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 your dog doesn’t need to be left out of it all. The town may be busy at times, if walking your dog through the central areas, but there are several picturesque walks to take in when you are visiting Matlock with your dog.
Matlock’s parks, including the award-winning Hall Leys Park on in the town centre and on the banks of the River Derwent, all allow well behaved dogs, while a walk along the Cromford Canal just outside of the town will stretch the legs a bit more.
The cliff tops also provide an exhilarating dog walk as well as views of the town and surrounding countryside from up on High Tor and around Riber Castle there is a footpath that is regularly used by dog walkers.
Some of Matlock’s attractions are dog friendly, you can ride on the four-mile long Peak Rails heritage railway between Matlock and Rowsley with your pet as well as visit the Crich Tramway Museum, located just outside Matlock in Crich. Dogs are welcome on the site and are able to ride on the trams, some of which are almost open air. There is also a woodland walk and sculpture trail at the museum.
By the time you’ve taken in the parks, countryside or just had a good old look around, you’ll no doubt have built up an appetite for lunch or dinner and Matlock has numerous dog friendly cafes and pubs.
The Peli Deli, located in Crown Square, The Loaf, which is in Matlock Green and on The Common in Crich, and the Fountain Tea Rooms in Bonsall are all cafes where dogs are welcome.
If you’re thinking a nice refreshing pint is on the agenda then the MoCa Bar on Dale Road is both dog and children friendly and other options within the Matlock area include, The Miners Arms in Brassington, The Rising Sun on Middleton top. You will also find dogs welcome at the The Boat Inn and The Bell in Cromford, The Red Lion in Birchover and the Flying Childers in Stanton in Peak.