How to keep your pet happy — at home or away in your caravan!
Taking your pet away on your holidays is one of the joys of owning a caravan. Keeping your pet happy keeps you happy too. What better way to keep them happy with good food and a good walk (...for your dog. Cats might not agree it’s a good idea).
Here’s our quick guide to great winter walks, places to stay and food they’ll love.
Best Winter Dog Walks
Crystal Palace Park, London
Crystal Palace Park is famous for its history, dating back to the nineteenth century; you can take a walk on the Italian terraces to enjoy the antiquity and views or stroll through the trees.
Dimmingsdale Valley & Furnace Forest, Staffordshire
If you haven’t yet visited Dimmingsdale with your dog, you’re missing out! If you’re looking to hide away from the heavier rainfalls during your walk, you can take shelter in one of the huts or enjoy a tasty snack in the dog-friendly restaurant!
Sticklebarn and the Langdales, Cumbria
This location is a favourite due to its variety of walking trails; to keep it short and sweet on rainy days, the Blea Tarn trail is the shortest walk. This stunning route leads through the forestry providing a little shelter from the rain.
Scarborough Castle, North Yorkshire
Scarborough Castle has the perfect surroundings for walks. But if the rain gets too much, your furry friend can still get their exercise by exploring the castle’s twelfth-century ruins.
Wells-Next-The-Sea Beach, Norfolk
If you don’t mind a bit of rain, why not take advantage of the beach to avoid the muddy locations? The Beach Café makes Wells-next-the-Sea Beach in Norfolk the pawfect place for a rainy walk.
Best Dog-friendly Sites
Stroud Hill Park, Cambridgeshire
An adult touring site in Pidley, Cambridgeshire for caravans, motorhomes and tents. At the heart of the site is a green oak-framed building which houses reception and a restaurant, along with toilets and showers. There are 60 fully serviced pitches (hardstanding and grass). Larger units can be accommodated.
Hidden Valley Park, Devon
This site is tucked away in a wooded valley, close to Ilfracombe Harbour and Woolacombe Beach. There are miles of walks through the woodland and the five-acre field used for overflow camping is the perfect place to exercise pets. Dogs are allowed on most local beaches — and humans of course! Paddling is optional.
We’ve teamed up with leading pet food brand, Webbox, to offer four lucky readers the chance to win a delicious £25 hamper of pet food from the Webbox Natural range. Just email a photo of your pet to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information visit webbox.co.uk
Webbox Natural Turkey & Rice Complete Dry Dog Food, 2kg
This vet-approved, wheat-free dry food is suitable for dogs with wheat and wheat gluten allergies and contains prebiotic fibres for improved digestion and gut health.
RRP £4.99, Morrisons, Ocado and Webbox
Webbox Natural White Fish with Chamomile & Elderflower Dog Treats
Complementary pet food for dogs and puppies from 6 months, these 'Chamomile & Elderflower' treats contain anti-inflammatory properties, with chamomile having a soothing effect that encourages sleep.
RRP £2 available online webbox.co.uk
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