International Walk Your Dog Month January is the start of a new year and new habits and what better way to begin the year than celebrating your dog walks! Taking time in the fresh air is beneficial to both you and your dog and is a great way to get exercise, bond with your dog and blow the cobwebs away. Each week during January, we will be promoting your walks on Facebook and Instagram and asking for photos and videos of the walk to post. It's a great way to share new walk routes with fellow dog-walkers. To kick things off, we have found some super walks, which are dog friendly. Please follow current local and national guidelines when exercising - we have selected a range of walks in different areas, but please do not travel to the venue. Penistone Line Sprotbrough Falls Adwick to Mexborough Barnburgh and Barnburgh Crags Phoenix Park, Rotherham Penistone Line: Barnsley Canal and Cloisters Remember to send us your suggestions for walks, which we can share with fellow dog walkers. Follow these simple guidelines below for a safe and enjoyable dog walk: Wearing brightly coloured or reflective clothing, leashes and collars. Stay in well lit public areas. Ensure your dog has access to plenty of fresh clean water during if on a long walk and afterwards. Protect your dogs feet from the elements - ice, snow and de-icers and grit can all cause nasty sores so be sure to protect your dogs feet and wash them down afterwards. Make sure your dog is warm or cool enough – particularly if young, old or with a condition such as arthritis.