Visiting the Dark Peak with your dog
From scenic views over Hope Valley to the windswept Edges of Derwent Valley, the Dark Peak is a great place to visit with your dog.
Considering wildlife and livestock
We ask visitors to keep dogs on leads because nearly all areas of the Dark Peak are home to ground-nesting birds such as curlew, grouse, golden plover, lapwing, meadow pipit, short-eared owl and skylark.
We also have livestock including sheep and cattle which are used to maintain the landscape for nature conservation.
From 1st March until 31st July each year, it is law to keep your dog on a lead.
We thank you for setting an example to others, helping the countryside to be an enjoyable experience for people and for wildlife.
For more inspiration for the best places to take your dog, take a look at our page for pooches here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/for-dog-walkers