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.
A professional outdoor activity provider providing a premium service to a wide variety of clients in the Lake District.
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.
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.
Situated on the shore of Derwent Water the Marina offers a range of activities from boat hire of SUP boards, Canoes, Kayaks, Pedalos and rowing boats, to Instructor led sessions including ,sailing, kayaking, canoeing, group canoes, raft building and ghyll scrambling.
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.
Hop aboard the La’al Ratty (which means ‘little railway’ in old Cumbrian dialect) for an unforgettable family day out! The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is one of England's oldest and longest narrow gauge railways and runs for seven miles with a journey time of 40 minutes each way. You can start your journey at either end of the line.
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. The fleet of heritage vessels sails a serpentine course for eight miles, connecting all four shores of the lake – Glenridding, Pooley Bridge, Howtown and Aira Force.
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.
Walking your dog is a great way to exercise and explore the great outdoors. With miles of paths to explore at Grizedale, there’s no need to leave your four-legged friend behind next time you’re planning a day out.
Local, fully qualified summer mountain leader offering super guided walks and fun navigation days in the Lake District. Dogs welcome! Specialising in scramble and ridge-free hiking for those wishing to reach the best summits without the exposure! BIG-dog friendly hiking guidebooks also available for stile-free Lake District walks!
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.
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.
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.