JANUARY IS walk your dog month and what better way to kick start your new keep fit regime then getting out in the great outdoors.
We have picked out top walks in and around Stockton-on-Tees for you and your furbabies.
This relaxing walk by the River Tees will let you take in a mixture of Teesside’s biggest landmarks including the Infinity Bridge and Newport Bridge plus you may even spot a seal or two!
With a quaint river, a mini waterfall and plenty of fields for your dog to run free, Great Ayton is a fabulous walk for all the family – don’t forget to stop by Suggits for an ice cream.
This tranquil location is a slice of the countryside without having to leave Middlesbrough, it is a haven for wildlife with its steeply wooded banks, becks, lakes, woodland and grassy glades.
A fresh and breezy walk by the seaside with plenty to see along the way. Dogs are allowed on the beach so let them go wild! Make sure you bring all your 2p’s for the arcades.
This country park is the perfect place for a peaceful stroll with a fantastic lake for birdwatching plus if you can make it to the top you will also get an amazing panoramic view of Teesside.