Any dog owning holidaymakers living in northern England would make a bee line for the Yorkshire Dales or the North York Moors national parks given the chance of a holiday or weekend break. So many acres of stunning countryside, streams, rivers and waterfalls create the most spectacular scenery and dog walkers need some reward for covering miles of terrain in the interest fit and happy pets. The side effects of all this walking are very fit dog owners. Okay, the shoe leather takes some pounding but think of all the love and affection that a dog brings.
Waggle that dog lead and dogs instantly perk up and head for it with high hopes of getting out of the door. Be kind to the dog and take it out into the moors and valleys of Yorkshire. You know that you’ll enjoy being there as long as it’s not pelting down with rain. Hardened dog walkers are used to rain and likely to possess all weather clothing and equipment to deal with it. The dog just shakes his coat on his return as everyone else dives for cover to avoid being sprayed with dog warmed rain drops.
A Yorkshire holiday cottage is ideal for those self-catering breaks away. It is nice to be on the spot to explore the countryside around your cottage. In the summer months, the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage coast would be a superb place to walk. Stop and look out over the sands of Robin Hood’s Bay, pop into Whitby and walk the long flight of 199 steps down to the beach. The moors are quite lovely when clothed in flowering pink heather in August. All along the east Yorkshire coast are lots of pet-friendly holiday cottages to rent in Whitby, Staithes and other coastal towns.
Find somewhere pet-friendly to stay around Sedbergh which is part of the Yorkshire dales national park, and also in the county of Cumbria, and you could also enjoy a day or two in the Lake District because it is so near and gives you the best of both national parks. The town of Bowness-on-Windermere is a mere 29 miles away.
There are so many dog-friendly holiday possibilities in northern England that is evidenced in the number of people on holiday with their dogs in the area. If you own a dog and have never yet visited these lovely northern places, do try to do it this year, you’ll be pleased that you did. Get inspired by reading about pet-friendly cottages in Yorkshire.