Dog walking in the Lake District

From challenging fells to easy lakeside strolls, there are some amazing dog walks in the Lake District. Here are just a few places you can enjoy the Lake District with your dog, plus some advice about keeping wildlife, livestock and your dog safe in the countryside.

A sandy terrier dog walking along a woodland path at Sizergh

Tips for visiting the Lake District with your dog

There are some great days out for you and your pooch in the Lake District. But it's also home to around 3 million sheep, as well as some important wildlife. Help us look after the places you and your dog enjoy by following these simple guidelines.

Two people walking a dog at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Allan Bank is dog friendly

We know that there is no better companion for a walk than your dog and the Lake District is the perfect place to explore, on four legs or two. Well-behaved dogs are more than welcome at Allan Bank, inside or out, even muddy ones.

The welcome building at Aira Force in Ullswater

Dog walking at Aira Force

We know that there is no better companion for a walk than your dog and Aira Force is the perfect place to explore, on four legs or two.

A couple and their dog at Claife Viewing station in autumn

A dog-friendly day out at Claife Viewing Station and on the west shore of Windermere

Four-legged friends are welcome on the west shore of Windermere.

Family and dogs walking in Stonethwaite, Borrowdale

Find your perfect Borrowdale walk

Download seven different walks, discover our way-marked trails and find out how easy it is to step out among spectacular lakeland scenery without venturing too far from a cup of tea.


Visiting Sizergh with your dog

With acres of woodland and wetland to explore, enjoy a long walk with your four-legged friends on the Sizergh estate.

A dog by the fire at Sticklebarn in Langdale Cumbria

Dogs at Sticklebarn and The Langdales

Access all the information you need about visiting Sticklebarn pub and The Langdales with your faithful, four-legged friend.

Steam Yacht Gondola with steam

Take a trip on the Steam Yacht Gondola 

This restored Victorian yacht is dog-friendly, carrying people and pooches across Coniston Water in the spring, summer and autumn months. Hop on and off for great walks along the shore at Coniston and up to Tarn Hows.

Pet dogs with their owners outside a holiday cottage

Stay in a dog-friendly cottage 

Make your trip to the Lakes even more special with a stay in one of our dog-friendly holiday cottages.

Dog at Dunham Massey

Dog walking in the North West 

Discover some of the best countryside dog walks in the North West. From short strolls to longer rambles, here are our top picks for dog walkers around Cheshire, Liverpool and beyond.