There are a number of lovely places to go dog walking in Dartford and we’ve got the details on the best places below, to keep both you and your dog happy. Walking your dog in the fresh country air is excellent exercise for both you and your canine companion and really does provide you both with that ‘feel-good’ factor.
Dartford Heath has 314 acres, so you won’t be stuck for places to walk and explore with your dog. There is a free car park on Heath lane with multiple sign posted walks from 1km to 5km that take you through both woodlands and open heathland. If your dog loves a splash during your walks there are also 3 ponds. Beware if your dog loves to chase wildlife though, as there are plenty of rabbits, birds and squirrels around.
Darenth Country Park
Another great place to walk your dog in Dartford is Darenth Country Park, with various sign posted trails through both wooded and open land, as well as a free car park. If you enjoy taking your dog for a walk with the kids then there is also a small play area with rocks to scramble over and a balance beam. There is the added benefit of the great views when you reach the top of the slope to make dog walking even more worthwhile.
Beacon Wood Country Park
This is a slightly shorter walk than the expansive Dartford Heath, however it is a great place to visit if you dog loves to explore walking through woodlands. There are a number of pathways through the woodland with some great views as well as exercise equipment along the walks if you wanted a bit of an additional work out while walking your dog. There is also a lake within the woodlands for your dog to play around in during your walk.
For those that don’t mind going that little bit further out for a picturesque dog walk, about 4 miles South East of Dartford is Horton Kirby on the river Darent. There is a lovely 3 mile walk along the river with loads for you and your dog to explore. There is a lot of wildlife along the route, so maybe one to avoid if your dog loves to chase anything that moves.
Starting at Camer Park, slightly further South East of Dartford is a beautiful 4.7 mile walk with amazing views. The walk takes you from an area of outstanding natural beauty through rolling landscapes with plenty for your dog to discover.
A few miles South of Dartford is Swanley Park, which is great if you want to participate in dog walking somewhere that is more family-friendly. This place has something to keep everyone happy, not just your dog. There is a play area, lake with boats to hire, a miniature railway and café, as well as pathways to go dog walking around with your pawsome best-friend.