One of the most important aspects of owning a dog is taking him for regular walks. If you are temporarily borrowing a dog, then you may not be aware of the best places for taking a walk. However, we will provide you with some inspiration with these five great local walking areas in Southampton for you and your dog, owned or borrowed. When you walk your dog on a regular basis is lays the basic foundation for your dog’s mental and physical health. If your dog is confined to your home for too long, he or she will become bored and this can result in destructive behavior. It is important to keep in mind that your dog relies on you to take them outside to explore the world’s sounds, smells, and sights.
Manor Farm Country Park
This historic working farm has existed for more than 600 years. It is a beautiful park with 400 acres of woodland for your dog and you to explore along with plenty of open space as well as a river that your dog can swim in. Animals at home Southampton. There is an abundance of wildlife for you to enjoy, including roe deer and curlews near the river. There are also plenty of flowers to enjoy.
You cannot take your dog into the park’s Farm Attraction. However, there is still plenty to enjoy. You can also enjoy a snack outside of the Pantry Tearoom while taking a break from your explorations.
Royal Victoria Country Park
This is an amazing park that provides a broad range of various activities such as walking along the seashore where the Solent can be admired as your pup is swimming and exploring the park’s woodland areas. The fields are ideal for playing fetch and there is lots of space for enjoying a picnic. There is also a cafe inside of the park that has outdoor seating where you and your dog can enjoy treats.
The five Central Parks in Southampton cover 21 hectares collective and were recently awarded Grade II listed status of the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens for special historic interest. The parks are a paradise for dogs and are located in the very heart of Southampton.
In each park you can take your dog for a walk:
Watts (West) Park
Andrews (East) Park
There are 326 acres offered by the Southampton Common to be enjoyed by you and your dog. From the City Centre, it is around a twenty-minute walk and is a very popular destination for both tourists and locals. The large space includes nature trails, wetlands, woodlands, and much more.
Another must-see for Southampton Common visitors is The Hawthorns Wildlife Centre. It is located in the southeast corner of the common. The garden is open Monday through Friday from 11 am to 3 pm, and on Sundays from noon to 4 pm when there is staff available. You can also enjoy the garden from the cafe terrace of the Centre.
Itchen Valley Country Park
This is a beautiful park that is made up of 440 acres of meadows, woodlands, and water meadows. Over the last four years, it has received a Green Flag award. After exploring the Woodland Nature Reserve or the trails, the Visitor Centre and Cafe are available to relax in.
A trail guide can be purchased for 60p at the Visitor Centre or a copy can be downloaded prior to your visit.