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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 […]

Camping with your dog

Planning a Camping Trip with your dog in the Peak District

Camping is always a fun activity and it is a great way to holiday with your family and your dog. No kennel fees to pay and plenty of walking and fresh air to help you sleep well at night under canvas. The Peak District is well known for being a great place to walk and […]

Glossop reservoirs

Visiting Glossop with your dog

Glossop is a relatively unexplored haven for dog owners. The market town is tucked away in the north west of the National Park, just 15 miles from Manchester, and is known as the “gateway to the Peak District.”  Not only is Glossop a picturesque town to enjoy a stroll around, it is also a great place from which […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dog Friendly Walks

Little Happy Hounds

Little Happy Hounds Favourite Dog Walk

One of our favourite dog walks in Fernilee Reservoir, part of the Goyt Valley and just in the beginnings of the national park. Just after Whaley Bridge Derbyshire you head through the village of Fernilee and into Peak District National Park, eventually on the right is a track that leads to reservoir and car park. […]

Black Rocks Cromford

Black Rocks – Cromford

If you want a dog walk that is pretty much all off lead in an area that offers stunning views and a mix of moorland walking and woodland walking, then Black Rocks at Cromford is for you! Despite the fact that we have lived in the Peak District for over eight years, I had not […]

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 […]

Water Cum Jolly

Slipping on my backside down Slack side!

Today was a great day. What started off as an ordinary dog walk turned into a bit of an adventure. I started off at Millers Dale carpark and decided to walk along the Monsal trail towards Litton Mill. I had the ideas that I would walk through the tunnels as far as Cressbrook and and […]

The Wild Rhubarb Walk

The Wild Rhubarb Walk

Walk : The Wild Rhubarb Walk Distance:  3.2 miles approx     Time: 1 hour approx Grid ref:  SK135733                  Terrain:  This walk uses sections of the Monsal trail which are flat and easy to walk on. However to access the riverside path, there are several steep steps and some rocky sections of path next to the river. […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]