Dog-friendly places in the Lake District
What could be better than an energising walk in dramatic landscapes with your dog by your side? The Lake District has plenty of opportunities for you and your canine companion to explore some wonderful countryside – from the shores of Windermere to the fell tops in Langdale.
With acres of woodland and wetland to explore, the Sizergh estate near Kendal is a great place bring your dog for some exercise.
Once home to Canon Rawnsley and William Wordsworth, Allan Bank is great for dog-walking and squirrel-spotting. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome inside the house, even muddy ones.
Fell Foot is a three pawprint rated place. Find out all you need to know about exercising your four-legged friends around the parkland, Windermere’s lakeshore and the south meadow.
There's often no better companion for a walk than your dog, and Aira Force is the perfect place to explore, on four legs or two.
Find out about walking your dog at Arnside and Silverdale, from the facilities available to how you can help us to protect the local wildlife. Arnside and Silverdale is a two pawprint rated place.
The lakeshore path between Wray Castle and Claife Viewing Station is a safe, car-free walk that’s bound to set your dog’s tail wagging, with lots of opportunities for pooches to paddle.
With a long beach to stroll on, Sandscale Haws is ideal for a long leg-stretch with your dog.
Here's how to get the most out of a visit to the Lake District with your dog, while protecting the countryside and keeping livestock and wildlife safe.