According to a BBC report, a new law in Germany, called the Hundeverordnung, will require dog owners to walk their pets twice a day. The report says: “They won’t just be able to take their pooch for a quick stroll either! They need to walk the dog for an hour each time in order to follow the new rules, due to come in next year.”

Canine Cottages, who provide luxury accommodation for people who want to holiday with their dogs, have revealed that this could happen in the UK. 

True or not, they have come up with the “five best dog walks in the UK, for a great day out with your pooch”, and Hastings Country Park is fourth on the list. 

Most residents of Hastings are familiar with the country park but this is how they describe it at Canine Cottages: “Hastings Country park covers 600 acres of nature trails, wooded valleys, cliffs, and glens, and is a great place for your dog to explore all day long. The views from the clifftop are second to none, reaching across the English Channel – you can even see France on a clear day! It’s a great wildlife spotting route too, with Peregrines and Yellowhammers roaming the park. There’s no shortage of things to explore at Hastings Country Park.”

PICTURE: Hastings Pet Care

So whether you use Hastings Country Park to exercise your dog or like to have a dog-free ramble round it, there could soon be more of our ‘love-them-or-hate-them’ animals romping around the park in the future.

If you just want to get away for a while with your dog, Canine Cottages has a collection of over 3,500 dog-friendly holiday properties across England, Scotland and Wales, and believes it is leading the way for dog-friendly holidays.

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