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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…

  • Surprise View

    Surprise View

    CA12 5UU

    On a cliff edge high above Derwentwater, Surprise View offers a spectacular view of the reservoir just before the Ashness Bridge. When the weather is good, you can see Bassenthwaite Lake from a distance.

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  • Tarn Hows

    Tarn Hows

    LA22 0PU

    Tarn Hows is a small mountain lake situated around two miles northeast of Coniston. The tarn has its origins in the 19th century when plans were in place for it to feed the sawmill of a local landowner. Today Tarn Hows is maintained by the National Trust.    

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  • The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway Feature
    Image Credits: bayphotographic - CC BY 2.0

    The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

    Haverthwaite Station
    Nr Ulverston
    Lake District
    LA12 8AL

    015395 31594

    Hop aboard the historic Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway in the picturesque Leven Valley at the southern end of Windermere. Developed in the 19th century during the height of the Industrial Revolution, this railway once played an important part in local industry. Today, it takes passengers on a ride through the stunning local landscape.

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  • Whinlatter Forest

    Whinlatter Forest

    Whinlatter Pass
    CA12 5TW

    Whinlatter Forest is England’s only true mountain forest and offers visitors magnificent views, a range of walks, mountain biking, rare wildlife and the opportunity for adventure. The walking here is varied with routes that are accessible for all.

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