5 Best Places To Walk Your Dog in Dublin

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5 Best Places To Walk Your Dog in Dublin

This month for Operation TransPAWmation, we’re shining a light on all the different ways you can have fun and get out and exercise with your furry friend. Regular exercise is essential to help keep our dogs from gaining excessive weight, and to ensure their overall physical and mental health remains intact. Getting out and about helps keep the brain active, is a great stress reliever and boredom buster; both for dogs and humans!

Check out our blog post below on the best walking trails both you and your dog can avail of in County Dublin.

1.Phoenix Park

One of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city, Phoenix Park is the perfect place to bring your furry friend to. Home to the president and his lovely Bernese Mountain Dogs, the park boasts over 1,750 acres, enough to tire our even the most energetic of dogs. Explore the park and meet the fine deer herd, urban foxes, rabbits and a whole zoo of wild animals. There are many historical buildings and monuments within the park and according to the official website, over two thousand sporting and recreational events take place annually here.

2. Northwood Park

Located in Northwood Plaza, this park is truly marvellous. Located just down the road from Petmania Santry in Gulliver’s Retail Park, the park is dog-friendly and has a playground, making it ideal for families with dogs and small children alike. A small river runs through the park and there are plenty of full trees, making it feel like an oasis away from the busy roads.

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3. St Anne’s Park

Situated in the north of Dublin, St Anne’s Park is the essence of a charming and natural public park. Sprawling about 270 acres of parkland straddled across Nanekin River, St Anne’s Park has a dedicated area for dogs to be allowed off the leash, making it the perfect opportunity to tire you dog out with some zoomies. This area is over an acre of woodland, hills & undergrowth for your furry friend to explore in!

4. Ticknock Hill

Ticknock is a prime puppy location, located in the Dublin Mountains. This hill walk with your pooch in tow and breath-taking views over Dublin city would make for the perfect Sunday afternoon. An abundance of parking, and plenty of breath-taking scenery awaits you upon arrival. It isn’t too steep, and is expansive enough that there’s lots to explore. There are some beautiful views of Dublin from the top of Ticknock, making it one of the best dog-walking spots in Dublin.

5. Killiney Hill

A gorgeous spot to go for a walk with your dogs, and even a dip after on the beach if you’re feeling brave. Sitting south of Dublin city, this suburb stretch of hill land looks over the city and offers scenic views over the Irish Sea from its summit. With Dublin to the northwest, the Irish Sea to the east and southeast, and Bray Head and the Wicklow Mountains to the south, we couldn’t think of a more perfect place for you and your dog to enjoy a hillwalking outdoor adventure. If you’re looking for a dog-friendly café, the Tower Tea Rooms provide a stunning spot to enjoy a coffee while keeping your dog a chance to relax after their walkies.

What is Operation TransPAWmation?

Petmania’s Operation TransPAWmation began in 2017 to highlight the rise in overweight dogs in Ireland. Since then we have extended the campaign to a whole-health campaign for dogs and cats, helping 1000’s of pet owners get to grips with their pet’s overall health and wellbeing.

Now in its 7th Year, Operation TransPAWmation is designed to help dog and cat owners identify and make small changes that can help improve their pet’s overall health and wellbeing.

For in-person support on your #PetmaniaOT journey, you can also drop into any one of our pet shops nationwide and speak with a member of our team.

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