Motorway walks for drivers and dogs – Handy pocket size

(24 customer reviews)

Anyone who drives on motorways will benefit from this guide to walks within 5 miles of motorway exits. All of the UK is covered, from Exeter to Perth and Swansea to Canterbury. Use this book to get more fun for your petrol, see more of the countryside, take a healthy break, or enjoy a relaxing pub lunch.

Each page features a 30 to 45 minute walk, with a selected pub or café on the walk. Activities for children are included, from bouncy castles to nature trails.

* All walks within 5 miles of motorway exits
* Pub/café on each walk (or at least a picnic table)
* Each walk created, tried and tested by David, Lezli and Jem
* Safe and legal parking places
* Driving routes from and back to the motorway
* Many walks near kids’ activities
* Online updates at
* Buggy and wheelchair easy access walks, ideal for assistance dog owners
* Each walk 30-45 minutes – healthy breaks that improve driver concentration

SKU HH4886
Format Paperback • 105 x 150mm • 208 pages • 200 colour pictures
ISBN 978-1-845848-86-6
UPC 6-36847-04886-0


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How do you find great pub food, places for your kids to play, somewhere nice to walk your dog, and park a campervan, all within 5 miles of a motorway exit?

With Collie Jem, Lezli and David Rees have trekked over a thousand miles creating walks and tracking down traditional inns for drivers, families, and dogs to enjoy on their journey. Anyone who drives on the motorways of England, Scotland and Wales will benefit from this guide to walks within 5 miles of motorway exits. All of the UK is covered, from Exeter to Perth and Swansea to Canterbury. Use this book to get more fun for your fuel, see more of the countryside, take a healthy break, or enjoy a relaxing pub lunch.

All of the walks are suitable for dogs, and those with assistance dogs will find details of accessible paths and disabled facilities. The listed pubs – most of which are traditional inns, serving high quality food at realistic prices – all welcome well-behaved canines.

If you want more than mileage from your petrol, this is the book for you!

The Motorways
M1 From London to Leeds, via Leicester and Sheffield
M2 From London to Canterbury, via Chatham
M3 From London to Southampton, via Bracknell and Winchester
M4 From London to South Wales, via Reading and Bristol
M5 From Birmingham to Exeter, via Worcester and Bristol
M6 From Rugby to Carlisle, via Birmingham and Preston
M11 From London to Cambridge, via Harlow
M18 From Rotherham to Goole, via Doncaster
M20 From London to Folkestone, via Ashford
M25 London Orbital
M27 From New Forest to Portsmouth
M40 From London to Birmingham, via Oxford
M42 Birmingham semi-orbital
M48/ M50 Welsh Borders and the Severn Estuary
M56/M57/M60 The northwest motorways
M62 From Liverpool to Hull
M8 Edinburgh to Greenock, via Glasgow
M9 Edinburgh to Stirling
M74 Glasgow to Carlisle
M77 Glasgow to Fenwick
M90 Edinburgh to Perth
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Weight 0.1 kg

24 reviews for Motorway walks for drivers and dogs – Handy pocket size

  1. Shona Lockey

    What a great idea,wish I’d had this 25 years ago when we welcomed our first two rescue dogs into our family. We have 2 lively young lab and collie crosses now so are looking forward to keeping the book in the car for exciting journeys soon. Thank you.

  2. Heidi Harris

    Bought Dogs walks East & Mid Devon/south Devon & Dartmoor/Motorway walks/more campsite Walks. Excellent delivery services, fast and efficient. Fab nooks. Highly recommend them.

  3. Fiona Grierson

    Handy pocket sized book – not had a chance to use it as yet, but looking forward to some nice walks whilst travelling.

  4. BT

    Not used it yet, but looks a great book, will be so useful when we are on our travels.

  5. Jacky Cook

    Really helpful little book, as family are scattered it’s nice to be able to plan trips where we and the dog will enjoy.

  6. Kim Da cunha

    A good and handy little book if you have a dog

  7. Lorraine Crawford

    Brilliant book so handy for those long journeys with dogs or kids or both looking forward to trying out some of these soon bought one for my daughter too

  8. Helen Ballinger

    Very happy with my purchase, loads of stops I can use from the motorways I travel, and although they look obvious once you have seen them on Ordnance Survey maps I doubt I would have found them without this very helpful book, and of course although they are on OS maps you still need to know about parking, height barriers and off lead walks. All in all would totally recommend


    Not used yet but we are sure our two dogs will appreciate somewhere other than a service station! It looks extremely useful and we have planned where to stop on our next trip.

  10. Anne Taylor

    This book looks to do exactly what it ‘says on the tin’. I haven’t been able to use it yet, but think I will find it very useful when I venture further afield.

  11. Nikki Hunter

    Great little book, gets lots of use. Lives in the car. Hopefully they’ll be one for A roads soon.

  12. Philip Winward

    Will come in useful as my Border Collie and I get out and about.

  13. Mrs Jean Stephens

    Lots of walks but a bit disappointed that it doesn’t mention mileage anywhere!!! so you don’t know how long it will take you to get to any of the walks!!!

  14. claire Hurd

    So pleased with this book. Often stop at Service Stations enroute to holiday destinations but our dog does not really enjoy it as he is not a good traveller. We will be able to make a proper walk out of our stop now and can’t wait to use it.

  15. Julie Hamilton

    Love this book, have already planned where to have our walks en route when we go on holiday this summer. Before this have always ended up just wandering round services car parks which is hardly ideal so it will be lovely to be able to find a proper walk and possibly a pub lunch!

  16. David Gee

    Just the ticket. Nice compact size and comprehensive selection of walks.

  17. Peter Mark Yearsley

    Looks a very helpful and informative travel companion for longer journeys. However, postcodes would be more helpful than coordinates for entry into sat nav for finding these places as sat nav is easiest form of navigation for lone travellers (unfortunately my dog can’t read the directions from the book for me)

  18. Ms Karen Kinger

    Nice compact and tidy book. Easy to sort out what motorway you need.
    Felt it was a little short on description of the actual walks, many of which are ‘there and back’, not circular.
    But very handy and will know more when we’re allowed to test them out!

  19. Nick Santon

    Exactly what I was looking for as taking the dog around smelly motorway service areas is not great. Will keep this in the camper for when we go travelling and need to exercise and refresh ourselves.

  20. Pam Clark

    A little gift for ME. Looks great can’t wait to start getting out and about again.
    Really good service from Pet Friendly as usual.

  21. Teresa Briscoe

    Bought for me as a Xmas gift. Took a sneak peak and it looks marvellous. Can’t wait to explore with this aid on my travels next year.

  22. Greer Dickens

    Great pocket size book with lovely walks to stop at……. I hate motorway stops so this is perfect

  23. Jennifer Brown

    An absolutely EXCELLENT book.. learned about several good walks accessible to both dog and wheelchair really quite close (within 20 m radius) of home!

  24. Nicola James

    We used the book in our travels on the M40 to Wales. Coming off at Junction 15 to stop at Hatton Locks, which had a great walk along the tow path, with cafe and pub nearby On the way back we stopped at Junction 2 and we able to have a walk around scenic Burnham Beeches, which again had a cafe to get a coffee in an outdoor environment. An essential item for all our travels now.

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