Roseberry Topping & The Kings Head
Take in spectacular views of the North York Moors, Teesside, the coastline and beyond with a hike up Roseberry Topping.
Park up at the foot of the hill and trail through woodland paths and rocky terrains until you reach the top – the views are so worth it!
Round up your pack and descend the same way or in a loop, meeting back at the track towards the car park, where you’ll be able to take a tiny detour to the nearby, dog-friendly King’s Head Inn – the perfect spot for a pint and a bite to eat. You deserve it!
Low Newton-by-the-Sea & The Ship Inn
Park up near Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club in Embleton, cross the course and head for the beach. A brisk sandy paws walk along the seafront will bring you to Low Newton-by-the-Sea.
The village has an open ended square of beautiful cream-washed cottages looking out onto the glorious sandy beach. In the centre of the square is The Ship Inn – a favourite for bar snacks, pub meals and craft ale from the pub’s very own microbrewery.
Head back across the beach towards Embleton before the sun sets and take in stunning views of the coastline with the castle as a beautiful, silhouetted backdrop.
Tynemouth Circular & Head of Steam
A pooch-friendly promenade stroll with the perfect pitstop for a pint or two. The Tynemouth Circular takes you from Low Lights car park in North Shields, along the beautiful coastline and down Tynemouth highstreet, packed full of independent shops, cafes and pubs, including The Head of Steam – experts when it comes to craft ales, cocktails and live music.
Durham City & The Rose Tree Inn
Start in Durham city centre on the riverbank near the Cathedral and Castle, before heading under Elvet Bridge and through a wooded area up towards Old Durham River.
Pass by Maiden Castle footbridge, follow the river path and head towards Shincliffe, home to the delightful and dog-friendly Rose Tree Inn. Plenty of pub classics and refreshments after a scenic river stroll.
Cod Beck Reservoir & The Golden Lion
A tranquil walk around Cod Beck Reservoir makes for an ideal summer stroll. Park up in the quaint country village of Osmotherley and head along the quiet country road until you reach the reservoir.
A clear path leads you round the water, or you can venture a little further up into the woods, if you’ve got an energetic pooch on your hand. Once you’ve completed the route, head back towards Osmotherley for proper hearty comfort food at the beautiful Golden Lion.