The glories of Godolphin
This month we head to an ancient woodland where the ever-changing sights and smells will delight both you and your dog
House when it is open and enjoy a wander around their gardens or grab a takeaway tea or coffee (and a slice of cake!) from the café. Dogs are not allowed in the house.
Easy. The area is mostly flat and manageable. Accessibility: The main paths are wide and well cared for, however there are lots of little paths coming off the main one that would not be wheelchair or pushchair suitable.
There are bins, toilets and a café available at Godolphin House. Be aware that dogs are not allowed in the house or any of the buildings, but they are allowed into the gardens. If you do visit, be sure to check out the gardeners hut!
This is a great spot for birding. Listen out for the rhythmic tapping of the green woodpecker amongst the trees or the long-tailed tits that live by the river.
Beach in focus
Praa Sands is a long sandy beach backed by wildflower-covered cliffs and a small area of sand dunes.
Why we love it
With toilets, multiple car parks, a café and bins, as well as a reputedly-haunted ‘castle’ in the village, Praa has all the comforts you need to enjoy a day out with your dog. The sea here has a shallow entry so is perfect for the more cautious or for those who just want to dip their toes in!
DON’T FORGET – Many beaches now become dog friendly again from the beginning of October. Under the new ruling for 2020, lots of beaches were only off limits to dogs July and August, however others see their ban ending 30th September, including Crackington Haven, Sennen Beach, Widemouth Beach, Polzeath Beach and Porthminster Beach in St Ives, meaning you have even more freedom this year to enjoy our coastal areas with your dog.