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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…

  • Lake District Hikes

    Elterwater and Skelwith Bridge

    Elterwater to Skelwith Bridge
    Elterwater
    Ambleside
    Lake District
    Cumbria
    England
    LA22 9HU

    Take this walk along the Cumbrian Way in the Langdale Valley from Elterwater to Skelwith Bridge. The walk is 2.5 miles and takes around 2-3 hours to complete and is suitable for children.

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  • Lake District walks

    Ennerdale Water and Smithy Beck Falls

    Ennerdale Water and Smithy Beck Falls
    Bowness Knott Car Park
    Cleator
    Lake District
    England
    CA23 3AX

    Take this two-mile walk from one of the Lake District’s hidden gems. Ennerdale Water is one of the least visited lakes in the Lake District and sits nestled within a remote part of West Cumbria. The walk takes around one to two hours and is ideal for little ones.

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    Giggle Alley

    Giggle Alley
    Smithybrow Lane
    Holmrook
    Lake District
    England
    CA19 1UF

    Giggle Alley is nestled on the western edge of the Lake District National Park, close to the village of Eskdale Green. With diverse woodland and a Japanese Garden, it’s a popular spot with visitors. Hop off the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway at Irton Road and find this gem just a short walk away.

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  • Ullswater

    Glenridding to Lanty’s Tarn

    Glenridding to Lanty's Tarn
    Glenridding
    Lake District
    England
    CA11 0PA

    Take this short, tranquil walk around Ullswater and up to Lanty’s Tarn. While this tarn may not offer views as dramatic as nearby tarns, it is a peaceful hidden gem that allows walkers to get away from the crowds. The walk is suitable for dogs and children.

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  • Lake District Hikes

    Grasmere to Alcock Tarn

    Grasmere to Alcock Tarn
    Town End
    Grasmere
    Ambleside
    Lake District
    LA22 9SH

    Walk this four-mile circular route that will take you past William Wordsworth’s old home and the fells beyond. Alcock Tarn itself makes for a wonderful picnic spot and there are plenty of cafés awaiting you on your return to Grasmere – the perfect reward for your efforts!

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  • Grasmoor
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    Grasmoor

    Grasmoor
    Crummock Water
    Cockermouth
    Lake District
    Cumbria
    England
    CA13 9UY

    Grasmoor is a mountain in the northwestern part of the Lake District and is the highest peak among the hills in the area. Grassmoor overlooks Crummock Water and is home to the most extensive scree slopes in the northwestern fells. Linked to other fells on the east side, there are plenty of walking options leading to Grasmoor.

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  • Great End, Lake District
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    Great End

    Seathwaite
    Seascale
    Lake District National Park
    Cumbria
    England
    United Kingdom
    CA12 5XJ

    Great End is a 2,990-foot peak settled on the northern end of the Scafell chain. It’s hailed as being amidst the most beautiful places in the country and is a hiking must!

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  • Great Gable, Lake District

    Great Gable

    Seathwaite
    Seascale
    Lake District National Park
    Cumbria
    England
    CA20 1EX

    Great Gable rests within the Western Fells of the Lake District National Park. This 899-metre wonder is the perfect place for an energising hike with breath-taking views.

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  • Hardknott Pass, Ravenglass

    Hardknott Pass

    Ulpha
    Broughton-in-Furness
    Cumbria
    England
    LA20 6EQ

    Hardknott Pass is a winding hill pass that zigzags its way from Eskdale to Duddon Valley. It’s known to be one of the steepest roads in England and makes for a wild cycle or hike!

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  • Harter Fell, Lake District

    Harter Fell

    Harter Fell
    Eskdale
    Holmrook
    Cumbria
    United Kingdom
    LA20 6EF

    The beautiful peak of Harter Fell is perched in the southern area of the Lake District National Park. Come here for a scenic walk to remember.

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