Your chance to vote for the Best Dog Walk in the West

Dartmouth-based TV explorer and expert diver Monty Halls, whose adventures with his beloved dog Reuben are captured in the hit TV series Great Escapes, is getting behind an exciting new competition to find the Best Dog Walk on the South West Coast Path.

“When it comes to dog walks, we’re spoilt for choice on the South West Coast Path – there are miles and miles of breathtaking routes to explore with your dog, not to mention great dog-friendly beaches and pubs along the way. My dog Reuben, a black Alsatian/Newfoundland cross, is its biggest fan – his favourite walk is from Cadgwith to Kynance Cove on the Lizard. One sniff of the Coast Path and he’s away!”

Dog walkers are invited to nominate their favourite from 630 miles of stunning Coast Path, stretching from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset. It could be a two-mile stroll with your four-legged friend through a fishing village in Devon, a longer trek across open fields in Cornwall, or a short scamper across a dog-friendly expanse of sandy beach in Dorset – one thing’s for sure, you won’t be short of options. What’s more, one lucky winner will be chosen from the nominations to receive a year’s supply of Laughing Dog all-natural dog food and oven-baked oaties.

The deadline for competition entries is 31 January. For more information, full terms and conditions and details on how to enter your nomination, visit