Thorndon Country Park is one of my favourite dog walking spots, especially off season when there are fewer irresistible barbecue treats for naughty pooches to sniff out. There are two parts to the country park: North and South. Since April, there’s been a dog agility course at Thorndon South, which may help to distract them from the smell of sizzling sausages.
Here are some photos of a two-mile Thorndon South walk which takes in some open fields with great views, woodland walks (watch out for rabbits) and a loop of the lake. You’ll need about an hour.