The Barry and Vale of Glamorgan dog walkers that provide dog walking services in Penarth, Dinas Powys, Llandough and surrounding areas are lucky to have some gorgeous walks to take the four legged friends on! Here are some of their favourites:-

1. Lavernock Point – Very close to Penarth for our dog walkers. Provides a gorgeous coastal walk and amazing views across the channel. Parking can be difficult especially on more pleasant days.
2. Bryngarw Country Park – Gorgeous park for a dog walk near Bridgend. Convenient (paid) parking and café on site, parts of the walk are along a disused railway and although you are allowed to let dogs off keep them close as there are plenty of cyclists around on warmer days.
3. Llanwit Major Beach – This is a lovely spot for a dog walk during the winter months (dogs are banned from the beach during the summer months). Convenient car parking too near the beach. A lovely little town to have a wander around as well.
4. Dinas Powys – With stunning countryside there are lots of beautiful places to explore on a dog walk around Dinas Powys including the lovely Salmon Leaps Walk. There are some wooded areas and open fields. If you are lucky you may see some wildlife with kestrals, buszzards and pheasants commonly seen. At some times of year there may be livestock in the fields so please keep dogs on the lead and under close control to keep livestock and dogs safe when our dog walking.
5. Porthkerry Country Park – Beautiful footpaths and woodland to explore whilst dog walking in Barry. With a car park on site, this is great dog walk for the warmer summer months when you are trying to avoid hot tarmac and missing the beaches!
6. Watchtower Bay – a lovely beach walk in Barry. The beach is close to the town so parking is usually quite easy and there are also toilets on site.
7. Cosmeston Lakes & Country Park – Can be an extended dog walk to incorporate a countryside and coastal walk. The actual park has two lakes, good footpaths making it a good choice for wheelchairs and pushchairs as well as dog walking. Due to the amount of birdlife around the lakes please keep dogs under close control at all times.
8. Knap Gardens – A great place for a dog walk in Barry all year round. Beautiful gardens around a lake visited regularly by birdlife. A good walk for buggies and wheelchairs as well as being popular with dog walkers.
9. Jacksons Bay – This is a quiet secluded sandy beach and the locals best kept secret. It is popular with dog walkers due to allowing dogs on it all year round. You can also walk round the Coastal Path to Barry Island though that does have dog restrictions at certain times of the year.

10. Merthyr Mawr – This walk is easy to find from the M4 and again dogs are allowed here all year round. Start by exploring picturesque historical cottages before wandering the wilds of the sand dunes. Dogs
will love running up and down the dunes including the Big Dipper! Reach the top of this one and be rewarded with all the surrounding views.

If you would like your dog to join us on one of these gorgeous walks then please get in touch with Tamsin on penarth@friendsforpets.co.uk or 07500 876397.