CALLING all dog owners. We asked Daily Echo readers to nominate their favourite dog-friendly attractions across Dorset. We’ve put together their responses to bring you the ultimate guide on where to take your furry friend out and about.

Hamworthy Park

A designated dog beach that can be used all year round, you and your dog can enjoy Hamworthy Park in all weathers. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views over the middle and upper reaches of the harbour towards the Purbeck Hills in the distance. There are public toilets, including disabled, refreshments, a children's play area and a seasonal paddling pool.

Hengistbury Head

With cracking views, plenty of space and somewhere to get a cup of tea and a piece of cake, Hengistbury Head is the perfect place to take your pooch. As the area is a nature reserve and home to wildlife, dogs need to be kept under close control, preferably on a lead. Dogs are welcome outside the Hiker Café and water bowls are provided. Earlier this year, a new doggie drinking fountain was installed at Hengistbury Head after it was donated by the Bournemouth Parks Foundation. Dogs can drink from the low bowl by either lapping up water from a pool or via a spout. Despite restrictions on other stretches of beach, between May 1 and September 30, dogs can be exercised between groyne 45 and Hengistbury Head.

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

For some, a family day out wouldn’t be the same without taking the dog along, too, and Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park is no exception. Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as they are on a lead but are not permitted in some areas of the park. Owners need to clean up after their dogs and put the bagged waste in the bins provided.

Upton Country Park

With 140 acres of open parkland and woodlands, dog owners won't be short of space to enjoy with their pet. There's even a dog dedicated dog walkers car park with 24 spaces and two hours of free parking off Poole Road which gives direct access to a large new off-;lead space. Upton Country Park even operates a 'Paw Prints' code, which makes it clear to dog walkers which areas are on or off-lead and which area dog free zones.