Dog-friendly campsites in the Lake District National Park

Here are the best dog-friendly camping sites in the Lake District, complete with camping pods and more.

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It's strictly dogs allowed in these special sites, with your furry friends able to accompany you on your trip to the Lake District national park in Cumbria. Take your four-legged companions on picturesque dog walks in this idyllic setting in your luxury camping accommodation.

Dog-friendly campsites in the Lake District National Park guide


Why choose dog-friendly camping in the Lake District?

Opting for dog-friendly camping and glamping in the Lake District will give you a plethora of activities to enjoy with your pooch. The Lake District National Park itself is dog-friendly, so enjoy going for a scenic walk or hike with your fur baby in tow. The National Trust has rules dog walkers should abide by, from making sure you're cleaning up after them to being wary of the nearby wildlife. Make sure you take your lead with you, as no one wants them to chase any of the sheep that take up residence here!

Dog walks in the Lake District

In terms of dog walks in the Lake District, it's recommended that visitors try the Windermere west shore walk, a linear route that takes up to three hours and encompasses the grounds and parkland of Wray Castle. The Octavia Hill walk at Brandelhow Park, Derwent Water is a shorter route, taking around an hour and 30 minutes, letting you walk lakeside with your dog. Derwentwater has a nine-mile route around its wondrous lake, while Ullwater provides another beautiful spot by the water to explore. Here are the best Lake District dog walks:

  • Windermere west shore
  • Octavia Hill
  • Derwentwater
  • Ullswater
  • Grasmere and Rydal

Activities for dogs in the Lake District

Holidays with your dog in the Lake District will likely require you to keep them occupied in their new surroundings, and thankfully, the region has plenty of activities for you to do just that. These aren't your run-of-the-mill walks or big parks, either — doggies can enjoy everything from steam train journeys through to cruises. Windermere Lake Cruises (015394 43360) provides dog-friendly expeditions out onto the gentle water, while the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway (01229 717171) is a lovely steam railway trip across seven request stops with dogs welcome for a small additional charge. Here are the best activities for dogs in the Lake District:

  • Windermere Lake Cruises (015394 43360)
  • Ravenglass and Eskdale steam railway (01229 717171)
  • Mirehouse and Gardens (017687 72287)
  • Path to Adventure (01229 889183)
  • Hutton-in-the-Forest (017684 84449)


Here are the best sites for dog-friendly camping and glamping in the Lake District, including camping pods, luxury tents and more, all with dogs allowed.

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