This is a gastro-walk, and you'll need to leave the A20 at lunchtime to make the most of it! The restaurant is opposite an 11th century church with an improbably twisted spire and charming gardens.
The splendid Château Royal de Durtal completely dominates the Loir river and dates back to the 11th century when it was the stronghold of Fulk the Black.
This ancient walled medieval town is ideal for a short break from driving.
The Château is perched on a commanding promontory overlooking deep pine filled valleys.
Right on the Grand Union canal this little pub is ideal for a mid-walkies stop from the towpath.
A traditional Yorkshire pub with a reputation for really good food. Easy to find on the A65 and there's a very decent dog walk too.
We thought that this would be a great escape from crowded beaches in high season. In the event, the beaches were deserted, and this enormous reservoir in the centre of the island equally so.
A very good doggie pitstop just off the A496. And worth a much longer explore if you're staying in the area.
A fine pub, created from a former water mill and you can still see the immense working water wheel powered by the River Avon.
A nice mix of lush meadows and woodland, with the river Severn flowing by beyond the grass. On a warm day it's a good spot for a stroll, cool drink and generally potter around.
Pub with an astonishingly long history of looking after visitors - since 1295? If that's true it's really amazing! Dogs welcome in the bar, and there's good walking in the area.
Easy-going walk to the reservoir, and lots of fresh air to liven the dog up from the car. Afterwards, well-behaved dogs are welcome inside the pub, and the food is delicious.