Dog News/Events

Girls in the Goyt Valley

Tilly and her daughter have just enjoyed the morning having a great dog walk around the Goyt Valley. They started at the Errwood Car Park and raced up the hill towards Shining Tor, enjoying a pit stop at the trig point. They then carried along the path towards Cats Tor before turning right and trotting […]

Friendly facebook!

I recently read a post from Tissington Nursery (of the plant variety not the child variety!) that they are dog friendly. It’s great to hear from businesses in this way. Anyhow, I opened the debate in Facebook and asked where else was dog friendly, that you wouldn’t necessarily expect to be.  Here are the results, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Weekend Walk – Winster

Full Walk Distance: 3 miles approximately Time taken: 1 hour 15 mins possibly longer if your sauntering. Start point: Winster car park Sat Nav: For Miners Standard – a pub close to the car park DE4 2DR Location: The car park can be found just off the B5056. This walk entails some road walking through […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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. […]

Darwin Forest Country Park

Darwin Forest Country Park in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District is one of the UK’s top holiday parks and provides luxury self-catering holiday accommodation. Set in 47 acres of mixed woodland between Matlock and Bakewell our luxury lodges are nestled within our woodland paradise and are furnished to the highest standard. Our Spa lodges (some […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]