A day out wouldn’t be the same without our canine best friends.
Days out with dogs
With its gently undulating hills and tapestry of footpaths and country roads Uttlesford is a great place to walk. Check out our selection of walks in the district to wear off some of your dogs boundless energy.
Audley End House and Gardens and the Gardens of Easton Lodge allow dogs on a lead so while away a few hours wandering through these enchanting gardens treating your senses to the delightful sights and smells they contain.
Places to stay
Doggie walks and a spot of lunch
If you are visiting Saffron Walden nearly all our independent shops are happy to have doggie visitors – although you may find your dog piling on the pounds with the amount of treats they are sure to receive. After a leisurely mooch about the shops pop over to nearby Audley End Park (accessed via Swan Meadow Car park or Abbey Lane) where your furry companion can overload their senses in the parkland. Pathways can get muddy in winter so ensure you have a towel to clean their feet once you finish your walk. All the pubs in Saffron Walden welcome dogs – the Eight Bells even offers a dedicated menu so your best friend won’t be left out.
In Great Dunmow you’ll also find most stores welcome pups with open arms. The Recreation Ground and Doctors Pond are wonderful green spaces for your pooch to enjoy then pop into the Chameleon Café or Meadow Hill for a delicious lunch. The Angel and Harp pub also makes a great pit stop after a relaxing stroll along the river.
Over in beautiful Clavering you’ll receive a warm welcome from the resident dogs at Poppys Barn Tea Room. Visitors can leave their car in their car park and enjoy a walk in the countryside before returning to indulge in a well earned lunch or afternoon tea.