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Holidays you’ll be mutts about!

From the Border Terrier who loves to party to the affectionate Labradoodle who loves cuddles, here at Lake District Estates, we are mutts about our furry companions.

Each of our holiday parks has a collection of dog friendly accommodation that will set tails wagging.

We have it on good authority that a holiday in the Lake District ranks highly on a dog’s wish list. And so, we took to the parks and did a bit of sniffing around, chatted to some of our four-legged guests, and asked them what makes a pawsome dog friendly holiday. Some of their replies included a variety of walkies offering lots of interesting smells, an endless supply of biscuits, and extra cuddles. Sounds good to us!

If you’re digging around for an autumn adventure, we have something to suit both humans and dogs alike.

Pawsome Holidays in the Lake District, Cumbria

Waterfoot Park, Ullswater

Zoomie your way to Waterfoot Park and find yourself in the fetching Ullswater Valley, home to England’s most beautiful lake.

For those all-important walkies, the famous Ullswater Way - a spectacular 20 mile walking route that circumnavigates the lake – meanders through the park and can easily be walked in sections. Waterfoot is just a 10-minute stroll from the quaint village of Pooley Bridge, where you’ll find pubs, cafes, and the dog friendly Ullswater ‘Steamers’. From lakeside strolls where paws can splash in water, to fellside climbs that are puptastic for energetic hounds, there’s something for both little and long legs. You’ll be overwhelmed by the scenery, paws and feet will be weary, but it’s worth it!

There’s a range of accommodation to suit all tastes. As the nights get cooler, like us humans, our dogs love to stretch out beside a warm fire. Our characterful cottages offer wood burning stoves where you can all enjoy the warmth of a crackling fire. Our cosy pods are heated, and the hive cabins come complete with an outdoor boot and mucky paws wash.

On-site facilities include the Mansion Bar, plus a shop selling not only handy items such as bread and milk, but also dog food.

Personalised dog packs! When you stay at Waterfoot Park, we will provide your four-legged friend with a doggy goody bag containing a dog bed, a toy, dog biscuits, and a few poo bags as well as a menu of local eateries that are dog friendly.

Tayto, (pictured) you’re a regular to Waterfoot, why do you keep coming back? “The lawn in front of the Mansion House bar is pawfect for playing frisbee! Plus, I like the owners because they give me lots of cuddles.”

Pawsome Holidays in the Lake District, Cumbria

Hill of Oaks, Windermere

Hill of Oaks will have dogs springing up and down, pogo-stick style! Nestled in ancient woodland on the south-eastern shores of Windermere, England's largest lake, the park boasts exclusive lake frontage for around a mile making it furbulous for dogs that love to make a splash!

With easy access to the Lake District’s fells, dogs will be pawing to go, keen to sniff out all the exciting walking routes of which there are plenty. And when it’s time to put both feet and paws up, after a full day of scampering, paws with a coffee, a bowl of water, and tasty treat – there’s a variety of biscuits in the combined onsite bistro and shop. 

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation. If your Chihuahua thinks of himself as a bit of a Bear Grylls type, then opt for our glamping pods, or stay in our safari tent and experience sleeping under canvas. Or, if Pam the Pug likes her home comforts, then our lakeside apartments, charming cottages, or lodges, will be just pawfect.

Lily (pictured), do you have any tips for fellow dogs? “The best place for crumbs is around the lakeside picnic benches. I once found a whole discarded biscuit!”

Pawsome Holidays in the Lake District, Cumbria

Newby Bridge Caravan Park, Southern Lakes

Sit… stay… and relax… at Newby Bridge Caravan Park. It’s ideal for dogs and their families looking for a quieter howliday park.

After a short drive, feet and paws will land on the southern shores of Windermere, where the dramatic scenery the Lake District is known for begins to unfold. It’s not surprising that the Lake District is a happy hound haven; dog friendly pubs and cafés galore, visitor attractions that welcome the whole pack, and of course, miles and miles of walkies. Lakes to play in, muddy paths, fells to climb, woodlands to sniff about in, digging, exploring… so many pawsible options.

When it’s time to snooze, dotted around this greenery rich site is a collection of dog friendly caravans, a Fellside Lodge, and the Woodland Cottage

What did you think of your recent stay at Newby Bridge Kaia? (pictured) “I enjoyed all the additional belly rubs and snuggles from my hu-mum because she didn’t have to work. I saw lots of birds and squirrels. I asked them to play but for some reason they didn’t want to. I would also like to add that I don’t look my best in this photo, taken at Gummer's How, a short drive from the park. I have since taken up dog-yoga and look far more svelte, and clean!”

Pawsome Holidays in the Lake District, Cumbria

Tewitfield Marina, near Lancaster

Go barking mad for Tewitfield Marina! Maggie (pictured) certainly did on a recent visit when she realised she was staying for a few nights!

Tewitfield Marina is home to a collection of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments, many of which welcome our furry friends with open arms and offer scenic views of the Lancaster Canal.

Paws and boots at the ready! With both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks close by, there’s lots of opportunity to stretch both human and canine legs. Just outside the front door is the Lancaster Canal towpath which is perfect for gentle rambles and will lead you into Carnforth and beyond.

When you stay, we'll provide your four-legged friend with their very own dog bed, blanket, and dog bowl. Their goody bag will also be personalised with their name on, and will include poo bags, dog biscuits, a tennis ball, and a canal walking leaflet that features all the best places for dog-friendly adventures.

There’s even a dog wash on site in case your pup gets mucky on their escapades. Wooftastic!

Do you have a favourite walk Maggie? (pictured) “I love walking up the old 8 lock flight, starting at the bottom, all the way up to the top. We pass the old lock gates. I like swimming in the shallow bits!”

Pawsome Holidays in the Lake District, Cumbria

Woodclose Park, Kirkby Lonsdale

Fetch the lead, dog bed and bowl, and head to Woodclose for an unfurgettable holiday! Situated in the beautiful valley of the River Lune in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Woodclose is surrounded by rolling hills and never-ending footpaths that will have your dog bouncing up and down with doggy glee. Venture just a little further and the Lake District will set heart’s fluttering.

Kirkby Lonsdale, a picturesque market town, is within walking distance. Here, you’ll find a selection of shops, pubs, and cafes where tired paws and weary feet can unwind with a pint, coffee, or bowl.

There’s a selection of glamping pods to choose from. If your pooch needs pampering, then opt for the super deluxe pod, which combines comfort with adventure. And if your four-legged family member turns their wet nose up at glamping, then our one-bedroom apartment ‘Treetops’ can accommodate up to four humans and two dogs.

Blue, (pictured) would you give Woodclose your paw of approval? Blue raises her paw. “It’s my first-time glamping so I was a little nervous, but our dog pod was lovely. A bit like a kennel, but for hu-people! My hu-parents have taken me to lots of exciting places, but I love the nearby river, it’s wonderful to splash in!”

We'd love to hear from you!

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