There are few things as relaxing as taking a walk in the countryside, especially with our four-legged friends in tow. Come rain or shine, we know both we and our pooches will be thankful after a long stroll through the local fields, or even across the cliff tops looking out over the sea.

However, there are a number of dangers to be aware of. So, we have put together the following safety advice detailing hazards to look out for, and how to make sure you are prepared for an enjoyable and incident free countryside walk.