Lake District Pet Friendly Holiday Guide

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Here at Coppermines Lake Cottages, we welcome all creatures’ great and small in our pet-friendly holiday cottages. To make things easier we’ve pulled together a list of pet friendly walks, pubs and cottages – with all this in mind why not come and explore the Kennel Club’s No1 Outdoor Destination for dog friendly holidays.

Walkies: The Lake District is perfectly suited to dogs and walking - with a stunning array of walks right from the door, vast swathes of open countryside, dappled woodlands, huge forests and the high fells and even glorious beaches close at hand. Here are just a few of our favourites.

Coniston to Torver Jetty – 4.3 miles round trip – 3 hours.
This is a lengthy low level walk along the shoreline of Coniston Water through open fields and woodland. If your legs get weary you can always opt for a scenic boat ride back on the Coniston Launch.

Tarn Hows Loop – 1.5 miles round – less than 1 hour.
A picture perfect amble along the edge of the picturesque Tarn Hows. Due to the level nature of the footpath this walk is suitable for all ages and abilities, there’s also an ice cream van in the car park!

Coniston Old Man 3.7 miles round – 4 hours.
A climb up this famous Coniston Mountain taking in lots of interesting industrial archaeology as you climb past the Coppermines Valley. Low Water can be reached half way up to the summit, the perfect spot to stop for a breather before tackling the last section. Once on top the views across the Lakeland fells and out towards the Cumbrian coastline are phenomenal.

Tilberthwaite to Cathedral Cave – 3.7 miles – 2 hours.
Starting from Tilbethwaite car park just north of Coniston this amble takes you through farmland and forest towards a majestic cavern known as Cathedral Cavern. Not too far from Cathedral Cave is the Three Shires Inn of Little Langdale, perfect for mid walk refreshments!

Dog Friendly Pubs

The Black Bull, Coniston - Home of Bluebird Bitter, real ale lovers will find delight at the charming Black Bull Inn, this renowned brewery produces some of the best local brews the Lakes has to offer! Brewed from the pure waters of the Coniston hills their range of fine ales have been awarded many accolades over recent years. There’s plenty of cosy nooks and crannies inside and a fantastic road side seating area to the front, from which to watch village life pass by.

The Church House, Torver – one of two charming pubs in the village of Torver the Church House Inn offers authentic country charm and a fantastic beer garden/field perfect for your canine companion. The pub can be accessed from the Coniston to Torver railway footpath. A warm welcome awaits you here.

The Blacksmiths Arms, Broughton Mills – a traditional Lakeland Inn situated in the idyllic Lickle Valley just 7 miles from Coniston village. A real gem this ale house dates back over 300 years, with low beams, real fires, superb food and ale! A must visit if in the area.

Perfect Pet Friendly Cottages

Mill Cottage, Broughton Mills (sleeps 2-6) and accepts 4 pets! Situated in the Lickle Valley. This picturesque cottage is a real home from home. The abundance of walks and cycle ways nearby make it the perfect retreat for outdoor enthusiasts & those wishing to escape the humdrum of everyday life. Spacious, warm & welcoming the cottage enjoys a most idyllic garden offering open views across the valley.
Mill Cottage

No.3 Wilsons, Torver (sleeps 2-4) and accepts 2 pets. Next door to the famous Wilsons Arms at the heart of Torver village, lies this beautifully refurbished cottage. Offering fantastic views towards Coniston Old Man and the surrounding fells, No.3 Wilsons is perfectly positioned for enjoying the most of the local area. Did we mention there’s a hot tub in the garden too!
No.3 Wilsons

Herdwick Place, Langdale (sleeps 2-4) and accepts 2 pets. Situated in the beautiful Langdale Valley, this charming two bedroomed cottage is perfectly positioned to embark on mountain & valley walks direct from the front door. Within walking distance of the village amenities of Chapel Stile, Herdwick Place is perfect for families and friends wishing to explore the beauty of the Lakes.
Herdwick Place

Low Hollin Cottage, Seathwaite (sleeps 2-6) and accepts 4 pets. Situated in the village of Seathwaite, this beautiful & serene Lakeland home is perfect for couples, friends and families alike, looking to explore the beauty of the local area and switch off from the hum drum of everyday life.
Low Hollin