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Out and about in the UK with Ali and Hoover Page. Also known as Out With Hooves!

Our Story

Hoover and Ali

My name is Ali Page.  I spend a lot of my time being what has become known among my friends as Out With Hooves, or OWH for short…Hooves being the nickname of my four-legged friend Hoover.  We get to all sorts of places in the UK, and love nothing more than finding an unexpected view, or a secluded spot to stop and smell the roses, and we’d like to share our adventures with you and your doggy friends.  Now, the word ‘adventure’ might give you the impression that we are scaling great heights, or traversing vast distances, so I apologise in advance if you feel misled.  Our ‘adventures’ are far more moderate:  backpacks and hiking boots are generally not needed…cameras and poo bags probably are!  Hoover is a big chap so hiking for miles and miles isn’t for him, but being out and about in our green and pleasant land most definitely is.

Our ramblings, both written and physical may appear tame if compared to all those fantastic walking blogs that are out there, but we hope to introduce you to doggy-friendly places to walk, rest and eat.  We are always looking for places where Hoover can run free without disturbing others, where we can grab a coffee (for me) and a bowl of water (for him), where we can stay for a night or a week, and where we can be ourselves and please ourselves.  Many of our walks are in and around Berkshire and the surrounding counties as this is where we live, but we love to holiday in the UK and we have a list as long as his tail (so that’s a pretty long list!) of places we’d like to go.

I have always loved being out with my dog, and over the years I have seen lots of lovely places.   In the early days it was Hugo, my black Labrador that put the smile on my face and the spring in my step, but nature took it’s course and Hugo is no more…although he may make an appearance here and there when I look back at places he and I went to together.  These days my best times are spent with the most affable Hoover Page…and I can’t think of a better hound to be with…

So this is where we begin….

Map of Our Adventures

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Curbar Edge, The Peak District National Park DE45 1AE

A stunning landscape that feels remote and wild, but is completely accessible.

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Eyam Tea Rooms, Eyam, Hope Valley S32 5RB

A wonderful place to have breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea.

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Pine Door Cottage, Eyam, Derbyshire S32 5RB

The perfect base for exploring The Peak District with your four-legged friend.

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Harbourside Cottage, Seahouses, Northumberland NE68 7RT

The perfect place to stay for exploring the Northumberland Coast...it has a great view from the sofa too!

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The Old Poet's Corner Ashover

A great country pub for a hearty meal by the open fire on a winter's night.

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The Old Hall Inn, Chinley, High Peak SK23 6EJ

The perfect place for refuelling while exploring The Peak District.

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Bamburgh Beach & Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland NE69 7DF

One of the best beaches in the world (in our opinion...)

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The Washingborough Hall Hotel, near Lincoln LN4 1BE

A super-smart, super-comfy, doggy-friendly hotel.

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Lincoln, Horncastle & Tattershall LN2 1PX

Lincoln: well worth a visit.  The Christmas market is reputed to be one of the best...

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Horncastle Horncastle

Horncastle: The antiques capital of Lincolnshire.

https://theadventuresofamostaffablehound.com/historic-city-lincoln-horncastle-tattershall/

Tattershall Tattershall

Where you'll find Tattershall Castle and The Collegiate Holy Trinity Church

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Rutland Water Rutland Water

The perfect place to stretch those doggy legs...

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Seahouses, Northumberland Seahouses

Seahouses is the perfect spot from which to explore the wild and wonderful Northumberland Coast.

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Bramshott Common, Hindhead, Hampshire GU26 6DD

An ideal spot for a good, long walk....especially if heading along the A3.

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Cliveden Woods, Taplow, Berkshire SL6 0HJ

Wonderful Cliveden...the bluebells make this walk even more enjoyable in the springtime.

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Henley-on-Thames RG9 1BF

The River Thames at Henley.

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Burton Park, Duncton, West Sussex A beautiful walk through a private country estate. GU28 0QU

A beautiful walk through a private country estate.

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The Fairy Glen IV51 9YG

The Mystical Fairy Glen.

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Arrochar, Loch Long, Argyll & Bute G83 7AA

Arrochar, Loch Long...

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Castlehaven, near Niton, Isle of Wight Castlehaven Ln Niton Ventnor PO38

The well-kept secret that is Castlehaven...

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Hawley Lake, near Farnborough GU17 9LP

Hawley Lake, near Farnborough.

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Runnymede in Surrey TW20 0LB

Historical Runnymede on the banks of the Thames.

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The Devil’s Punchbowl, Hindhead GU26 6AB

The Devil's Punchbowl, Hindhead.

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Cock Marsh and Marsh Meadow, Cookham SL6 9TJ

Cock Marsh and Cock Meadow.

