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“DOGS” own County – the Yorkshire Dales

I’m sure they say that Yorkshire is know as “DOGS” own county and it is certainly a destination your dog will love.

One of England’s most picturesque areas with plenty of open space and gorgeous landscapes, the Yorkshire Dales has a lot to offer the dog owner who enjoys the great outdoors with his or her furry companion. Clean rivers, tranquil valleys, woodland walks and quaint villages can all be found here, along with the area’s well-known limestone hills, historic sites, and meadows filled with wildflowers. Not forgetting of course rabbits and squirrels !!!

If you’re in search of a place where you can spend a much-needed holiday with your beloved dog, the Yorkshire Dales won’t disappoint. The area offers ample opportunities to enjoy the company of your pet so you don’t need to worry about leaving him home. Continue reading to learn about some of the many dog-friendly hotels and activities you can enjoy during your trip.

Dog Friendly Accommodation

The Yorkshire Dales is filled with beautiful places that you and your pet can explore together. And there are also plenty of dog-friendly places where you can stay in between your outdoor adventures. Below are some of your many options.

The Countryman’s Inn: Located in Hunton, a village near Bedale, The Countryman’s Inn also has a restaurant where you can enjoy food and drink before heading off to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park with your dog. Regular entertainment, including a book club and music night, is also available. Be sure to book in advance, though, as this bed and breakfast only has four guest rooms available.

Mount Pleasant Farm B&B: If you want to stay at a B&B that’s in the centre of the scenic countryside in the Yorkshire Dales, consider checking into Mount Pleasant Farm. During your stay, you’ll be able to enjoy incredible views of the Vale of York. And you’ll also have easy access to Richmond, a historic area with a famous castle, and Washton, a tranquil little village.

Abbots Thorn: This 200-year-old 4-star B&B is the perfect spot if you want to have quick and easy access to the many activities in the Yorkshire Dales, including hiking, walking, and exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With just three guest rooms, though, be sure to book early. The fact that it’s located in the quiet village of Carlton makes this the ideal spot to retreat to when you need to get away.

Dog Friendly Outdoor Spaces

In addition to walking through the many villages throughout the Yorkshire Dales, what makes this area the perfect dog-friendly getaway is the myriad outdoor spaces to explore with your canine companion.

There are plenty of trails throughout Yorkshire National Park that you and your dog can enjoy, whether you’re looking for a challenging hike or an easy stroll. The woods and beautiful waterfalls of Aysgarth are a great spot to look for birds and take in breathtaking views of the countryside and Castle Bolton. If you’re looking for an easy walk, check out Horsehead Moor and Deepdale. No matter where you go, though, you’re sure to be met by spectacular views, fresh air, and loads of fun.

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Dog Friendly Eateries

The Yorkshire Dales’ many dog-friendly pubs are just right for stopping in and getting a quick bite or drink before heading off for more fun. And with all of the open space to explore, you and your pet will definitely need to fuel up, and refuel. Below are just a few of the many pubs that you and your pooch can enjoy.

The Bay Horse: Foundin Masham, The Bay Horse is perfect for both lunch and dinner. The menu provides plenty of options, and a lot of the produce used in the delicious dishes is sourced from local farms. With two fires going on colder days, this is also an ideal spot to warm up before heading back outside.

The Farmers Arms: Walking into The Farmers Arms is really like taking a time machine to an era from the past. This popular and charming village pub is set in Swaledale, which is one of the places in the Yorkshire Dales renowned for its wild and natural beauty. Choose from a variety of local ales, and don’t forget to sit by the fire to warm yourself up.

The Kings Arms: The historic Kings Arms is found in Askrigg, in the centre of the Yorkshire Dales. If you’re planning on trekking through Aysgarth Falls, this is an ideal spot to rest your feet for a while and enjoy a hearty meal with your dog at your side. It’s popular, though, so you may want to call ahead to make reservations to be sure you and your pooch will have a table to sit at.

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The Yorkshire Dales is the perfect spot to go whenever you want to get away with your dog. Enjoy the natural beauty, the friendly people, and the quaint villages. Take time to enjoy the scenery and tranquillity, and be sure to bring a camera.

Whatever you do – don’t miss out on the Yorkshire Puddings (and save one for the dog !)