Vote for your favourite dog walk

Vote for your favourite dog walk
Vote for your favourite dog walk

National Trust for Scotland and Vets4Pets surgeries in Scotland have launched a search to find the nation’s favourite place to walk your dog.

Throughout the summer people will be asked to vote on their preferred dog walk destination, with the top ten revealed in September.

To help, National Trust for Scotland and Vets4Pets have split the list into five categories with ten options in each. They include coast, rivers and lochs, and mountains.

“Scotland has many fantastic places to explore with your dog, from the cities to the Highlands and Islands, and this search is designed to celebrate just how many places you can take your pet,” said National Trust for Scotland’s assistant director, Countryside & Islands, Steve Callaghan.

“As Scotland’s third biggest landowner, we look after many iconic sites such as Glencoe, Ben Lomond, Fyvie castle and Culloden Battlefield.

“From the centres of Glasgow and Edinburgh to the tranquillity of the mountains and picturesque coastline, the country has plenty to offer dogs and their owners.

“And by working with Scotland’s biggest veterinary group, we’re able to draw upon Vets4Pets’ expertise in understanding how exercise can help dogs live a healthy lifestyle.”

Adam Charleston, practice owner and joint venture partner at Vets4Pets in Livingston, said: “Dogs need exercise, with some requiring lengthy walks twice a day, and this search will help make people aware of new places to walk their dog.

“Our pets can enjoy a new location as much as we do and by exploring a new beach or city park, it can help stimulate their brain, which can help lead to a healthy lifestyle.

“But wherever people take their dogs, it’s important to be a responsible owner and clear up after your dog and make sure they’re cared for correctly – don’t let them drink seawater or go near a cliff edge.”

To vote for your favourite place to walk your dog, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/scotlandsfavouritedogwalks.

Simply choose your favourite in each category and Vets4Pets will compile the results to see which are Scotland’s Top Ten Dog Walk venues.

Voting is open until August 31st 2015 and the results will be announced in early September.