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.
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.
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.
A professional outdoor activity provider providing a premium service to a wide variety of clients in the Lake District.
Dogs are welcome in the grounds on a short lead at all times. Just be aware, it is an offence to allow your pet to bother any livestock. Please keep your dog on a lead and give farm animals plenty of space not to feel intimidated. Cows on the other hand may be more curious, but should they charge toward you, drop your dog lead and run to safety.Your pet will be able to outrun any danger by itself. Dogs are welcome on the tables outside The Old Sawmill Tearoom.
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.
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.
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.
Whinlatter, England's only true Mountain Forest, is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discover every day staples and foodie finds in the 17th century barn farm shop, explore craft and gift galleries, watch cows being milked whilst sampling treats from the tearoom menu, or walk the farm trail through beautiful countryside. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor areas, including the outdoor cafe area, which is open during peak times (holidays and weekends).
Discover a true Aladdin's cave at Yew Tree Barn, home to WRS (extensive showrooms of decorative antiques, interiors and garden ornament) the Gallery showcasing arts & crafts, design led gifts, cards and jewellery, or visit the on-site blacksmith, cabinet maker, and the delightful Harry's CafeBar serving fresh local produce. Dogs welcome throughout.
Path to Adventure offers quality Lake District adventures with friendly professional guides. Canoeing, ghyll scrambling, bushcraft, guided walks, rock climbing and abseiling. Dogs welcome by arrangement.
Keswick Launch Company offers cruises on Derwentwater in the Lake District, aswell as rowing boats and motor boats for hire.
Coniston Launch offers a variety of ways that you can enjoy a beautiful boat cruise on Coniston Water in the Lake District.
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.
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.
Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum is a unique attraction in the Lake District which gives visitors an insight into Lakeland's industrial past.
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.
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.