Pet Friendly Lodges in the Lake District

Outdoor Activities

The lakes and ‘tarns’ dotted around the vast area make a great excuse to try out windsurfing, kayaking, sailing or rowing.

The Lake District is a brilliant spot for walking out with your pooch. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back stroll, or an exhilarating scramble over challenging rocky terrains, there really is something for everyone.

The picturesque market towns which surround the idyllic countryside are incredibly charming in their own right – and make a great base from which to explore. There are numerous cosy cafes and restaurants to warm up in after a long day of adventures, plus boutique shops,  and art galleries.

Lodge Holidays

We are able to offer you a selection of luxury Pet Friendly lodge holidays in the Lake District which have been chosen for the quality of their accommodation, amenities and proximity of local attractions and activities. From family friendly sites with activities for children, to luxury lodges with hot tubs for that romantic break.

If you are looking for a Last minute Hot Tub Break then many of the lodges will be able to accommodate..

The Lake District is a truly sensational part of the world which allows you to breathe easy, relax and unwind off the beaten track. So, what are you waiting for?

Lake District Lodges

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Bracken Ground, Coniston
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet Friendly
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Hesket Holiday Park, Armathwaite
  • Sleep 4/6
  • Pet Friendly options
  • Hot tubs ( specified lodges)
  • Off road parking
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Wateredge Mill Lodges, Haverthwaite
  • Sleep 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Dog Friendly options
  • Wi-fi
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Fallbarrow Park, Windermere
  • Lodges sleep up to 6
  • 1 to 3 Bedrooms
  • Pet Friendly Options
  • On Site Facilities
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Burnside Park, Keswick
  • Lodges sleep 2 to 6
  • 1 to 3 Bedrooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Off Road Parking
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White Cross Bay Holiday Park, Lake Windermere
  • Sleep 4 to 6
  • Pet Friendly (specified Lodges)
  • Hot Tubs (specified lodges)
  • Leisure Facilities on site
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Pastures Lodge Park, Cartmel
  • Sleep 2 to 4
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pet Friendly ( specified lodges)
  • Wood burning fire
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Gatesgarth, Coniston
  • Sleeps 8
  • Pet Friendly
  • Hot Tub
  • Wood burner
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South Lakeland Leisure Village
  • Sleep 4 to 8
  • Fishing
  • Pet Friendly options
  • Indoor Pool
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Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges
  • Sleeps up to 6
  • Hot Tub
  • Lakeside
  • Wi-Fi
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Hartsop Fold Lodges, Patterdale
  • Sleeps 4
  • Pet friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Spectacular views
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Pippin Lodge, near Grange over Sands
  • Sleeps 2
  • Woodburner
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wi-Fi
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Thanet Well Lodge Retreat, Penrith
  • Sleeps 2 - 6
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wi-Fi
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Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat, Keswick
  • Sleeps up to 8
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet Friendly
  • Near Keswick
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8 Best Dog Friendly Walks in the Lake District

The Lake District is a walker’s paradise with countless scenic walks to go on. From hiking up the many fells to going on leisurely lakeside strolls, the possibilities are endless. Lots of the best walking trails are pet friendly. Many people bring their dogs with them when they visit the Lakes so they can go on long walks together. Here are some of the top pet-friendly walks Britain’s biggest national park has to offer.

The Derwentwater Loop


Length: 10 miles

Difficulty: Easy


Derwentwater is a large lake that lies directly south of Keswick. On either side of it are some of the many fells the Lakes are known for. A total of 214 fells are known as Wainwrights and many keen walkers try to climb all of these. Some people even take their dogs with them, though only certain breeds can successfully take on the higher fells. 


Starting in Keswick, this walking trail takes you right around the lake and back to the town. The terrain is flat so you and your dog shouldn’t find it challenging. As you work your way around the lake, take in the stunning views of the towering fells and the pretty lakeside views. You’ll see Cat Bells, which is one of the most popular Wainwrights, in all its glory.

