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Tilly in the Goyt Valley

12 things to do with your dog in the Peaks

12 places that dogs are welcome in the Peak District.

Grinlow Woods

Orienteering a great dog friendly activity in the Peak District

If you fancy a dog walk with a difference, why not try orienteering in Grinlow Woods, Buxton. Grinlow Woods is part of Buxton Country Park and the woods are managed by Buxton Civic Association. Address: Green Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9DH You can pick up a leaflet from Pooles Cavern for £1 which shows you […]

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 […]

Entrance to Grinlow dog friendly caravan site in Buxton

Visiting dog friendly campsites in Buxton

Making the best of a school inset day, my daughter and I headed off to find some dog friendly campsites in the Peak District. The aim being to distribute as many of our new postcards as possible. We started in Buxton, and after having taken Tilly for a lovely walk around Grinlow Woods, we called […]

Cricket Inn totley

One man and his dog (and a pub too!)

Everyone knows that a dog is a man’s best friend and that bond can only get stronger for visiting the Peak District and its many dog friendly pubs. When visiting pubs with your dog in the Peak District, the obvious key point is to find dog friendly hostelries – and preferably at either end of […]

Dog Friendly Walks

Fernilee reservoir

Weekend Dog Walk – Fernilee Reservoir (Goyt Valley)

The Goyt Valley provides a great mixture of places for your dog to have some exercise. However, you need to be aware of the Countryside Code and ensure that if you are entering Open access land between the 1st March and 31st July you must ensure that your dog is kept on a short lead to […]

Solomons temple with Tilly

Weekend Dog Walk – Solomons Temple (Buxton)

Here’s a walk if you find yourself in or around Buxton. On a clear day you will see spectacular panoramic views of Buxton and the surrounding area (if you walk up the steps and view from the top of Solomon’s temple).  That said, if you don’t fancy climbing the steps within the temple, then you […]

One of many gates

Weekend Walk – Bakewell Meadows

It looks like the weather is going to be nice this weekend, perfect for a leisurely dog walk. Here’s an idea for a walk if you fancy a nice fairly flat walk. You can park in Bakewell town centre and start the walk from there, so you have plenty of options on your return for […]

Linacre middle reservoir look back

Weekend Walk – Linacre Reservoir

This is a lovely area to walk in, even though it is slightly outside of the Peak District proper. We often call in here if we are visiting Chesterfield for some shopping and don’t want to leave the dogs behind for any length of time. Linacre reservoir is owned by Severn Trent and has several […]

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 […]


The Old Piggery

The Old Piggery, Tideswell

The Old Piggery is a cottage perfect for two, where dogs are made to feel very welcome. It is located in an elevated position on the edge of the village of Tideswell up a secluded lane with beautiful views across the Peak District countryside. With great walks on the doorstep the cottage is ideally situated […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


Monkwood Cottage

The cottage sleeps up to 6 people and 4 dogs. It has 3 bedrooms, two double rooms and a twin room. 1 bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle. A good sized kitchen and dining are, and a good sized lounge with a coal effect fire, freeview TV and a PS2 for games and dvd’s. […]