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Explore Edale in the Peak District with your dog | © National Trust/Annapurna Mellor

Dog-friendly places in the Peak District and Derbyshire

Expanses of countryside, accessible peaks and beautiful parkland means you'll find the perfect place for a walk with your canine companion.

Top places to walk your dog in the Peak District and Derbyshire

Visitors walking in the parkland with their dog at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Calke Abbey 

Calke Abbey is a three pawprint rated place. Visiting with your dog is one of the best ways to explore Calke's vast parkland, gardens and stableyards.

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Hardwick is a three pawprint rated place, and offers plenty of opportunities for bounding, jumping and sniffing for dogs. With acres to explore, come and join us for a wander.

Three visitors walking two dogs on leads along the river at Kedleston, with a view of the bridge and hall in the background on a warm day


Kedleston is a two pawprint rated place. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome throughout the gardens and parkland, with great walks for you both to enjoy.

Two dogs on their leads stood on top a rock next to their owners

The Peak District 

Walking with your dog is a great way to enjoy the scenic walks and stunning views of the Peak District. Here is some information and guidance about visiting the area with your dog.

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Discover more in the Peak District and Derbyshire

Historic houses, arts and crafts cottages and the spectacular Peak District make up this varied part of the Midlands.