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The Thames Path: Hurley Lock towards Marlow SL6 5NN

A pretty riverside amble along the Thames.

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28 Stone Cottage in Thorington, Suffolk IP17 3QN

28 Stone Cottage in Thorington, Suffolk.

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Bushy Park, Hampton, London KT8 9DD

Watch the deer rut in Bushy Path, Hampton.

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The Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, County Antrim BT57 8SU

The wonder of The Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, County Antrim.

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Dunstanburgh Castle Dunstanburgh Castle

Craster & Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland.

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Craster, Northumberland NE66 3TW

Craster, and Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland.

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St. Catherine's Oratory on the Isle of Wight PO38 2JB

St. Catherine's Oratory on the Isle of Wight

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Swinley Forest, Berkshire SL5 8AZ

Meet Remarkable Trees in Swinley Forest, Berkshire.

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Carisbrooke Priory, Isle of Wight PO30 1YS

Carisbrooke Priory, Isle of Wight

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Pagham Harbour, West Sussex PO21 4TD

Pagham Harbour, West Sussex

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The River Wey, New Haw, Surrey KT15 3JH

The River Wey, New Haw, Surrey

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Glencoe, The Scottish Highlands PH49 4HX

Glencoe, The Scottish Highlands

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Butser Hill, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Hampshire PO8 0QE

Butser Hill, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Hampshire.

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Crickley Hill Country Park, Cheltenham GL4 8JY

Crickley Hill Country Park, Cheltenham

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Wendover Woods, Buckinghamshire HP22 5NQ

Wendover Woods, Buckinghamshire

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Warfield Woods, Hare Hatch RG10 9SX

Warfield Woods, Hare Hatch

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Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth BH6 4EN

Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth

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Caesar's Camp, Bracknell RG45 6AR

Caesar's Camp, Bracknell

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Firkin Point, Loch Lomond G83 7DL

Firkin Point, Loch Lomond

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Millport, Great Cumbrae Millport, Great Cumbrae

Millport, Great Cumbrae

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Saltcoats Beach, Ardrossan Saltcoats Beach

Saltcoats Beach, near Ardrossan

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Silverdale Beach, Lancashire Silverdale Beach, Lancashire

A Dog Walk by the Sea, on Silverdale Beach, Lancashire.

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The Trigony House Hotel, Dumfriesshire The Trigony House Hotel, Dumfriesshire

The Extremely Doggy-friendly Trigony House Hotel, Dumfriesshire.

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Conic Hill, Balmaha, Loch Lomond Conic Hill, Balmaha

Conic Hill, Balmaha, Loch Lomond.

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Crowthorne Woods, Berkshire RG45 6DQ

Crowthorne Woods, Berkshire.

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The Thatched Tavern in Ascot SL5 7QG

Another Superb Meal at The Thatched Tavern in Ascot.

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Windsor Great Park SL4 2BT

A wonderful place for a proper dog walk...

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The Bailiwick, Englefield Green TW20 0HN

An ideal spot for a dog walk and a good lunch...

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California Country Park, Wokingham RG40 4HU

A family-friendly, doggy-friendly county park...

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Verulamium Park, St. Albans AL3 4SW

A beautiful park, full of history and activity!

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The Thames Path from Maidenhead to Bray Lock SL6 8NP

A gentle riverside amble...

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The Kelpies, Grangemouth FK3 8YE

Such a striking sight....well worth a visit.

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The Angel of the North, Gateshead NE9 7TY

A perfect place for a pit-stop when travelling along the A1.

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The Falkirk Wheel, Stirlingshire FK1 4RS

A mind-blowing piece of engineering...

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Buttersteep Hill, Ascot SL5 9HP

A wild and unspoiled woodland, which dogs love...

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Y Cartws Cottage at Penrallt Y Cordde, Ceredigion SA44 6PE

The perfect holiday cottage, in a beautiful location, that is extremely doggy-friendly...

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The Ceredigion Coast Path from Tresaith to Aberporth SA43 2JL

A gentle amble across the cliff-tops.

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Llangrannog Beach SA44 6SN

A pretty little village with a beautiful beach.

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Englemere Pond Nature Reserve, Ascot SL5 8BB

Englemere Pond Nature Reserve, Ascot.

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The Ceredigion Coast Path from Penbryn to Llangrannog SA44 6QL

A roller-coaster of a walk along a beautiful stretch of coast.

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The Park, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall Cornwall, THE WEST COUNTRY TR8 4BD

A fabulous place for a family-friendly, doggy-friendly holiday

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The Old Thatch Inn, Cheriton Bishop, Dartmoor EX6 6JH

The scrummiest ham, egg & (triple-cooked) chips...Oh, and super dog friendly!

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