Dog News/Events

Dog Friendly Treak Cliff Cavern

Visiting Castleton with your dog

Visiting Castleton with your dog Castleton is situated in one of the most picturesque areas of the Peak District and has an abundance of dog walks to enjoy. Situated between White Peak and Dark Peaks, the charming little village is a beauty to behold and you can enjoy a gentle stroll through the streets with your […]

Tilly at Surprise View

Dog Walks in the Peak District – with no stiles!

The lovely people at Wet Nose Publishing Ltd have sent me a couple of books perfectly suited for the dog walker. They are Countryside Dog Walks in the Peak District – South (White Peak area) and also one for the Peak District – North. They are beautifully illustrated books (with lots of lovely photographs) – if only […]

Black Rocks Cromford

Visiting Matlock with your dog

If you’re heading to Matlock with your dog, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds – beautiful countryside walks and a warm and friendly welcome from numerous cafes and pubs in the town. Matlock is wonderful – that’s probably why you’re going there, to walk round and take in the beauty of the town. But […]

Views of reservoir from Torside

Road trip to Dark Peak District

Last week, I needed to go to Manchester for a quick business trip. Since I didn’t want to leave Tilly at home, I decided to find some dog walks along the way. Travelling from Buxton, I followed the A6 to Chapel en le Frith and then turned off the dual carriageway and carried on along […]

Dog walk sign at Caravan park

Finding a dog friendly campsite near Ashbourne

Following our trip around Buxton dog friendly campsites , we continued to Ashbourne to find more dog friendly places. Our first stop was Rivendale, which can be found on the A515 from Buxton towards Ashbourne. This campsite advertises itself on A boards by the side of the road, particularly mentioning the dog friendly cafe on […]

Dog Friendly Walks

Tilly on the top

The Bakewell Loop

Distance:     Approx 3.25 miles Time:            Approx 1.5 hours Grid Ref:      SK218685 Post Code:   DE45 1DS Terrain:         Easy, flat, along the trail and paths. This is a pleasant circular walk which follows part of the Monsal Trail and includes a public bridleway and some roads. There are some spectacular views of Bakewell as you […]

Salcey forest

Visiting the Peak District from London – Motorway walks

We’ve just spent a  long weekend in London, visiting family and of course the dog came too! It usually takes us about 4 hours to make the drive down to Bromley which is South East of London. It’s a pretty straight forward drive, basically get onto the M1 and then head down to the M25 […]

Sunny Goyt Valley

Sunshine all week!!!

Just had a beautiful walk in Monyash today. The sun was shining, and the birds were singing! I’m planning on making the most of the lovely weather this week. The MET office is predicting sunshine all week! Happy Days…. The temperature is going to be upwards of 23 degrees from Wednesday – so the short […]

The dog at Errwood Hall

Goyt Valley Walk

This is a brilliant walk to blow the cob webs away.  It is mixed terrain, including hills, woodlands and moors. There are many walks, but the one detailed here starts from the Errwood Hall Car Park. For more details and a map, you will need the Goyt Valley Visitors Guide which outlines several waymarked routes, […]

Tilly on the top

Shillito Woods dog walk in Peak District

Just had a lovely walk this morning near Sheffield. Park at Shillito Woods carpark – grid reference SK295749 1. Cross Foxlane and walk through the small gate onto the access land. Towards Ramsley Moor. 2. Drop down to the bridleway and turn right. Follow this bridleway for about 20 mins or so, until you reach […]


Riverside House, Holiday Cottage

Riverside House, Litton Mills

Self catering holiday cottage in Litton Mill. There are great dog friendly walks from the door plus the river to splash in at the back of the cottage. We allow up to 5 dogs in the downstairs areas of the cottage only, which are either tiled or wooden flooring. We provide stair gates and dog […]

Enjoy the outdoors at Ringehay Holiday Cottages

Ringehay Farm, nr Leek

Ringehay Holiday Cottages are 4 star gold award graded, luxury self-catering holiday cottages. Our cottages enjoy a secluded location in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ on the edge of the Peak District National Park. With spectacular views over the surrounding Derbyshire and Staffordshire countryside and set within 38 acres of unspoilt meadowland with private […]

Welyarde Holiday Cottage

Welyarde Holiday Cottage, Tideswell

Welyarde is an historic cottage located on a quiet road in Tideswell. Once three individual farmers’ cottages with a field behind, it is now a beautiful beamed 3-bedroom holiday home with a large secure garden. With great walks on the doorstep the cottage is ideally situated for walkers and those who enjoy the outdoors, yet […]

Heather Cottage

Heather Cottage, Upper Hulme.

Flexible Accommodation available for up to 14 people. Located in a beautiful area of the Peak District between Ramshaw Rocks and the Roaches in 17 acres of private Land Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, Rock Climbing, Walking, Cycling, Trail Biking, Horse Riding from the door. Dogs allowed at no extra charge by prior arrangement. 17 acres […]

Dovedale holiday cottage

Valley View, Dovedale Holiday Cottage

Self catering holiday cottage in Dovedale. There are great dog friendly walks from the door plus the river to splash in at the bottom of the lane (but do be careful of the duck colony that lives there!) We allow up to 5 dogs in the downstairs areas of the cottage only, which are either […]