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Things to do in the Lake District with Dogs

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Things to do in the Lake District with Dogs

Looking for things to do in the Lake District with dogs? With so many parks and pet-friendly attractions, restaurants, and other establishments, the Lake District is a favourite destination for dog owners in the UK.

Armed with our guide, you will find plenty of superb things to do in the Lake District with dogs!

To begin, you and your canine can board an antique railway steam engine like The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, or visit Holker Hall and Gardens for an easy stroll.

As well as Lake District dog-friendly attractions, there are plenty of outdoor adventures to be had. From climbing one of the most popular fells in the Lake District, Catbells to hiking Dow Crag, you will find plenty of dog-friendly walks here!

Find even more things to do in the Lake District with dogs below…

  • Beacon Fell and Beacon Tarn
    Image Credits: David Purchase - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Beacon Fell

    Beacon Fell
    Ulverston
    Cumbria
    LA12 8EL

    Beacon Fell is an 836-foot fell settled in the southern area of the Lake District National Park. It makes for a beautiful hike, with the Beacon Tarn and views over Water Yeat and Coniston Water.

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    Image Credits: Stephen HorncastleCC BY-SA 2.0

    Castle Crag

    Keswick
    Lake District
    Cumbria
    England
    CA12 5UQ

    Castle Crag is located in the north-western fells of the Lake District. It is the smallest hill included in Alfred Wainwright’s influential Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells and is below 1,000ft. Follow this moderate route to climb Castle Crag.

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  • Castlerigg Stone Circle

    Castlerigg Stone Circle

    Castle Lane
    Keswick
    Lake District
    England
    CA12 4RN

    0370 333 1181

    Castlerigg is one of Britain’s earliest stone circles, raised in around 3000 BC during the Neolithic Period. With a dramatic location and panoramic views of the Helvellyn and High Seat mountains, it’s also one of the most spectacular.

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  • Catbells

    Catbells

    Keswick
    Cumbria
    CA12 5TU
    OS grid: NY244199

    One of the most popular fells in the Lake District, boasting breathtaking views of Derwent Water and the neighbouring mountains.

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    Chapel Island

    Chapel Island
    Near Cartmel
    Cumbria
    England
    LA11 7LL

    Chapel Island is a limestone outcrop that sits above the treacherous sands of Morecombe Bay in the Leven Estuary. You can cross the channel at Canal Foot at low tide and see the remains of a building left to nature.

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    Clougha Pike

    Clougha Pike
    Lancaster
    England
    LA2 9EQ

    Clougha Pike is a hill in the forest of Bowland near Lancaster. The hill appears dome-shaped from some angles and has a series of cloughs in its flanks from others, giving it its name. Clougha Pike can be reached from many directions and features an ordnance survey trig point and a wind shelter at its summit.

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    Derwentwater

    Derwentwater
    Keswick
    Lake District
    Cumbria
    England

    Derwentwater is the feather in Keswick’s cap. Situated just 15 minutes walk from the market square in Keswick town centre, this three-mile-long lake is fed by the River Derwent catchment area in the high fells at the head of Borrowdale. In the 18th and 19th centuries, it became the inspiration for romantic poets.

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    Dodd Wood

    Dodd Wood
    Little Crosthwaite
    Keswick
    Lake District
    England
    CA12 4QD

    Dodd Wood is situated just a few miles north of Keswick and is home to a network of waymarked trails, many of which are ideal for younger children. There is also the steeper Dodd Summit trail, for those looking for more of a challenge.

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  • Dow Crag, Lake District

    Dow Crag

    Coniston
    Lake District National Park
    Cumbria
    England
    United Kingdom
    LA20 6EG

    The peak of Dow Crag stands at 2,552 feet tall in the Lake District National Park. It is situated near Coniston and is perfect for a hike with the family.

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  • Easedale Tarn

    Easedale Tarn

    Easedale Tarn
    Red Bank Road Car Park
    Grasmere
    Lake District
    LA22 9PU

    Easedale Tarn is situated around two miles west of the village of Grasmere, in a hollow between Tarn Crag and Blea Rigg. Take this six-mile walk to the tarn over stone bridges, past plunging waterfalls and along the edges of fells.

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