Pet ownership is on the rise, with 3.2 million UK households welcoming a new pet during the pandemic.Animal-lovers up and down the country are looking at pet-friendly holidays, and Britons may be tempted to book somewhere close to a national park.
The important dog-friendly features that were looked at for the study are:
Off lead options
Dog-friendly park grounds
Dog Waste Bins
Dog Drinking Water
Dog owners can now check the list of most dog-friendly park and plan where to go on their next adventure.
Sheffield Park and Garden is the UK’s most dog-friendly National Park.
Scoring 100 out of 100, the East Sussex national park provides facilities such as drinking water and waste bins, dog-friendly restaurants and plenty of areas fully accessible for dogs.
In second place, Erddig, Wrexham, has a dog-friendly garden, woodland and park but no dog-friendly eateries.
The parkland has a three-mile trail that allows visitors to take in the views and landmarks, and dogs are welcome on short leads.
With a deer park, livestock, a wildlife haven and a Second World War camp, the 250 acres of parkland at Sheffield are a great place to visit.
The top 10 most dog-friendly National Parks are:
1. Sheffield Park and Garden
4. Kingston Lacy
6. Petworth Park
8. Plas Newydd House
9. Dunster Castle and Watermill
10. Ormesby Hall