Dogs on leads welcome

Woman walking with dog on lead in countryside

Exploring Longshaw and the Eastern Moors with your four-legged friend is a great way to enjoy the beautiful landscape, and we welcome dogs on leads.

Paws-ing for snacks

After a good walk, you and your dog might need a drink.  There’s outdoor seating for dog walkers at our tea-room and dog bowls of water there too.

What's on for four-legged friends?

Our guided walks are free, and dogs on leads are welcome. Simply meet outside the cafe at 11am on Wednesdays and Sundays, and you'll be back by 1.30pm. For more information on our guided walks please visit our What's On section.

Dog walking
Dog walking on a lead
Dog walking

Considering wildlife and livestock

We ask visitors to keep dogs on leads because Longshaw and the Eastern Moors 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: