Dog News/Events

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 […]

Derbyshire Well Dressings – a doggie day out!

Derbyshire is famous for it’s age-old tradition of Well Dressing. Over 80 towns and villages decorate their wells with natural materials, such as plants, flowers, bark and other natural ingredients. These are all artistically arranged to produce fantastic works of art, that are displayed by the wells. There is often a theme to the well […]

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 […]

Enjoying the Peak District with your dog

The Peak District is an ideal place to visit with your dog, it has glorious views from up high, picturesque villages and attractions galore with many places to explore for both man and dog. The towns of Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton and Matlock offer central points from which you can head out to see the attractions […]

September events

August is drawing to a close with the bank holiday weekend almost upon us.  There are still loads of great dog friendly events that you can attend: Bank Holiday weekend beer festival at Hope A regular event for us, the Old Hall Hotel at Hope always manages to pull off a great day out. There are […]

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 […]


Sandybrook Country Park

Sandybrook Country Park is close to the picturesque market town of Ashbourne on the southern fringe of the Peak District. The park is located in the former grounds of a 19th century manor house with a historic pinetum and bluebell wood. Sandybrook Country Park provides a peaceful and tranquil setting from which to enjoy a […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]