Where to take your dogs…
My top five dog friendly locations in the Peak District, I want to share with you. It can be difficult to find places where we can take our fur babies, can’t it? Well, not only do we have some of the most picturesque views in England, within the Peak District. The other great thing about the Peaks is that there are plenty of places that you can bring your dogs!
We have 2 dogs, and we love to bring them with us and they love it too.
The Peak District
Within the Peak District, there are many wonderful dog walks and plenty of them with a dog friendly pub along the way.
We understand how important it is to be able to bring your dogs and you can. This is one of the reasons we offer pet friendly accommodation in the Peak District, there are so many walks, but also places to visit.
Let me share just some:
Set in an expansive parkland, backed by woodland, dogs are very welcome, as long as they are kept on a lead. Although, Chatsworth House itself is off-limits to dogs, your dogs are welcome to wander in the wonderful gardens.
Here they can stroll through 105 acres of landscaped beauty, sniffing around the Maze, the Rockery and the Rose Gardens, admiring the rare plants and appreciating the sculptures and fountains.
Surrounding the estate there are also acres of parkland for you and your hound to enjoy, with miles and miles of footpaths alongside the River Derwent.
Crich Tramway Museum
Dogs are welcome to join you on the tram and it is a fabulous place to spend a day, with plenty to keep the whole family happy, including your four-legged friend.
For starters, it’s home to the National Tramway Museum, with more than 60 vintage trams for visitors to admire in airy exhibition halls. But it’s also home to a recreated period village, complete with a vintage pub (dog-friendly), café and olde-worlde shops.
Vintage trams run through the village at regular intervals and can be hailed at historic tram stops, allowing visitors and their dogs to take unlimited rides for more than a mile into the surrounding countryside, with stunning views of the surrounding Derwent Valley.
There are also wonderful Woodland Walks and a Sculpture Trail to explore.
The Monsal Trail is a really popular dog walk, child friendly walk, friends walk… a walk for all!
For a short loop, park near the Monsal Head pub and head down into the valley, past the actual Monsal Trail and further down to the river, before crossing the river and walking alongside it and back up to the trail.
You can easily extend the walk by heading along the Monsal trail which is 8.5 miles in total. You can head towards Bakewell or the opposite way to Chee Dale.
If you do the short circuit make sure you stop at The Packhorse Inn down the road for a pint of local ale or for lunch or dinner. The food is always delicious and of course dog friendly!
Grinlow Woods in Buxton
Here you will be able to let your dog’s let off some steam.
In Buxton Country Park there are some woods for your dog to explore called the Grinlow Woods. Here you can find rare flowers and various types of woodland life.
From there it is a 20-minute walk to the summit of Grin Hill were Solomon’s Temple lies.
This was built in the 1890s and is a sight to see. The view is of the High Peak and is great to take a photo.
Specific to Castleton
For a real dog-friendly Peak District adventure, take your dog on an exciting adventure below ground.
Both Blue John Cavern and Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton welcome dogs on leads. Here your dog can join you in admiring the home of Britain’s rarest mineral, Blue John Stone; Castleton is the only place in the world it’s found!
The natural caverns and ancient lead mining chambers of both caverns are lined with wonderful formations of the beautiful purple/blue stone, as well as fossils, stalactites and stalagmites.
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That’s all for now…
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Laura and James
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