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31st March 2017

Dog Friendly walks in the Lake District

When it comes to tail wag-worthy hiking holidays, Cumbria is one of the UK’s most popular destinations – covering more than 885 square miles of rolling hills and fells.

If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy dog friendly walks in the Lake District, look no further than our pet-friendly Cumbrian cottages which offer a range of pawsome strolls you can enjoy with your four legged companion.

Barrow Fell

This 3-mile stroll should take around two and a half hours and is the is a gentle jaunt for for both you and your pup. Its easy gradients give way to a stunning reward, with 360 degree views at the summit. Where you’ll spot Grisedale Pike, Bassenthwaite Lake, Whinlatter Forest, Causey Pike and can look out over to Derwentwater and Keswick. You can also enjoy drink in one of the local pubs in the village of Braithwaite.

Walla Crag

Walla Crag stands out from the crowd at 1243ft and showcases Derwentwater at its feet. While breath-taking Skiddaw dominates the surrounding landscape. This walk involves a quick trip on the Keswick Launch to Ashness Gate and of course, your four legged friend is welcome. You can then follow a narrow road to the well-known Ashness Bridge, where you will be spoilt by some of the most spectacular views, especially at the top of the crag. On your way back, take a stroll through the enchanting woodland before returning to Keswick.


This nine-mile walk spans around four hours and is one of the most popular dog friendly walks in the Lake District. Taking you on a full circuit of Derwentwater on a moderate stroll that is perfect for both you and your pooch. You can choose to go clockwise or anti-clockwise, commencing from The Moot Hall in Keswick, which offers lots of information for tourists and maps, too.


Castlehead viewpoint is often overlooked. But this 2.6 mile walk offers offers an easy stroll to the south of Keswick and provides stunning views out across Derwentwater and beyond.


In the heart of the Lake District, nestled close to Coniston, Elterwater offers a gentle 4 mile jaunt which is not all that demanding, but offers a healthy dose of fresh air for you and your four-legged friend.

Keswick to Threlkeld

This walk takes from the old railway line in Keswick to Threlkeld and is perfect for people and pets of all ages. It’s a flat and gentle stroll showcasing around 4-miles of woodland, fields and river. Keep an eye out for deer, red squirrels, kingfishers, herons and woodpeckers along the way and when you reach Threlkeld, you will find a handful of pup-friendly pubs and a coffee shops where you can put your feet up and enjoy some local refreshments. If you don’t fancy the walk back, you can hop on one of the regular buses that will take you back to Keswick. Or, if you’re looking for more of a challenge, return via Latrigg. Which includes a rather steep uphill incline. But once you get to the top, the views more than make up for the effort.

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