50 BREAKS IN BRITAIN FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG
PUBLISHED BY BRADT, MAY 2022
Photo by Tommy Check for Secret Adventures
I'm working with the excellent editors at Bradt Guides to produce a one-stop guidebook to dog-friendly holidays in Britain.
Dog-Friendly Weekends: 50 breaks in Britain for you and your dog will be a compendium of brilliant escapes the whole family can enjoy, published in spring 2022. Each chapter will focus on a different destination and will offer ideas for things to do beyond just a nice walk.
Did you know there are museums you can take the dog to, for example? And were you aware that many of the UK's heritage railways offer dogs-go-free tickets? There are also castles, stately homes and even boat trips you can do with the family pet, and this book will feature the best of them.
I'll also seek out the best accommodation, great dog-friendly pubs that go out of their way to welcome their four-legged patrons, and practical bits like dog sitters, local vets and pet supplies shops. Ultimately, this book will be the only title dog owners need for amazing adventures in 2022.
Want to buy it?
I'm selling pre-orders via Crowdfunder to help me survive financially during the research and writing process. The biggest benefit for investing early is exclusive, early-bird content: if you buy the book with the exclusive content option, you'll get a monthly newsletter with inspiration for things to do with your dog this year.
Want to work with me?
I'm open to hearing about dog-friendly hotels, restaurants, bars, pubs, museums, stately homes and all other exciting dog-friendly things!
I'm also selling advertising space in the book, so do get in touch using the form below if you want to chat.
Which destinations will be included in the book?
The book covers Britain, so that's England, Scotland and Wales. I'll be travelling to almost every county, from the far reaches of Cornwall to the lofty heights of the Scottish Highlands and islands, and a whole lot of destinations in between. There will be city breaks, beach breaks, rural adventures and small town explorations. I've already covered the likes of lovely Lincoln, Northumberland, Scilly Isles and Oxfordshire (my home county), and so the research continues...
Who am I and why am I writing this?
I'm a professional travel writer with almost a decade in the industry, a few guidebook contributions under my belt and countless articles written for newspapers like The Telegraph, The Times, the i, The Independent and magazines from Nat Geo Traveller to woman&home (more on my work here).
I've spent the last few years doing significant amounts of travel with my dog and have found a dearth of useful, practical and inspirational content that goes beyond hotels and pubs. I was frustrated by the lack of coherent information from trusted sources for travelling dog owners, so I pitched this guide to Bradt and here we are. I'll be hitting the road with my dog, Arty, to seek out the very best places to take your dog on holiday.
Photo by Amanda Forman for Rutland Pet Photography