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Dog-friendly things to do in the Lake District

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When you think of dog-friendly places in the UK, the classic National Parks will always come to mind. And what better place to start than at the stunning Lake District?

Filled with plenty of woodlands, hills, mountains and of course, lakes, this National Park is a dog’s sensory dream. There’s a bounty of dog-friendly pubs, restaurants, walks and cafes for you to explore on your trip, and we’ve gathered some of our top picks for you to check out.

Stop for a bite at....

Stop for a bite at....

There’s plenty of places to stop and grab a bite a bite to eat whilst you explore the local area. From quaint little cafes to historic pubs, there’s a bunch of spots for you and your dog to check out.

The Dog and Gun, Keswick

Aptly named and perfectly located, The Dog and Gun is a dog lovers dream for a tasty lunch on a day of exploring. Humans can grab tasty dishes from the menu, like their famous homemade Hungarian Goulash, and dogs can pick from their own separate menu too!

The Pheasant Inn, Cockermouth

Using the crème de la crem of fresh and local produce, The Pheasant Inn is a traditional pub with out of this world food for humans. And they haven’t forgotten about the dogs either – they have their very own Sir Woofchester’s Menu, filled with food for them to much on.

Stiles of Ambleside, Ambleside

A family-run coffee bar and B&B, the Stiles of Ambleside is home to delicious Cumbrian-roasted coffee, and a delicious range of cakes and bakes for you to taste. Don’t forget to grab some biscuits for your dog whilst you relax here.

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This is the perfect spot for a walkie…

Stepping foot into the National Park can seem daunting – so many choices and so little time to walk all the trails! We’ve rounded up some of the top walks you and your dog should explore on your next trip.

Catbells, Keswick

Close to the popular town of Keswick, lies Derwent Waters – a lake with views of the rolling hills and plenty of shores to take a dip in the refreshing water. Towering over the lake lies Catbells fell, the perfect short hike to kick start of day of relaxing with your dog.

Grizedale Forest

Home to a wide range of paths, activities, and exhibitions, Grizedale Forest truly has an activity for everyone. From trails that are pram and wheelchair friendly, to the perfect dirt bike trails to cycle along, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you and your dog rock up to this forest.

Scafell Pike

What better way to spend a trip in the Lake District with your dog, than conquering some mountains? Scafell Pike sits as the highest mountain in England, towering over beautiful lakes and scenery. With a well-trodden path, and plenty of stunning views to capture along the way, this hike is a dream for humans and animals alike.

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