Dog Friendly Cottages in North Yorkshire
Abounding in breathtaking natural beauty, friendly locals and rich regional traditions, when it comes to dog-friendly holiday destinations North Yorkshire is certainly up there with the best. Home to not one but two of the UK’s much-loved national parks, as well as an array of culture-filled cities and fascinating historical sites, you’ll be spoilt for choice on what to do next.
Whether you and your four-legged friend are eager to explore the great outdoors, keen to delve into the local history or simply want to kick back in the hot tub with a cold glass of bubbly, your northern getaway can be every bit as action-packed or relaxing as you wish.
With 1000’s of dog-friendly cottages throughout the region, you’re sure to find the perfect holiday hideaway for you and the pooch. Ranging from grand country houses to fairytale shepherds huts just perfect for a romantic retreat, our pet-friendly properties come in all shapes and sizes - ideal for groups both big and small.
Best dog-friendly walks in North Yorkshire
With an array of routes suitable for hikers (and hounds) of all abilities and energy levels, you couldn’t find a better spot for walkies!
In the Footsteps of the Monks
Best for: A flavour of the local landscape
Distance: 12 km
Time to complete: 4 hours
Follow In the Footsteps of the Monks of bygone times and set off on a peaceful pilgrimage from Brimham Rocks to Fountains Abbey. Take in the amazing rock formations and beautiful landscape along the way.
The Malham Classic
Best for: Breathtaking scenery
Distance: 10.5 km
Time to complete: 4 hours
Discover some of North Yorkshire’s most-loved landscapes on the Malham Classic walk. Beginning in the bucolic village of Malham, this circular route takes you past waterfalls, up gorges and onto a magnificent limestone pavement.
Bolton Abbey to Cavendish Pavilion
Best for: History aficionados
Distance: 3 km
Time to complete: 1 hour
The easy-going 3 km stretch between Bolton Abbey to Cavendish Pavilion (and back again) offers incredible views of the atmospheric ruins of the priory church and takes you and the pup through a landscape alive with history and legends.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
Best for: Burning off some steam
Distance: 38.6 km
Time to complete: 12 hours
Searching for a holiday challenge? Why not take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge This 38.6 km long route takes you up Yorkshire’s three largest peaks and covers a total of 1,585 metres elevation. What’s more, you’re supposed to do the whole thing in under 12 hours.
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
Best for: Beautiful waterfall views
Distance: 7 km
Time to complete: 2.5 hours
There’s a small entry fee, but Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is definitely worth the money! Following the cascading river, this route takes you and the pooch past an incredible array of rushing waterfalls. Once back in Ingleton you can both warm up with a pint/ dog treat at the pub.