With the open green space on the South Downs National Park, to the numerous beaches and promenades there are a number of different places you can head to enjoy some fresh air and get a good walk in.
The National Trust gives its advice on safe dog walking.
So please help keep the countryside a safe, healthy and enjoyable place for you and your dog, other visitors, wildlife and livestock by remembering the following:
- Keep your dog under close control - use a lead if needed.
- Don't let your dog chase wildlife or farm animals.
- In the unlikely event that your dog is involved in an incident with cattle, the recommended advice is to drop the lead.
- Watch out for local notices. There may be restrictions in woodland or farmland at sensitive times of year, during the lambing season, or between March and the end of July when ground-nesting birds are on eggs or raising their young.
- Please always pick up after your dog. At many of our sites there are dedicated dog bins for you to use.
Is your favourite included in the list? If not let us know so we can include it, unless of course you want to keep it a secret from others.