THOSE with dogs will know it is not always that easy to plan a day out – especially during a pandemic.

But if you are wanting to get out and about during the bank holiday weekend there is still plenty on offer for both those with two legs and those with four

Here are some destinations and a couple of pubs just a short drive away, as compiled by ABC Boat Hire.

Quarry Bank, Styal

Tripadvisor Score: 4.5 from 1,536 reviews

Featured Review: “What a wonderful place. Worth a visit for everyone – singles, couples, and families as your children will have a vast woodland to explore, and dogs are so welcome and will have a ball. Just bring your wellies."

Anderton Boat Lift, Anderton

Tripadvisor Score: 4.5 from 1,209 reviews

Featured Review: “Great place to see, lots of parking, and good to walk the dog. Plenty of space for children to play in the surrounding areas. Can walk to the flashes from there which is lovely for dog walking.”

Delamere Forest

Tripadvisor Score: 4.5 from 832 reviews

Featured Review: “Campsite in the forest is very good, just through a gate you have the forest to explore. The forest is excellent for families and dogs.”

Marbury Country Park, Northwich

Tripadvisor Score: 4.5 from 298 reviews

“Great country park for dog walking, tea, coffee and snacks at weekends, a lovely lake with a hide for bird watchers.”

The Maltings, Old Hall, Warrington

Tripadvisor Score: 4.5 from 223 reviews

Featured Review: “Fantastic pub. I visit regularly with my dog – it is lovely that we are both so welcome. There are so few pubs like this. No wonder The Maltings has won awards. It caters brilliantly for its customers and their four-legged friends. Would recommend it to anyone with a pooch.”

Countess of Chester Country Park, Chester

Tripadvisor Score: 4.5 from 64 reviews

Featured Review: “A brilliant place for walking, wildlife and keeping fit, with weekly organised runs ‘Park Run’ every weekend. The park is very well maintained and is very well laid out. A must for dog walkers with woods, open spaces, and water for your furry friends to play.”

Beeston Castle

Tripadvisor Score: 4 from 540 reviews

Featured Review: “We really enjoyed our trip to the castle, it’s great to do something different for a day and to take the dog with us! The views were amazing and well worth the climb - not for the faint hearted but there’s plenty of benches on the way up!”

The Roebuck Inn, Knutsford

Tripadvisor Score: 4 from 207 reviews

Featured Review:

“Just enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Roebuck! We were a little early but the friendly lady who served us was happy for us to sit inside and provided our two beloved pets with water and dog treats, which were very much enjoyed! The food was excellent and freshly cooked and the wine complimented the meal perfectly. This was my first visit to the Roebuck but we will definitely be returning, doggies too! Thank you!”

Brereton Heath Nature Reserve, Congleton

Tripadvisor Score: 4 from 200 reviews

Featured Review:

“Lovely location for a dog walk. Beautiful surroundings, good paths, an area with easy access to the lake for dogs who want a dip, nice clean toilets.”