Visit Mid Devon… with your dog

With so much beautiful countryside to explore Mid Devon is the perfect place for a holiday with your pooch. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to stay with your dog or dog friendly places to visit, there are lots of options.

Head into the countryside

With myriad trails through beautiful woodland, rolling hills and along our many delightful waterways Mid Devon is the place to head out on a walk with your trusted friend. Just outside Tiverton stands National Trust Knightshayes with a woodland walk as well as open parkland. On a sunny day you can enjoy stunning views across the valley to Tiverton below. Or take a stroll along the banks of the Grand Western Canal with your four-legged friend, perhaps stopping at the ‘dog friendly’ Ducks Ditty Bar for refreshments on your return where you can enjoy a delicious Devon cream tea (cream on first!) whilst your dog relaxes in the shade.


Wander around the beautiful woodland at Buzzards, enjoying the carpets of Bluebells in the spring or walk under the boughs of the magnificent Douglas Fir at Eggesford Forest, where your dog can find plenty of sticks to play with! Explore the Exe Valley and Exmoor Fringe with a ‘Bampton Bounds’ walk. Further afield, enjoy the fresh air and rolling moorland of Exmoor with a walk at the famous Tarr Steps, stopping to let your dog have a splash in the river!


During the summer months, a number of villages and towns in Mid Devon hold dog shows with plenty of opportunity to relax and get a real taste of Mid Devon life.
We have lots of dog friendly accommodation providers and there are plenty of places to eat that welcome dogs. Check out our Rest and Relaxation and Food and Drink sections looking out for the paw symbol at the bottom of the listing.

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