Five dog-friendly walks in the Yorkshire Dales holiday cottages

Five dog-friendly walks in the Yorkshire Dales

Gorgeous Team 03 April 2018

What better way to exercise your dog than by taking them for a walk in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside. You can even stop for a cheeky pint in one of the many dog-friendly pubs in this beautiful part of Yorkshire.

Dog walks

As long as you are considerate (keep dogs on a lead where appropriate and pick up any poo) and aware of any lurking dangers, you can have a fabulous dog-friendly day out in Yorkshire!

Here are some suggestions of dog-friendly walks in the Yorkshire Dales.

1. West Witton to Penhill

West Witton

Just a short distance from the idyllic Wensleydale village of West Witton is the easily spotted Penhill. You can enjoy a lovely circular walk from the village with great views of Wensleydale from the top of Penhill.

2. Glasshouses to Pateley Bridge

Pateley Bridge

The Nidderdale countryside is absolutely glorious and dogs will love stretching their legs on this riverside walk into Pateley Bridge.

Pateley Bridge is a lovely Nidderdale village which has a selection of dog-friendly pubs including The Crown Inn, The Royal Oak and The Bridge Inn.

3. Aysgarth Falls

Aysgarth Falls

Everyone loves a visit to Aysgarth Falls – including your four-legged friends! You can spend a day exploring this scenic setting with lots of different paths to try. We recommend heading to the nearby Wheatsheaf which is lovely dog-friendly country inn.

The Wensleydale Heifer in the village of West Witton is the perfect place to get a bite to eat with your doggie. This dog-friendly restaurant is well-renowned for their seafood and steaks including a selection of lobster dishes.

4. Muker to Thwaite circular


This scenic walk three-mile starts and ends at The Farmer’s Arms in Muker – a very nice dog-friendly walk in Upper Swaledale (you can find a selection of circular walks on The Farmer’s Arms website).

The route includes spectacular views from Kisdon Hill and although the first section of the walk is fairly steep, the rest is downhill and you can stop for refreshments in both Muker and Thwaite.

5. Hawes to Hardraw

The charming market town of Hawes (famous as the birthplace for Wensleydale cheese) is another great spot for a dog-walk. We recommend heading to nearby Hardrow Falls – it’s the largest single drop waterfall in the UK.

Well controlled dogs are welcome at the falls and are also permitted in pub. The Green Dragon. This Hardraw pub dates pack to the 13th century.

Yorkshire scene

The Yorkshire Dales is the perfect place for a dog-friendly holiday – and you’ll find lots of dog-friendly walks to try! There is also a wide selection of dog-friendly holiday cottages in the Yorkshire Dales.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

Like it? Share it...

Read more like this

A guide to All Creatures Great and Small

Discover the Yorkshire world of James Herriot in our guide to All Creatures Great and Small and the filming locations used for the TV series.

The Secret Garden's Yorkshire filming locations

Discover all the Yorkshire locations used in The Secret Garden film, from Fountains Abbey near Ripon to the glorious Helmsley Walled Garden in the North York Moors.

An insider's guide to Leyburn

Read our guide to Leyburn in Wensleydale and discover wonderful waterfalls, historic castles, and a market square that's full of fabulous pubs, cafes, and independent shops.
The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210