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Lake District Dog Walks

Embark on an unforgettable journey of breath-taking landscapes and tail-wagging adventures as we explore the best Lake District dog walks!

A paradise of exhilarating adventures and countless scenic tails, the Lake District is the perfect place for dog owners and their beloved pooches. Picture rolling fells, serene lakes, magical forests, and more!

Whether you’re looking to wander along the water’s edge, embark on a lengthy walk, or summit towering peaks, there is something for everyone.

Read on to discover the perfect Lake District dog walk for you and your pup…

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Lake District Dog Walks FAQs:

The Lake District is very dog-friendly! Exploration is endless in this beautiful national park. 

Whether you want to summit impressive peaks or enjoy circular walks around the picturesque lakes, there is something for everyone! Read on to discover some of our favourite Lake District dog walks.

Yes, Scafell Pike is a great walk for dogs that are used to walking and hiking along rocky terrain!

This walk can be quite tiring and challenging for your beloved pooch. So if your dog isn’t used to the fells then perhaps these other walks in the Lake District for dogs will be more suitable.

The challenging walk up Helvellyn is only suitable for people and dogs that are used to scrambling and climbing.

There are several steep, rocky and narrow edges that you and your pooch will have to maneuverer. We therefore would not recommend this walk for unexperienced climbers and dogs without the right protection.

The Best Lake District Dog Walks

1. Catbells, Keswick (approx. 3.5 miles)

Catbells Walk

2. Derwentwater Walk, Keswick (approx. 10 miles)


3. Ennerdale Water, Ennerdale Bridge (approx. 7.5 miles)

4. Grizedale Forest, Grizedale (various routes)

Grizedale Forest

5. Orrest Head Circular, Windermere (approx. 3 miles)

Orrest Head Walk

6. Rydal Water, Ambleside (approx. 3 miles)

Rydal Water

7. Scout Scar, Kendal (approx 1.5 miles)

Scout Scar

8. Tarn Hows Circular Walk, Coniston (approx. 2 miles)

9. Thirlmere Circular, Thirlmere (approx. 5 miles)


10. Ullswater Way, Pooley Bridge (approx. 20 miles)

Feeling inspired by these Lake District dog walks? Then book one of these wonderful dog-friendly cottages in the Lake District to begin your adventure now! For more inspiration for your trip check out our Lake District Travel Guide.

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