The Tarn Hows Circular


Length: 2 miles

Difficulty: Easy


Tarn Hows is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Lake District. It’s a gorgeous tarn – a small mountain lake – that attracts many visitors thanks to its stunning scenery. The place is especially attractive on a sunny day. Do the loop around the tarn with your dog and you’ll get to take in some of the Lake District’s most captivating views without having to climb any fells. There’s a car park with lots of spaces, and there’s plenty of room for picnicking.

Blea Tarn


Length: 1.8 miles

Difficulty: Easy


Another one of the Lake District’s many photogenic tarns is Blea Tarn. Like Tarn Hows, it’s a picturesque body of water that has a great setting with Lingmoor Fell rising high close by. The trail that takes you alongside the tarn is easy enough for people of all ages. If you head out on this walking route, you’ll probably see quite a few families enjoying a relaxing stroll together. It includes some wooded areas that provide welcome shade on a hot summer’s day. Most dogs shouldn’t have any problems with this walk and will no doubt enjoy stretching their legs.

Walla Crag


Length: 6 miles

Difficulty: Medium/Hard


If you want to climb one of the many Lake District Wainwrights with your dog, Walla Crag is a great one to tackle first. Start from Keswick and head south, then take the path up to Ashness Bridge – the most photographed bridge in the Lakes. Here, you’ll find a trail that takes you up to Walla Crag. 


With a height of roughly 1,243 feet, it offers breathtaking views of Keswick and the surrounding landscapes, including the northernmost cluster of fells. The walk is quite rough in places and can be steep, though you and your dog should manage it well. As you make your way to the top, you’ll have fantastic views of Derwentwater and Cat Bells.

Sale Fell


Length: 4 miles

Difficulty: Medium


Another Wainwright that’s not too demanding is Sale Fell. With a height of 1,178 feet, it’s one of the smallest of the Wainwrights, though it’s still very much worth climbing thanks to the rewarding panoramic views its summit offers. Located in the northwest of the region, it’s near the village of Cockermouth and Bassenthwaite Lake. 


So long as your dog is physically capable, they should be able to manage the climb. The slopes are quite gentle and the terrain shouldn’t provide any challenges. Sale Fell is one of the lesser-known fells, so the climb should be nice and peaceful for you and your dog.

Rydal Water


Length: 3 miles

Difficulty: Medium


This walking route is easily accessible from Ambleside, which is one of the biggest settlements in the Lakes. Set off from the town, do a loop of Rydal Water and head back the way you came. If you’d rather keep it shorter, there are several car parks closer to the lake. There’s some moderate climbing to do, but the views of the lake and the woodlands are worth it. You and your dog should easily manage this walk. 

Aira Force


Length: 4 miles

Difficulty: Easy


Aira Force is one of many waterfalls you’ll find throughout the Lake District. It’s located north of central Ullswater, a glacial lake that’s the second largest in the region, only after Windermere. If you and your dog set off from the village of Glenridding, the Aira Force trail should be a 4-mile loop. The walk will take you alongside Ullswater and there’ll be some climbing to do to reach the waterfall, but nothing too taxing. 

Grizedale Forest


Length: Up to 10 miles

Difficulty: Easy/Medium


Grizedale Forest is an expansive forest that lies in the heart of the Lake District. It’s between Coniston Water and Windermere. Head to the visitor centre and grab a bite to eat before setting off on a walk. There are eight official trails and they range in length from less than a mile to 10 miles. 


Check out the map and see which of the trails would be best for you and your dog. Most of them are flat so they shouldn’t be too challenging. Some of them, however, do require some climbing. Take in the views of lakes, mountains and forest trees as you enjoy your walk. Also, look out for the famous Grizedale Forest sculptures. There are 51 unique works of art scattered along the trails – see how many of them you can spot.

Enjoy Dog-Friendly Walks in the Lake District


Go on any of these walks with your dog and you’ll have a memorable experience. Of course, we’ve only just scratched the surface – there are so many more worthwhile walks you can take your dog on while in the Lakes. The next time you visit with your dog, spend quality time together going on walks in some of the UK’s most beautiful places.

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