It goes without saying that North Yorkshire is a walker’s paradise, with its sweeping bays, world famous moorlands and epic coastline and we think it’s only fair that our four-legged friends get to explore too.
Whether you want to let them run like the wind or pop into a few dog-friendly establishments along the way, here are some of our favourite places to enjoy dog walking across the region.
With its sheltered bay and red roofed cottages, Runswick Bay is one of the North Yorkshire Coast’s prettiest destinations. The beautiful beach, which once provided anchorage for fishing boats, is now a family favourite for fossil hunting and rock pooling and it’s a great place for swimming, if you don’t mind towelling down before you get back in the car.
Admire the breath-taking sea views at Kettleness Point, before making your way along the golden sand and onto the rocks (if you’re feeling adventurous) or make your way into the picturesque village and pay a visit to The Royal Hotel, which is dog friendly inside and out.
This beautiful three-mile circular coastal walk between Filey and Bridlington bay takes you on a mini-tour of spectacular scenery, epic chalk cliffs and a lighthouse (or two) and there’s plenty of space for a good run.
Get some North Sea air on this 4-mile circular walk around the Yorkshire Heritage Coast. Set off from Staithes harbour, weaving in and out of the winding alleys, cobbled streets and harbourside cottages, before you take the Cleveland Way National Trust Trail up to Port Mulgrave and enjoy the wonderful coastal views.
You can let your loyal companion loose to run ahead through the fields and woodland by the small hamlet of Dalehouse and if you’re thirsty, pop into The Cod and Lobster or The Royal George for a quick pint, they love dogs!
This 3-mile woodland route in the Cleveland Hills offers lots of space to run and incredible views across the Cleveland plain, with landmarks like Roseberry Topping and the Captain Cook Monument in the distance. Why not stop to recharge at Greenhow Plantation, where you can escape the sun and let loose for much of the route.
Thirsty? Make the short walk to The Buck Inn in Chop Gate, it’s the only pub in the area and you can also stay the night.
Discover the beauty of the North York Moors and wander across Newtondale. Begin at Levisham Station, which has been restored to look like it did in 1912, then take the Station Walk along the rail track, through forests overflowing with ferns and grasses. Head past Kale Pot Hole Farm, where you can spot Skelton Tower across and up to Raper’s Farm Picnic Place, where you can enjoy incredible views of the valley below. Feel free to roam free, but you’ll need to pop your four-legged friend back on the lead when you pass the farm.
Take the short walk down into Levisham and nip into The Horseshoe Inn for a well-deserved refuel. It’s a dog-friendly pub with water bowls and treats!
The perfect holiday is one that all the family can enjoy together, which is why all of our cottages in North Yorkshire are ideal for a pet friendly getaway.
Whether it’s a swim along the coast or exploring the surrounding countryside, you’ll never have to leave your loyal companion behind. Explore our collection of dog-friendly cottages.