The Canine guide to the Peak District holiday cottages


The Canine guide to the Peak District

Ed Roberts 18 February 2020

Where better in the British Isles for you and your dog to head to if you have an unwavering love for the outdoor life? Holiday in one of the largest untamed areas of England: the Peak District: a vast and open wilderness prime for exploration, whether you are man, woman, child or dog!

Sniff out beautiful walking trails, the most amazing pet-friendly visitor attractions, the unmissable places to eat and drink with the pooch in tow and most brilliant of all, the cosiest dog-friendly holiday cottages in the Peak District in our extensive collection of helpful dog-friendly guides to the Peak District below.

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The best W-A-L-K-I-E-S in the Peak District

Dog Walk

Let your doggy lead the way, as no matter which way your Peak District path wanders, you are bound to end up somewhere fantastic and gorgeous. The Peak District is home to the daddy of all walking trails, the Pennine Way. But there are also many more, shorter walks that you and your pooch can venture out on, on a daily basis from your holiday cottage. Climb to Kinder Scout, the highest point in England, or see if you can find any traces of the legendary wallabies in The Roaches.

If you want to know where the coolest places to go bounding with the hound are, or where to enjoy a few shorter quieter walks if your dog is small or old, pad over to our full guide to the best dog walks in the Peak District.

The best attractions in the Peak District


A fun family day out with the dog can present challenges, as sadly dogs aren’t welcome everywhere. Sometimes taking a dog along to some of the attractions available just isn’t practical, or they are excluded for conservation or environmental reasons.

So, if the bad weather closes in, or your legs are still aching from some extreme hikes, check out our in-depth guide to the most awesome, interesting and welcoming dog-friendly attractions in the Peak District.

The best dog-friendly pubs and places to eat


We all get hungry and we all get thirsty; what happens when you’re tired and thirsty and a pub appears on the horizon like an oasis in the Sahara? Chances are you’ll fall on the mercy of the bar staff, hoping they’ll cook you some dinner and serve you and your doggy some drinks. However, there are some places that don’t let you take your dog inside! And that’s always a disappointment.

Avoid dismay and plan ahead with our guide to the best dog-friendly pubs and places to eat and drink in the Peak District. There are some wonderful places that welcome your dogs too, from Bakewell to Buxton and back again!

The Peak District’s most dog-friendly cottages

Elder Cottage

Location, location, location! Surely, that’s all you need to worry about when picking the best self-catering dog-friendly cottage for you and your pack, but nope - we’ve dug much deeper to find out the aspects our canine companions love the best and what features make your holiday even easier.

Read our full guide to the Peak District’s dog-friendly cottages.


We offer a whole host of helpful extras at our dog-friendly cottages that can include large enclosed gardens, dog baskets and blankets, outdoor taps, welcome baskets and other features. Our selection of dog-friendly cottages in the Peak District has been handpicked and is the first choice for holidaying hound lovers everywhere.



Check out our other dog-friendly guides to lovely destinations in the UK. 

Photo credits:

  1. Poppy in the Peak District
  2. Poppy in Castleton
  3. Poppy at Ladybower Reservoir
  4. Poppy at the pub
  5. Poppy at Chatsworth House and Estate
  6. Elder Cottage in Totley Brook

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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