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Yorkshire Dales dog walks

There are so many incredible Yorkshire Dales dog walks that are waiting for you and your four legged friend to enjoy. It’s full of stunning places to explore and has really interesting terrain to keep all your walking party happy.

Just be careful when you’re walking in the Dales, as you never know when you might come across a field full of sheep or other livestock! Keep close watch on your dog to make sure they’re not getting themselves into trouble as you walk through the beautiful countryside.

Aysgarth Falls

The falls at Aysgarth are awe-inspiring. It can be quite busy on hot days with families picnicking on the bank and enjoying paddling in the water. There are three gorgeous falls for you to enjoy on clearly marked routes, with a lovely little dog friendly tea shop to indulge in after your walk.

Find out more about the route

Brimham Rocks Yorkshire Dales dog walks spot

Brimham Rocks

Take a walk through Earth’s history at Brimham Rocks. A mighty river cut through the landscape 100 million years before even the dinosaurs walked the earth and left behind fascinating rock formations. These rocks have been shaped by hundreds of thousands of years of ice and weather erosion to form weird and wonderful shapes. It’s a fantastic, changing landscape for you and your dog to enjoy.

Refreshments and toilet facilities onsite. Parking is free for National Trust members, or £6 for the day for cars.

Learn more about the Brimham Rocks routes

Murker Fields

These are fantastic routes around the Richmondshire district near Murker. There are a variety of clearly marked routes for you to pick from, from short walks to longer hikes. There are steep climbs and stiles to overcome on these routes.

Take a look at the routes

Ingleton Waterfalls

The waterfall trails at Ingleton are a really fun challenge for you and your dog. You’ll climb and descend gorges, get up close with livestock so keep your dogs close for these parts, and take in the wonderful falls.

Check out the route

Ingleton waterfalls

Bolton Abbey

Take in some Dales’ history and walk your dog at the same time at Bolton Abbey. There are places on the estate where your dog can fun free off the lead and where he or she needs to be more under your direct control. As well as the impressive ruins, there are stunning woodland routes to enjoy together.

Take a look at Bolton Abbey’s detailed route map

Canal walk in Thornton in Craven

Near Skipton, this canal walk is lovely. The paths are flat and easy underfoot, and it doesn’t get really muddy during the wetter months. There are lots of tasty pubs to be found along the route that welcome you and your dog too.

Find out more about the river walk

Horsehead Moor and Deepdale

Get stunning views of the Three Peaks (Ingleborough, Whernside, and Pen-y-ghent) as you walk through the moorland and along the bank of the River Wharfe. This is a stunning, yet relatively easy walk for you and your dog.

Check out the National Trust’s suggested route

There are so many Yorkshire Dales dog walks that you can enjoy during your visit. These are some of our favourites, but do let us know if there are any you love by uploading them to MyPawsOn.