plenty of areas where your dog is allowed off a lead.
There are dog bins in several places that are easily accessible along with a cafe and toilets. It has a car park but the down side is the minimum ticket price is £3.20 for up to 4 hours, although you can buy an annual ticket for £38. This makes sense if you are likely to be a regular visitor.
Brixworth Country Park is open all day with free admission. However, the car park, cafe and toilets have separate opening times.
You can find the latest opening times and information on the official Brixworth County Park page by clicking here.
As one of Northampton’s most popular green spaces and as dogs are permitted to be off lead in the whole of Salcey Forest, it makes it a great place to walk dogs.
The main car park is reasonably priced where an hour costs £1.50 which is normally long enough for a dog walk. Or if you want to stay longer there is a £4.00 charge for all day parking.
From the car park you will see a number of clearly marked walking trails ranging from 3/4 mile to 6 miles.
There are toilets and the Salcey Forest cafe which sells hot and cold drinks and snacks.
If you want more information about the forest before planning your visit click here to view the official Forestry England page.
Sywell Country Park
Sywell Country Park is another country park in Northampton and it’s a popular location with dog walkers.
It has a couple of car parks where the minimum ticket price is £3.20 for up to 4 hours, although you can buy an annual ticket for £38. This makes sense if you are likely to be a regular visitor.
The cafe that’s located next to the car park offers a wide range of drinks and snacks with a toilet block also situated near by, so there is everything a dog walker could need.
A walk around the reservoir will take at least an hour and dogs can be off lead for most of the walk and there are regularly spaced dog waste bins.
You can find the latest opening times and information on the official Sywell County Park page by clicking here.
Lings Wood Nature Reserve
Lings Wood is a great wooded area to take your dog for a walk with free street parking nearby.
It’s not as big as other locations but it is just about big enough to provide an hour long walk and its great for walkers and dogs who like a woodland walk.
The lack of dog waste bins and facilities such as a toilet block or cafe could well be a positive for many, as it makes the area quieter than others and it is a beautiful wooded area.
For the nature lover, there are plenty of trees, flowers and wildlife to look out for making it one of our favourites.
You can find the latest information on the official Lings Wood page by clicking here.