If you are looking for something different to do with your dog then this is for you! This railway is just over an hour car journey away from Dartford and dogs travel for free! The railway runs from Hythe to Dungeness and the trains that run on this line are all miniature diesel and steam locomotives.
Each stop is within walking distance of a beach, with a national nature reserve at the Dungeness stop, so there is loads to explore with your dog and lots of scenic walks to go on to let your dog burn off all of that excess energy.
Just over an hour away from Dartford and you will find yourself on the coast surrounded by sea, sand and fresh air. If your dog loves the beach this is the place to take them! The majority of the sandy coastline welcomes dogs with just some restrictions in place between 1st May and 30th September, so it’s the perfect place to go for a walk.
There are also loads of dog friendly places to grab some food and drink in the surrounding areas once you have worked up an appetite on your walk. As well as this there are a number of great dog friendly places to stay if you fancied treating your dog to a weekend away.
Around 40 minutes away from Dartford is Hever Castle with over 125 acres of ground to explore and walk around with your dog, providing they are kept on their lead. They are not allowed in the castle, however there is a special area in the courtyard for your dog to rest while you have a look around.
Dogs are also welcome to sit outside in the Moat Restaurant and Guthrie Pavilion Restaurant where there are dog bowls on offer, which will probably be needed after all of the exploring and walking.
This is another one that is a bit different and perfect if you are looking for a bit of an adventure with your dog. Canoe Wild is in Canterbury, around an hour away from Dartford and you are able to hire canoes and kayaks with your dog. You can also take part in one of the guided tours on offer.
There is a picnic area and lovely walks around the picturesque surrounding woodland and countryside, so this is a great place for an all-round day out with your dog.
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