Is the Circular Walk from Oxenholme Station a top dog walk?

The Circular Walk from Oxenholme Station in Cumbria is in the running to be included in the official list of the top 21 dog walks for 2008. There are 52 dog walks throughout the UK shortlisted for the final 21, and the Cumbria walk is one of them.

If you’d like to vote for that, or any of your favourite dog walk trails, you can do so at By voting at the site you also stand a chance of winning ‘a year’s supply of Hill’s Science Plan dog food’.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition launched the top 21 dog walks campaign last year in a bid to reduce dog obesity. Dog obesity currently affects 50% of dogs in the UK, which is alarmingly high. Dogs love going for walkies, and by taking your dog for a walk twice a day you’ll be doing them a favour too by reducing the risk of them picking up conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and heart disease.

Tom Wright of VistBritian said:

The credit crunch and wider economic climate is making it increasingly possible that many more people will opt for a UK break instead of going abroad.

What’s more, a domestic break is often the easiest and best way to holiday with your pet, letting you all enjoy long walks in the beautiful English countryside, beside the coast or in national parks.

By providing a list of the top dog walking spots, we will encourage people to go and discover the fantastic beaches, parks and woodlands that the UK has to offer.

So why not visit and vote for your favourite dog walk?