Gateshead secondary Saltwell Park Saltwell Towers in Saltwell Park, Gateshead

Explore Gateshead with your four-legged friend.

With over twenty countryside sites in Gateshead including ancient woodlands, and admirable architecture including the Angel of the North and The Glasshouse International Centre for Music, you’ll never be short of interesting places to walk your dog in this paw-some region.

For a dog-friendly activity with a difference, take your four-legged friend to the ‘Temple of the Derg’, located at The Central Bar, next to the iconic Tyne Bridge. Here you’ll find a dedicated dog playroom, complete with ball pool, agility beams tunnels and more toys than you can shake a stick at.

For a day out that the whole family will enjoy, Gibside National Trust has 15 miles of paths to explore, trees to sniff and grass to venture through. Responsible dog owners can take in the far-reaching views, do some nature-spotting or simply reflect whilst enjoying this 18th Century landscaped garden. Saltwell Park is a magnificent dog-friendly park, which has Saltwell Towers, a Gothic mansion and ornamental gardens, as its focal point. Derwent Walk provides a mixture of woodlands, meadows, wetlands and riverside that your dog will love.