A beach in Norfolk has been named one of the best spots in the UK to visit for a dog walk. 

Google searches for "dog walking trails" are on the rise and Holkham beach was found to be an "ideal" destination with its diverse terrain and natural beauty.

Canine Cottages, a firm that specialises in dog-friendly holidays, featured the beach among the top locations for dog walks which also include trails in the Cotswolds, New Forest and Northumberland.

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Eastern Daily Press: The beach was featured for its natural beauty and diverse terrainThe beach was featured for its natural beauty and diverse terrain (Image: Newsquest)

The firm said: "As one of the most important sites in the UK, cared for by Natural England, the magical Holkham National Nature Reserve is one to visit.

"You'll be amazed by the windswept tidelines, infinite vistas and the sways of the pines."

According to the firm, "decompression walks" are an emerging trend which encourages dog owners to let pets off their lead and roam free in the countryside. 

Out of 1,000 dog owners polled in England last year, 88pc claimed that having a dog has improved their physical and mental health.