Best Picnic Spots in the UK

 

In celebration of National Picnic Week (19-27 June 2021), we’ve made a handy guide for some of the very best picnic spots that you and your furry friends can enjoy together. As lockdown begins to ease and the weather gets warmer, a picnic is a fun and safe activity to gather friends or family together with the dogs. 

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Mallards Pike, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Mallards Pike is a perfect family day out for beautiful scenery and picnic spots by the lakes. It is easily accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs, has toilets and baby changing facilities and a small cafe. There are many easy trails to follow and it also has dedicated ‘doggy beach’ sections. 

Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland

This beach is well known for the stunning castle that dominates the skyline which is thought to have been built in the 6th century. The beach is dog friendly all year round and also has some interesting rock pools and a small lighthouse. 

Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire

This small bay is like something out of a holiday magazine with golden sands and crystal clear water. This beach is isolated and is accessed only by a half mile walk from the nearest car park so it’s best 

Dyffryn Gardens, Wales

This National Trust spot is perfect for a family day out with plenty of Edwardian gardens,  a cafe and small shop. Dogs are welcome on leads and there’s a children’s play area for the little ones to let off some steam after the picnic. 

Dancing Ledge, Dorset 

The Jurassic Coast is a gorgeous setting and popular for its natural beauty, but the Dancing Ledge is the star of the show. It has been said that it got it’s name from the appearance of waves "dancing" on the ledge. It’s the perfect walking route to take with your dog and explore what nature has to offer before resting with a little picnic. 

Hampstead Heath, London

Tucked away, less than 4 miles away from the city centre this wild park boasts over 800 acres of woodlands and meadows. Parliament Hill is a perfect spot for a picnic with the view of London’s Skyline to enjoy between the trees. 


The Fairy PondsIsle of Skye, Scotland

Just at the bottom of the Black Cuillin mountains, The Fairy Ponds require around a 40 minute walk from the top to bottom, but we promise it will all be worth it in the end as you will get to see the crystal blue water of the river Brittle. 

We’d love to see how you and your furry friends are celebrating National Picnic Week. Just tag us @poppyspicnic and use the hashtag #picnicwithpoppy

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