Certain areas require dogs to be on leads, other ban dogs entirely, and some areas ban dogs at specific times of the year
For safety, and to ensure people can enjoy our public spaces, there are certain areas where you are restricted from walking your dog, and areas where dogs are to remain on leads.
The Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) legislation is being used to restrict the access of dogs in certain areas. A copy of this particularwhich is found on the right hands side of this page in the download section.
You can be fined:
Only owners of guide dogs are exempt.
Your dog must be on a lead in:
You must put your dog on a lead if told to by either:
If you refuse you may be fined.
These places are dog-free at all times:
If you see someone with a dog off a lead in an area where it shouldn't be you can report it.
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Certain beaches are dog-free from 1 May to 30 September. Use the button below to find out the stretches of beach where these restrictions apply.