Winter Getaways with your Dog

It’s the season of wonder even for the smallest (and furriest) members of your family, so why not add to their excitement with a winter getaway. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite UK dog-friendly breaks to give you a little inspiration for your next trip. 

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Peak District (Scenic Lovers)

Home to some of the most scenic walks, undulating terrains and picturesque landscapes, you and your dog will adore this getaway. With its wooded valleys and dramatic moorlands, the Peak District is one of the most popular national parks in the whole of the UK, and is within a four-hour drive for 80% of the UK.

Peak District is perfect for those who like a spot of adventure. Separated into The Dark Peak, which is made up of remote moors and imposing mountains, and the White Peak, which is a treasure of pretty villages, chocolate-box cottages and gorgeous lowland, there is something for everyone.

3 top dog-friendly spots: 

  • Chatsworth House
  • Derwent Valley Reservoirs
  • High Peak Trail 

North Wales (Hike Lovers)

North Wales is a fantastic choice for a dog-friendly getaway. Enjoy a vast and varied landscape of lush countryside, imposing mountain ranges, rolling hills, pretty valleys and traditional villages. Allow your pet to accompany you to the top of North Wales’ highest peak, Snowdon, and even to the depths of the earth by visiting a copper mine. There is plenty of variety in a pet-friendly North Wales holiday.

Snowdonia National Park welcomes dogs on a lead, as long as fitness permits, so your fluffy friend can accompany you on a trek up the magnificent mountain.

3 top dog-friendly spots

  • Llanberis Lake Railway
  • Conwy Water Gardens
  • Craig-Y-Nos Castle Hotel - Wales’ most dog friendly accommodation!

Cornwall (Winter Beach Lovers)

Now heading to the coast, Cornwall is a very accommodating destination for pets, with a large proportion of its popular attractions suitable for bringing dogs. Make sure to wrap up warm as 51 of its beaches welcome dogs year-round! As well as miles of coastal walks, countryside rambles and beaches, Cornwall also has many tourist attractions where your dog is more than welcome. 

3 top dog-friendly spots: 

  •      Eden Project
  •      The Lizard Peninsula
  •      Land’s End

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Northumberland (Short Walk Lovers)

Take the opportunity to travel to the Northumberland this winter. With a wide range of open spaces and pet-friendly attractions, eateries and accommodation on offer, we are confident that you and your dog will enjoy a weekend in Northumberland. 

Northumberland’s long distance trails can be separated into lots of smaller (more sizeable routes) and often can be intersected by numerous shorter paths. This results in a massive amount of variety and the opportunity for dogs and owners alike to experience the same area from many different perspectives; walking along the river bank one day then through the hills above the next.

Many self-catering cottages, Bed & Breakfasts and Inns in Northumberland welcome owners and their well behaved dogs. Several go the extra mile and even include welcome packs for dogs.

3 top dog-friendly spots:

  • Kielder Water & Forest Park 
  • Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster
  • Jolly Fisherman in Craster (dog-friendly pub recommend by locals!)

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We hope you enjoy the festive season!

Ralph & Co. Team

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