Your dog will love a cottage in Ambleside
If you’re planning a short break to the Lake District, then the tiny town of Ambleside is a great choice for you and your pup. This settlement is charming, welcoming, and full of dog-friendly cottages for you to relax in at the end of a busy day exploring. There are plenty of fabulous walks for you and your dog to enjoy together, all topped off with that truly inspiring Lakeland backdrop.
Visitors often enjoy walking alongside the traditional-looking pier where small sailboats bob up and down on the water. If you get a bit thirsty or hungry, there are several pubs and cafés that welcome dogs, where you and your pup can indulge in a tasty treat or two.
Dog-friendly things to do
Walk to Stock Ghyll Force
This is only a short walk away from Ambleside. Here you’ll see a stunning waterfall that’s approximately 70 foot high. You and your canine companion can view this spectacular site from the safety of the railed viewpoint.
Take a walk over to the beautiful Stagshaw Gardens. Owned by the National Trust, there’s over eight acres of garden for you and your furry friend to explore together. With exceptional collections of rhododendrons and ericaceous trees to marvel at, this attraction is the perfect place for a gentle stroll. Parking is very limited, so leave your car in the public car park at Waterhead and walk the short distance back.