Dog Walks in the Peak District – with no stiles!

Tilly at Surprise ViewThe 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 the Peak District was this sunny all the time!!
  • There are 20 walks contained in each book, which range from Easy to Challenging. Each individual walk gives a summary of the distance, what grade e.g. easy, medium or challenging and how long it is estimated to take, pretty useful if you are time restrained.
  • The walk descriptions helpfully tell you if you are likely to encounter sheep and cattle, which is very useful if you have a dog which is likely to react to either. There are useful little maps which indicate the direction that the walks will take, although I would still have a copy of an Ordnance Survey map or similar on your phone, just in case you take a wrong turn!
  • The only thing I would say, is that the book advertises itself as “20 graded walks with no stiles” – yet there is a squeezer stile in Walk 14 Over Haddon (Peak District South) which is particularly narrow. Whilst these are not the tradional wooden stiles that you climb over, they are worse, certainly for larger dogs, as they are two pieces of solid stone that you have to squeeze through. Quite often there is no other way around!  That said, the walk description does warn you of the stiles right at the start, so you won’t get caught out.
  • These books are a great accompaniment to a holiday in the Peak District with your dog.

Buy our Pub Guide – for less than the price of a pint of beer!

For less than the price of a pint of beer, you can now download our new guide Dogs Welcome in the Peak District.   We have listed over 100 pubs, cafes and attractions which are dog friendly.

No more lurking outside pubs, trying to see if they will accept dogs. You can now walk in with confidence and enjoy drinks and meals with your dog, in the comfort of some beautiful pubs in the Peak District.

Fancy a pint, sat next to a log fire with your dog?

Perhaps you’re camping, and need to know which attractions you can take your dog to? Do you need to entertain the children and the dog at the same time?  Wouldn’t it be nice to know which pubs you can visit, to sit in front of a warm fire and get some hot food at the end of a long and tiring day outdoors….

Check out our guide, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the choice of places.

Derbyshire & Peak District – a dog walkers guide

This book, Derbyshire & the Peak District – A Dog Walker’s Guide
contains details of 20 dog walks arouDerbyshire dog walkers front covernd Derbyshire and the Peak District. They range from a short two mile walk to a longer 5 3/4 mile walk. There are plenty of colour photographs and clear sketch maps which will give you a good indication of the type of walk that you can choose to do.

The dog walks are spread throughout Derbyshire, however the majority of them are situated in the Peak District and the High Peak, which is good walking country, particularly for dogs. There are a couple of walks based in South Derbyshire and a further two or three across towards Chesterfield.

There is a  useful “Dog Factors” section for each of the walks, which provide you with information such as the distance, number of dog friendly stiles, what the chances are of meeting livestock (very important to know when deciding on a off lead or on lead walk) and where the nearest Vet is.

As well as describing each walk, there is also a section on where the nearest refreshment stop is. This is most important for me, as I like to find nice coffee shops and dog friendly pubs when I am out and about with the dog. The husband prefers a good pub that serves real ale!

Overall, the book is a good buy, if you live in, or are visiting the Peak District with your dog. For me, it has refreshed my mind when considering different dog walks in the area. It has also added a couple of extra dog friendly pubs for my friends and I to try!