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Dog friendly attractions in the Lake District

Dog friendly attractions in the Lake District

If you’re looking to experience the thrill of a local attraction, the Lake District won’t disappoint. Ranging from boat tours of the lakes to mountain walks, there’s a huge amount to explore with your four legged friend. With so many dog friendly attractions in the Lake District you’ll never be bored. Explore some of the options available by browsing our list below.

Esthwaite Water is a first class, well managed Trout fishery. It is a beautiful natural 280 acre water situated in the heart of the English Lake District with excellent facilities for boat or bank fishing. They also have boat wildlife safaris, an on site cafe, tackle shop, nature walk and car parking.

Website: www.hawksheadtrout.com

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Esthwaite Water

WINDERMERE LAKE CRUISES

BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE

Explore the beauty of England's largest lake in the heart of the Lake District. Join us on the water for the most scenic views of the Lakeland fells.

Email: info@windermere-lakecruises.co.uk

Website: www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk


Windermere Lake Cruises

LAKELAND MOTOR MUSEUM

BACKBARROW

Explore a fascinating collection of over 30,000 exhibits that trace the development of road transport throughout the twentieth century - cycles, motorbikes, motor cars and automobilia.

Email: info@lakelandmotormuseum.co.uk

Website: www.lakelandmotormuseum.co.uk


Lakeland Motor Museum

LAKELAND MOUNTAIN GUIDES

DEARHAM

A professional outdoor activity provider providing a premium service to a wide variety of clients in the Lake District.

Email: LakelandMountainGuides@live.co.uk

Website: www.lakelandmountainguides.co.uk


Cherry Bank

MIREHOUSE & GARDENS

KESWICK

The grounds at Mirehouse are certainly dog friendly. Dogs are welcome in the grounds on a short lead at all times. As the lakeside walk goes through a working farm, please keep dogs well away from livestock. Guide dogs are welcome in the house and in The Old Sawmill Tearoom – please mention that you need your guide dog with you when you buy your tickets at the tearoom.

Email: info@mirehouse.com

Website: www.mirehouse.co.uk


Mirehouse

LAKESIDE & HAVERTHWAITE RAILWAY

HAVERTHWAITE

Jump aboard our train at Haverthwaite Station. Enjoy views from your carriage up to Lakeside; the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Combined tickets with Lakeland Motor Museum and Windermere Lake Cruises are available.

Email: info@lakesiderailway.co.uk

Website: www.lakesiderailway.co.uk


Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

KESWICK LAUNCH CO

KESWICK

Keswick Launch Company offers cruises on Derwentwater in the Lake District, aswell as rowing boats and motor boats for hire.

Email: info@keswick-launch.co.uk

Website: www.keswick-launch.co.uk


Keswick Launch Co

CONISTON LAUNCH

CONISTON

Coniston Launch offers a variety of ways that you can enjoy a beautiful boat cruise on Coniston Water in the Lake District.

Email: info@conferry.co.uk

Website: www.conistonlaunch.co.uk


Coniston Launch

RAVENGLASS AND ESKDALE RAILWAY

RAVENGLASS

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England, known affectionately as La'al Ratty meaning "little railway" in olde Cumbrian dialect.

Email: steam@ravenglass-railway.co.uk

Website: www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk


Ravenglass  Railway

ULLSWATER STEAMERS

GLENRIDDING

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning environmentally accredited Lake District attraction. Cruises connect to some of the most famous and iconic walking routes in the National Park, with views of Wordsworth's Daffodils on the west shore in Spring.

Email: enquiries@ullswater-steamers.co.uk

Website: www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk


Ullswater Steamers

HUTTON-IN-THE-FOREST

PENRITH

Hutton-in-the-Forest is a historic house in Cumbria with spectacular gardens and architecture. It is open to visit through the spring and summer. Dogs are also welcome in the tearoom.

Email: info@hutton-in-the-forest.co.uk

Website: www.hutton-in-the-forest.co.uk


Hutton-in-the-Forest

HONISTER

BORROWDALE

Located at the head of Honister Pass in the centre of the Lake District, producing the most thrilling, interesting and memorable Lake District Adventures on offer, whatever the weather.

Email: info@honister.com

Website: www.honister.com


Honister

THE LAKES DISTILLERY

BASSENTHWAITE LAKE

The Lakes Distillery is housed in a beautiful restored Victorian cattle farm, with handmade copper stills and an award-winning on-site Bistro. The Lakes Distillery offers a first class visitors centre with whisky tours & tutored tastings alongside a superb selection of hand-crafted spirits.

Email: info@lakesdistillery.com

Website: www.lakesdistillery.com


Lakes Distillery

WHINLATTER

BRAITHWAITE

Whinlatter, England's only true Mountain Forest, is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play.

Email: whinlatter@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Website: www.forestry.gov.uk


Whinlatter

BROCKHOLE ON WINDERMERE

WINDERMERE

Brockhole loves our four-legged friends! Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the gardens and grounds, the shop, the exhibition area and the cafe terrace and orangery.

Email: info@brockhole.co.uk

Website: www.brockhole.co.uk


Brockhole

THRELKELD QUARRY & MINING MUSEUM

THRELKELD

Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum is a unique attraction in the Lake District which gives visitors an insight into Lakeland's industrial past.

Email: threlkeldquarrymuseum@btconnect.com

www.threlkeldquarryandminingmuseum.co.uk


Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

LAKES ESCAPES

WORKINGTON

Lakes Escapes Ltd is the first LIVE escape room in West Cumbria. We welcome groups of between 2 to 6 people whose aim it is to complete the game objective with 60 minutes.

Email: info@lakesescapes.co.uk

Website: www.lakesescapes.co.uk


Lakes Escapes

DERWENT WATER MARINA

PORTINSCALE

Situated on the shore of Derwent Water the marina offers a wide range of activities: SUP boards, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, group canoes, raft building, ghyll scrambling, fell walking, climbing and abseiling.

Email: info@derwentwatermarina.co.uk

Website: www.derwentwatermarina.co.uk


Derwent Water Marina

CLAIFE VIEWING STATION

FAR SAWREY

Claife Viewing Station and the west shore of Windermere is a great place for you and your four legged friend to explore. The lakeshore path between Wray Castle and Claife Viewing station is a safe, car-free walk that’s bound to set your dog’s tail wagging.

Email: claife@nationaltrust.org.uk

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk


Claife Viewing Station

ALLAN BANK

GRASMERE

Make yourself at home at Allan Bank, where Grasmere's valley unfolds from the picture windows and woodland grounds. Dogs must be kept on leads in the house and grounds.

Email: allanbank@nationaltrust.org.uk

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/allan-bank-and-grasmere


Allan Bank