Getaway Ideas With Your Dog This Autumn


The colder months can provide some lovely, crisp weather that is perfect for you and your dog to enjoy together. There are many exciting places to visit in The Lake District and Northumbria that are dog friendly. Read on to be inspired with getaway ideas with your four-legged companion this autumn. 

Dog-Friendly Walks

The Lake District, Cumbria  

Wordsworth House countryside walk - 8 miles 

Walla Crag to Ashness Bridge walk - 4.5 miles 

Alcock Tarn walk - 3.7 miles 

For more dog-friendly walks in Cumbria click here 


Housteads to SteelRigg Circular Walk - 8 miles 

Sycamore Gap - 5.2 miles 

Tarn Hows Circular Walk - 2 miles 

For more dog walks in Northumbria click here

Dog-Friendly Attractions

Your dog is a member of your family and, naturally, you want them to be included when you go out for the day or on holiday. Luckily, they can go with you, and below are some of the dog-friendly attractions nearby.

The Lake District, Cumbria 

Lowther Castle 

Whinlatter Forest 

Grizedale Forest 

La’al Ratty 

Windermere Lake Cruises 


Housteads Roman Fort

Lindesfarne Priory 

Prudhoe Castle 

Kielder Water & Forest Park

Dog-Friendly Pubs

After a long walk or trip away to an attraction, there is nothing better than having a nice meal in a cosy pub afterward. The following places will let you and your dog have a well-earned rest in a dog-friendly atmosphere.


Black Bull Inn - Coniston 

The Drunken Duck - Ambleside

Royal Oak - Keswick 


The Ship Inn - Low Newton by the Sea 

Crown & Anchor - Lindisfarne 

Milecastle Inn - Haltwhistle 

Dog-Friendly Accommodation

There seem to be many more venues that accommodate pets than in previous years. However, it is always worth checking your dog is welcome before making a booking. The National Trust website lists dog-friendly accommodation across the UK, including places to stay in the Lake District and North East of England. 

If you're looking for a dog-friendly campsite in Northumberland then Herding Hill Farm is one our favourites. A camping and glamping site located just 1 mile from the famous Hadrian's Wall. You can stay in your caravan or motorhome, pitch a tent, or enjoy luxurious camping in a wigwam cabin. It is one of only a few 5-star rated dog-friendly campsites in the UK and a great base to explore attractions and walks nearby.

For more information visit the Herding Hill Farm website.

Things to Remember

With the ever-changing Covid rules coming into force, it is best to check whether the place you intend to visit is open before you make a booking.