There are some truly breathtaking dog friendly parks and gardens located within the Lake District. What better way to explore the great outdoors with your pet while taking in these stunning surroundings. Browse our list below to discover some of the options available.
Visit Hope Park to meander through beautiful gardens, try your hand at a few park games and relax over tasty refreshments in Cafe Hope.
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.
Muncaster Gardens really are doggy heaven; with miles of paths which wind their way through more than 70 acres of wild, woodland garden and full of exciting smells and interesting corners to explore.
Whinlatter, England's only true Mountain Forest, is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play.
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.
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.
Lowther Castle - for over fifty years an abandoned ruin - is rapidly becoming one of the Lake District's most popular visitor attractions. Gardens, café, shop and the castle itself, sited in a stunning landscape. Dogs must be on a lead at all times.
Mock-Gothic castle sitting on the shores of Lake Windermere. Dogs are not allowed into Wray Castle, however they are welcome in the grounds on leads.
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.
Beautiful ruined house and gardens in the heart of rural Cumbria. Dogs are welcome on the site as long as you keep them on a lead. Open from 1st April until 30th September.